Saturday, December 18, 2010

Been a bit ......

Didn't realize how long it had been since I was on here. Have been making some new tic tac toe games and a few other items the past few months. Started to make accessories in some great colors. Love using multi colored yarn. Makes for some great pattern designs. Hope that in the new year I'll get on here more. Have a second laptop at home now and don't have to share with hubby for computer time.

Hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Best Seller?

Do I have a best seller in my shop? Yes, it it my tic-tac-toe games. I made the first one because I have this list of items that I want to make. And one of them was a tic-tac-toe game. Not that I have anyone to play the game with, just wanted to make it because it was "cute".

This one was made using 7-mesh canvas and 4-ply yarn for the game board and 10-mesh canvas and embroidery floss for the game pieces. I made an small box for storage of the game pieces. I received a request to make a second one , only with different colors. So that was the start of a new line in my Etsy shop.

Little did I know that by Christmas time, every game set that I made would be sold. They are not lasting long as listing in my shop. I went from making the small butterflies and blooms set to other theme sets.

I made set with the following themes (some of them twice):
Standard Set - X's and O's in contrast colors
Anchors Away - life preservers and anchors
Christmas Sweets - Peppermints and Candy Canes
Valentine's Day - Hearts and Kisses (X's)
St Patrick's Day - Shamrocks and Gold
Easter - Bunnies and Eggs
For Spring - Baseballs and Bats

My biggest problem has been what to use for storage of the game pieces and/or set. I started making small boxes for the game pieces, which were OK but I knew I wanted something better. Then I made bags for the whole game set with a small box for the pieces. Those were OK also, but not what I really wanted. Then I made the game board into a storage box. That was great but time consuming to make. So now I'm at the point of seeing which one will sell best - bags or boxes. Which one would you want - the bags or the box?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The move is over

Well the move it over and done with. So glad, now I can get settled into a routine and enjoy being in the Houston area. Now if the weather would just warm up. Tried of below freezing temps. Any way ...
Have a new craft room, so I try and get photos to post later on. Everything is unpacked and has a new home. It has taken me a bit to get back into my crafts, but I'm ready to get at them. I hope to be able to get here each week and update. But don't hold me to it.