I forgot how hard it can be to open an Etsy shop. All the work that goes into something on the front end, which nobody ever sees. It’s especially difficult when you’re still honing your craft. I know some people advise crafters to perfect your craft first – before offering anything for sale. But I … [Read more…]
I love those junky, raggedy rag dolls in the Junker Jane style. When the Fantastic Art Dolls group on swap-bot hosted a Junker Jane inspired doll swap – I was all in! I played around with all the vintage fabrics in my stash and some free motion embroidery. I liked how these 2 turned out. … [Read more…]
I need to show-off the 6 new soaps I added to the Ballyhoo Bath lineup. Some are limited Edition Holiday Soaps, and some are for the regular lineup all year if they prove to be popular. (My soap lineup is continually morphing) I’m really pleased with 5 of the 6 new soaps. Sack of coal … [Read more…]
I’m sharing some good news today. Ballyhoo Bath got it’s first wholesale account at a retail store this week. It’s a very exciting step for my little bitty business! The shop is in Kenosha, WI (where I live) and it’s called A Piece of Mine. It’s a really cute shop with vintage and handmade products, … [Read more…]
Sometime I detour. Because it’s really about the journey and not the destination. This week I played with dolls made of paper & fabric.
THAT will be the new name of my bath & body biz. Ballyhoo. Nope, this is not an April Fools joke. Nice timing on the naming announcement, don’t you think?
After months of preparations, my new bath and body business was finally launched this past weekend. Now I finally have some time to sit down and blog. It has been a whirlwind of activity around here.
In my last post, I promised I wouldn’t blog again until I could talk about sewing. And then an entire month went by with no posting. I’ve been so distracted I haven’t even visited my friends blogs that much. Sorry. Oh sure, I’ve been sewing orders for customers. But nothing new and exciting to report. … [Read more…]
Are you selling your clothing, quilts, scarves and other textile items illegally? The National Textile Association put out a reminder on FTC label requirements for country of origin, and I thought it would be useful to summarize it. Even if you think this doesn’t apply to you – you should know it anyway.
Whether you have an Etsy shop or dream of having one someday, perhaps you should check out Gary’s fine jewelry and Stuff on Etsy to see how things should (or shouldn’t) be done. He gets the most points for originality on Etsy, that’s fer sure. He seems pretty touchy about his images so I won’t … [Read more…]