Kalissa is jumping in hoping to give me the day off after I spent much of one morning this week helping her package her stationery.
“I wanted to give an Etsy shop update! The cross stitch pre-order went AWESOME! I’m so excited and am hoping to get all of these orders out in the next week or so! We are playing a bit of a guessing game with baby #3 coming any day now but rest assured, all orders will ship out before October!
After the “stitch more worry less” design was a huge success on the heather navy v-neck, Mom and I sat down and came up with a quilting version – sew more worry less because I KNOW you all love v-necks!
We are also working on a design for a different audience I haven’t made a shirt for yet, FABRIC COLLECTORS! Mom explained that these people are a whole different kind of audience that need some love I’m trying to think of a catchy phrase, I’ve got the design/graphics down but I’d love some suggestions in the comments…fabric collector? Fabric addict? What do you identify as? What saying would you like to go on a shirt for “fabric collectors”??
These new designs are hopefully still coming out this Fall, maybe late October but will ship out before Black Friday. With baby on the way, I’ll be putting more time into my Etsy shop on maternity leave, I even signed up for a local vendor fair/craft show. I used to attend vendor fairs when I sold antiques with my mom and dad in 2018 but I quickly found it was NOT for me. I decided with a little extra time on my hands on maternity leave, maybe I’d give it another go.
Stationary has been selling like CRAZY! Mom and I did a huge restock, I know I say that all the time but it kept selling out faster than I could keep it in stock after my feature in Quilters World (which I knew was coming)……and my feature in American Patchwork and Quilting (which was a total shock!) I have LOTS of sets of stationery ready to ship.
These make great Christmas gifts. Order early to make sure you get some.
This is all very much a family undertaking. From mom helping package stationery to the boys helping deliver packages to the post office.
I love that they all can be part of it.
I had one very loyal customer (Hey Traci!) purchase only notepads from the stationary set to give away to people who were coming to her quilting retreat in October! I’m always up to arrange something like that, just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be happy to arrange something special for your quilt guild or quilt retreat! Maybe even help customize one of my designs to create a shirt for your group? I’m all ears!
All this to say, I’d love some feedback. What are you guys looking for? More V-necks? Hoodies? Holiday-themed shirts? Long sleeves? Tell me about your dream shirt you’d love to see in my Etsy shop! What’s your favorite color to wear? What color is an absolute NO! Should I reprint a design I’ve already got in the shop? Tell me what you’re looking to buy for your quilter friend or family member for Christmas!
Mom thinks I need a pincushion collector shirt too. Is that something you’d be interested in??
I’m all ears and excited to serve you all who have been so supportive of my business over the past 18 months!”
I really do need a saying to put on the fabric collector T-shirt. Make sure to leave a comment about that!!