I've asked around about Etsy and haven't yet found anybody who actually sells much on there....if anything. My concern, which seems to be shared by others, is that it's really only a site for crafters - people who already make things. And if they already make things, why would they want to buy something that somebody else has made, that they could probably make themselves anyway? It only really seems suitable for people, i.e. crafters, who already know about the site.....rather than ebay, which everyone has heard of and looks at.
I'm not really keen on ebay....as I said, we've had a few bad experiences with total idiots and timewasters on there. One guy won something I'd listed, in capital letters, as being collection only, due to the size and weight, then had the cheek to ask me to arrange to have it sent, and posted really horrible feedback and sent me a series of abusive sweary emails when I politely refused....it took a while for ebay to sort it out and delete his nasty feedback. And then there were the people who kept asking totally stupid questions on a listing OH had.....which they'd have known the answers to if THEY ACTUALLY READ THE LISTING!! Oh, and the person who had the nerve to ask if I'd end an auction early (it was an auction sale, not a buy it now) and sell him the item at a price so low it was an insult. I can't be doing with timewasters.
So I've decided the best way to go would be to sell my stuff at a craft fair....not a boot fair seeing as people only want to pay pennies there, understandably, but a proper craft fair. I don't want to make a business out of this - I'm doing this as a hobby, I really love crocheting, particularly blankets and throws, but there's no sense in just making 100s of them and having them here in great big piles, I may as well make a bit of pocket money on them if I can.
Which leads me on to the next plans.....I will need more storage, well a proper storage area rather than an assortment of boxes around the house, to keep all my supplies in. More on that later.