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I’m now dedicating more time to the group blog that I started, a bunch of people trying to create something every day. I’ll be posting a lot there, but I will also be posting a lot here with new specials and reviews of cool shops and things that I find online. I hope you’ll keep checking in to find new and fun things! Check out the blog at http://everydaycreate.wordpress.com
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I’m doing a show this weekend, and I’m pretty excited! I’m also a little freaked out because the last show didn’t go so well (no traffic) and I have no idea what to expect from this one. However, I’m looking at it as an learning opportunity and a way to gain some exposure in my local area, so that should be good! In anticipation I’ve been working on some branding ideas, so they should be up in the shop soon. I also got some great stickers made from moo.etsy.com, and am waiting to to see what they look like! Check out this link for ideas if you are doing a show yourself:
http://www.indiecraftshows.com/2006/04/craft-show-success-for-newbie-craft.html

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Silly Me

Sometimes, when you’re just not feeling the craft spirit, you gotta fool around. I was actually working on a design for my xmas postcards this year, and my music stopped playing. Right in the middle of Unchained Melody. And now I can’t take my ipod in to get fixed because the guys at the genius bar are going to make fun of the fact that I listen to the Righteous Brothers. Alas.

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Now that it’s become clear to everyone in my family (or general vicinity) that I like to make things, I get weekly deliveries of junk cleared out of closets and attics and garages. I think it’s wonderful. 40 year old yarn, funny antique magazines, all sorts of wonderful things. However I just received something even more wonderful than all of that old junk – my great grandmother’s button collection! She was definitely from another era, when it was important to save everything, and nothing was just disposable. My mother used to tel me stories about when she was little and she and her sister would sneak into her grandmother’s sewing closet to spend hours looking at these buttons. And somehow, I ended up with them when my grandmother moved!
However, the junk is starting to take over my house and I need to do something with all of these lovely things I
keep inheriting. So, I decided to make rings for my family out of them, so all of my aunts and sisters and cousins can have a piece of my Great Grandma Wanda with them. It’s a shame to see them just sitting in a bucket all alone! I loved the rings so much I decided to sell them on Etsy as well, to spread a piece of my grandmother’s legacy across the world! Check out my shop for the latest additions.

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Pricing

I just found a great article on pricing your craft work. I think that this is something that most of us struggle with; what the real cost of our craft is, what is reasonable to charge, what we think our products are worth. It’s very clear and concise, and is definitely worth taking a look at.
http://www.etsywiki.com/index.php?title=Professional_pricing_for_craftspeople_by_simonewalsh

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Revamp

Today I’m going into major edit mode with all of my listings. For a while, I was so concentrated on trying to get the stock up in my etsy shop that I wasn’t as concerned with how I was presenting myself. I wasn’t taking interesting pictures, or presenting things in a new or fun way, and that’s what I really love to do! So I decided to dive back into it and redo basically everything. Which will probably take days, but hopefully it will all be worth it! I want to be able to look at my page and be proud of everything that I have done, from the banner and the avatar down to every last item. And then I will spread the word far and wide about my shop!
I really want to make this shop work. It is something that I have wanted to do all of my life – make things! I think that etsy provides a great venue to really be able to make of it what you will. They provide the infrastructure, and you provide the creativity! I just hope that I can really make the most out of it that I possibly can.

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