It might seem early to be prepping for fall craft sales, but that's exactly what I've been doing...and honestly I fear that there isn't enough time! That big pile up there...I made that over the past weekend...plus a few more things that I made after I took the picture. I'm having a lot of fun doing it, and its all I can think about when I'm not doing it...so that's good so far! To amuse myself, and because I was watching Pretty In Pink for the 600th time, I have renamed my color lines. The neons are now Voids and the pastels are Richies.
I've been spending a bit of time working on coming up with a new ear warmer headband pattern. I've just been a bit tired of the ones I've been using and wanted to come up with something that was my own. I came up with this great ridged chevron pattern, but ultimately it was just too time consuming to really do in bulk. It also felt a little harsh, almost bony to me...which wasn't quite the feeling I was going for. Instead I've opted for a fan/ shell pattern that I've not yet taken a photo of. You can kind of see it in the foreground of the the photo at the top of the post. Speaking of photos, that's a skill I'm very much lacking. It is my goal this year to have good looking, uniform photos for all of my things on Etsy (and this poor little blog as well). I've read a million "how to get good photos" tutorials, and it likely comes down to: I need a better camera. If anyone wants to lend some advice in any way shape or form to the cause I would welcome it with open ears! Or if you have skills and want to trade shots for scarves...lets talk!
Finally, it occurred to me last year that once people take the price tags off of my work, they no longer really remember where they got it, or who they got it from, and I've been working out ways to tag my items. I've been holding onto some printable iron on transfer paper for awhile and thought if I could make my logo small enough I could iron it on to some twill tape and Eureka! Tags! I also bought a 1"x1" logo stamp and some ink made for use on fabrics so I may try that as an option, but I like how the iron ons turned out. What do you think?
Its going to be a fiddly extra step on every item, but I think in the end it will be worth it if people can look at the tag and send other customers my way, or even buy from me again!
I make a lot of stuff...I pretty much never stop making! Every Thursday I will post here about things I've made. It will be mostly crochet, but not entirely, and where I can I will include tutorials or links to how I figured out how to do things!