Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September number crunching

I feel very fortunate to say that my sales again have increased 100%! I had two sales in August and four sales in September. Now I could be greedy and say one of those sales was an order of 3 plushies, but let's look at sales itself instead.

Now with the etsy sales, I made a high profit on ebay which was very needed for all the supplies I had to buy for my upcoming shows!

October's goal is to continue the 100% increase each month. Should hopefully not be a problem since I have a show on October 11th. I have 55 more plushies to make for a goal of 100 at the show. I think this will give me a good variety of plush to sell, but means I have to get sewing! I need to make 6 a day, back to work!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Frankenstein has been featured!

Frankenstein has been featured on Woo! So excited for the publicity, I still love this guy! Thanks Erika from MyShoppingConnection!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Banner Complete!

I am one step closer to my first craft show on Oct. 11th at St. Anthony's Park in St. Pete. I completed my banner over the weekend! I initially was going to have it made, but my motives with the business is to create plush designs by hand. So I made it myself!

The overall banner is quilted together, pink letters appliqued, and purple letters embroidered. Hopefully people will see it from afar and go "Let's look over there!" "Buy me a monster, Mommy!"

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Creative Space . . .

This week I have been making miniature versions of Frankenstein! He is so wonderfully plush, but I received an etsy convo last week about someone wondering if I would have sales. Unfortunately he took to long to put on sale!

So I decided to make miniature versions and she bought both! Thanks Stefanie! So this week I am trying to create more mini Franks, in case the price point is the issue on big Frank not selling.

My first craft show is October 11th, that I need to prepare for. I'm wondering how many plush to bring, 100? Any ideas anyone? Also wondering if I should make more pumpkins. They're cute, but don't necessarily stand out. Hmm . . .

P.S. This was my first creative space post! See more creative spaces at kootoyoo!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Accepted to The Needle!

Hello everyone, I have exciting news! I have been accepted to The Needle blog! Click side bar image or click here. The Needle is a great blog I have been following for months for inspiration on plush artists. Plush artists from around the world post their creative works to this blog to share their designs and talents. I am so happy and honored to be selected to post their as well! Now have to come up with a great 'first' post, perhaps Frankenstein?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Halloween Items

I can't wait for Halloween! But at the same time, I hope it takes a long time to get here! I just posted to my etsy shop a new Halloween monster. This monster can get unraveled if he doesn't stay happy!

While making him I came up with a brilliant idea! Hope to create his brilliant idea by the weekend. Stay tuned . . .

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Updating the site - Updated

Please pardon the constant change of appearance! I am currently updating my blog so it is more customized by me!I think this will be the design for now! I am using my favorite fabric as background, it matches my avatar and my appearance in etsy.