Friday, December 18, 2009

oh, the holidays...

I LOVE the holidays...all of the shopping, fun music, special time with name it! I am done with all of the custom orders and have now moved on to family gifts. There are probably a lot of things I could be doing to promote my business more during this time, but I want to put my family first, and treat them to some special tissue covers in their favorite colors, little dresses, handknit scarves and hats, a giant blanket for my kids, and aprons of course! I would post pictures but that would spoil the surprise!!

So, HoopDeeDoo is formally taking a rest until January, when there will be new orders to fill and new ideas to implement. A local shop has requested some of my tee dresses for Valentine's Day (!!!), and I have lots of ideas for etsy stuff for next year. I plan to beef up my blogging and take a more aggressive approach to marketing next year, as I am continuing to find my niche. It has been a joy and success thus far. So Merry Christmas, happy crafting, and see you next year!!
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Who knew?

So this has been my official top seller: little tissue packet holders. I got the idea for these from a magazine, but then I tweaked it to make it my own. I added a pocket on the back for hand sanitizer or a lipstick. These are great because they keep your tissues from getting all over your purse. Before I used a tissue cover, after I closed the sticky tab on the tissue packs a few times, it lost its stickiness, and so the tissues would creep out and shred fuzz everywhere. Not anymore!!

I am listing some of these in the shop in groups of 5 - 10, but also can sell them individually, or in larger groups. These are wonderful little gifts for just about any woman you know, but especially for older people. I sold many of these at the craft show to people who were planning to hand them out at the nursing home.
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Friday, December 4, 2009

Updated Shop!

I have updated the shop with some new items, so go check it out!

Sales have been good, mostly custom orders. I have made 9 hats in the last 12 days. I am taking a knitting break today and tomorrow to save my wrists. Remaining custom orders include two more hats and 7 aprons. All of this is due by Dec. 15, but is totally do-able! I have been approached about more custom orders too...It seems everyone wants that stripey stocking cap in the boy colors. I don't even have a picture of it because I can't keep them in stock! Definitely making more of those to have on hand next year!
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