I'm working on some items for my booth at the Plucky Maiden's Holiday Junk Fest, and thinking about my etsy shop at the same time, and I would love to get your opinion on an idea I am going to try out.
Currently I only offer printable e-kit for making banners and entertaining paper goods, but I am considering adding ready made items as well. What I mean is that a person could order a ready made banner from my etsy shop or buy the printable version for much reduced price.
This being said, my question for you is this; would you be interested in buying the ready made items from etsy as opposed to a printable kit?
Likewise, would you be interested in seeing cute samples of printable e-kits in my booth at a faire, and taking my web address home to order it as a printable later at home?
Am I making sense?
I'm going to try this out at the upcoming Plucky Maidens show, and as well in the next week or two in my etsy shop. One of my daughters told me a long time ago that she thought I ought to try this because not everyone is a DIY-er and some people just want what they want when they want it...and I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject.....leave me a comment!
Now, I'm working on some cutie-patootie doves for my New Year's Eve items for the upcoming faire.
I love how well they can hold a teeny tiny message for the season, like "Happy New Year" or "2015". I am thinking they could spread Happy Birthday wishes, as well. (Can you picture that?)
In case you're wondering, I buy my birds at the Dollar Store.
You know I heart the Dollar Store. For one thing, it's in my budget. For another, they always seem to have the stuff higher end stores have, or at least it looks like the same stuff, and...well, I can buy it for a buck.
I take it home, and foofy it up. Here is a hat in progress.
I'm going to string a banner between the birds....
I have so much stinkin' fun doin' this!
New Year's Eve headbands and hats will be for sale soon in my etsy shop, and at the upcoming Plucky Maiden's Holiday Faire in Portland.
I hope these sweet little birds inspire you to think about New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day, and make you want to celebrate the everyday moments in this life we are given.
I've been gone for so long (except for my Sunday morning pop-ins for my Weekly words to live by) that I am kind of wondering if I am writing this just for me, but maybe you're still there. (I hope so!)
Life has be way too ca-razy busy, with more changes and bumps in the roadway than I care for lately, and I can still see a few more on the horizon.
Both my son, and one son-in-law are navigating through big career changes and opportunities, and the sewing queen had an altercation with a small footstool while putting up her harvest decorations, in which the footstool won. She's on the mend now, thankfully, after surgery on a broken left wrist. She's sporting a now removable cast until nearly Christmas, and is very happy that this mishap occurred after golf season ended. (She is slightly bummed, as it is cramping her holiday sewing season, though.)
I ended up exchanging my day at the the Plucky Maiden's Bridal Faire for a day of quality time at the ER with the Sewing Queen,(followed by burgers at Red Robin!) but amsigned up for their next one, coming up in March, and the Sewing Queen will be there helping in my booth.
On the topic of Plucky Maidens, it's very nearly time for the other Plucky Maiden Faire I am going to do...the Holiday Junk Fest!
I am extraexcited about this one, since I am sharing the booth with one of my daughters and one of her friends. If you're in the area, mark your calendars to attend! It's going to be spectacular, and I am excited to be part of it.
I've been busy working on some New Year's Eve items, and I'll be sharing them with you (hopefully!) later this week.