Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A new week and new beginnings

This weekend was one for new things. I tried out a few new patterns and I've decided to add bags to my shop listings. This week I'll have new photographs and new items up in my Etsy shop, hopefully. I took some time to pack up some of my clutter (bottles, clothes, toys, etc) and donated it to various people in need. Unfortunately this leaves a gaping amount of space (what to do...what to do???)...What better way to fill it then by crafting up a storm!!! LOL

With back to school, fall and Halloween around the corner, this opens up an huge window of opportunity for Halloween themed hats, mary janes, bags and even a few crocheted costumes. I'm hoping to finally finish my sample tutus and get those up there. Halloween is a mere 10.5 weeks away and I don't know about everyone else, but I like to plan early. I'm hoping to roll out my very first giveaway before the end of August, but we'll see how it goes.

Live, laugh, love and craft!! It's Wednesday...only a mere two days before the start of another weekend!

Monday, August 9, 2010

The last few weeks...

It's been an exciting couple of weeks since I launched my Etsy shop and began displaying my items for all to see. My Etsy shop blew up within the first few days and I received one order after another after another. I even had a couple of wholesale orders that monopolized a lot of my time. However, here we are into the second full week of August and the momentum has died down a bit. I'm kind of glad in a way, but I know that I need to introduce new items and build up the momentum again. I want to have a good following, but I can't do that with only two of three items to sell.

I've decided to introduce a couple of new hats but I'm having difficulties getting the right one and in the right colors. I've changed up my original Spring Fling Beanie and I'm trying to create my own "Summer Love" beanie. I've got my "Bella Beanie Cap" down pat...I've been making that hat since FOREVER!! Hopefully I'm out of my funk and I can already feel a new surge of inspiration. I'm thinking that this week will be a week of new beginnings and new offerings. It's already looking that way!