My first etsy order EVER came from a fantastic photographer friend Amy of Amy Carroll Photography. Its flattering to know your friends are supporting your new venture, but I don't consider it my first REAL sale - sorry Amy!
FIRST 'REAL' SALE:
My second sale was a Boutonniere that I created for a family member that went unused. This Boutonniere was actually the inspiration for the etsy store, so it was fun that this was my very first real sale. The client who purchased this item also placed a custom order for matching - yet - different boutonniere.
Here are the boutonnieres.
The original and custom