Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Rustle of the Stage Curtain...

9:34 pm PST update: I'm live!

My Etsy shop officially opens tomorrow, and I still have a lot of work to do today to get ready for it. Unofficially, it opens sometime tonight (Pacific Standard Time), as I take it out of "Vacation Mode" to create listings for my dolls. If you are at all interested in ways to help that don't require you to spend money, here they are:

1. Open an Etsy account. You'll need a credit card on file, and they may put on a 1.00 USD temporary charge, but then they'll take it off again.

2. Once you open an Etsy account, you can use the "Add to Favorites" function. Add stories to favorites, add items to favorites-- enough of these "hearts" can alert the Etsy team that a seller is worth looking at, and then they put items on their front page.

3. Cheer me on. Times are hard for many people, and it's challenging enough to find the funds for basic necessities. I have tried to price my dolls so that I get a somewhat fair wage and yet make them obtainable for people.

I promise you that this blog is not going to turn into an advertising vehicle for my store. I'd like to have one feature per week, but it'll be more along the lines of "Look what I've made!" Each of my listings ends with, "I care about each doll that I sew, and hope that you will find a doll in the shop that you feel is yours."

Here is a sneak peak of what (or rather, who!) is showing up in the shop tomorrow:

Many thanks,


tanita davis said...

Oh, Farida, you put so much work into these little treasures! The little flowers are adorable.

You will ROCK this. Check out this place for more options on where to show your wares. (Wendi Gratz has her stuff here.)

jama said...

I already have an Etsy account, and am so excited to add your shop/wares to my favorites!

Good luck, and I'll help spread the word! :)

Saints and Spinners said...

Tanita: Thanks so much! I hope you understand that my relative blog commment silence has meant that I was using my hands to stitch instead of type. I'm glad to know about Indie Fixx, too.

Jama: I appreciate that. Thank you. I suppose I should start getting some synonymns for thank you. Hmmm... "Much gratitude"? I'll work on it.

Schelle said...

Yayy - I shall start publicising you where (and when) I can! (At the moment I am under Yeti's orders to spend most of my 'computer time' sleeping, until I kick this flu...)

GraceAnne LadyHawk said...

I will try not to buy everything at once. I love Etsy, and do as much of my shopping there as possible.

Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

I'm Sesame on etsy and will favorite you there the first chance I get.