Thursday, April 30, 2009
Though Etsy's landing page may provide us all with our 15 minutes of fame eventually, it is not the Holy Grail of web exposure. To my mind, the ultimate web experience would be to be featured in a wildly popular, professionally produced made for web film. More than 500 entrepeneurs in Seattle are gearing up to bring such a vision to life. I am excited about the possibility of heading over the mountains to take part in it. Watch the preview and you will see what I am excited about.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
It's been a while since I posted any tips for Etsy sellers, so I wanted to take a moment to pass this one on. With ConstantContact, you can have a 30 day free trial membership and up to 100 people on an emailing list. They are a great company to work with and their templates make putting together a professional newsletter easy. Before you run off and do that, let me tell you what I am doing. Right now all of my creative energy is going into the expansion of my line. What good is it to reach a 100 or a 1,000 people on my email list if they already have the 4 or 5 PDF patterns I offer? What do I have that would be of ongoing value to the women who have already bought my bags or baby accessories? These are questions I need to address before I activate my email newsletter.
Here is a great article in the Storque about expanding your line.
I think it's a god idea to subscribe to constant contact's newsletter even if you are not ready to launch an email campaign. This way you can learn about marketing from the pro's and get your ducks in a row. Here is an article from them about how to think about making offers like buy one, get one. Now for some pretty stuff I found on sale at Etsy.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
First, I liked this vintage pin. I think I must have seen it on Etsy's front page.
I sketched it in a tiny corner of a scrap of paper. I didn't photograph the whole paper because it contains important information like my grocery list and the dimensions of the bag I was making that day. I will leave you to guess what the 428 stands for.
Next it became a pillow plan. The one on the left is for the love birds. I'll post a photo of that when it's done.
The first three pieces of the applique on the kona cotton background.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
This pure white one is for a gal in Montana. Luckily it's machine washable.
I stitched up the last seam this morning while 6" of snow fell outside. Whiteness overload...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
So I changed it.