So, I’ve Had A Stroke

So, I've Had A Stroke

Hello, my lovely lilies! I’ve not written anything in a while but, in my defense, I had a stroke. 

I’ve been a bit under the weather – in more ways than one. 

A week and a half ago, I was minding my own business, working as usual when I got hit hard with a very unusual headache. The pain shot from behind my left ear and up through my forehead and back over the top of my head to the nape of my neck. I don’t get headaches, hardly ever, and the ones I do get are usually followed by ...Keep Reading

February 10 - Small Business In The Time of Covid Part 2

Small Business In The Time of Covid Part 2

When Life Gives You Lemons


As I said in the last couple of paragraphs in part 1 of this article, I decided at the last minute, to try some listings for Black Friday. I photographed my items, wrote the listings, researched my tags and titles, etc. What I didn’t do was realize that it can take up to 60 days for Etsy’s algorithms to pick up your items in search! Luckily, I knew I had to promote my shop in the meantime. The only people that really knew about my business were friends and family and those few who followed me on ...Keep Reading

Small Business In The Time of Covid Part 1

Hello, my lovely lilies, 

I thought that for today’s blog I’d do something I’ve been planning on doing from day one. I’m going to share with you what it’s been like to start, and run, and hopefully continue to grow a small business in the time of COVID-19 and a global pandemic that has shut the world down. 

Just a bit of background. Bespoke isn’t my first go-round on Etsy. In fact, to date, I’ve had six previous Etsy shops to date, with Bespoke being my 7th and so far, my most favorite. I started selling on Etsy at the ...Keep Reading

February’s Give-away Prize

Hello, my lovely Lilies! I hope your Superbowl Sunday is shaping up beautifully and you’re finding yourselves warm, fulfilled, and surrounded by love.

As I promised in my Shop Giveaway Announcements last week, here is the prize for the February Giveaway!

I designed this mug just for you guys! It features a waterlily on both sides and a Buddha Quote that reads:

“As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of the water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled … ...Keep Reading

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The Perks Of Being a Lovely Lily

Whether you like exclusive deals, secret posts, or just want to be involved in something fun, creative, supportive, and FREE, my Lovely Lilies club is definitely not your run of the mill mailing list. In this post, I’m going to outline EXACTLY what you can expect from me when you become one of my Lovely Lilies.

First of all, you’ll get my undying gratitude. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but it is. If you even consider becoming one of my Lilies it means you’ve found something either on this website or in my Etsy shop that truly resonates … ...Keep Reading

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