Well today I finally got to sit down and upload some stock in to my Etsy shop.
It's such a big process. Mainly because I keep putting it off. Then the pile of things grow and instead of photographing, editing, describing and listing 3 or 4 things I tend to have 30 or 40 to do all at once.
So it ends up being a day of photography, a day of choosing images, brightening and cropping them. Then another day of descriptions and uploading.
I know I whinge about it all the time but......can't I just make stuff.
I guess, really, that's not gunna make me any money is it.....and if I want to support myself enough to become one of those quit your day job stories, I guess I need to buckle down and follow through from A to Z.
So today I uploaded all my card holders, yay. Shops looking all bright and new again.
Still to go:
Recipe card holders
I just have to chip away at it little bit at a time, otherwise Etsy takes over and I forget to feed my family!
Here's a group pic of my new earrings. Fabric covered delights and a few vintage beads for good measure. I know that covered buttons is a medium a few sellers use, but I strive to make 99% of mine out of vintage and up cycled fabrics, so you know you can shop here for bright retro and vintage prints, and all the other button sellers will satisfy your feminine, oriental, or cute and quirky desires.
I decided to work on backing cards today too. As I really need different shape cards for different needs and the thought of going to local printers for swing tags, product stickers, earring cards, pendant cards, and business cards......was just to frightening. I know they'd want me to get 500 of each and pay all these horrendous fees, so I decided that whilst I'm still small fry and only need 30 of this or that, I gotta do it myself.
I've always loved the natural, recycled look, and I think it fits in with my vintage and recycled products. So far I've only done earring and pendant cards, so I'll have to work on the rest as needed to keep the look streamlined.
Well....back to the drawing board for me. Mumma needs an oxy-acetylene torch and it aint gunna buy itself!