So far my best-selling item on Etsy is not what I set out to make (candles) or what was in the Country Living article (gingham thumbtacks), but the vintage fabric thumbtacks. It’s so interesting, what sells and what doesn’t, but I’m glad for anything that does well. Actually thumbtacks generally are a good seller for me, even though they are pretty ubiquitous on Etsy. I think it’s a myth that you HAVE to create something original. You just have to do what you do well.
And I have to get back to work because I’m all out of vintage tacks (although I do have a set of magnets in stock).
Have you had any Etsy surprises?