Monday, January 24, 2011
Big news! I opened an Etsy shop!!
I am super excited to let you all know that I have opened an Etsy shop! I have felt a bit like I was keeping a secret, as I was crafting away making a bunch of stuff to post in my shop and not blogging about any of it. But now that my shop is up, I can tell you all about what I have been making! Here is a quick rundown of some of the stuff that I have put up or will be soon...
I made a number of pouches from my pleated pouch tutorial, some of which are shown above.
I also made some really fun patchwork clutches, similar in size/construction to Noodlehead's gathered clutch but with a fun patchwork stripe on the front instead of the gathered piece.
I got excited about valentines day and made some valentines gifts and cards...
More patchwork clutches in a fun pink color with some of my favorite pink and red fabrics in the patchwork stripe.
And I had so much fun making these cute little watercolor valentines! I make homemade valentines for a few special folks in my life each year and these are a reprise of a past favorite.
I am also listing some pottery that I have made. Most of the pots I am going to put up will be celadon-glazed porcelain vases, including the ones above, very similar to the pots that I had at my wedding. I haven't blogged too much about my pottery I realize, so it is fun to get to show some more to you.
Finally, I think I am most excited about this messenger bag!
I loved doing free-motion embroidery/applique on my needlebook and was excited about the leafy vine design, so I made a similar design on the flap of this purse. The purse incorporates some of my favorite design features including an organizer pocket under the flap and a zip pocket inside. Check out all the details here. I definitely plan to make more of these purses and hope to even write up a pattern to sell in my shop!
I'm so excited about having the shop up (did I mention yet that I am excited?), especially because now I can share all my projects as I make them! As you can tell from the initial set of items I listed, I am planning to sell items that run the gamut of my crafty interests. I am not sure this is the best business plan as a lot of successful etsy shops seem to specialize in certain types of products, but I like making so many different types of things I just can't really imagine limiting myself to making just one type of thing. Check out my shop and let me know if you have any thoughts or advice for me!