Monday, 23 April 2012

I'm still here

Hi all. It's been a very long time since I last blogged. March 4th. How did time fly by so fast? Well, I hope you are all doing well and didn't totaly forget about me. I'm still here, just didn't find energy for blogging or simply didn't find anything worth writing about. I was busy working on marketing. Etsy, facebook and lately twitter and pinterest.

My Etsy shop has been up and running quite some time now, but unfortunately so far no sales. That is so frustrating. It's realy hard to stand out from this huge crowd of shops. I begin to question myself is it worth it? Do I even belog there?

I'm not a fan of facebook and I don't have a personal account, but I made a bussines page for my bags. That was a compromise I had to take. I can see now it was a good decision. It doesn't take a lot of effort to post and I have a feeling I reach more people that way, at least comparing to blog. If you haven't yet liked my page, you are very welcome to do so.

My latest addition to social media is twitter and pinterest. I'm not sure what to do with twitter yet, but pinterest seems interesting. I mean, how often do you see something interesting and want to remember where you've seen it? To me it happens all the time. I used to save images or print them and then forgot where I've saved them. Now I can just pin everything I like. All the cute things, ideas for home, recipes etc. Too bad I haven't used pinterest before.

And sewing? Well, I finally got my new tags - now in three dimensions. At the back of the photo you can also see my washi tape collection. I love washi tape.


I continue to use genuine leather, but for now just for handles. I would need better, stronger sewing machine for anything else.




I totaly fell in love with frame purses. Here's just some of them. They're so popular, I'll be making more of them.







I wanted to use wooden handles and here's what I made.




The black one is still in progress. I just have to sew around the handles, but then the sewing machine went on strike. Again. Nice. Just what I need. It seems I won't be sewing for some time now. I NEED NEW SEWING MACHINE! I almost made my mind about the model, but it's a bit pricey - the last time I checked it was 640€. I don't have that kind of money at the moment.


Have a nice week!

12 comments:

  1. Hang in there and keep doing what you are doing! Love your bags!
    Astrid

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/AnAstridEndeavor

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    1. Thank you Astrid :) Like your shop on Etsy!

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  2. Oooh, you have been busy, all looking fab. Sorry about the machine being on strike though, is it unrepairable, or would it just be cost prohibitive?

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    1. Thanx Katy. The machine is repairable all right, but I'm tired of repairing it every two or three months.

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  3. I can't see why you haven't sold anything, your shop is nice and your products are cute. It does take a lot of promoting though--getting your shop name out there! Get your name out there everywhere that you can! Good luck!

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  5. Cute tags! I love the blue striped purse.
    Hang in there on Etsy - you never know when sales will take off.

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  6. Lepo te je spet malo brati. Verjamem, da postaneš res kar zafrustriran, ko se res trudiš, ampak ni nekega učinka. Tudi sama večkrat padem v ta občutek in se probam na hitro zbezat iz tega. Upajmo in verjamimo, da bo boljše. Je pa res težko izstopit pri vsej ponudbi. Pinterest pa jaz itak obožujem in vmes sem bila že čisto odvisna, zdaj pa sem se spet malo distancirala :) Lepe stvair si naredila.

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    1. Vladuška, hvala. Vidim, da se tudi v tvoji Etsy trgovinici nič ne dogaja. Morda bi morala ponuditi voščilnice, ker delaš res magične.

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  7. Leather green one is beautiful and black with wooden handels too...about sewing leather, it is quite difficult and sewing machines...well..I usued to sew by hand. No time now.
    Keep on your work is beautiful and you will reach to people, you must keep on.
    Animo.
    And thanks for your words.

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