Thursday, January 15, 2009


that's right!! i made my first official Etsy sale today!! Even though it technically was to my aunt mary, it doesn't feel any less satisfying. there's alot going on in the world right now & i was starting t feel it pull me down, but this gave me hope!!! I should have some new stuff up early next week. the sale gave me a boost of motivation. that's all i need!!!

on a more serious note.....


New law could wipe out handcrafted toy makers

A new regulation taking effect next month that's intended to guarantee children protection from lead exposure may put some indie toy makers out of business.

this is from an article on it is regarding the CPSIA - Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act which is scheduled to go into effect on February 10th. Basically this law states that all toys, books, clothing, art, educational supplies, materials for the learning disabled, bicycles, etc. that is made or sold to the american public must be go through a testing and certification process that can cost up to $4000 per item!!

the language of the law needs to be changed to either exempt items made of natural materials (wool, wood, cotton, etc) or to require suppliers to certify materials for safety.
Thriving small businesses are crucial to the financial health of our nation. Let's amend the CPSIA so that all businesses large and small are able to comply and survive!
please show your support by voting for change at today is the last day!!

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