After almost a year of brainstorming, shopping, and trying to get it together, I've finally opened my etsy shop. First month down, 16 sales, no negative feedback, I'm happy. I thought shopping was time consuming. Ha! Listing, correspondence, shipping, all much more detailed than I anticipated, but I love it. Sometimes, it really takes a "push" to get you going in the right direction. Sometimes, necessity itself, breeds motivation. For me, it was a little of both.