Monday, February 22, 2016

Now Open

Come one, Come ALL!

I am happy to announce my new Etsy store, "OwlTellYouSew" is now OPEN! 
I am super excited to share with all of you what I have been working on.

This has been a very long time coming, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome (sew far). It has been all around exciting and super hectic at the same time. I recently started writing this blog in October, and trying to learn more about social media, advertising, followers, etc...It has been a challenge to say the least. After many long is now!

I would like to encourage all of those whooooo are reading to submit any feedback! I am still learning, and would appreciate any and all forms of advice. I have a game plan going forward, but I am going to need the support from friends and family! Wanna know how you can help?


1. Blogger Attention

My blog is fairly new, and sometimes I wonder if its worth it? Whoooo Cares? But then I remember how much I love to make and create things! I am seriously obsessed. By having this blog, allows me to share my creative spirit, and show those whoooo might not care, that its fun and easy! I have been inspired by many of those who have been doing the same thing for a long-ass time. What keeps them going? These people are amazing artists, mothers, quilters, athletes, foodies, wine-drinkers, whatever it is...they are really good at what they do. That being said...Do what you LOVE!

It would be my honor to be mentioned in some of these bloggers posts! They have a huge, loyal following and can keep their followers coming back for more. Wow. Below are a few links to my all-time favorite bloggers! Whoooooo knows, you might find something you like?

A Bee in My Bonnet 
VintageGrey Handmade

2. Local Shops

The minute I launched my Etsy store, I thought items would be flying off the shelves! Haha, was I wrong! You need to put in the long hours, hard work, and personal face-to-face time and effort. As a business entrepreneur, I know how important it is to actually see, touch, hold, and try on these items. You don't always get what you want, or get what you see necessarily? It is difficult to express the LOVE in handmade items through pictures. It just isn't the same. Kinda like dating sites? Which brings me to my next goal. Providing local shops with my baby clothing. I have noticed that more pop-up stores are coming to my area that are encouraging handcrafted goods and homemade items from locals to sell. Yaaas! I can't wait. For the next few months, all of the crochet baby rompers will be sold locally. That seems like a dream come true...

3. Craft Shows & Farmers Markets

Has anyone ever tried to sell an item at a craft show or farmers market? I have heard great things about this, but never had any interest. Until now! 

How much does a booth cost? 
What are people looking for?
Does it have to be food? 
What should I expect? 

I went to the infamous "Eastern Market" for the first time recently and was completely thrown off by how many people and things were there. The entire place is crawling with local artists, farmers, food trucks, flowers, and sew much more! I actually spent all day looking for a cookie jar, and finally found the most adorable apple jar hiding in the corner on the very top shelf. Since it was my birthday I was able to talk them down and get a great deal. I think being able to meet people that have the same ideas and goals in mind would be very inspiring and motivating. I love people, and could talk to a wall if I had too! 

This has been such a learning experience for me. I really enjoy the challenge and can't wait to see what comes of all of this? I am definitely going to aspire at meeting these three goals in the next few months. Most importantly, my connection with people. I need all of the support and followers I can get; and with the help of my closest friends, family and community, I will show all of my love in my work.

Thank you for reading, and stick around for more exciting news to come!


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