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2010 was a year of transition and building groundwork. The arrival of the new year brings new focus and excitement towards projects and ideas, which have been on my mind for quite some time. I have several resolutions for 2011, and will share a few of those goals, one post at a time, with my fellow Dd enthusiasts.

*Building my Etsy site*

I’ve been toying with the idea of Not Just Your Grandfather’s Old Ties for about 4 months. The first initial steps were made: creating an etsy account and looking into setting up paypal. However, I made little progress beyond these points. With the start of a new year, I am determined to continue this project and get my etsy page up and running.

Since I was a tiny tot, I’ve been involved in arts and crafts. Always the little entrepreneur, I sold a variety my crafts at local boutiques and stores. This ‘tradition’ carried on through my years dancing with the Minnesota Ballet, where I sold handpainted glassware, hand bags, pillows, and an assortment of hand made items at the ballet’s boutique. Though, over the past several years, I’ve taken a step back from my crafting. I used to sketch, paint, and sew; I’m unsure as to what made me stop.

Not Your Grandfather’s Old Ties will be my online etsy boutique; I plan to sell hang bags and jewelry made from ‘recycled’ ties. It will provide me with a fun little side project to satisfy my crafter needs. Setting up the account is a little trickier then I imagined, but I hope to have it functioning by the end of the month.

Written by Stephanie Wolf

Stephanie Wolf

An Atlanta native, Stephanie Wolf has performed professionally with the Minnesota Ballet, James Sewell Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, and Wonderbound (formerly Ballet Nouveau Colorado). She has a BA in Liberal Studies from St. Mary’s College of California. Her writing has been published in national and regional media outlets, including Dance Informa, Indianapolis Star, and the Twin Cities Daily Planet. Currently, Stephanie lives in Denver, where she is a public radio producer and reporter. She loves bluegrass, cooking, Netflix, and owls.