Wish me luck!
I have opened my own Etsy shop (I know, me and everybody else, right?)!
I want to say first-off that I am not expecting you, Dear Reader, to buy my stuff. I don't like when blogs pressure readers to buy from them. If you want to, I'd be delighted, and please tell your friends if you think they'd be interested, but while I will talk about the shop sometimes (as it is a new adventure for me!) I will try not to make you feel guilty for not buying from me. That's the beauty of Etsy - people will hopefully find me through searches, too.
I just think that a shop sounds like fun. When I get into an appliqué kick, and run out of my family's shirts - I'll have someplace to put the extras! And if it helps pay for my crafting habit (and Stanley's repair bill...), so much the better, right?
Pricing was hard. Hand-stitching this batch of appliqué shirts took a lot of time. So how much do you charge to make it worthwhile for you and the buyer?
I really looked at each item and how much time was spent making it. The brooches were a dilemma - I mean, I shopped for wool sweaters (and they're
100% lambswool), felted them myself, then made the brooches. But when I look at them, I see the imperfections in my work and wonder how I could possibly charge more for them. So anyway, prices may fluctuate in the future, but for now they're what they are! :)
BTW, I 'invested' in a small stock of these cute stripey shirts - I have lots of them between 18 mos, 2T and 3T, plus snap-bottom shirts for baby girls and boys (and I'm more than willing to try and find other sizes). So, if you have been thinking that you would like a specific shirt (letter, number, train, flowers, etc.) let me know!
Anyway, let me know what you think, or if you run into any problems if you stop by! I have shirts, bunting, magnets, and brooches up for sale right now.