Friday, 31 August 2012

Folksy Friday: Laser Cutting

Hello and welcome to my latest Folksy Friday, featuring handmade items from Folksy which have been laser cut. Although I've never tried it myself, I've always loved the laser cut effect; so simple yet intricate and beautiful.
Check out these gorgeous finds! :)

I hope you've enjoyed this week's Folksy Friday!
Happy Weekend. :)


Saturday, 25 August 2012

Facebook and Treasuries

After being a bit of a slacker, again, I'm back! 

I've nervously published my Facebook page this week, and had a lovely response from friends and family, and a few friends-of-friends! I even got an order from a friend within the first hour or so! Amazing! 
Here's the link:

It's obviously that bit of extra work, and I'm still trying to get into the swing of all this networking and promoting. It's incredibly time consuming, especially if you haven't got a list of stuff to do. 
(Although not a bad way to spend a rainy Saturday; wandering about chatting to people, browsing their shops and reading/commenting on blog and forum posts.)

I also created my first Etsy Treasury, entitled 'Pumpkin Pie'.
Take a peek if you're interested!

Happy Saturday!

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Useful advice for online selling

Hey everyone!
I've been doing lots of research since opening my Folksy and Etsy shops as I’m looking to improve all the time. The things I hear everywhere are:

1) Really good photos.
2) SEO titles, tags, etc.
3) Promotion, in whatever form. Forums, Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Craftjuice, etc.
4) Aim to get at least 50 items in your shop; people may want to buy more than one item to maximise on their postage costs.
5) List/Relist everyday.
6) Customer Service; go above and beyond. Communication, packaging etc.
7) Have new items in your shop, to keep repeat customers coming back.
8) Last, but definitely not least, have good quality, well priced products and present them to your target market.

Hope this is useful! :) I’m working on it all myself and thought I'd share.

Happy Thursday!


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Halloween Greetings Cards

New Halloween Collection update!
Here's my collection of Halloween greetings cards, just listed on my Folksy and Etsy shops. They're perfect for celebrating the holidays, fancy dress party invitations, or any occasion throughout the year.

After finishing them just a little too late for Halloween last year, I'm so excited to finally have them listed! They were the first cards I created for Studio Parlay.
(Plus I love Halloween!!)


Saturday, 14 July 2012

Duck Cards and Etsy

So, after feeling like I'm getting the hang of my Folksy shop, I've decided to start listing on my Etsy store too. I'm really interested to see how they differ, which gets more views, more sales or which I simply prefer using. 
Do you use both? Or some of the other sites available? What do you think of them?
I've also signed up for the new Folksy Plus account, which gives me more of a reason to list, list, list!
Here's my most recent offering, my "Ducks-In-A-Row" card. The design is a reflection of my ambition to one day, be self employed.

Available in A6 and A5.

I'm prepping my ducks as we speak. :)

Happy Saturday.