Saturday, February 28, 2009

Lifetime Bag

this week was fun because i got a special order. the way it worked was this...i sold a 'Java Brown' bag to a women who sent it to her sister for a present. the sister had marked the bag as a 'favorite' on Etsy. it turned out what she really wanted was the Java Brown bag but as a larger size. fortunately she contacted me and we worked out an exchange. she sent the Java Brown bag back to us and i made one according to her specifications. i like doing things like that and was happy with how it turned out...i hope she is as well.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Tote Bags

it's been a fun month. with selling all of my tote bags this year i get to make some more. so this is what i've been working on last week and this week. busy, busy, busy...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Buy Handmade's amazing how things work out. we had another big weekend sales wise last saturday and for the 2nd time this year beat our best day of 2008. and most of the sales were handmade items. very exciting. i have sold 3 tote bags in the last 2 weeks and a total of 4 in the last month. so i am busy making more! here are a couple of shots of what is no longer in our shop...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Ivory Washi Locket

this beautiful locket we paired with my emerald green pouch bag with flap as a 'play it forward' promotion at 1000Markets. we thought they looked great together

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Big Sales

running a physical shop as well as selling 'online' is really interesting. last week our physical shop had 6 total customers, but 2 really nice sales so we finished january 2009 over double what we did in january 2008. very cool considering the state of the economy and all. we both feel that our internet sales have really pushed us over the top (so to speak). it's so much fun to have both outlets. we are now running a sale in our shop at least through valentine's day to see if we can generate some foot traffic. yesterday we had as many people in the shop in one day as we had all last week so that was nice. so with that in mind imagine our pleasant surprise this morning when we got to our shop and found that we had sold 1 pillow, 4 pincushions and a set of coasters to 2 different customers!! very exciting and very cool. so we keep plugging along and i have to say every day is different and everyday is definately worth looking forward to. i put up the pillow just because it's so pretty and guess what? it's new home is in Israel. Sweet...