Monthly Archives: May 2011

Etsy store finally updated – go take a look!


So I FINALLY updated the photos in my Esty shop, and added a few new items. The baby blankies are still missing, but I’m not to worried – I think they will sell at the Farmers Market. Here’s some of the updated photos:

Striped Tote Bag - has pink polka dots on the inside

I have quite a few bag styles in this pattern

See that beautiful straight seam? 🙂

Such a fun and sweet little summer dress!

I’m glad I finally did it. I’ve been meaning to, but I feel like my brain has been muddled because I have so many darn choices to make. I couldn’t decide where to sell, what to sell, what to keep for Farmers Market, etc. etc. etc.. So today I just made some choices:

  1. I pulled my bags out of the local shop I have been selling my bags at. They aren’t selling, and I will get a shit ton more exposure at the Farmers Market. Plus, while I would love to have my stuff all over town, I’d like to sell in places that I’m genuinely excited to work with. While I loved the place before, once I converted from a customer to a vendor, my experience just wasn’t the same. I don’t want to get burnt out on crafting because of strained relationships with owners!
  2. Updated the shop – already said this but it was a big thing for me because I made the decision to keep selling online. I have been a little dispirited because I haven’t made hardly any sales online. Deep down I know it’s because I need to push my product, not just let it sit there and hope that someone finds it. I need to actively promote my items. TSE is my baby and I want it to grow and flutter out of the nest.
  3. I decided to keep freelancing. For awhile I considered quitting so I could craft full-time. Then I realized that I really don’t work much anyways, and that I LOVE the clients I have. I don’t think I really wanted to quit; I was just stuck in a rut, and was clamoring to get out of it. I’m glad I decided to keep freelancing because I have picked up a couple new clients this week (unplanned clients, but hey), and they will keep me busy throughout the summer.

So! If you are interested, please check out my Esty store and tell me what you think. I wish I had a better camera – the pictures seem a little crappy to me, but at least I have my stuff up there. If you decide to buy something, use the coupon code SUNSHINE to get 15% off until…whenever I decide. Probably until the beginning of June. I always offer free shipping, so there’s no surprises with the price. You pay what you see on the listing (and 15% less if you take advantage of my coupon), not a penny more.

I also LOVE custom orders. If you see something you like, but want a different color, or a longer/shorter zipper, just let me know. I usually have a hodge podge of fabric laying around that’s just begging to be used. 🙂

Do you have an Etsy store? If so, leave a link to it in the comments below; I’d love to see the beautiful things you create!

Pictures coming soon…hopefully


I’ve been sewing like nobody’s business, and have no pictures to show the fruits of my labor. Not that I haven’t tried – I’ve taken tons of photos, but the lighting is always weird, the colors aren’t right, blurry, etc. I’m thinking I might have to either 1) invest in a non-crappy camera, or 2) invest in someone to take some photos for me. I just took a look at my Etsy store and nearly burst into tears, because not only are the photos super lame, I don’t have ANY of my new stuff in there!!

So my goal for this week is to get some better photos to show what I’ve been doing!

I love making birthday presents! :)


Here’s some photos of birthday presents I’ve made for all of the May babies in my life:

TSE will (hopefully) be selling at the local farmers market!


The title pretty much says it all. I filled out my application and I’m getting one of the last spots available. 🙂 I can’t really express how stoked I am about it. The farmers market here in Bozeman is one of the most popular summer events, which means I’ll be getting TONS of exposure. Hopefully that will convert into sales. It’s really cheap to get a spot reserved (I was very surprised; I was expecting it to be at least twice the cost they are charging me), and it’s only once a week.


Baby Blankie Winner Reveal


Alright! The winner for the baby blankie has been chosen: Lisa, a.k.a. alittleteteatete, was the lucky winner! I checked out her blog that she runs with her sister, and it’s pretty cool. They blog about fashion, beauty, and food.

Thanks to everyone who participated! I’m looking to do more of these in the future!