Friday, June 27, 2008


It seems that I've built up some momentum. List, renew, sell, renew, sell, renew, sell, renew...
I have enough orders to fill that I'm trying VERY HARD not to get confused and send people the wrong order. That is one of my biggest fears. Having to explain, apologize and coordinate so that everyone gets what they ordered in the end would make me nuts. And more overwhelmed that I already am now.

If I could just quit my day job...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tea, Anyone?

Who could resist decorating their toilet when these are around? And at only $10, why not?

They can be found at flush, please:

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Decorating With Etsy

I have been amassing a collection of art from Etsy, knowing I would be settling into a house for quite a while. My husband promises this was the last move until the retirement home.
Anyway, I shall be showcasing my Etsy treasures as they are spread throughout the house. Here is the first batch from my living room, which I hope to paint a calming shade of blue.

Blue bird print on second shelf was bought from Silverymoonart:

The faces on her birds are so sweet...

The city print was bought here:

Standing On The Edge...

wondering what to do next...

I've had several wholesale inquiries lately. Once people find out my wholesale terms, they never come back. I'm thinkin' my retail prices are too low to offer wholesale at this time.

Should I raise my retail prices?

Not bother to offer wholesale?

Find ways to decrease costs on my products?

I feel that I could, maybe, possibly, have a viable business if I get this thing figured out. I hope to do so within a year. I currently have an hour commute to work. I would like to be able to work part-time closer to home and work more on Carolina Cottage.

That's the plan. I can see success down in the valley.

Friday, June 6, 2008

New At The Cottage

Ok. Not really new, just a new combination of 2 of my best-selling products. The tray is the same length as my other small trays, but it's deeper. Will make a great gift, eh?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

We're In...

Had closing last Wednesday, moved everything on Thursday. Been unpacking ever since. I'm tired and sore. I am getting too old for this stuff...
Love the neighborhood and the house. All the houses have front porches and the area is meant to look like a traditional town. Just ridiculously pretty. Hope to have pics soon.