Friday, September 20, 2013

Handmade by Carolyn...

So I mentioned last time that I planned to do a one day sale in November...

It got cancelled.  Some politics between the organizer and the community association.  Oh, well.  Like I said, I rarely do well at them (but there's always the hope!!).  I found out yesterday morning, and yesterday afternoon got a text from a friend suffering from ear infections (yes, two) saying thanks again for the magic bag because it's really helping and she doesn't know how anyone lives without one.  That was nice to get just when I was bummed about selling my stuff.  A reminder that they are a great product, and that there are other outlets for selling them.

The first ones I ever made.

And then today!  Today I got an order from Ambassador Coffee for a bunch of coffee cozies to sell in their newly renovated boutique shop out east.  Very cool.  I'm glad there are places that are interested in selling locally handmade goods. 

I'm pretty sure they make your coffee taste better.

I'm checking out Etsy as a place to host my shop.  Do any of you sell on Etsy or buy stuff through there?  I have bought a few things and quite like it.  The idea of people finding me when they want what I have to offer is a big pull, rather than me trying to find places to sell.  Just thinking it through at this point.  I'll let you know when I'm ready to launch.

5 comments:

Nicole said...

My friend sells her stuff off etsy. She used to do craft fairs every year when our kids were younger. Check out her blog at harbourbreezehome. I think she just started selling on etsy this year.

Carolyn Ward said...

Thanks, Nicole! I'll check her out!

deb ash said...

I was showing my coffee cozy to the owner at Roca House on Rochdale and asked if he would consider selling them in his store. He said YES and said that you should talk to him about it.

Carolyn Ward said...

Oh, Deb, that's awesome! I actually just drafted up a letter to them, but wanted to wait until I knew what was happening with Ambassador. I will go chat with Kenny for sure!

deb ash said...

Kenny is gone actually. It was the new owner I was speaking to. I should have asked his name.

But tell him '2/3caramel crunch-1/3 dark roast' sent you lol