Monday, October 21, 2013

Crafty Creations...

Boy, it's hard trying to get traffic to go to Etsy...Not sure how people do it, but I'm working on it. Reading online stuff, checking in with the Etsy community. Etsy is a tough site to sell on. You post an item, then it almost immediately moves down in the search process as people post umpteen more items similar to yours. Something you are selling gets buried very quickly into the depths of more than fifty pages of photos of people selling the same thing. But I have not been able to find local craft shows with reasonable table rental costs, so I'm still working the Etsy angle for now...

A lady wrote me and asked if I could make flip flop luggage tags...I said sure, not knowing if I could find a pattern, but I did, and here they are....

These are not to identify who the luggage belongs to, like a traditional tag with your name and address on it, as much as they are a way to identify your black bag going round and round on the luggage carousel because it looks like everybody's else's black bag. They could be key rings, too, for that matter. Or an ornament for a Florida tree!

Wouldn't you know? I never heard back from the lady that requested this particular thing, but that's ok, I had fun making them, and I'm also going to make a colorful bunch for my Christmas tree this year. I've had several compliments on my things, but it turns out people are fishing for how and what you used to make things to turn around and make it themselves to sell! Phooey!

Next up, a little owl...because of the buttons, can't put it in my shop as a toy for kids or a little lovey, but maybe this will be an ornament as well. He just seems like he has a lot of personality. Maybe somebody who collects owls will like him! Might put some wire feet on him and he can perch wherever...

Brian's son is here for the weekend...the guys went out and played 18 holes of golf yesterday...Eldy's first full round since we moved here in June. Eldy had an absolutely wonderful time. He listens well to his son, who advised him on the finer points of the game, and Eldy had the best golf round of his life yesterday! He was so happy, it made me really happy that the two of them bonded over golf and had so much fun together. Wish we lived closer to them, (they live in northern IN) but it's just not possible right now...

We took Brian to our favorite place to have breakfast, the Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki Bar on Anna Maria Island....another beautiful day there and BIG dolphins swimming out in the ocean...He loved it......

The weekend came and went way too soon...back to quiet days of making things, waiting for the weather to cool down again. It got really hot and humid all of a sudden once again, so back indoors I go...sigh....I see it's in the fifties during the day up north and the low thirties at night..Winter is coming for them, but not for us...I'd settle for a cool down of some sorts down here.....Guess that comes in November.....

We have a plumbing problem with our shower head handle. It's starting to leak more and more. Brian and Eldy tried to get it off, but it's frozen in place. Time to call Angie's List for a plumber. We think it's going to be expensive... It looks like maybe a hole will have to be cut into the back of the plumbing wall to access the repair safely. UGH!  Time for Eldy to do what he does best--research!



  1. Good luck with selling your crafts, pretty soon you will need a bigger house for more crafts.

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  2. I think wire feet on that owl would make him even cuter. I know people are constantly stealing other crafters' ideas and copying their things. It comes with the territory I guess. I once created an idea and at the time was dating a patent attorney. I asked him if I could patent my creation, and he said no, it was not patentable.

    If you just keep working and save all your things until you can find a good Christmas Craft show, that might work. Churches and schools often have them around the holidays and I'd guess the cost for a table wouldn't be too high. Just keep your prices low. My one foray into a craft sale was disappointing, I hope you do better.

    My best money maker was selling on consignment in a couple of small stores in town. There are hair salons that have little things for sale, too. I just went from one end of town to the other with my "stuff" and asked if they would be interested in selling them on consignment. It costs them nothing but a little space.

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