Thursday, October 29, 2009

New necklace

October 29, 2009

Just entered a new necklace to my etsy shop. It is spectacular, if I may say so myself. It is black and perfect for the Holiday Season. It is made with Czech crystals (over 2600 of them) and it is worn like a bib. It is definitely a "must see", so check into my shop and tell me what you think

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

October 28, 2009

I am doing whatever I can to increase traffic to my Etsy shop. One thought is to sign up with Constant Contact an e-mail marketing service. Has anyone tried them? would you recommend such a service? they have a 30 day trial service and I think I am going to try them, unless anyone knows why I should not.

Next month I am having weekend sales. Check my shop to see which is best for you.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Friends and Family fun

October 26, 2009

What a week it has been!!! First, we had a visit from a very good old friend. We have known each other for 35 years but don't see each other often, sometimes 10 years go by without any contact but when we do connect, it is always like yesterday. We don't experience this with many friends, but some are very unique.

Then I was off to Pa to visit my daughter and her family. I went especially to watch my grandaughter Nana participate in "Gepetto and Son" a delightful musical. She sang, she danced and had a great time and made us all very proud. This weekend, instead of beading I did a lot of knitting trying to make some progress on the poncho I am making for Nana, only knitting does not agree with my fingers as well as beading does.

Now that I am back I have to catch up with etsy and all my work with it.(Nana is on the left)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

blog missing

October 19, 2009

I am missing my October 16 blog, if anyone has seen it, please return to my blog site. What do you suppose happens when things disappear from your computer, where do they go? I don't see things floating around, do you think they become invisible?

Enough silliness. Etsy is like going to school, so many new things to learn in order to increase your traffic. Am I going to do it for the Holidays? who knows, but I am trying

Thursday, October 15, 2009

making progress

November 15, 2009

Two nights ago I attended Timothy Adam's webminar on line. This young man is a genius in marketing and very successful at Etsy, so now he tries to help other Etsy sellers to be as successful as he is. Some time ago I signed up for his 5 day seminar on the same topic but now his webminar is more detailed and his encouragment is priceless.

Based on his first seminar and his advice I signed for Facebook and Blogger. The success of these two is questionable in my mind, but I keep at it. The other night he gave information on how to use the Twitter and how to get "followers" which was the main reason I had not signed up for it yet. So now I have another thing to tackle. Hopefully, after a while I will have enough followers to make a difference in my shop

Friday, October 9, 2009

President Obama

October 9, 2009

Today is a great day for America!! Barack Obama won the most prestigious award, the Nobel Peace Prize. Glad that a noble man is rewarded for the way he leads his life and his efforts to make the world a better place for all.

I was not able to get to my etsy shop for three days. I wrote for advice and was told that it must be my computer, then today etsy admitted that others had the same problem and they were working to repair it. And, sure enough they did by mid-day. Now I am able to catch up on all the work I should have done three days ago.

Today and tomorrow we have the Artissimo Show, a show of prominent local artists displaying their work at Stark State College. The $3.00 admission charge funds a scholarship for a High School Senior who plans to study Art.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009


October 3, 2009

Fall has come to the Midwest, the leaves have changed to their magnificent colors, the temperatures have dropped to the 50s and 60s and the skies are grey. Occasional rain pounds on the windows, we'll have to put the pontoon away for the winter, and the fun and games on the lake will have to wait until next Spring.

It is almost time to start thinking of the Holidays, etsy tells us that the Holiday Season is going to be busy and we have to prepare our shops for the rush. I don't have anything specific for the Holidays but I can make more formal things that can be worn in the evening. If only I had started preparing for it in the summer ! Next year I'll know better.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


October 1, 2009

I wonder how everyone is doing with their etsy shop. I think that etsy is doing a lot to help sellers, if only I can keep up with all their advice and suggestions. I wondered what one has to do to be on the front page so I read about it. It seems to me it is easier to get hit by a train than try to be in the front page

I spend so much time on the computer trying etsy's suggestions that I am worried I may not be ready for the Christmas Season. I still have many new items I want to make and not enough time to make them, however, worrying does not do me any good, hard work does, so I better get going.....