Monday, March 28, 2011


So it's cold again... ugh! I like the warm weather and am hoping that it warms up again soon. But today, I'm inside and decided to post a few things - namely double ruffle pinwheel bows. I posted hot pink, purple, light pink and lemon grass (it's a musty green).

Over the weekend, I also posed an organza rosette. I saw a couple of girls at church wearing these and just thought they were the bees knees! I made a pink one and have red and teal ones to make and list.

I'm up to 78 listings! The rumor on the Etsy street teams is that the more listings you have, the more traffic you get. I haven't seen much additional traffic flow but the Etsy forums are full of experienced sellers saying that that traffic is way down!!

Oh, and finally, looking for local craft fairs - if you hear of any, let me know!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

150 views in 36 hours! Woah!

On this one item that has one photo:
I was ecstatic! But where, oh where were these views coming from? This is not the best bow that I've ever done, the photo is mediocre (and I'm being kind - I need to do a photo shoot, this was taken before Anna left for school) and there were no accompanying hearts or purchases. So where was it coming from? Well, turns out, someone on a forum for hair bow makers (not one that I frequent but I am a member over there) liked the applique I was using and wanted to know my supplier (which happened to be the storefront associated with the forum). Turns out, that particular color of the applique is sold out... sigh... so lesson of the moment: views =/= sales...or even hearts...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

It's mid-March Already??

Where has the time gone?

As I'm sitting here after a long day celebrating St. Patrick's Day at the Manassas parade (my oldest danced down the street with The Boyle School, I'm working on promoting my Etsy Shop. I'm sure that I need more diverse merchandise - more ribbon, more styles - and I think I need to find paid promotions but I do have a wonderful time with my current promotions team - SNS Saturday Night Specials Team. The rules are simple - set up a one-night-only sale/promotion that starts at 5pm Eastern and ends at midnight in American Samoa (for those who don't know where that is, I had to look it up too - it's in the South Pacific which is 6am Eastern (fyi - I only deal in Eastern time as I'm a true mid-Atlantic gal!).

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

For those of you who want to see them dance: here you go (I'm working on uploading - just wait for it!)