Friday, November 30, 2007

Haven't Done Too Much Lately

I've haven't really worked on too many new things lately. I keep relisting on Etsy, but haven't had too many sales. Although over Thanksgiving weekend, I sold 4 things! I was so excited. When that happens, I think that things are really going to pick up, then another week goes by with nothing. I've got to find a way to sell more. I need to get into advertising or something. I just don't know where to begin. Right now, I'm working on blankets for my two girls for Christmas. I figure I'll continue relisting and hoping that things will sell until after Christmas, then I can start working on new designs and finding ways to sell more stuff.
I'm really excited about the blankets I'm going to be making the girls. They are "rag" blankets. I've never made this kind before, so we'll see how they turn out. I cut the material for the first one today, but am having a hard time coming up with a design. So, who knows how it will turn out. That's the funnest thing about this business - trying to come up with new ideas and figuring out how to make them work. My favorite so far has been the pink and brown quilt, mostly because it was something new and a challenge. It's had over 900 views on Etsy in the few weeks that it's been there, but no takers. People on the forums don't think I should lower the price, so we'll see what happens. Someone out there will eventually find it and have to have it.
I got a bunch of fabric on after Thanksgiving sales, and have been working mostly on Receiving blankets. Here's a picture of Alexys "modeling" the swaddle look. Isn't she cute?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

4th Anniversary

Today is our anniversary. Chad and I were married 4 years ago, on November 15, 2003. I thought I would just post this slide show with pictures of us and our kids during the past 4 years.

Monday, November 12, 2007

My favorite so far!

I just finished this blanket. It's larger than the others that I have made, so it would be great for adults as a lap blanket, etc. Anyway, I hope it attracts a buyer quick, cause I just might keep it. It took me a while to figure out how to do parts of it, but I think it really turned out great. Probably one of my best. Here are some pics.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Craft Fair Followup

Well, I was a little disappointed with the Craft Fair. I guess after being so busy this week trying to get ready for it, I had gotten my hopes up. I also had anticipated a bigger turnout. I know it was advertised in the paper here every day for a week and the place said they spent quite a bit advertising it, but it just didn't pull too many people in. Oh well, I at least sold a few items, although I didn't receive my goal. That's okay though, I'll make it next time. The best thing about the craft fair was that my mom and sister came up. My sister makes these really cute memory boards and she thought she'd try to sell some of them. I'm going to start posting them on my ETSY website, so if you're interested, go take a look at them! Here's a picture of one of them. Anyway, I was up late last night getting ready, so I need to get some good sleep tonight. Oh, I almost forgot, I one a Scentsy fragrance warmer at the Craft fair today, so that made it an even better day! Lucky me!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Getting ready for a Craft Fair!

It's been a while since I last posted in here. My problem with this blog is I don't usually have anything very interesting to say. Just things like, Oh, I made a new blanket today or Oh, I sold a blanket today. Doesn't make for a very interesting read! I need to spend some time looking at other blogs to see what they right about, maybe then I can come up with more interesting blogs. However, thanks to all of you who do read this.
This week I have been sewing like crazy getting ready for a Craft Fair I am doing this Saturday. I've made 9 blankets so far this week and I still feel like I have a ton to do before tomorrow. Yikes. I should probably be sewing and not blogging. The past little while I have been working on Minky blankets. They've all turned out really cute, but can be a pain to sew because the fabric is so stretchy. Thanks to my mom, I was able to get the pinning figured out. Just a little side not, my 2-year-old will come up and pick up a pin and say, "I found a pencil mom." She's so cute. I've also been making more nursing blankets. Today I am hoping to make some pacifier clips and a couple binky blankets. We'll see how that goes. Well, wish me luck for tomorrow! I hope I come home with no blankets!