Hi! I never really post pics of it because it’s actually not finished yet! ;)
to do a Tumblr giveaway. I wonder what item(s) people would want to win most?
I’m pretty sure she doesn’t!
Hi!! I am so glad you re-ignited your craftiness! Yay!!!! I have not really done much promotion myself aside from what you mentioned. I love reading other people’s blogs, too, so I always remind people that social networking is a two-way street. You should comment on other people’s blogs, join communities, be active, and once you start making true friends with fellow crafters, mutual promotion comes quite naturally and easily. It’s also a good idea to maintain an emailing list, for fans who might not be all over the social networks. A lot of craft/DIY/fashion blogs now offer advertising spaces that you might want to look into. I have never tried this yet, but i have sometimes found new shops or blogs by clicking on these ads. Mostly I think that if you know how to brand yourself, and people start to associate your shop name with a certain wonderful unique product, word of mouth can help a lot. If you make cool, unique stuff, people are going to want to blog about it anyway! :) Hope that helps a little bit! I don’t have a magical answer! :P Oh! Yeah! Also think of large craft fairs like Renegade or Bazaar Bizarre as opportunities for shop promotion. Oh, another thing. Wear your own product. Sometimes we forget, but you can be your own best bill board! Make your friends wear it, too, and give them your business cards just in case someone asks them where they got their cool new accessory!
I have a pile of stuff I want to get rid of, but I didn’t know if the closet was actually something people wanted to raid!! But if you are interested, I’ll try to get photos of everything soon :) Thank you!
Oh my gosh! I don’t think we saved any paint chips from painting the house. I’m sorry :(. I just picked colors at Home Depot! Just go for a nice, warm, yolky, yellow :)
A lot of time goes into the design of each item, not to mention, actual time hand-making everything. And sometimes I spend over $20 just in materials for one scarf. Some people shop Betsey Johnson, and some people shop Target. There’s cute stuff at both places, but there’s a difference in quality. I don’t think DIY designers who hand-make their work should ever undervalue their work. But I also understand that not everyone can afford my handmade prices or want to pay those prices, so that is the very reason why I’ve been developing my mass-produced line, Yummy You, where the pricing will be much lower for slightly different versions of my signature designs. We are re-launching Yummy You this holiday season, and I’m really excited about that!
oh p.s. someone on Twitter reminded me that you can also buy my book and learn how to make everything yourself for a mere $14.99.
I shy away from beads on scarves since they might be scratchy against the neck, but I don’t know what cupcake project you are working on! Regardless, I think it’s ok to glue them as long as you are careful with glue: enough glue to hold the bead on, but not too much so that it’s gloopy and messy everywhere. I use a permanent and washable fabric glue for the pom poms on my scarves. Hope that helps! :)