Thursday, October 11, 2012

In the Biz

My Favorite!

I am up and running at my Etsy Shop, which is kind of a big deal for me since for the longest time I have been saying that I needed to get my virtual store set up.  I am a professional procrastinator, really!  If one can make procrastination their life's work, I have probably done that.

I started out listing things, old things, that we have around the house.  We love estate and garage sales and have found some fabulous old treasures.  I am able to part with some of these, especially when there is some GREEN associated with their departure.  I have made some seriously good profits on some of my listings.

So, I thought that I would list a few of these things that I have been making for a few years.  I make Thread Catchers and have developed my own design.  I listed a couple of them and they sold almost immediately.  Probably means that I under-priced them.  So I made two more and listed them but with a higher price.  They sold almost immediately.  Now, I have four more to list, again I am upping the price and we'll see how they do.  I would like to think that my designs are so spectacular that they fly off the shelves, so to speak. But I probably just didn't ask enough for them.

Here are a few of the ones that I have already listed.  These things sit on the sewing table and act as little trash bags for threads and cuttings.  The pincushion is detachable for when you just want a pincushion and not the bag.

My next step is to write the pattern and sell it on Etsy.

The pincushion flying solo

Pretty Pat Bravo fabrics
Pincushion topped of with a vintage button.

New Pincushion Design