Sunday, September 28, 2008

boutique show signs

So, I finally decided on how to make some signs to put up with my display for the upcoming boutique show. Chalkboards! That way, for future shows, if I decide to change my items, or prices, it's very easy to change.

Here's what they looked like when I purchased them, just a basic wooden frame.

So, I used some painter's tape (some of my favorite stuff) to protect the boards. I then painted them and...
This is how they turned out! I did all the smaller ones that fun green, and the bigger one for my business name, in the pretty turquoise. I bought a couple small easels to prop them up on, and here you go!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I feel so legit

What could these be? And why am I so excited about them?

I have my own labels! Wahoo!

I ordered them from jennifers jewels , a fellow etsy seller. She was great to work with, and I love my labels. I ordered them in two different fonts, and I like one better than the other, but I'll know for next time. I also ordered both the flat and folded kind.
Here is my first item with my tag on it! I'm so excited!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

display ideas

Alright, I need your help and ideas! I was contacted through Etsy to be a part of a boutique show October 24-25th in a town about 20-25 minutes away. The show is going to have some great vendors (more info coming about that as the time gets closer), and is located in a huge house that won the 2007 Parade of Homes award.

I am in charge of my own display supplies, such as tables, shelves, racks, etc. I do not have to be present the entire length of the show, so some cute, informative signage is recommended.

I need your ideas on how to display my items. My space is about 2.5' by 6' and it needs to look good. I have a few thoughts, but I am interested in other ideas. The lady who contacted me said she'd like to see my hot pads and zipper pouches there, but I am welcome to sell whatever I'd like.

Are baskets too hard to search through? Is a coat rack too cluttered to display purses? What are some ways to display cute labels and signs? Any thoughts you have would be great!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

etsy special

I'm running a special sale for the remaining month of September. If you spend $40 or more in my shop, you'll receive free USPS Priority shipping! That means, you'll have your items in just a few days. I've added lots of new items....happy shopping!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

boy sign

In my life, this sign is becoming more and more true. I love it, and you can click here to take a look at what else this etsy shop has to offer.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Dig In Dots

A NEW idea for me...a circular placemat for kids! They have an absorbent layer of batting in the middle and are double topstitched around the edge.

They fold up nicely for an on the go trip, or out to eat. 13.5" in diameter. Look for them in my etsy shop...lots more fun fabrics to come!

my latest idea

Hint: kids. food. table.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wouldn't the world be better if everyone followed these two simple phrases! I found this fun saying on a fellow etsy shop, "TastySuite " is the shop name and I'm in love with many of the items posted.

bootie bonanza

I don't know what my fetish has been lately with these little kimono style booties. I've been on a schedule where I'll cut out a pair or two at night after the kiddos have been tucked in. Then the next morning after my oldest is off to school, I'll hurry and whip em up.
I'm still in my etsy selling slump, so I haven't had any takers on ANY of these...but I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that one day I'll actually sell something again. :)

if I could, I would...

I came across this skirt and as no surprise fell in love with it. I love the mod print of it, and the cool color combo. I should start a list of things I love and when my hub is done with grad school and we actually have an income again, I just may be able to purchase some of my treasures.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

the akward first post

Honestly, I don't know what to say, other than I am openly admitting to my love of fabrics. I love finding unique colors, patterns, and combinations. Over time I have developed my style (and it probably will continue to change), and so now I KNOW when I find something I love. In a split second, my eyes will be drawn to something. It takes me only a second to get a closer look to know if I really love it. I constantly have a list of dream fabrics. I want to snatch them all up and create beautiful things. So above, are just a couple of my latest loves.