Etsy sales have been steady in both shops. Many custom orders! I love those, they give me a challenge! I have many original designs in my handmade shop on etsy When I say original (OOAK) I mean it! I tend not to copy down patterns, I just go with it! Usually turns out pretty darn good! Many people complain about sales, views, etc. Etsy (or any other venue for that matter) is nothing more than a place for you to open shop. It is up to you the seller to promote, advertise and make your shop appealing. If you don't take the time, why should anyone else? with millions of sellers out there why should buyers come to you? Not a blogger or twitter person? Then run an ad in the paper, leave a business card with tips, talk it up! advertise yourself!