Thursday, March 22, 2012

What I'm Working On: Custom Orders

I started out my Etsy shop with a small stock of things that I enjoy making.  Recently I have expanded into taking custom orders, both for variations of items already in my shop and for completely new items.  Here's a little peek of what I have going on this week.

My LeapPad cases are hugely popular and my most requested custom order.  I have several fabrics to choose from, but customers keep gravitating toward the awesome robots.  I also have a big demand for cosmetics bags, and have started making them as custom orders because I haven't had time to make new ones for the shop!

A couple local shops have shown interest in selling my accessories.  Just a couple of weeks after I put some of my sparrow wallets on consignment at one of them, it got word that it had to close.  I did sell a couple of things there in that short time, though!  

This is my largest project right now...a wholesale order for one of my favorite shops in town.  When these beauties are finished they will only be available for purchase at the shop.  I'll give the details when it is complete!

I've also been working on my gift for the Covert Robin exchange.  I'll be writing a guest blog post for the recipient's blog, but I can't give away more than a sneak peek until the recipient has received her gift!  I'll also be getting something fabulous from another blogger and am anxiously checking my mail daily for its arrival.

Another of my hobbies is photography.  I am by no means a professional!  One of my friends taught me how to photograph the Northern Lights a couple weeks back.  Here's one of my favorite shots!