11.09.2008

shop update

I've never done that well selling at Etsy. I have no one to blame but myself because I neglect the shop for long periods of time, letting listings expire and forgetting to add new items. I've been trying to do better lately and the effort is paying off.

I've been grouping some of my leftover vintage buttons by color and packaging them up for sale. It's a nice way to offer a variety of buttons for a good price. I have thousands (really) of buttons and there are some that I know I won't use. You might wonder why I buy buttons I don't like but sometimes the best deal in buttons is to buy a mixed lot. You pick out the "good" ones and resell the rest.

And I listed some of those tissue cozies that I showed here recently and they've been flying out of the shop. Maybe people are buying them for Christmas presents—one customer bought eight! So, I apologize if you saw one you liked and missed out on buying it. The good news is that I have another batch (three dozen this time) on my work table so there will be more listed this week. And, if you did see one here that you just have to have, feel free to email me. I sometimes have more of the fabric and can make another one, although the buttons will probably vary.

In other news, I've been working on a custom nursery pillow that is turning out pretty cute if I do say so myself. The customer, who made most of her own nursery bedding, provided me with her leftover fabric and chose an embroidery motif from my Lil' Birdie pattern. For the embroidery, which I finished up yesterday, I picked up all the colors from the fabrics. This week I'll sew everything together and post some pictures here.

The bad news is that I haven't made much progress on the baby quilt. So I really need to get cranking on that this week, too.

3 comments:

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Love the cute packages of vintage buttons!
And your tissue cozies are so sweet. No wonder you can't keep them in stock. :)

Kimberly :)

Marguerite said...

What a great idea! Offering buttons like this... If I didn't have thousands myself I would get some (hihi) Thanks for all your tutorials on embroidery stitches. You're great Susan, really....
Marguerite from Montréal

sara said...

Your tissue cozies are super cute! ANd your packaging on thebuttons is very sweet!!