Saturday, October 5, 2019

Liners now on my web site

Liners are now on my web site.. I have lots of fleece.. lol.

I decided that I will try to be on Etsy at least thru this year..I have regular customers that come each fall for Christmas gifts.. I am not sure they would know where to find me.😔

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Tunnels for Hedgehogs and Guinea /Skinny Pigs $6-7 depending on the size pet. Lots of colors available.


Disenchantment

That is a great word for my feelings of Etsy. I thought I would be a seller there for at least another year.. But that might not be. Today, I hope it is a test but I am not sure anymore. Now in the middle of my listing are 2-3 rows of other sellers items very similar to mine. I can easily see where someone could mistake their items for mine and be whisked away to another shop in the blink of a click.

Just another twist of the knife in the backs of sellers. Today, the message from Etsy is to sign up for free shipping to even get found in search. " Set up a free shipping guarantee to get your items found." Reads like a threat to me. Not thrilled at all.

 

Monday, September 9, 2019

The Igloo Covers

Things have already started to change on Etsy and my time there is more limited than I had hoped for. All of these Igloo Covers will be on my web site and a few on Baroqoo. These fit the regular size Igloo- Large or Big size depending on the brand used. These items are order items with a 5-7 day order time. I will have some done ones in both my web site and Baroqoo.
Regular Igloo Cover $9.99


The Tiki House $12.99

The Cupcake $11.99

The Cupcake $11.99
The Pumpkin $11.99
The Dino $12.99

The Fish $12.99

The Treehouse $12.99
The Bumblebee $14.00

The Strawberry $14.00

The Shark $14.00

Santa's Hat $12.99

 Thank you for looking- Any questions- please ask.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Because You Asked

I get asked daily to see my hides.. here are some of them. They are listed for sale on my web site now..adding some to Baroqoo soon and maybe a couple on Etsy because.

Hippie Van $40.00

Cupcake $32.00

Beach Tiki Hut $34.00

Shark $34.00

The Cottage $35.00





The Pineapple $35.00



 There are more.. as soon as I can edit photos.. I will share.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Baroqoo

Baroqoo is a new selling venture and is attracting lots of also Etsy sellers..which I think is a good thing. Their rate structure is inexpensive and while once they get more well known- it might go up.. it is ok. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of Etsy.. and that also is ok.

They do have a dedicated customer service staff and are very quick to respond with a real person for any site help needed. My help issues have been with email.

But I got a sale there already less than 1 week in and I have that all important feedback! So I am thrilled!

Come find my shop there..TheHomespunLoft

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Fall 2019 Selling Rant

Let me start by saying I mostly really do Love Etsy. But ... well I think the writing is on the wall for me.. Lots of changes coming this fall. Changes that IMO take my control away from how I run my own shops. The consequences for me is that Etsy has said they will shadow ban sellers like me in search. Only time will tell.
As I see it--Etsy is just the platform that allows me easy access to selling-- and right now they want more than I am able to easily grant them.

I am branching out and am using my web site more and other sites like Artyah Emporium (when they return this fall) and Baroqoo.

I will stay on Etsy as long as I still have sales.  There will be limited listings on Etsy.  My goal is the web site and wean off of Etsy.
All my links will be on the side of this page.

thank you!






Wednesday, July 31, 2019

New Selling Venue

To move some of my craft eggs out of the Etsy basket.. I opened a shop on Baroqoo this past week.
I have different things to sell that might not be on my web site and certainly are not on Etsy. Just another market.

Come take a look--
                  https://baroqoo.com/shop/TheHomespunLoft

Monday, March 25, 2019

Hello!

Thank you for stopping by-- you will see that all the old content has been removed while I revamp the blog.

I am listing my fabric as I can to be easier for customer choice.
(If in doubt just ask me)

My sales are handled through
my website @ www.TheHomespunLoft.com

along with Etsy-- www.TheHomespunLoft.etsy.com   and
www.HomespunTales.etsy.com


If you manage to get here and after looking at the shops you don't see something you like-- just contact me through one of those shops and I will get right back to you. I welcome new ideas at all my shops.

Thank You!