Sunday, October 28, 2007

New online selling sites

I am expanding out and my items can now be found at:

expanding out and can now be found at:

View my portfolio at

Thank you for your support.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

crafters and artists

Crafters and Artists

I am asking a favor but it can really help both of us.
If you are interested in selling your items to the wholesale or retail market and can take great pictures of your items, apply to be on It is not a selling site. It is just a place where you keep your portfolio and send potential buyers. Wholesale buyers go there all the time looking for new items to buy.
If I refer 3 people, and they are accepted, I can upgrade my site there and those 3 people will have a free, juried site to show their items.
Thank you for looking.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

my trunkt portfolio

Please visit my portfolio on and rate my shop. You can also make a wishlist and win lots of money to spend on It would be great if you added my items to your wishlist but it is certainly not required. Have fun and good luck.

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Monday, October 15, 2007

First craft show was a dud. :(

I wish I could tell you my first craft show was wonderful but I cannot. There were great things about it but overall I came home discouraged.
I met some great people. I met people who read my blog, see me in flickr and fellow etsy sellers. The organizer was a very accommodating wonderful woman who recruited the women in her family to help us anyway possible. The problem was we had no shoppers. I think maybe 20 people from the outside showed up. I sold a few inexpensive earrings and a way underpriced bracelet and that was it.
I had over 25 pillows and 24 shirts and many other items to sell that needed to be unpacked and then repacked for the 3 hour drive home. I was hoping to have sold some of these bulky items. My items seem well received but just not enough real shoppers there.
I hesitate to try again but I know I have to get out there and hit the right show with people ready to buy.
My husband kindly hinted that I make things that are not so difficult to carry and take up so much room. :) - gotta love him.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Up to this point I had planning for my parents' 50th anniversary to keep my mind occupied. Well that happened on Sunday and it went off without a hitch. Now comes the anxiety about having my first craft show appearance.

I am taking part in the Creative Bazaar in Hyannis, Ma. on Oct 13. I made sure it was out of state so noone I knew would witness this inauguration. My husband is coming with me and is so excited about it! He hand carved a sign with my business name on it and he is planning how our booth will look. I, on the other hand, am consumed with making things in hopes that I will sell something.

I have been selling on etsy for a year and have done well. My items have excellent feedback ratings but there is still that nagging fear that I will come home with all the items I brought to sell.
I am sure this happens to many crafters at their first shows but it doesn't make it any easier.

If you have any advice for me it would be greatly appreciated! If you are in the area, stop by. It will be in the Four Points Sheraton in Hyannis. Maybe you can even buy a little something.

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Desperate Housewives vs. Side Order of Life

Once again my husband and I are living in a house divided. What is causing this division? TV. My husband had to watch Desperate Housewives because of Eva Langoria (although he wouldn't admit that). I on the other wanted to watch a show with more substance, Side Order of Life.
At first glance Side Order seems it may be as trivial as DH but there is so much more there. They have all the pretty faces but the characters are so 3 dimensional that I can feel empathy with them and care which direction the show takes them.
How did we solve this dilemma? I watched in the bedroom, husband in the living room. As is turns out we both were flipping between the shows. Doing so strengthened my decision to watch Side order and he agreed it was the better show. Cool. maybe we won't be a house divided any more.
Back to creating.

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