Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Show and Tell- and Ask

I shared some photos of my Christmas ornaments early in December. By the time it was close to Christmas, I got busy and forgot to show you some of the special Santas I make. I make tree ornaments, but the ones below are small statues that someone could put on a mantle or coffee table. Years ago, when I did craft shows all winter, I discovered that some folks don't put up Christmas Trees, but still like to decorate. I sold all but one of the ones I made back then, and the remaining one has a horse on it, so D3 has decided it's hers.
That was the "Tell".

Here's the "Show".
North Pole Piggies

Chicken Loving Santa
(The egg basket below sits on the stand next to him.)


Fishing Santa
(He isn't leaning. I managed to do some strange effect with my camera.)

Here's the "Ask".
I'd love to get some feedback from those of you who have Etsy shops. I've always enjoyed looking on Etsy, and some family members have purchased wonderful things there. I think my crafts fit into that Indie style and I was wondering what you think. If anyone wants to email me with experiences or impressions because you don't want to say it in comments or it's too long, then please email me (see contact info).

I remember many a year when I had to get up while it was still dark, to spend all day standing at a craft show. It seems that things like Etsy would be a great way to have a business without all the driving.

Thoughts, please. I appreciate your ideas, even if you don't have an Etsy store

16 comments:

  1. I don't know what style catagory they would fit in on Etsy but I do know that they are pretty cute! I mean, what could be better than Santa holding farm animals?

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  2. I love the Santas and think they would sell pretty quickly. I know nothing about Etsy though.

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  3. I think you would fit right in on etsy. Probably in the holiday section. I do have an etsy shop and love it. It's like having the table at the craft show all the time and not having to man it :D

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  4. I think they would do fabulously. They are unique and whimsical - I love them!!

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  5. I don't know anything about Etsy, but you have made me curious. We are about to be packing up our house and moving to the country; if you are still making these over this next year, I'll probably order a set. I absolutely LOVE these!!! I collect Santas, but these Farm-Style Santas are the most adorable Christmas decorations I've seen in a long time!!!!!

    Lana

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  6. Your Santas are fabulous and I think they would be great sellers. A unique style and they have a lot of character. Go for it! I'd suggest that you also include some none holiday figures as well...people can start collecting!!!!

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  7. they're great!! I think they'd do well on Etsy. I've opened an account but have yet to set something up.

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  8. These are wonderful!! I just started an Etsy shop in the last couple of months. It was slow at first. But, I bought a few showcases for about $7 a whack. I just made my 2nd sale...and let's just say, there's no lack of yarn for sale on Etsy. I just kept seeing it happen and putting a little bit of money into the shop. Really, all I spent was about $12 a month. Your Santas are very unique...I think you'll see sales very soon.
    Hugs,
    Courtney

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  9. Go for it, Patrice! Your creations are VERY beautiful and original!

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  10. I have a couple of friends that have Etsy shops and they say they are doing ok with them - not making lots of money but some.

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  11. Just read the other comments and I agree with Lori above - how about a Leprechaun for St. Patrick's day, maybe a bunny for Easter, and Uncle Sam for the 4th of July, witches, pilgrams - I think I could go on and on!

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  12. Those are adorable! WANT! I don't know anything about the Etsy shop, but I think these would sell quickly!

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  13. Cute!!! When I was younger, I used to be such a sucker for knick knacks. I have lost my "knack" for the "knicks" these days.... but I do admire others' decorations. :D

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  14. Your Santas are so cute but sorry, I know nothing about selling online. I'm sure that a lot of bloggers will be able to help you. Good luck with this. JB

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  15. The only thing I've heard about the Etsy shops is that it takes some time to get them going- so start now! They also send out helpful emails full of hints. But, best to listen to those who actually have a shop!

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