My painted rock

My painted rock

Ramona Antique Fair

Ramona Antique Fair
My new rented space before transformation

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Monday, September 28, 2009

My Recent Accomplishments

It has been a little while since I posted on my blog.  I've been really busy in a really good way!  I have had consistent orders lately which is wonderful and I am so thankful.  I have accomplished quite a bit, I just went thru all 107 items in my shop and retagged them to help enhance the search engines.  I now have my facebook page linked to my blog and I have a facebook badge.  I have the google base working, still need to figure out the item attributes but all items are now searchable!  My views into my shop have increased 34% in the last three months and I am receiving inquiries thru conversations on a daily basis now.  I have reached 45 online sales and 145 shop hearts. I now have the etsyhacks working in my shop which really speed up all the listing efforts.  My son is working on a youtube video showing some of my items from my shop. I have also had 3 of my items featured in the gift guides on the  It has now been almost 8 months since I opened up my shop on Etsy and I am still so thrilled with each and every sale.  This has been the most rewarding adventure of my life, I truly am doing what I love and loving every moment of it.  I am totally thankful to all of my family and friends for all their support! 

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lady Bug Pots been real busy painting 40 lady bug pots for a custom order.  I seriously am seeing lady bugs in my sleep.  I thought this order was such a wonderful idea, they are going to be given out at a baby shower as thank you gifts, I included matching hang tags too.  I am also doing a larger pot for the mother to be with the baby's name on it. 

Friday, September 11, 2009

Theraputic crocheting

This past weekend, my family and I went camping and had a great time! My best friend and I (we've been the best of friends for 35 years) decided to stay an extra day by ourselves, we had the best time together! We sat in our trailer with the beautiful views, peaceful surroundings, lots of coffee, wonderful conversation and crocheted for many hours. This truly was one of the most theraputic relaxing days I have ever spent. It is so wonderful to be at a point in life where the simple pleasures mean the most! Quality time together is definetely at the top of our bucket list!!!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Busy Creating

I have been really busy getting my kids back in school, end of summer trips and appointments. I finally had time today to ship 3 orders and list 7 new items. It feels like such an accomplishment when I list something new! I received a big order this week for 30 flower pens. I will be shopping for pretty flowers tomorrow, oh so fun!!! Now that my kids are back in school, I am looking forward to creating for the holidays. I had a wonderful craft show up in L.A. last year, I sold over 100 personalized ornaments. I am hoping that these go well on Etsy especially with free personalization. I just listed my first Thanksgiving item and a snowman pot holder. My business page on facebook now has 37 fans and it is now linked to twitter. I joined the handmadehighway this past week and also did some research on tagging my items.