Monday, January 26, 2009

Custom Order Craziness

In the past few days, I have had the best response from Etsy ever. I have received requests for custom orders almost every day. I shipped out 4 orders today, a total of 7 bouquets and a strand of garland. I am still waiting/working on two custom orders right now so I guess I will see where that takes me. I thought I would post a few pictures of the orders from this weekend. The counter was a mess with all of my supplies and the finished products.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Custom all around

Flower Bouquets for Valentine's Day and Felt Flower Garland. It was a great project to work on once all of the details were figured out. These items are being shipped to NY tomorrow, hope she likes them!

Two days in a row!!!

So, today is the second day that one of my items was featured on the front page of etsy. It is incredible how much response I got in that short amount of time. I don't know for sure when it started or when it ended. I just know that I would get a message, respond and already have another message. I potentially made 3 sales just from that. A lot more people added the shop and certain items as a favorite so that will help too!

I also finished the custom order today. I will post pictures on here shortly!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Front Page

Wow! It is amazing what response you get from having an item on the front page of Etsy. A lot of people added the shop and misc. items to their favorites in about a 40 minute time frame. Excellent. Here is the treasury that my Vintage Button Bouquet was in that made front page!!

Felt Flowers - Custom Order

I love custom orders. I hope they keep coming in! This order if for felt flowers to be used as garland. I have some listed in my store but this one is more for Easter. I put together a few different combinations in hopes that one will be what the customer wants.

Below are a few pictures of what I am working on. A few different color combinations. You can also checkout my flickr page for more photos.

Custom Flower Button Bouquet

A couple of weeks ago I created some custom flowers to be used as a cake topper. It was for a little girl's 1st birthday, a punk rock princess theme. Here are a few pictures of the flowers I made. Hopefully I will be able to get a picture from them to see what it looked like on a cake. I think it is such a cute idea. I love the custom orders, it gives me a challenge.


I have become an Etsy addict! What a great site. It is a site for artists all around the world to make handmade items and sell them. The site offers all the tools you need to start your own store. I have been on the site for about 5 months now and I have been doing alright with it. It is really just starting to grow now. I only see it going up from here.

Check out my store at: You can also see some of my items for sale on the blog here. There is a gadget to the right that will link you directly to the store. Thanks for looking!

Also, check out the main page to see work from other artists (which I will try to feature on here very so often)