Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Selling your Best

 I am not sure when it all started.. maybe during the pandemic.. not sure. But there are lots of sellers on all venues who make shoddy work and wonder why they have to lower their price so much to get a sale.

 I see stained sewn items and sewn items with pet fur on the pix.. I see wooden items that are slapped together and not painted well or sanded. I see sellers doing the bare minimum and crying foul because their items just don't sell.

When did it become the norm to just make something to get it sold and not have the integrity to make your best and then try to sell that.

I believe you try until you have perfected your craft and then you make and sell that. Just my thoughts.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

How many listings are needed?

 I lurk and sometimes answer on the Etsy main forums. lol. And there is so many opinions out there for how many listings is needed to open a shop. Actually,  just one listing is needed. But the more you list the more options there are to get found. And in my opinion you keep listing things until you start getting regular sales. For some that might be only one item that just keeps selling out.. for others they might need 30-500 or more items.. there is no magic number. Either way- you won't make sales unless your item is listed.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023


 I have 2 Etsy shops and I have a lot of fabric I might never use.. and the looming possibility of a move has me going thru my fabric and listing it for sale on my smaller shop~HomespunTales. It is freeing to move some of the fabric.. I have some nice fabric that I honestly have no idea what I planned for it! But now someone else can make plans for it.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Web Site vs Etsy

 It has taken me some time to understand that some people just are not comfortable buying on a private web site.. no matter the discount and they would rather just stay on Etsy where they are comfortable.

So-- I have decided to list some of my pet houses back onto Etsy. Not all of them.. just a few faves. I still want to sell more on my web site than Etsy.. but for now this seems like it is best. My prices might differ some as I do pay a lot more in fees on Etsy. (see my etsy link on the right side along with my web site).

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

My New Years Quilt Resolution Update

 I have come to the realization that while I love to quilt.. I might not be good at actually finishing a project. While cleaning my sewing room after the new year.. I found 2 totes full of partially done projects!

My goal for this year is to finish a quilt project each month.. and get my bins empty. So far so good.. I have completed 2 lap quilts and am working on my March project.

Lets see what I can get done for March....

Thursday, October 27, 2022

 Catching Back up.

It has been a couple years since I posted here. Etsy is still going strong and am up to over 5000 sales now. I have been a "star seller" there since the program started over a year ago now. Not sure it helps me-- but I now have access to the help desk via chat now.

My web site has also been growing steadily.. which is the best! I will keep my Etsy shop but prefer sales via the web site. I have more freedom on the web site and far less fees. And frankly Etsy is very glitchy.

Here are some new things I have been making. All can be found on my Web site.. and maybe Etsy shortly.

Mushroom Teapot Igloo Cover

Turkey Igloo Cover
Reindeer Igloo Cover

Thank you for looking.