Thursday, June 23, 2016

It's Been A Long Time ....



Meet my family.the reason I do my handmade business along with my interest in all things creative.
They have been a great support to me in this handmade journey through the world of Etsy and the many other avenues I get to share my love for handmade gifts and home décor.
When I began I was making shirts,bows and tutu's but my love for handmade gifts and décor started about a year later and continued to grow.


I really love making things from wood and stone.

 In 2012,a few items I created went viral on Pinterest.

I was receiving 40 plus orders a day
I could not believe it.
I did not know what was going on.
Customers were sending me messages congratulating me.
That week I received almost 200 orders.
Most Etsy shop owners might have taken the opportunity to grow but I chose not to.
I am not sure if it was out of fear or exhaustion at the time.I was working from the time I woke up till the time I went to bed.


I now choose to control it more by putting my shop in vacation mode .
So this particular block was keeping me really busy.....while I was a just little bummed so many began to copy the layout and design.....


I decided rather than letting it get me down,I would copy myself and make other styles and prices to give my customers more to choose from in my shop.So if you wonder why I have not been here, I have been busy making things.




You can find my shop at http://www.designsbysyds.etsy.com  and if you find it in vacation mode,you can also find my items at  http://www.facebook.com/peace2udesignsbysyds  .
One more place you can find my items at is in Waco at Spice Village just down a few blocks  from The Silos / Magnolia Market close to the river.
I love being at Spice Village ,I also hope to open a space closer to Fort Worth  since I live in Burleson.
I love to help fellow Etsians and Artists so if you ever having any questions about what you can do to help your handmade business,just send me a message.I would love to hear from you.

10 comments:

  1. Yes, Stephanie, I do remember you. I remember when you made a "handmade" sign for Father;s Day. I think that was when you were swamped. I've taken your advice and am trying to learn how to use pinterest to advance sales for my shop. Keep sharing with the CAST team the ins and outs of pinterest promotion. I'm sure it would greatly benefit all of us. Or, perhaps, do a blog about it.

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  2. I was so happy to open your blog and discover a little about you. Words are so powerful and you've chosen those to inspire love for God and family.

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  3. Hi Stephanie, Love your little signs and enjoyed catchning up on your blog! Popped over via CAST team.
    I have found Pinterest is becoming more and more important in helping people find my shop. I wish I knew more about how to harness its potential. Marketing and promotion is my weakness for sure!

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    1. I have seen quite a few pins about how to use Pinterest for your business on Pinterest itself,I am still figuring it all out.

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  4. I'm back again, in July. I love your shop and I believe you'll get those tabs all worked out. I'm trying to learn how to do it too. I'd like to have sections for recipes, tutorials, talking about my shop, etc. Haven't figured it out yet, but I will (too).

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  6. How nice you have venue outside of Etsy to sell your items. Nice getting to know a little more about you!

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    1. Thank you Lorrie for stopping by.I do enjoy having my own little space to work on outside of Etsy,it is really enjoyable.

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