My daughter Lola celebrated her fifth birthday last week. And naturally she brought treats to her friends at school. But not cupcakes, birthday cake, donuts, or anything fun and tasty like that. No, her mom sent her to school with fruit and cheese. Healthy stuff. How very uncool of me.
Fortunately I presented it in such a way that the folks at school are still talking about it. A redemption of sorts. Her Jr. Kindergarten teacher dedicated a quarter page to my creation in her Daily Newspaper. Behold the Fruit Porcupine:
I cut a cantaloupe in half and inserted 32 skewers with a block of cheese, a strawberry, a blackberry, a green grape, a red grape, and a piece of cantaloupe. I added some facial features by sticking pieces of fruit on a toothpick.
I think she turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself. There are only 28 students in Lola's class but nothing came back. Not even the halved cantaloupe. I take it that means I have gotten away with my healthy ways. At least for now.
When I opened my Etsy account, it came with a shop but it has remained empty for more than two years. A little while ago I decided to start up shop. Over the past few weeks I have been working on inventory, pricing, designs, and such. While it is still a work in progress, it was important to me to get it up and running by Easter. And so I did.
The shop only has one product in it, but it's live. The coming week will be all about adding products and linking my shop, my blog, my pinterest board, and my facebook page. And I am proud to report that my one product is already someone's favorite.