November 21, 2008

The Owl's Den- I'm LIVE!

I found out this morning that my 1,000 Markets shop was accepted and
is now Live in their system. WAHOO!
I only have 5 things in my shop so far. I'll try to consistently add more to this shop, plus Etsy too. I am so happy with how my shop turned out. Thanks to the Very Talented ThompsonDesigns, who made my little owl banner. I just love this website as a whole and I hope that it proves a lucrative decision. I hope that you'll have time to check out my new shop. Here's the link http://www.1000markets.com/shops/theowlsden

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In other news, I am going to try to work on a few things this weekend. Possibly some magazine submissions, and also I've decided to donate a set of jewelry again this year for the Annual Christmas party silent auction that we have at the Museum. Then on Sunday Joe and I are headed home to my momma's with the big ol' cargo van (yes, we just bought a big ugly white cargo van that now sits proudly in my driveway)
We are bringing her the day bed that currently resides in my bead room. YAY MORE ROOM IN THE BEAD ROOM! I plan on adding another table and moving my light box to that and possibly I'll have a little packing area too. Awesome!
We are also picking up the cedar chest that was my Grandmothers. Come to find out, Grandpa BUILT the cedar chest himself, for my Grandma. And He thought it only right, to give it to the oldest Grandchild!! :) aww! AND I guess the cedar chest also comes complete with my Grandma's wedding dress!!

Another reason we are headed home is so that I can collect some of the handmade Aprons that my momma is making. I have agreed to open an Etsy shop (or possibly a 1,000 Markets shop!) and to manage this shop that will sell her aprons. I have spent a lot of time trying to talk her into this and I hope that I can do a nice job in trying to sell them for her. She really could use a little extra money these days and she's a whiz at the sewing thing. Me? Not so much.

At first we talked about doing zippered purses but mom didn't like the whole zipper thing. So she came up with aprons. I don't know how hot Aprons are these days, but I know there is A LOT of people selling them on Etsy. And I figured with the right kind of material, you could really create a cute apron that would make a great gift. I just ordered mom some Amy Butler fabric - this and this...so she could play around. So be on the lookout for that happening soon...and I hope my customers will send a little love my momma's way and maybe buy one or two! :)

Have a good weekend!







11 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new shop! Now I will have to get signed up for Amazon payments :-) I can't wait to see your mother's aprons. I rarely cook but love aprons.

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  2. Awesome _ Congratulations!
    Wishing you much success (not that you need it). You'll be selling those aprons like hot-cakes too I'm sure.

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  3. Congratulations on your new shop, you are a wealth of information.

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  4. I'll be looking for your mom's aprons! Good luck on your new shop.

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  5. Lorelei! I love, love, love your new banner. It's fantastic! Renee designed the one I have in my shop as well. She's great to work with. Best of luck in your new venture.

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  6. Love your new shop! I also love aprons and wear them quite a bit when cooking, so I'm anxious to see your mom's work.
    Have a great weekend!

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  7. Congratulations on your new shop! It looks wonderful.

    Patricia

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  8. Thank you ladies! I appreciate your well wishes. I've already made one sale in my new shop!! YAY!

    I am so thankful of my bloggy support system!

    L.

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  9. Congrats on your new shop and first sale! I love your new banner there!...good luck in your new endeavor.

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  10. Lorelei,
    I am so excited for you! I still read your blog everyday or nearly that. It's the only one I check in with regularly. The 'Wish' necklace you posted Thursday is awesome, love,love,love it!!! And the bracelet 'Recovered', love it too.. perfection! Really, I mean it. The cargo van sounds like a good move for you! :)
    I'm excited for your mom as well. I love fabric, esp batiks. Aprons sound cool, what about tote bags instead of zippered bags. I love tote bags, can't have enough of them. They are so functional in my opinion. take care

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  11. Hi LiisaAnn-
    That's a great idea! I'll mention it to her tomorrow. She might go for that.
    Thank you for the nice words about my recent pieces. I just listed the collaboration pieces in the 1000 Markets shop. I would love to see them sell.

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