Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New Stuff and a Shop Update

It's no secret that this blog as well as my Etsy shop have been vacationing for quite a while now, but no worries, I shall return, and with that return new products will arrive!  My new plan is to reopen the shop early this fall with a new streamlined look and more focused products.  While Etsy makes it a little difficult to customize your shop online, I've decided to dive deep into photographing my products and learn a little more about my camera and the process that makes good product photos really great.

I've also been shopping for new products and taking a hard look at the sales data from these past couple of years.  Studying your customers is a great way to improve business, and my customers love shopping for babies and their own weddings.  So needless to say, there will be many more items in both of those categories.  It's hard to set yourself apart from all the millions of shopping options out there, and price is a huge reason a customer may pick you (or not), and now more than ever it's hard to decide how much my time is worth.

I'm hopeful that beautiful products plus good great photography and fair pricing will put me back in the retail game I once had.  Here are a few things to come...

Soft cotton plaid baby blankets

Cotton flannel receiving blankets with soft oatmeal dots - one of my favs!

In love with these cotton herringbone blankets in soft hues.

New thread colors!  I'm really pumped for the neons.

New 2 initial monogram.  Ready to do this one with some bright colors!

I'm loving traditional letters with fun borders.  Hand towels, definitely embroidering this on hand towels. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Baby Clothes!

Sorry for no posts, between being pregnant (and having a baby a month early!) and thus being easily distracted from getting actual work done, I have had little time for anything else.  But when I wasn't working or snoozing or now racing around trying to do laundry (babies go thru a ton of laundry!) I whipped up these little numbers for my baby girl.  The sizing is a little off, but at least she can grow into them.  I am hoping to do a couple of tutorials on these little dresses, but until then, here they are!

The front - monogram in french blue thread.
Pink gingham with bow back.
White Pique with Taupe Appliqué Monogram.
Close-up of monogram.
Purple gingham with pink ruffles.
And the back with a big bow.
Latest creation with the help of Spoonflower and some leftover Lilly lace.

These designs may find their way into my Etsy shop just as soon as I get this whole sizing thing figured out…grow baby grow!