Jan 6, 2013

Living Water Treasury

I'd like to introduce you to a new Etsy team I joined. It is called "Create In Christ". As the name suggests, this group of talented individuals create their items for God's glory. He has blessed us with talents and abilities, so we honor him with our gifts.

Here are just some of the samples of work you can find.

Jan 2, 2013

What I Learned This Christmas

This was my first Christmas season as an Etsy seller, and it took me by surprise. The volume of custom orders increased dramatically, and I was not able to make any new items for the shop. This year I will have a better plan in place, such as having a larger inventory, not taking so many custom items, and I've learned how to make batch changes to my listings that is a time saver.

Surprisingly, my yoga socks were the biggest seller, and the black ones were the most requested color. Go figure, with all the gorgeous sock yarns out there these days, and people wanted black acrylic. I've got to convince people that wool sock yarn is comfortable year round, comes in beautiful color combinations, and due to its hardiness, it is a good value.

Also surprising is that I did not sell one set of Christmas dishcloths. I really thought they would go fast. Now I don't know what to do with them. Give them away, I guess.