Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tiny Trees

I know I've said it before, but I just love making these little trees! These are a bit different than my usual ones though since they're not in a round frame. I didn't have enough of the chip beads so I used all round beads and I do like the results


They're smaller than they look, only about an inch tall

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More crocheting

I haven't been working on too much jewelry lately. I've been more about crochet lately. I'm still working on the new granny square blanket, I think I have 3/4 of the squares I need made already.

Another thing I've been working on are these Iphone cases.



Aren't they cute! I'll be adding them to my shop soon. Yeah, I decided instead of trying to balance multiple shops I'll just put everything into one, crochet stuff, supplies, destash, jewelry, etc.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Update

Just a quick update on my experiment.

So far I think that there's been some success. I've definitely noticed more views on my items. Sales are still sporadic though.

I've also started posting every new item listed on my facebook fan page. We'll see if that makes a difference too.

Friday, October 15, 2010

An Etsy Experiment

This week I started an experiment with my shop. Since I have a TON of new items to list I wanted to try to figure out the best way to do it. I know that I wanted to list items little by little every day, to keep myself at the top of the searches, instead of just listing a ton of things all at once. So, I went into my google analytics, and found out what time of day my shop was getting the most views. Turns out I get the most views between 1pm and 3pm, with the peak being 3pm. So I'll be listing three items a day, one at 1:00, one at 2:00, and one at 3:00. Lets see if this makes a difference

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Jewelry Storage Solution

In an earlier post I talked about a way to store my earrings to make it easier to travel to craft shows. Well since I'm not doing anymore shows (except for next year's Witches Ball) I wanted something nicer, a way to store them to make it easier to pack them for shipping. So here's what I did.

First I had a great discount for vistaprint.com, so I ordered some new business cards with my own design


Then, I cut them in half (and trim off that extra strip of black on the left side)



Then I poke some holes in the cards and put earrings, or other jewelry on them. 

And then they go into individual plastic baggies and into one of several plastic shoeboxes for storage.

Most of my craft show inventory is not listed on my Etsy shop, but I'm slowly getting them all listed  now. It's slow going since I'm only listing 3 or 4 items a day. I already have over 100 items! So keep an eye on my shop for lots and lots of new items over the next few weeks.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Decorating

After we recovered from The Witches Ball, on Sunday we sepent some time decorating outside for Halloween.
How cute are those pumpkins? I love the colors. It's hard to tell because it was still light out when I took the picture but there's a ton of lights strung all over the railing and beams. Pretty purple and orange lights.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Witches Ball

I've been talking about it for a while, and The Witches Ball finaly came and went. I have to say it was the most fun I've ever had at a show.

Overall the show was a blast. We took turns sitting at our table and walking around. There was a ton of foot traffic, and some really great costumes.

I made a good amount of money and we decided that overall we're done with shows but we're definately going to do THIS show again next year!






Sunday, October 3, 2010

Weekend Cuteness!

I was taking pictures and happened to have my camera nearby to capture lots of cuteness this weekend.

Look how funny she is when she's sleeping!

This is both cats watching a squirel on the balcony. We have a lot of them here and the girls love watching them

Aren't they cute together!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Blanket

A while ago, I made a granny square blanket. I loved it! The colors of it, the style of it, and I had so much fun making it. Unfortunately what I didn't know at the time was that I had been finishing off the squares wrong. I figured that out when I was cuddling under the blanket one day and noticed that many of the squares were unraveling. So what did I do with that blanket?

Yep, it's now a kitty bed.

Since I had so much fun making the first one, I've started on a second one. And I'm making sure to secure the threads very well. These are the colors I'm using that hubbs helped pick out.