New Aquisitions for a Custom Order

I make just about anything as long as I can see a picture of it and thats just what happened the other day. I received a message from an Etsy buyer looking for a very specific hat, one she had spotted in a magazine. So I took a look. The hat was obviously adorable abnd was amde witha  very unusual yarn. Something obviously hand spun. So I didn't think finding the yarn was going to be easy. After a few more conversations back and forth I went to Etsys handspun section and started saving pictures of the yarns  I thought she might like. All were very pretty and after much deliberation and exchange she made a final decision on two yarns for two hats...one for a boy and one for a girl.
 I rushed back to the yarns to purchase them before anyone else could and was successful. Now we are waiting. I expect to receive the yarns any day. As soon as I do I'll whip up two gorgeous hats especially made for a beautiful new baby not yet born.


Organic Cotton Anyone?

I love working with cotton...it's earthy and feels great in my hands. Recently I had a customer approach me about some hats using organic cotton. She was opening an ecommerce site for babies and wanted to offer organic items. Well we worked out out the design aspect, chose colors and hammered out pricing. Then I whipped up the items she wanted. After I shipped them off I had yarn left over and decided to use it making a few hats to see how they'd do. Well I was pleasantly surprised that the phrase ORGANIC COTTON has turned out to be one of the top search terms for my etsy shop and I do sell the hats I've created. In fact I've decided to add a larger selection of ORGANIC COTTON  Newborn Baby Photography Props for all three of my sites.I'm excited to start this enveavor and look forward to adding these new ecological items. After all every little bit helps :)


Making Time for Everything...Except House Work of Course.

This last month I've put a little more effort into my online shops. Not just Etsy which usually gets all my attention but ArtFire and a new shop I just opened Zibbet. You can't put all your eggs in one basket or all your items in one shop so I'm trying to be smart and expand my horizons. ArtFire I've had for a while and have sold a few things, hoping that it will pick up. Zibbet is a brand new site and similar to Artfire so I though what the heck the more exposure the better so I joined and have been doing a little promotion.
 Etsy sells more items by far and cost more each month by far. Both Artfire and Zibbet are flat fee based which means you pay a flat fee each month whether you sell 200 items or none. Well the none items have been the norm recently but what do you expect when you ignore it. So I'm making the effort for all three site in hopes that my hard work will pay off :)


Name This Photo Prop

Sometimes your mind can just draw a blank and no matter how hard you try, the perfect name eludes you. Nothing sounds right. So I'm asking for a little help. Maybe you can come up with a name for this new photo prop. I have a great picture thanks to Free Spirit Photo now I just need a great name to go with it. And one last thing...if you come up with the winning name you'll win this cocoon bowl photo prop. Just leave your email address and I'll contact the winner next week on Wednesday 4/21/2010. Good luck :)