Well, several years ago I was a member of Lollishops. Remember that? It was a very sweet and fun selling venue. I met some wonderful people through it....sold some things. Their advertising and networking ideas were great, and with co-op ads I was able to have my site link in a number of big magazines. Unfortunately Lollishops closed after just a short time. I've been selling through Etsy for quite awhile now, and it has gone well. However, I thought I'd branch out a little and try another selling venue again just for a few of my things. It had to be economical. I love the idea of Make Mine Pink and Shabby Shops and others, but I just can't afford their monthly prices.
Then I read about the Handmade Artists' Shop though an Etsy forum. They don't take any fees other than $5 per month, and all the products on there have to be hand made. I like the attitude of the owners....so I'm giving it a try with my hand stitched felt things. I may keep a few felt things on Etsy...haven't decided on that though. Check out my SHOP if you'd like as well as some of the OTHER SHOPS there. It's a small but growing community and could use other vendors if you want to join. No sales yet...but I've only been there a week. What do you think?