My daughter was soooooo excited yesterday! It was FINALLY warm enuff to get in the pool--you can 'see' her underwater LOL
These are pics from us putting it up last year....
Posted by Melissa at 9:14 AM
Well, my newly introduced line of professional quality promotional items has really taken off! Those are just a FEW images of completed items, there are more in the works and some not yet pictured!
What started out as a little shop consisting of just Etsy Shop Banners/Avatars and some little paper thank you note cards has rapidly grown into much, much more...both in inventory and quality!
As of now, I offer Car Magnets, Business Cards (matte AND glossy!), vinyl craftshow banners, rack cards, t-shirts, product cards such as for hair accessories and jewelry, price tags, hanging tags, labels, window clings and probably even a few more items I'm forgetting at the moment LOL.
I am now also offering Tote Bags-of which I yet to have a 'completed item' picture of...but will hopefully soon! They are going to be terrific! They come in 2 sizes (100% cotton canvas) of Small and Deluxe, and the Deluxe size also comes in a two-tone option if you'd like! (black handles and bottom) I really can't wait to make my first one so that I can have pictures to show....so excited!
If you may be interested in details, please click on the above image to visit my shop-you can contact me there :-)
Since first beginning this line 4-29, I've now completed/shipped over 35 custom item orders and I LOVE it. I really enjoy working so closely with so many great Etsians and getting to know them...and I totally love the designing process. With Soooo many different shops and soooo many different personal styles between them, I really get to stretch my creative muscles---I've even used some I forgot I had! LOL
I whole-heartedly want to thank each and every person who has trusted me to help them grow and enhance their business and presentation. In doing so, you have helped me to grow and enhance my own little business as well. I am truly flattered to have a part in helping to make your dreams/visions/wishes of making your shops/talents/crafts stand out among the rest come to life :-D And I hope to continue to have that honor as you grow even bigger!
Posted by Melissa at 9:07 AM
During the past week or so, while promoting my new line of Promotional Products, I've spent a GREAT deal of time on the computer. Making new connections on Etsy, networking, taking orders, answering questions, designing items and layouts, emailing my printer....WHEW! It's a LOT of work!
And whereas I'm loving every minute of it...with it being very time consuming...my husband does not.
He seems to think that I should establish actual "Business Hours of Operation" and when quitting time comes....QUIT for the day. LOL
I keep trying to tell him that it doesn't quite work that way! Especially when you're a one-man-show and your success/failure rides solely on YOU!
Plus, I'm always home unless running to the Post Office. So it's not like I'm NOT here to talk to him, fix dinner, keep the house clean...and if we have plans or want to do something, I'm always present.
Funny how when the nice weather rolls in and HE gets busy with HIS Home Business of Excavation/Hauling. He doesn't seem to see the problem with spending every second of his waking day working both his day job AND running his own business-never being home, not here for dinner, always on the phone, giving quotes, taking jobs...run-run-run!
Hmmm.....Wonder what he would tell ME if I suggested HE instate
"Actual Hours of Business Operation"??
Posted by Melissa at 6:55 AM
I LOVE this picture I took from my back yard last year. I actually sold a print of it out of my TheWoodyNook shop!
We have a little patch of woods there and this tree always seems so 'magical' to me with all the ivy growing up the trunk.....
And here's a little discovery hubby and I made the other day. We'd cleaned out a closet and removed one of the little shelving units we had in there. Not really knowing what to do with it at the time, we just popped it outside on the deck and well..kinda forgot about it actually!
No worries...somebody found a use for it.
Take a gander at our "Fine Feather High Rise" LOL
Wonder what would be acceptable to ask for rent?
This one has some squatters!! LOL
Posted by Melissa at 7:54 AM