Monday, July 27, 2009

For Little Ones

As a mom who does crafts, I do my fair share of making little hats and scarves for my toddler (not to mention a small pile of amigurumi). But yesterday I took that one step further and made REALLY little hats for my daughter's tiny beanies.
Step One: Let her pick the colors of yarn
(She originally wanted white, black and orange for the penguin. lol)
Picking Colors
Step Two: Make the hats! (Just crochet a few stitches in the round, only takes a few minutes!)
Make The Hat
Step Three: Make sure they fit!
See if it fits
Step Four: Make them pose for photos!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Shop by Color!

Did you know you can now shop by color on Etsy? Well, you can. It's a fun little app they've created to give you yet another option for finding a special something at a new-to-you shop!

Drag your mouse over the grid and click on a color bubble. Etsy will search for items using those colors. Granted, not all items in that color are shown, but at least one, two or a dozen are available (it all depends on the sellers' descriptions).

I found this gorgeous print, after clicking on one of my favorite colors. How about this pretty illustration?

What's your favorite way to Shop Etsy?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Trying New Marketing Techniques

I have a very small budget for marketing my etsy store, so I spend time each week trying to find new and inexpensive ways to be seen by new people.

My latest project has been to enter a contest sponsored by Craft Magazine and The Crafty Chica to glitter and embellish a beach tote.  The contest runs until July 24th., so there is still time to enter.  See the info and official rules here and check out the Flickr pool to see the other entries.

I had a great time designing and embellishing my tote and I think that a few new people have now seen my work and there is always the possibility that I might win a prize :)chica bag collageThis has been a fun way to showcase the type of work I can do and to try something a little different.  My favorite part of this project are the stenciled stars on the lining (I have a mini tutorial for making freezer paper stencils here if you would like to give it a try).

I also have to share my favorite marketing tip of the week from Pam Hawk who tells us how to put our etsy shops in out pockets for about $11.00 here.

Please leave us a comment for your best inexpensive marketing idea, I’m always looking for new ideas!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Whew doggies!

Hey you! Yes you! We've up and got us a facebook fan page! Why don't you fan us? It's awfully hot here in Lincoln.

OH! And also new- follow us on twitter too!