Sunday, February 3, 2008

New Sewing Machine & Plans for "going Etsy"

So...I got a new sewing machine this past weekend! Yaaaay! It's a Singer "Touch & Sew" 7462 Electric Sewing Machine. I got it from the Viking Store that's inside JoAnne Fabrics.

Now I don't have to completely hand sew all my sock monsters! Which is a big plus, because right now, it takes me an average of an hour to hand sew a monster. And I want to be able to make them faster if I'm going to start an Etsy shop this summer.

Yes, that has become an ambition of have an Etsy store. Everyone I show my sock monsters to asks me if I'm going to sell them or tells me i should...and just about 3 out of 5 people ask me if I've heard of Etsy. And on every craft site I go to, I seem to see some mention of Etsy. So Etsy seems to just be calling my name.

I'm going to start it in the summer because then I won't have to work (I work for an elementary school) and I'll have all day to devote to it. I may be able to do some planning now (without going crazy) and get stuff ready and then have a "grand opening" in the summer. Right now I've been taking mental note of sites that have advice on having a successful Etsy shop. One I've found so far is here on the Greenbean Baby Art Blog. And another one is a "30 Days to A Better Shop" series (see Day 1)on the Christina Perdue Studios blog. Both of these are thanks to the Craft: blog for featuring them...I love that blog! I wonder what I'll have to do to get featured on the Craft: blog? It might help if I consistantly kept up with this blog. Oh wait!...they have a spot for you to Suggest A Site! Hmmm...I could wait for someone else to be kind and suggest me or I could just take the bull by the horns and suggest my blog myself. Does it seem narcissistic to do that? gotta do something to promote yourself right!

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