Monday, April 30, 2012

In the Pink High Tea

I've been a little nervous about my fundraising this year for the 3 day. It can be hard to fit in the fundraising, training and work. But, I think I've come up with a unique event. It will be similar to a wine tasting, but accessible to all ages.

I'm going to be hosting 'In The Pink' High Tea. For a $20 ticket you get to partcipate in a High Tea. There will be a choice of  tea, sandwiches, scones and desserts.

The event will be held after Mother's day, but can be given as a Mother's Day gift.

I'll keep you posted on how it goes. Have a great week.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunny Easter Sunday

It's been a great weekend, the sun came out and so did the people.

The weather has been so cold and wet that it's been hard to get much done outdoors. I was able to go on a long walk yesterday and then work in the yard along with everyone else in my neighborhood.

Today is Easter and my sister's birthday which means I get to spend the afternoon with my family, can't wait. I love getting together at my parents with my brothers and sisters and our spouses. Even though we are older now, married and most have grand kids, it feels like when we were kids. We'll sit around and eat, talk about food ( our favorite topic) and laugh.

I hope your day is everything you want it to be.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Blog Rewind

I can't believe it's been almost a year since I posted anything on my blog. I'm starting over. Not because I think I'm suddenly more interesting or witty, but because I just want to get down my thoughts.

When I find great craft site, Etsy shop, recipe etc I'll post it here. Please share your favorite finds and I'll post those too.

That's all for today. Have a great Friday.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

It's a computer free day, almost.

I was reading The Hot Glue Hangover blog yesterday about getting away from the computer and it has inspired me to get back to my over due 'to do' list.

Before Etsy I used to have a clean house, read and walk more. Since Etsy came in to my life I am obessed with checking my sales, emails, team forums, twitter, facebook etc.

So, I'm not going to be on my computer the rest of the day. I've already cleared off my desk and bulletin board.  In the process I found a fun picture of my friend that passed away last year and the map of Canada from our trip to the Olympics. I'll let you know what else I get done.

Wish me luck.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Offering Discounts

It happened again. A customer contacted me and wants to order 30-40 of one of my items. Most of my items are between $2.50 and $4.00, not very expensive.

The customer would like to know what kind of discount I can offer for this larger order. I'm offering what I think is a very reasonable 25% off, plus free shipping.

I never hear from the customer again. What am I doing wrong? I don't want to lose another sale, so it is tempting to offer a 50% discount next time, but why should I be out so much money for my products.

Has anyone else had this experience, how do you handle requests for discounts?

Monday, May 30, 2011

Incorporating Fads or Trends in design

Recently I was thinking about adding a new line of buttons with fun little sayings on my Etsy shop, HappyDogButtons. This one is popular right now,  'Keep Calm and ...'. There are many variations and they are alot of fun, but I hesitate. Another line would be the Twilight series.

Do I incorporate a new design or line of items because they are popular? How much of that item do I make? You want to have enough product that someone will find something they like, but at the same time I don't want to end of with a large quanity that I have to end of selling at clearance.

How do you handle this? Do you only make what you love or try to incorporate the latest trend?

Leave me your ideas or take my poll on my facebook page, HappyDogButtons.