Friday, July 18, 2008

Introducing my new ribbon bookmarks!

My mini ribbon bookmarks were so popular with the people in my etsy street team when we did our promo swap that I decided to make more, in coordinating colors and put them for sell in my etsy shop.

They are cute and fun to make. They are perfect for paperbacks and small books. I'm selling them as sets of three, so you can keep one and give the other two away - or just keep all three! LOL They would also make great stocking stuffers or "extras" attached to the top of gifts.

You get three in coordinating colors for only $9.00

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Promos, promos, promos!

There seems to be at least one thread going on in the etsy forums at all times about promoting and marketing your work. Sometimes there is so much info, it makes your head spin. I'm taking baby steps in the world of promoting/marketing and trying to learn more about it each day.

One thing I am doing to promote my etsy shop is to participate in my street teams promo swaps. We recently completed the second promo swap for the year so far. I received so many cool things from the swap participants including, paper bookmarks, soap samples, magnets, coupons, business cards, small bags, a techie tote, earrings, notepads, stickers, pins, ACEO's and the list goes on.......

Here is a picture of some of the great stuff!

So, then I take all this cool stuff and I divide it into little treat/goody bags for my craft show customers. The last show I did, the customers loved getting the treat bags - they went over very well.

Here is a picture of some of the treat bags I made:

I also usually include one or two promos in my online sales shipping packages. I especially like the cards that have coupons on them.

My promos for the swap were mini ribbon bookmarks. I also included business cards with coupons on the back. I just recently ordered some "I Heart Handmade" personalized pins from I just love them! They are so cute and colorful. Hopefully, my customers will pin them to their bags and remember to order from me again and again.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Christmas in July SALE Extension!

I've decided to extend my Christmas in July sale until Friday, July 11th. All Christmas items in my shop are 20% off! Shop now and get alittle of that Christmas spirit early!

I'm working lot's of new ideas and things for the fall craft show season. Still perfecting some designs and thinking about others.

I'm starting a new line of cool stuff for "tweens". My son and his friends are almost in this group (some already think they are especially the girls) so I wanted to make something just for them.
My fingers are crossed that it will go over well.

I listed some really cute earrings last night in my shop. I call them Lemon Drops.
What do you think?

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Christmas in July SALE!!

It's Christmas in July!!
Handmade Whimzy is having a Christmas in July Sale ALL day Monday, July 7th. All Christmas items are on sale 20% off. This includes Christmas jewelry and handpainted decor items such as a wooden nativity set, ornaments, etc.

Click here to go to my etsy store.

It is also 1st Monday for the Etsy Texas Crafters Street team. Click here for the complete list of participating sale shops!

And last but not least, I created a treasury on to advertise some of the awesome crafts from participating 1st Monday shops. Click here to view my treasury!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Almost time for 1st Monday!

Etsy Texas Crafter's Team will be celebrating 1st Monday on July 7th, less than 2 days away! I have created a treasury with some of the team shops who will be participating. Click here to see my beautiful Texas treasury and also see some beautiful items made by very talented people.

And check back Monday as Handmade Whimzy will be having a "Christmas in July" sale for this month's 1st Monday.