Monday, January 12, 2009
Loads of Studio Time...
We have been spending loads of time in the studio this past week, the whole family! It's been great, and I've been getting a lot of stuff done....
So after many requests for a Little Houses men's line, I have finally decided that it's time. With the help of my husbands great ideas, we have decided to create some designs together. So far only one item has been made, and one more has been drafted... and it's only day 3! By spring we should have a lot more to show... here is the first hoodie designed by Duncan :) It's called Prince of Thieves and you can find it here
I have also been working hard on getting my spring designs ready before spring is actually here. Now that I have some help, I am managing to get so much more done. I am also in the process of getting my website done.... finally! It will be located here.
So it's been pretty slow this January around the Little Houses shop, I was starting to worry a bit about the whole economy situation and how it might affect my business... until I came across this article:
It was printed in the New York Times a few days before Christmas.....
"On Sept. 29, a day the stock market plunged sharply, Etsy, the leading Web marketplace for handmade goods, had record sales. In November and December, the site has continued to break records. Last month, artists sold $10.8 million of goods on Etsy, up from $4.2 million in November 2007. Some 135,000 people signed up for Etsy memberships and sellers listed 1.1 million new items, both figures more than double the same month last year."
Yay Etsy! It makes me happy that people are finally starting to turn their attention to hand-crafted, one of a kind goods, rather than the mass produced crap that floods our daily lives. I managed to do all of my Christmas shopping on Etsy this year so I'm sure I added to those large numbers!
Anyways... back to the machine for me