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Thursday, 9 April 2009

There's someone :)

I've been meaning to write about this 'someone' for a couple of days. But been busy with stamps requested by my friends from Thailand Handcraft Webboard. And as I just finished a new set of stamps for my friend. I quickly start writing what you are about to read at this very moment :)

Okay, there's someone.

This someone contacted me asking for a custom stamp set. I was surprised as it was my very first sale of hand carved stamp that I was looking forward to.

We started our conversation just like others, I supposed. She asked for my quotation and I replied to her. To be honest, I got very very little profit from this order. As back then I was desperately waiting for my very first hand carved stamp sale . I thought noone appreciated my work and there she came. I set up the price just to cover the materials and a little bit of the time I spent on carving those stamps out. I wanted to prove it to myself that I could do it. My work was good enough.

We kept writing each other as I need to design those stamps for her. She was very nice and kind. I'm not saying it because she gave me compliments and what not. I meant she encouraged me just like a good old friend would have done.

And while I was carving those little stamps for her I figured that I started all this shop and everything just because I loved carving stamps!

Back when I had no shop, I carved stamps every night just for my own happiness. So why do I need to wait for a sale in order to be happy? 'Coz I actually already am!!

Well, here they are the 7 lip balm flavour stamp set for my favorite customer :)

She recieved them a few days ago. She wrote me how much she loved them.
And I'm very happy not because she said she loved them all. But because I have found the reason why I am here selling my hand carved stamps online AND because this opening a shop on Etsy helped me find this wonderful person :)


  1. what a great story. That is how I feel also. I am not selling on Etsy to get rich. I just like what I do.

  2. I'm glad you've found something you love to do. I think happiness is more important than money:)


  3. That's very inspiring. You are very good at what you do!

  4. It's a good feeling to make something and have someone else love it too!


  5. Those are precious, I think I may be in love with your work. And it sounds like your customers are very happy with it too, I bet that made you so proud!

  6. Hey I was just going to let you know that I tagged you on my blog.

  7. Very Awesome, i can tell ur a graphic designer because you made your fonts smaller :) i went to school for it too!
    have a great day!

  8. that's awesome. it makes me so happy to be reminded as well of what our handmade-ness is all abt. :)

  9. Just beautiful, the encouragement we give each other means so much and your stamps are adorable!