Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Here is one shop I can across that I absolutely fell in love with!
This picture makes me smile everytime I see it. I started thinking about where in my house I could put it. I'm thinking that I should do a set of framed pictures (3 or 5 or something like that) somewhere. Maybe by my phone on my kitchen desk, above the peninsula? In one of my bathrooms, laundry room? I just don't know! I'm also debating whether do to black and white or color; all the same print or each one different....This is so typical of me to hem and haw and then never do anything. This time I'm determined to do something, somewhere!
I found this in opticalphotography's shop.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
- Only run one ad during a campaign. This time I had three different ones running. All three ads showed up at the same time on a few of the sites. What a waste of money!
- Only run the ads at specific times during the day. I left it wide open for some reason. Probably not a good idea.
We did have 33 clicks (that means 33 people clicked on our ad and it brought them to our shop). That's 33 more people that hadn't know we existed that now know about us. Whether they still remember us, is a whole 'nother deal.
I'll probably run a few more campaigns and see how they go. A campaign is when you let Project Wonderful do the bidding for you. You set the specifications and they do the rest. Otherwise you can pick and choose indiviual sites you'd like to place your ad on and bid on each one separately. I still haven't decided which is the best way yet.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
We currently have three ads running. One on another Etsy seller's blog and the other two of different sites. I'm hoping to use Project Wonderful as a way to reach customers outside of Etsy. More customers is always a good thing!
I'm thinking I'll also sign Mom up for it. Katie did create one ad for her but I think I'm going to have her change it to say "Fine Doll Art" instead of "Sarah Niemela".
If we ever get to the point of having our own website, or if we decide to have advertising on our blog...we can use Project Wonderful for that too. I'm excited to see where this will lead us and what results we'll see from it!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
followed by the third try. Let's hope it what she's looking for. I do like the look of the latest attempt better. I think it's more of what she was picturing. It's fairly close to the original sign we have listed.
She wants it for her sister-in-law to display on her kitchen counter. The reason we first went with the frame is so it can stand on it's own. I did suggest to her today that she could buy one of those little decorative counter top easels (kind of like a cookbook holder) and set it on there since these wood ones aren't "self-standing".
able mabel started a new exciting adventure last night. I'll blog about it more later when I have pictures to share! Can you stand the suspense?
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
It's gotta be that model. She's just a natural poser, very photogenic! ;)
This was suppose to be the last sewing project with this fabric, but a friend of ours had a piece of it. Being that it's such a great seller, we'll probably make some more things out of it.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
First order of business is driving more business to our store. I found some great advice on the forums today. I think I'll try to implement them over the course of the next few weeks. Some ideas swirling thru my head...past customer discounts, referral discounts, sale weeks, etc.
Sister JH is coming over this afternoon and is bringing over some of her stuff for Etsy. I'll take pictures and start listing them this evening, if I have time. Her stuff is so darling and fun!
We have a new ad campaign starting with EtsyFame tomorrow. Last time we participated in the ads, we had an awesome week of sales!
Time to get behind the camera and snap some pictures of the stuff we worked on last week!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Here is our latest order...
We're still waiting to hear if she likes them or not. (I literally just sent her pictures) If not, we'll just list them in our shop. No biggie!
One of the fun parts is hearing why they want us to make something for them. The opera singer in New York for example. I mean, how cool is that! A writer from New York...Amazing!! It makes this "business" so exciting!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Seriously, it's the perfect thing to do when you have a group of girls hanging around. Give it as a gift (birthdays, Christmas, just because, etc). At $10 a pop, you can't go wrong! Heck, at that price, keep it for yourself! Just think, five pendants for $10 (that's $2 a piece, for those who are slow at math)!!
She also sells keychain rings it you'd prefer it that way.
Fun, fun, fun!!!
Monday, June 2, 2008
I have two kids napping and two kids playing. I've exercised, gone to my second grader's class ice cream social and now I'm seriously going to go downstairs and organize our work area. (we won't talk about my laundry piles or my weekly household cleaning. Unfortunately, they never go away. They wait very patiently for me to get to them.)
We have not worked on any new paper projects for a while. Last week we did a few bags at JB's house, but my basement is so out of control, it's impossible to work down there. I wouldn't even dare to post a picture of it.
Over the weekend, we received not one, but two custom orders!! (pause to holler at my three year old to get her older sister's clod-hoppers off. She's attempting to ride her bike with shoes that are literally three sizes too big for her. What's this world coming to, anyway?) Super awesome! Tomorrow we'll work on those. But in order to work on them, we need to have space to work. That means clearing off piles of stuff off the table. It'll feel so good to get some organization down there, finally!!
Tomorrow, being that JB will already be over here and depending on the weather, I may have her model some of the bags we finished. I like to have a model for them so it's easier to visualize the true scale of the bag.
I'm off to organize! My sleeves are rolled up (oh wait, I have short sleeves on) and I'm ready to dig in!