I am on a mission to get my inventory up on Etsy. I have been a busy bee crocheting. I am not overly happy with my photography skills though. I am starting to realize that to be siccessful I have to do more than make thd items available. I am getting in touch with my inner marketer. So now I am studying how to take better pictures and
give a better description. I have been studying successful pages and online catalogs for better ways to describe my items. If anyone else sells on Etsy please share your story.
I just completed a beautiful shawl pattern. This is a paid pattern by Tsvetomira Ruskova for Avarus. The pattern name is The Harika Cowl Vest. It was a quick work up and it only took a day and a half to finish. I modified mine by adding a row of single crochet around the edges to give it a cleaner edge. Without the single crochet edge it still had a fairly smooth look. I would definitely recommend this pattern to my fellow crocheters and I look forward to working this pattern up again. I plan to add this cute accessory to my Etsy page soon.
Now I will spend money on patterns; however, I love, love, love the free pattern options on this website. I have found some beautiful patterns and most come with some type of Youtube tutorial. If you haven’t been there go check it out!!
I have been struggling with not buying yarn. My yarn store frequently has great sales and I simply can’t resist. I already have more yarn then I can use in my lifetime (which is still not enough to me). I have considered quitting my job and making this my full-time business. However, when I discuss this with my partners; mortgage company, electric bill, car payment, car insurance, etc. they say I have to keep my good government job. I work on my eclectic blanket to use up yarn scraps just to make it seem like I am putting a dent in my yarn collection. Pretty soon I am going to need a storage unit to hold my yarn. I am currently working through patterns in my pattern collection books. I am hoping to organize my finished products for sale on Etsy by the end of next month (pray for me). I have recently lost interest in taking special orders and really just want to focus on working on patterns that interest me. I know this is a phase and hope that once I get my Etsy store stocked up, I will get back in the swing.
My eclectic blanket in progress.
I am currently finishing up my WIPS. I completed a beautiful baby dress and now I am working on booties to match it. I can’t wait to list them on my Etsy page. I have been able to pist an item each day this week so far (yay me). I researched some successful Etsy crochet stores and realized each has a lot of items for sale. Meanwhile my site was looking like it was on vacation. I truly don’t want to work flea markets this winter so I pray that posting more on my site will be the Jumpstart my site needs. I am revamping my dedication to my crochet business and I am confident this will boost sales on my site. If anyone has some keys to success please don’t hesitate share. GODSPEED
I had my crochet schedule all set. Then life happens!!! 😦 I haven’t been doing my 20 hours week, at all. I have made it a point to make a conscious effort to get back on track. I went through some of my older projects to make sure that I can post a project a day on my Etsy website. I plan to use the scheduled post feature on Facebook to ensure I post at optimal times. I am currently working on a bathing suit cover up and hats for my winter flea markets. I won’t be selling any winter items until the end of August or early September. I have been trying to pay attention to how I market and this appears to be best in selling. I will keep you posted on my progress.
Watch “Crochet Bikini Top |Part1||Lina Suon” on YouTube
OK, so I was looking for a cute summer top to make for my summer crochet line. I found this video on YouTube, and I couldn’t get it to look like the one in the picture. I consider myself a crochet expert but the instructions on the video just didn’t work for me. This is a two part video and I found my top going left on part two. The video has a lot of likes and it appears that others have been able to create a top that they are satisfied with. That was not the case for me. I am sharing the video and hope my fellow crocheters find it helpful. I haven’t decided if I am going to take another stab at it yet but if anyone does please let me know how it turns out for you. I think maybe I work better with written patterns. Godspeed!