Saturday, October 30, 2010

ok so my grandmother has shingle's

Well this was unexpected. She hadn't been feeling good  for a couple of day's it was as if  she was having flu like symptoms but no fever and then my mom called  and said I believe granny has shingles. She has  some blisters  that have developed.  So  I went over and I swear some were so big you could see the swelling through her pants, and then when I saw her thigh it was so red and blister  looked as if she had scalded herself which I knew she had not.  So off to the er to find out what was going on.  It is shingle's  the doc said.  So now  she is home  Thank God for that, on meds  and resting and of course the meds are making her sick to her stomach.  I have never seen shingles before but once you do  you won't forget it  that's for sure.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Twitter Tree Thursday

Welcome to the Twitter Tree!
Instructions:
Here is a list of three items (clickable links) that I would like for you to tweet for me.
You tweet one or all of them.

You post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for me to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below
I will post what I tweeted for you.

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. Afterall, we all have our online shops to make money.

The Twitter Tree will be hosted by a different shop each business day.



Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/
Tuesday: http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/
Friday: http://seo-web-pro.blogspot.com/



Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day. We will promote this way until mid-December and then take a one month break.


Need your photo's collaged


http://tinyurl.com/34lmkzy


Super long hot pink knitted scarf with


http://tinyurl.com/3ydnn7j
Green canvas shoulderbag@Bonanza


http://tinyurl.com/267qpx3

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Etsy Wednesday

So after being on Etsy for 3 years now, what is the secret to getting sales.  I don't have an answer to that. Most of us are in the forums a lot  making ourselves known  but we are however making ourselves know  to other crafters  and sellers who want the same thing  that we do  to Sell.  I myself  have tried so many differant things like I make my own buttons,  do photography work  and can make and design some pretty cool banners  and avatars.  What can we do to really grab attention to our items. Apparently sales  dosen't work to great, and the free shipping was a flop as well.  I am thinking not enough people are seeing our work. Some how  there has to be a way  to get it out there without  haveing to almost give our items away just to get a sale.  And when I figure it all out I will let you know  but if you already know  then please share

Todays Twitter Tree is hosted by
http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ArtFire Tuesday

So  last month ArtFire was offering a great special. 5.95 a month for your shop.  No listing fees just a flat 5.95 a month.  Your shop once you are a preminum seller  has all kinds of goodies, like for example  you can export  your Etsy items  there with just a few clicks of a button  making listing really easy.  Now  the thing is no sales  and  not just my shop.  How to get the views, well  there are several of us posting our links on twitter  to get the views, but no sales.  Have we gotton spoiled  by  the Etsy?  I mean  the forums  there are user friendly  and I know I have met a lot of  super nice sellers there that have since  became friends.  Even with all its bells  and whistles how  can  we get noticed  and get  some sells  on ArtFire  and well Etsy  as far as that goes.  How  do we reach  the non crafter  that loves handmade  but dosen't know  how  to make them?  I would like to know  what comes beyond  blogging, twitter, facebook,  and flickr.

Todays  Twitter Tree  is  http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bonanza Monday


Selling on three differant sites can get confusing at times. So I have decided to do a blog promo on all the sites. Today it's Bonanza. You can list a lot of differant items there and it's basically free. You set the price. It is a cool site for getting rid of some things you no longer need and there is even a chat window where you can chat with people that are visiting your shop. I like selling my pocketbooks that I don't carry any more and have sucessfully sold a couple. Check out this cool handbag I have there and who knows you might just want to list something there too
Don't forget about the Monday twitter tree at christiecottageblogspot

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Twitter Time

Welcome to the Twitter Tree!

Instructions:
Here is a list of three items (clickable links) that I would like for you to tweet for me.
You tweet one or all of them.

Travelon hands free shoulderbag
http://tinyurl.com/2w9xdcl


Scarlet red into sage green embossed polymer clay button

http://tinyurl.com/2uz3g9b

Pretty pink knitted with the knitting board neck warmer or decorative collar
http://tinyurl.com/35gal9p


You post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for me to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below
I will post what I tweeted for you.


By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of views and hopefully land some sales. Afterall, we all have our online shops to make money.


The Twitter Tree will be hosted by a different shop each business day.



Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/

Tuesday: http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/

Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/

Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/

Friday: http://seo-web-pro.blogspot.com/



Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day. We will promote this way until mid-December and then take a one month break.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Twitter Tree Thursday




Welcome to the Twitter Tree!



Instructions:


Here is a list of three items (clickable links) that I would like for you to tweet for me.

1996 Cabbage Patch OlympiKids on Ebay
http://tinyurl.com/2dfnhmd


polymer clay embossed button in black blue and silver
http://www.etsy.com/listing/42687496/polymer-clay-embossed-button-in-black

Fun and colorful crochet ladies beret hat
http://www.etsy.com/listing/58262960/fun-and-colorful-crochet-ladies-beret

You tweet one or all of them.


You post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for me to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below


I will post what I tweeted for you.


By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. Afterall, we all have our online shops to make money


The Twitter Tree will be hosted by a different shop each business day.

Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/
Tuesday: http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/
Friday: http://seo-web-pro.blogspot.com/

Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day. We will promote this way until mid-December and then take a one month break.

Monday, October 11, 2010

my knitting board





I love my little knitting board, It makes a double sided fabric so no blocking is needed, add some granny squares and one of my polymer clay buttons and you have a unique and fun neck warmer.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Twitter Tree time




My friend Jacki of christiecottage.etsy.com came up with an idea to help promote our shops. Most of us have several shops, Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet or where ever. So here is the place to start promoting and to get tweeted


Instructions

Here is a list of three twitter ready items that I would like for you to tweet for me

you can tweet 1 or all 3 of them

Post the items you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you. Then post in a comment what you would like twitted

(clickable links that are twitter ready) from any of your on line shops that you want twitted.

(no mature items please) Please include a description as well as a link


This will be hosted by a differant shop each business day








My twitter http://twitter.com/crochet18purple


I posted my links in the comment

Tie it in a bow scarf


This is probally one of my favorite scarves I have made. It is so long over 100 inches that you can wrap it around several times or tie it in a bow. Tomorrow will start my Twitter Thursday which means your items that you post will be twitted and you twitter back. That way we all get lot's of great views on our items. There are 5 of us doing this and the one who got it all started was christiecottage.etsy.com. Her blog link will be in here tomorrow as well as the other 3