I am Jo and still quite new to Etsy.
A bit of background, I am a Brit, married to a Japanese chap and I have been in Japan for 9.5 years and before that I worked and travelled quite a bit.
I opened a shop last September with a hope that I can earn money and stay at home with my son without going back to teaching English.
I have always been a crafty gal and currently rubber stamp carving along with sewing seems to be my thing. I am still trying to figure out what sells well on Etsy which also fits well with my life-style. It is like some strange manic balancing act and as Etsy is supposed to be a way for me to make money I feel that I have to think as a business woman not as an artist and that is not an easy thing to do.
If you are interested and want to read my waffle I have a blog here.
It is lovely to find some fellow Etsians in Japan and thank you to Meeabee for getting in touch, I hope 2009 is a fab year for all of us.