I've decided NOT to give up on Ebay but I don't want to give up on Etsy either SO... My plan is to switch back and forth! Ebay for 3 days on the weekend and Etsy all other days. I'm going to try this again Thursday evening and see how it goes!
AND - I've been hearing about another site called handmades or something like that... I'm going to look into every possibility to get my stuff out there. What a wonderful feeling to have your art sell to someone excited to get it!