Thursday, February 16, 2012

Old Loves On Etsy

  When I first started selling on Etsy I didn't know that the name you used to register was going to be your permanent shop name... so for over a year my shop was called "crugut777" :p Not very attractive is it??
During that time frame you could not change the name of your shop under any circumstances and because I was building feedback and my reputation I was hesitant to open a new shop. But after more than a year with such an ugly name I took the plunge and moved to my new "Crocheted In Love" shop. The complete transition took a few months and I am happy to say I have been fully moved for quite some time and my new feedback almost matches my original feedback.
  In the meantime two things were happening on Etsy: One was they had changed some rules and now you are allowed to change the name of your shop (just one time though) and second, I had begun adding many Vintage items to my crochet shop. Well it dawned on me that it would be much better in so many ways to move my Vintage items to their own shop where I could categorize them properly and feature the items so much better.
  So a couple of weeks ago I went back to my original stagnant little shop and renamed it "Old Loves" and have begun adding my Vintage listings (new ones and expired ones). I am very happy with the new categories, look and feel of it! The listings are growing weekly as I am adding to the shop. 
  I hope you will take a moment and check out the new shop and also be sure to check out the large number of  Vintage listings still on Crocheted In Love during this transition.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Busy Busy Busy

   With the Holidays having flown by at the usual breakneck speed and Valentine's Day rapidly approaching I have found my days filled with implementing ideas that have been in my head...trying to make them a reality. This often (always) proves harder and much more time consuming than I think it will be. 
I am trying anyway ;)
   So far I am pleased with my attempts. What have I done? Well I have posted my second original pattern for sale on Etsy - this is HUGE for me! The pattern is for Miniature Baby Shower Favors and includes patterns for both a sweater and booties. The pattern is super cute and fairly easy. 
   I have also made another original - Octopus Hat- and it is currently for sale. The best part (for me anyway) is that I will be offering the pattern for this hat for sale very soon as well! The hat is simply adorable and can be made in sizes from newborn to adult.
  Three other projects are all in various stages of completion but are temporarily on the back burner while I complete a good sized order for a special little boy! 
 Hope you are all busy with creative things as well- even if it is only in your head for now!
Some pics of my newest items: