03 July 2009

Eeek! I can't believe I just did it.

I just started an Etsy shop - my very own - and listed that adorable skirt from my last post. Am I a nerd for being so nervous?

So, we'll see what happens. I got such lovely, supportive feedback this week from y'all about the skirt I made for Beatrice, so I figured I'd take the leap and see if anyone really wants to buy one. If nothing else, making things like this is such a nice, therapeutic outlet for me. I would be honored to get to send a few of you custom Ragamuffin skirts through this little venture. (yes, that's what I decided to call them. ahem.)

If you aren't familiar with Etsy, let me explain a few things about how it works.

For custom items like this (yes, every skirt will be made to order), the best way to get things rolling is to go to my shop, click on the skirt, and then at the bottom you can click "contact the seller". In the message box that opens up, you can tell me what size you want the skirt to be (a waist/hip measurement would be ideal) and then I can contact you with current fabric choices for the waistband and hem. Once we get all of that squared away, I will create a "custom listing" for you with all of the details we discussed. You can go to that listing and click to purchase. It's that easy!

Okay, now I'm really excited! I'd love to hear feedback from y'all about what you think about the shop, etc. Do you think it's a fair price? (I really researched similar custom skirts on Etsy and did my best to list accordingly).

And, who knows, if this goes well, maybe I'll start making custom rag rugs!!


14 comments:

4cunninghams said...

I'm totally going to buy one, but gotta wait for our next paycheck. I think it'd make a cute birthday present for Kylee!!

Camdon's Momma said...

They are adorable and I would totally buy one, however I have a son and I dont think it would look as precious on him as it would a little girl.

Denise said...

I always wanted to sell some of the things that I have made but I'm always afraid no one will like them as much as I do. Good luck I hope you sell a bunch of them!

Lisa said...

If I had a little girl I would definitly buy one! They are so adorable!!! But I will pass on this info to my other girl friends who do have daughters :) Blessings to your new venture!

Heather said...

oh my goodness, i've been setting up a shop today too, and i'm as nervous as you are. no, you're not a nerd! :)

Melissa said...

I think thats a great idea! I like to make doggie coats, maybe I'll get one too

Journeying Five said...

great idea, the skirt is so precious! i might just buy one!

Sheryl said...

beautiful!! makes me wish that my daughter was 3 and not 13!! you've done a wonderful job and i think the price is great.

~sheryl

FieryCanuck77 said...

*squeal* Oh goodness, that is such a cutesy skirt!!! I NEED it for my (big) little girl!!!
I came across your blog by way of MckMama and Bring the Rain and love reading about you & your family. I'll be keeping an eye on your etsy shop now too...
blessings and best of luck with this new venture,
Lori-Anne
BC Canada

PS> do you ship outside USA?

Raechel said...

Lori-Anne - Yes, I ship everywhere. Why not! I am actually working on making the necessary changes so that this can be a grown-up skirt too. (I know I want one!) I'll be sure to let everyone know when I add that option to my shop!

Jami said...

I would totally buy a rug if you listed it!!!!!!!! I loved loved loved yours but don't have the time, or skills, to make one myself!!!!

christopher and sarah said...

I would totally buy one for myself if you did adult sizes!!

Robin said...

It's a wonderful idea and I so hope that you will one day sell your darling rugs! I would totally buy one in a heartbeat...put me first on your future waiting list! :) Hope that you had a wonderful 4th of July!

Holly Johnston said...

If I had a little girl I would love to buy one! They are adorable! I also thought about the challenge of trying to make one! By the way was setting your shop up on etsy easy? I had just talked to my husband about selling some items I am making on etsy and was trying to explain it to him! Just curious!