February 19, 2011

Learning from the best

 Yes, I admit: got a lot of Etsy in my mind. That's just my way of being really enthousiastic about something, guess we'll have to live with that ;)

I'm not just selling there, I'm also meeting people and I do a lot of browsing to get inspired. That's what all my "treasuries" are about: a way to say "look what I found!".
And sometimes browsing leads to buying. My excuse: I want to see IRL what other people make and how it looks when it arrives.

Got excited when I found out there's a lot of 'darker' stuff for sale on Etsy, items I instantly fall in love with. Like the cat bookmark and card on the first picture. Blacklilypie made it, and I don't think it acquires a lot of imagination to see why I couldn't resist that bookmark >^^< It came in such beautiful wrapping as well, love how creative people are in all areas!

And then there's Amy. She kinda introduced me to the places where Etsy sellers get to chat with one another (and promote their stuff as well of course^^). Got to chat with her a bit and she's just as nice as her artwork. I bought a set of artprint postcards from her (2nd & 3rd picture), aren't they awesome?

I've met loads of new and very nice people and it would just not be fair to name them all, too much of a risk to forget to include someone. But I hope to be blogging more here and I promise to talk about other people's creations as well!

You might have noticed the look of my blog ;)
The template I used was broken, so I thought it was time for a change. The background and the hearts were designed by BlackPumpkin. Yes, she's an Etsy seller as well :)

The Klepto Kitty

Giveaway Treasury

I've "hidden" 13 book titles and 3 names of authors in a Treasury. Find them all & win a bookmark + book! >^^< (click on the picture and you'll be taken to my treasury)

February 9, 2011

Color Me Caring

Just *have* to share this...click on the picture to view all the wonderful items & their good causes!

February 4, 2011

Cats. Crafts. Love.

A lot is going on in my life, but at the moment my activities on Etsy are a sure thing.
I try to make or work on something every day and I spend a lot of time photographing the items I want to sell, adjusting the photos, listing items and connecting with other Etsians. Although there's something going on there as well, I found a few groups with wonderful people. For sellers' talk, for fun, even for friendship.
I'm learning how to promote and what kind of words to use when describing something, how to become visible to shoppers. I like it, especially since these things require less inspiration (can't be in a flow all the time) and more concentration. Keeps my mind busy.

I've made 6 sales so far. Quite an ego boost when others like your stuff enough to pay for it :)

I would like it if you'd take a peek in my little shop right here. Gonna try to figure out how to give coupons, would be nice to give readers of this blog a discount!

Yours truly,
Xamantha. Craftster