Thursday, August 18, 2011

I'm Back! ( And I'll be on Etsy Soon)

Sorry about my unannounced absence dear readers! A very special person was in town last week and the last thing on my mind was my sewing or my blog. Hopefully I will get back to posting soon, though I do have a busy few weeks coming. My fall semester resumes on Tuesday and I am in the process of opening up an Etsy shop to sell vintage items.

So far I have only created my shop, 19something, and hopefully I'll load it up with goodies in the next two weeks or so. I plan on selling all kinds of things from the 20th century, provided that it's vintage of course. I have been digging though my vintage stuff looking for items that I'm willing to part with, as well as hitting the thrift stores to find some items. So far I have about 15 or so vintage patterns in a 40" bust and up which will be listed soon.

Does anyone else run an Etsy shop? If so, any tips?


  1. Very cool! I'm not on Etsy, but I love shopping there. Can't wait to "roam" through your shop! :)

  2. Good luck with Etsy. Be active on the site. For instance, consider commenting on front page treasuries and other treasuries (and create treasuries), join a group, if you find one you are interested in, and post new items at least once a week. There are so many people selling on Etsy, that if you are not regularly active on the site, you may not get noticed. I've had my shop for about 6 months now, and I am still learning, but these are some tips that I think could be useful to you.

  3. I agree with Mushywear to be seen you have to put some time in. Creating treasuries, commenting on treasuries is a great way to get noticed. I find I spend at least 30 minutes to an hour a day actively learning, communicating, and promoting my etsy store. I can't wait to see your goodies!