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Monday, January 30, 2012

Here comes Peter Cottontail!!

Last week I blogged about making rabbits and I thought I might post some pictures today of all the bunnies I have been working on. Past and Present.



Bunnies of all shapes and sizes.


These I worked up this week!

These are wooden bunnies that I cut out and paint.  Oh and the cute little ducks too!


And this is one of the many from this pattern that were made last year and still in inventory.

So, as you all can see I am in Easter mode for the moment.  But then artists and crafters have to stay slightly ahead, in order to have time to make all this stuff.
Anyways, hope your day is bunnylicious!

Blessings to all!
~Pat~

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Its Bunny Time and Business Tips for me!

I know that for a crafter I am sorely behind already this new year.  I'm up to my neck in bunnies of different sizes and shapes and I think maybe it should be time to start Americana for 4th of July.

Yesterday, I took some time to research marketing for HHD and the effort is proving to be worth the time.  I am learning a lot. I realize that advertising doesn't have to be expensive.  In fact, it can be free in a lot of ways that I haven't utilized yet.  I think I shall start using some of the tips learned.

1. Business cards- lots of them and leave them everywhere you can. At restaurants with a tip, on a restroom sink, on the desk at receptionist window, with payment at a checkout counter.  Anywhere!

2. Signage on your car.  Window decals, magnetic signs, or bumper stickers.  These are not that expensive.

3.  Banners at shows.  People can read these from outside your booth and who knows what a person might remember.

4. T-shirts, bags, and keychains with your business logo.  Wear the shirts to shows and carry your name on your purse.  It could get the name out there.

I'm still learning, but I know that I can put these ideas to work right away.  As artisans and crafters we find it hard to brag on our own work, but maybe a little boasting is just plain good for business.
I am going to do this and with God's help have the best year yet!!

Blessings to all
~Pat~

Friday, January 20, 2012

We have had such a warm winter so far.  No snow and temps above normal.  I'm liking that!
This week I am getting a little work done.  Since Christmas, I haven't done that much.  I really need some motivation right now.  Looking ahead, I know I need to be working on spring scheduling of shows and sales, but the drive just isn't there yet.  Hope I can get with it soon.  This is not good!

I did get a couple of makeup pouches listed on Etsy this week.  These are so cute and I think that they will be good sellers.  A brown plaid pleated pouch here.
A floral one!

This one is brown leather.

And a blue plaid!

If you are interested in purchasing one of these bags, email your choice and I will get it to you.  The price is $7.00 plus $3.00 shipping.

I certainly hope that everyone is having a blessed January.

Blessings,
Pat