Monday, April 7, 2008

Gift'd & Progress Report

My Etsy shop was busy last week - I had two sales for multiple items each and my first request for gift wrap! How did I do? Luckily I have a huge stash of handmade papers, fabric ribbons, felt and buttons. Too bad all of my gifts don't look this good. I was very excited that these little packages came out so well and sooo precious. They are for two little girls; one likes blue, one likes pink. How sweet. 

Overall, I'm continuing to work on new designs, new ideas, new yarns. I finished my samples for the Etsy Texas Crafters swap coming up. I need to think of something for the EtsyDallas promo bags - something very small and fast. I'm thinking bobby pins with tiny hyperbolic crochet blobs... maybe? Sounds funny. I'm trying not to get sucked into the Etsy forums too much and really trying not to worry too much about promotions. The more I read about it, the more work it seems to require. Focusing on the product, the photography, and the other details comes first. I know I need to do more... but, on the plus side I've lost count of how many Treasuries I've been in and I'm staying active with EtsyFAST and EtsyDallas. In fact, I'm going to do my first real live craft show next month with EtsyDallas in North Oak Cliff, May 18, Beer-B-Q. I don't even want to think about how much work that's going to be! Or how bummed I'd be if I didn't sell anything :( More info on that event later.

Meanwhile, I posted two new capelets today, one white, one green. I actually crocheted both of these last year, but finally photographed them today.