Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fabulous Finds: Pomegranate Fig Laundry Soap

When I get super busy with orders, I tend to buy little things to "sooth" and "pamper" myself. I decided to try some handcrafted laundry soap from Maylee's Garden on Etsy about a month ago and have been addicted every since! Everything she says about her soap is true.

Because of allergies, I have had to buy fragrance free soap and dryer sheets for the last couple of years. So...needless to say, buying laundry soap with fragrance was a gamble! I have no issues whatsoever with the Pomegranate Fig, Lilac, or Lavender Vanilla. All have the perfect amount of fragrance which lingers days after the linens are washed.

I highly recommend this soap....not only does it do a wonderful job of cleaning your clothes and linens but it is a wonderful little "pamper" if you need it!


Handmade Directory: Jewelry

People love jewelry! Here are some great handmade items to help you get your fix. Find more on Etsy and Artfire!

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Handmade Directory: Handbags/Purses

Ahhh...handbags and major addiction for many people! Here are some great handmade items to help you get your fix. Find more on Etsy and Artfire!

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Handmade Directory: Toys

Here are some fun shops with toys for children and adults! For more handmade toy treasures, go to Etsy and Artfire!

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Handmade Directory: Knitted Items/Yarn/Wool

Check out these handmade knitted items, yarns, and wools. You can find more fantastic handmade items like this on Etsy and Artfire!

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Handmade Directory: Wedding & Special Occasion

Try these great handmade items for your wedding or special occasion! More wedding items available on Etsy and Artfire.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

After the Etsy Feature - What are the Numbers?

While sitting here the other day looking around at the dwindled jar inventory, I thought to myself - "Self - I wonder how many items and jars you sold as a result of the Etsy Artist Feature?"

Of course, I had a large customer base already which helped but here are the numbers sold from November 6, 2009 to December 25, 2009:

Total Items Sold - 1150

Premium 10 oz Jars - 792 (66 cases!!!)
Premium 16 oz Jars - 150 (12.5 cases)
Mayo Jars - 108 (9 cases)
Elite Jars - 49 (12 cases)
Premium 26 oz Jars - 20 (1.75 cases)

*Remainder of items were holiday items, votives, and tea lights.

Whew! No wonder I'm still tired :)


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Fabulous Finds: Wristlet for I-Phones, Cameras by janinekingdesigns

One of my favorite Etsy sellers is JanineKingDesigns. This wonderful shop features high quality handbags, laptop bags, wristlets and more. Last year, I made my first purchase from this shop and was pleasantly surprised by the quality and detail.

These little wristlets are heavily padded and extremely well crafted. They are the perfect size for the little cameras that are so popular and are also a great size for the IPhone or ITouch.

Available in a variety of fabrics, these products are a must have for us technology junkies!