Sunday, February 28, 2010
I'm sure there are lots of you sellers out there who at one time or another were thinking of giving up your shop or know someone who is threatening to throw in the towel.
Well my sister is one of those people. She's a self taught pencil sketch artist. Her Etsy shop is Lindasgift.etsy.com I remember ever since she was little, she would ask, "Do you want me to draw you"? And sometimes she would ask you that just so she could draw a funny picture of you. I learned to be cautious of her sisterly intentions. lol
Anyway she does have a gift of drawing what she sees especially in a picture. You can give her a picture of someone and she effortlessly sketches them out, and it's not like a 20 minute sketch artist in a mall.
It takes her a few days to get the effect that she wants. And with her being a Virgo, she's an absolute perfectionist so she keeps going back until she's happy with the outcome.
Well she opened her shop last August. She wanted to have customers send or email her a portrait type picture for her to sketch. She has 2 samples of what she can do in her shop. I know in this economy it just seems impossible for her to make any sales. So she's ready to close up shop. I keep trying to tell her to keep on going but she's close to giving up.
This picture of Pirates of the Caribbean's Jack Sparrow, aka. Johnny Dep is one of her favorites and up for sale in her shop. (She loves Johnny. Especially as a pirate) Me toooo! :D lol There's also her pregnant fairy sketch. :)
JUST REMEMBER OUT THERE IN ETSY LAND. IT'S NOT YOU, MOST LIKELY IT'S THE ECONOMY!! DON'T GIVE UP. KEEP ON TRYING. RUN THREADS IN THE FORUMS. WORK ON A FAN PAGE AND BLOG. KEEP TWITTERING. MAKE YOURSELF KNOWN :D :D *** I wish you all the gift of hope and good luck**** :) ****Stop by Linda's shop at Lindasgift.etsy.com :)
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Christmas of 2008. I gave my hair dresser a gift I had made in honor of her finally joining a salon she had always wished for. The name of the salon was "Wish Upon a Spa" so I made one of my quirky little dogs with the word WISH embroidered on his belly just over his tiny button belly button.
Above the word WISH just over his heart I embroidered a star and in the middle I attached a little Swarovski crystal. (Her own little wishing star).
I added a little hand crocheted scarf because she said she really felt like she was at home there. It was warm and inviting.
She was so happy when I gave her the dog. She keeps it up on a shelf where she can be reminded of the Wish that came true for her.
It seems funny because the Wish dog I created also tied into my wish. I always wanted to sell my creations ever since I was a young teenager.
It was just around that Christmas when I found Etsy and I made my WISH dog my very first item for sale. My shop was my Wish. So my little Wish dog is my absolute favorite.
I was so glad that I could use the name I picked for my shop (Wishwithme) because I wanted it to be my customers wish too. I invite all of my customers to Wish with me and find a little something to make them smile.
I have made lots of custom and personalized orders and they get so excited when they see how their wishes turned out. I love my shop and I love to be able to give the power of a WISH and a smile:) www.wishwithme.etsy.com :)
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
This is my latest "Something New" from my shop.
I always wanted to make beaded jewelry for my shop but I wanted it to fit into the fun theme of my shop. So here it is. My beaded Wish girl pendants. These are just my first 2. I'll be making more of them soon.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
A customized, personalized, fun gift to give the BRIDE & GROOM.
I can pretty much guarantee they don't already have them and they're not going to get 2 of them.
This is my Wedding couple. You choose the colors of the ribbon and flowers, and the choice of 3 colors for the Swarovski crystal hanging from the brides pearl necklace.
(pink, blue or smoky amber).
On their bellies you can either have BRIDE and GROOM or the bride and grooms names embroidered. The embroidery is kind of quirky to give it that fun homemade appeal. Come to my shop to get a full description :D www.wishwithme.etsy.com
I take pride in everything I make and I'm particularly proud of my WEDDING DOGS :D
Friday, February 12, 2010
Today I posted my new line of tiny felt animal jewelery. Success!!! I sold 2 of them before I even got the chance to post them and I sold another 2 a few hours later. I'll be making more this weekend to make up for the 4 I sold. I always wanted to try and sell jewelery so here they are! You can find them in my shop at www.wishwithme.etsy.com
Monday, February 8, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Why is it that a Teddy bear is the stuffie symbol for comfort? I'm not sure, but this is the first Teddy bear to grace my shop.
This new bear I'm introducing is a little Teddy bear and it comes with a little carry cot bed. Mattress, blanket, pillow and all.
I remember very clearly, when I was little I always made a bed for all of my stuffed animals. I also remember being concerned that they might get cold overnight.
When I had the opportunity I would even make pajamas for them. I was very resourceful with whatever I could find for their little jammies :D That's one of the reasons I came up with a little carry cot for this little guy in his pajamas.
Pretend is such a gift to every little kid. Everything is so real and there are certain things that you never forget. It doesn't take much to bring me back while creating for my shop. That's the fun part. I just thought this would make an awesome set.
You can find my Teddy bear with carry cot in my shop at www.wishwithme.etsy.com
Monday, February 1, 2010
I'm on a quest to create that must have doll that is just too cute to pass up.
I want it to be under 5" and the main thing is that I keep it affordable. So I'm looking for popular and affordable.
Quality is always a must, so I have my work cut out for me. This past weekend I came up with my first stab at the project and I came up with the Wish doll. She's posted in my shop, and priced at $7.00 with $1.50 shipping U.S.
I have about 7 more themed fabrics like hearts,ladybugs, polka dots, bumble bees and the cutest chickens. lol. I'm thinking maybe 7 different dolls with 7 different dresses.
Time will tell. My head is always in product development mode. If you have the time, let me know what you think :)