If you are looking for the perfect gift, but are unable to find exactly what you are looking for? Try contacting me for a custom item. I have a large selection of vintage fabrics to choose from and many of them are not even in my Etsy store. Below if a picture that represents a small amount of the fabrics I have to select from. If you are looking for something from the 1970's or 80's I probably have it in my collection.
Today I have been busy completing a custom order for a customer in the UK. She liked a princess tablet case I had on my site, but it would not fit the tablet she needed to protect. She sent me the tablet size and custom tablet case was completed.
Custom Holiday Gift
Here is the finished item. All I need to do is add the button and put it in the mail.
Custom Tablet Cover
I am more than happy to create custom gift, as long as I have the materials and the time available. At this time I am running about one week to finish a custom item. I take custom requests for tablet covers, scarves and aprons.
I am happy this year to be able to offer my shoppers a holiday gift wrapping option. This years shoppers will be able to select from two package sizes and have their package sent directly to the gift recipient. Shoppers will also be able to include a little message with their gift. Just a little effort to try and reduce some of the stress of the holidays.
Holiday Gift Wrap
Items will be neatly wrapped in a recycled content tissue paper, finished with a sticker and placed inside either a natural cardboard or dark brown cardboard box. Finished with a lime green washi tape and un-died twine tied nicely in a bow.
This mean extra savings for you. I am offering my larget discount today for the holiday shopping season. Save 30% off your entire purchase for one day only. Use promo code "SMALL", when checking out of my Etsy Store. This promo is good for 11/29 and excludes custom orders.
I will be offering my best discount of the year for small business Saturday, which is 11/19/14. This will be the biggest discount I will be offering this holiday shopping season and it will only be good for one day. Be watching my Facebook Page and here for this discount code for my Etsy store. I will announce the code and the discount on 11/28.
I am trying trying something new this holiday season and offering a selection of eco-friendly gifts under $10.00. Sometimes we all need a little gift to finish our shopping, but don't to break the bank. Now you can buy a unique handmade gifts and not break the bank. In this section you will find fashion accessories, card holders, baby bibs, potholders and other unique items.
In my spare time these last weeks, I have been busy getting new items sewn for my Etsy store. One of my projects was to create infinity scarves from the vintage bed sheets I have in my collection. In my reseach for this project I found that there really is no length for an infinity scarf, it was really personal prefernce. Since, I live in MN and wear mine in the cold winter to keep the cold out I prefer a longer version of the infnity scarf. I also prefer to double loop mine. You will find the almost all of mine in my shop are extra long and are designed to double loop, You can check out some of my infinity scarf creations below.
Strawberry Shortcake and Snow White Scarf
Pac-Man and Simpson's Scarf
To see more of the my fun infinity scarves visit my Etsy Store
If you should want to sew your own infinity scarf I would recommend the following sites for instructions.
I grew up with a grandma who had a large collection of US state plates on her wall. I was always intrigued by them and wondered how she got them. She was always more than willing to share her stories.
This last year I had a wall in my kitchen that needed something interesting on it. So, I decided to try something different and I decorated it US states plates. I love how it turned out! It has also turned out to be a great conversation starter. Guest love to tell stories and memories about their travels. But, best of all it reminds me of great times at my grandmas house.
Something most creative small business owners struggle with is promoting your business and your products. And how do you do this with as little money as possible. I understand the concept that you need to spend money to make money, but what if you don't have ton to spend?
I have two issues to deal with when finding a way to promote by business and products. One item is, I don't have a large of money to invest in the marketing. The second, where do I find the time to spend on it. I am a busy mom of two wonderful boys and I work fulltime. This leaves me trying to find ways that require as little money and time as possible.
With those two issues in mind, I decided to try promoting my Facebook page through Facebook promotions. I was finding that having a Facebook page was an easy way to get news about my business and new items in front of people very quickly and did not require a lot of my time. However, I was not reaching new people. Friend and family only want to see so much. The question was how do I reach more people. So, I decided to take the leap and try promoting my page for a fee on Facebook. Facebook makes the process very easy and you can set a budget and pick your audience. To start the process click on the "Build Your Audience" tab in the your "Likes" box. The whole process and very simple and very un-intimidating.
The next question is, will promoting in Facebook and spending the money be worth it? I have been promoting for the last seven days and received 67 new likes and it cost me around $35.00. That's 67 more people who are now able to share my posts with their friends. I am hoping this will work, but I will wait to see if my sales numbers go up in conjunction to this marketing effort. Only time will tell.