You made the trunk too?!?! That is amazing beyond words. I am so incredibly jealous of her. "This Rocks" doesn't even cut it. I especially like the quill, the wand and the sewing kit. (There's so much cool stuff in there, I really can't choose.)
craftfiend: Maybe an aged brown would look good, almost like ancient text on parchment or something. And depending on the darkness of the shade you choose, it would probably be less noticeable than black or gray. Or, if your skin tone works well with it, some people can pull off pure white ink. I've seen several gorgeous tats in white text.
I actually plan on getting "create" and "revise" somewhere on my body (probably either on the wrists or ankles). Haven't decided on color or font yet, though. And I may end up running into the same issues as you, considering I plan on going into teaching. :/
The only piece of (constructive) criticism I have is that I feel like the perspective is a tad off. I can't quite put my finger on it, though.
Keep up the good work!
I know what you mean. It was one of those things where I was super careful about it and kept standing back to check, but apparently I wasn't stepping back far enough. I can't quite identify where it's off either, haha.
Taking a second look at it, I see what you guys are saying now. I think it may be that the cabinet and the sewing machine lean very slightly towards each other (but just barely). It's not even enough for me to really gripe about though, considering I didn't notice it until you two pointed it out! Lol.
On Etsy especially, most experienced sellers recommend strongly that you use an opportunity like this (an upset customer) to go out of your way to accommodate them. Give them a refund, a replacement, an alternate product, etc. It's the easiest way to turn a pissed customer into a loyal one. This bitch obviously doesn't know how to run a business. Or have people skills, for that matter.