Thursday, July 28, 2011

Don't get your hopes up

Ok, I don't want you to think this is the home makeover I've been telling you about. That is still coming, but it hasn't happened yet. I was home with the kids on a Saturday while Chris went to sing at a wedding in La Conner. Thanks to a Pinterest link (here) I had an idea to keep us busy for the day. It didn't take much time, I had all the materials on hand, and it kept the kids busy for days. Just so you know, I didn't let the perfection of the inspiration keep me from creating my own version.

Decorative Boxes

I've been having an exciting couple of weeks for my shop. I am learning a lot along the way about marketing, photography, shipping prices, etc. It turns out my shipping prices were extremely low. I had no idea it would cost so much to send a box in a box.

I had my first sale. Hooray! My first sale is going to a famous couple who are getting married, but I don't want to type their names online in case somehow it got back to them and spoiled the surprise. Ask me about it if you are interested. Just a couple of days later I sold 4 more boxes so I really feel on a roll. There has been a lot of happy dancing around here lately.

I am working on my first commission order. Fun to see what other people would like to be in the shop. I have to stick with the fabrics that make me happy, but it would be nice to have more input on what else people would like to see.

It will be fun to see what my boxes end up being used for in the future; decorative boxes, gift boxes, baby nursery storage, etc.

Friday, July 1, 2011

My Etsy Shop

Well, I finally created an Etsy shop for my boxes. I've been a little nervous about all the little details that are involved, but so far everything is falling into place.