Friday, May 30, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Here is a fireworks garland Sister K just listed. It's actually three separate strands that you can display all at once, or as one long garland.
Can't you just picture it hanging from a fireplace mantle; across the back of an island in your kitchen; along a window sill; from our chandelier; draped over a curtain rod? I could go on and on!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Then I try to keep her fingers occupied by giving her various things like a pony tail holder...
That won't quite do to have that in the picture and while I'm frantically thinking of how to distract her, she decides to try taking the camera out of my hands (she's bracing herself before she makes her "grab")...
So, I guess for now, we'll resort to using feet instead of hands in our pictures...
Monday, May 19, 2008
First things first...
This afternoon JB is going to scoot on over here thru the rain and we're going to continue planning our church Christmas sale. I know Christmas is still months away, but the sooner we start the less madness (we're hoping) we'll have at the end. We're trying to brainstorm how to raise more money and have other activities besides just the crafts.
Because it's dreary and rainy, I'll leave you with a picture of our lonely, only pillow left in our shop. We need to make more, don't you think? I mean, what good is one pillow anyway?
Thursday, May 15, 2008
We had a customer who wanted a pouch made for using the same fabric in this pouch pictured. I had gotten this piece from Target (I've blogged about it before) off the clearance rack, I was crossing my fingers we had some left. We had just enough to make her one.
I went over to JB's this afternoon since that is where we do all our sewing. I ended up doing the whole thing from start to finish. First time I've done it all. Usually I cut out and iron and JB does the actual sewing. Okay, I admit it, it was very basic sewing. Still, I was nervous.
I promise, every single sewing machine must know when I sit down in front of it because it always jams. Reason #1 I don't usually sew. Today was no different. I literally got three stitches done and it jammed! JB had booby-trapped it by not loading the bobbin right! After that rough start, the rest went smoothly! All it needs is a button and it's ready to be listed.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Here's a picture of sister M's necklace that we just relisted. Jewelry gets buried so quickly on Etsy because there are so many jewelry makers. She has sold a couple necklaces though.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Thanks for the comments on the last post. I will try to add some props and take more pictures. Stay tuned, I'll post them when I'm done. Slight problem...I don't think I have any flowers around here at this given moment....
After much talking, I finally made my hillbilly light box. I haven't used it yet because I don't have the right lamps. Although, maybe if I scrounged around enough between my house and JB's I'd probably find something that would work. I'm excited to try it out. If you noticed (I shouldn't even point this out...), but since I don't have a white backdrop, I've been using two sheet of white foam board. I'm not sure why they look like they're different colors in my pictures. If I had Photoshop, I could blur that line, but I don't so I can't. All you photo-smart people out there would just die at my set up! I won't even tell you about it!
The natives are getting restless....Later!
Monday, May 5, 2008
The number of views something gets doesn't necessarily mean that the item is going to sell faster. Although it seems like the more people who view it, the more likely the right buyer will come along.
This particular item had less than 20 views before it sold on Friday. Hardly anyone looked at it.
I know this has been featured in a gift guide on Etsy and such but as I watch the views go higher and higher it makes me a little nervous.
I should clarify something here....When something gets renewed on Etsy, the amount of views carries over from the original listing. I did, at one point renew this one, but then Etsy had a malfunction and all the views in our shop got reset back to 1. This one actually has had much more views than 249.
While I know all it takes is the right buyer, I wonder if when potential buyers look at it if they wonder if something is wrong with it because it hasn't sold and so many people have viewed it.
I would like to see Etsy make the number of views something only the seller sees. Only Nosy Rosy's like myself like to check out the number of views for other sellers and do we really need to see them?