Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My baby is two years old!

Time flies fast in SL.

It's been over two years since I opened my first store, and I actually didnt even know. The other day someone asked me how long I had had my store, so I took a dive into the depths of my inventory and dragged out the oldest sales box I had. I was thinking it would be from late December 2005, but it turned out it was from October 5th. So this anniversary is almost 2 months late.

Care for a trip down memory lane with me? Warning, this will be a long one. But let's go! I came to SL in August 2005 after seeing my best RL friend drag the belly slider back and forth, and I found that utterly hilarious. Later the same day Antonia Marat was born. I had no idea what I had gotten myself into. SL has really turned my life up side down in many ways. The two main things being Max and artilleri. I wouldn't have had it any other way.

I began making clothing very soon after joining, I would say about a week or so. I had absolutely no prior experience with it, so needless to say everything I made pretty much sucked. I remember wanting to give up a zillion times, especially while learning to do alpha channels which all seemed like Greek to me. And I don't speak Greek.

Some of the very first artilleri products. As you can see the style has been the same since day one, but I like to think that the quality has improved a little.

My first store was a tiiiny little box outside my home in a sim called Cass. It was open for a week, I didn't sell a single thing, and I closed it down. Then a spot in the Unlimited sim became available, and I was able to snatch it up. And later that day, I had my very first sale. :) And whoho, it was awesome! So a big thank you to dreams Anubis for being my first customer ever.

Some of the earliest artilleri stores.

The mainstore has moved around a little. First Cass, then Unlimited, then CGN (a mall), then Gama, Axel and now finally in the artilleri sim. The first diner store popped up when I moved to Gama in January 2006, and since then I've kept the diner theme.

I know I could go on forever, but I think I have been rambling long enough now. So in wrapping it up, I would like to say thank you. Thank you so very, very, very, very much.

xoxo, Antonia


selena said...

the store was packed when i got there for the sale...& everyone was chatting about how much they love your clothes. the colors, the styles, everything about them is wonderful and makes us feel foxy. thanks for not giving up in the early days...we love artilleri!!

Willis said...

Happy 2 years, Antie!

May you have maaaaaaaaany more!


Maximilian Milosz said...

Hurra! <3

Bentebaben said...

Gratulerer med to års dagen, du e kjæmpe flink!! :D