Monday, October 25, 2010

First Etsy sale! (and second)

Last week I made my first Etsy sale!  One medium elephant and one small elephant (seen below) sent off to Arizona to live in a baby girl's nursery.

On Sunday I received another order for two small elephants (one pink and one purple) from a woman here in NYC.  They will be a gift for her landlord's newborn baby girl and 1 year old daughter.

I love that I get to hear people's gifting stories.  It's fun to know where these little elephants will end up and imagine who will be enjoying them.

I hope I continue having Etsy success and continue hearing people's stories!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Little Baby Tutu!

This weekend was filled with Fall activities and foliage (which will be in a later post).  I also had a chance to see Emma (the little model in the Etsy shop) and gave her and her mom a tutu I made last week!  The tutu is light pink and twice Emma's size.  She looked like a cute little princess!

Emma's parents are both photographers and plan to use the tutu in photos.  The tutu itself is also a teensy bit big for Emma, so she will have room to grow and use it for quite a while.  I can't wait to see her parent's future tutu propped photos!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mobile Reworked...

So, I decided to rework the elephant mobile idea.  The previous mobile idea turned out to be waaaay too much work for something that I'd have to keep making over and over.  I could probably still sell the original mobile as a "one of a kind" piece, or keep it for myself!  I have to think about it.

Anyway,  the new mobile will be available as a DIY printable file and/or a DIY kit (with everything included).  Less work for me, and better price for everyone else!

The pictures I've taken so far are a bit dark and dramatic, not light and airy like I'd prefer.  I'm still having trouble with taking etsy quality pictures on my own.  Lighting kits and all that can get a bit expensive, so it's going to be a while before I can afford to spring for REAL photography lights of some kind.  Right now I do have a daylight bulb and a little spotlight, but those still do not create enough light for quality photos.  I have to do something soon!  I can make all the products I want, but if I can't photograph them correctly then it won't matter how cute the stuff is.

I also have some recipe cards ready and photographed and I would like to post them on etsy asap!  Those will also be available as printable  files so that customers can print off as many as they need.