Thursday, January 25, 2007

Open For Business!


Well, dear friends, I have opened an Etsy shop. I have played around with the idea for awhile now, but just really never had the guts to do it. Last night I finally got my act together and listed a whopping three items. I sure know how to go big, don't I? I am adding more things today and will be throughout the week. I'm counting on all of you dears to check it out for me, tell me what you think and if I should change anything. Will you do that for me? Oh thanks! I knew you would!


The shop is called Lily Claire Designs, I would have gone for Little Lovelies, but when I was researching web site domain names (because eventually I hope to have a full site all to meself!) the search engines were coming up with...er...undesirable pages for "Little Lovelies" if you know what I mean...So, I'm keeping the blog LL, but Lily Claire Designs for the shop. You know. Because that's not confusing at all.


In between the excitement of opening the shop, my mom and I took a jaunt to the Antique Mall in my neighborhood. A whopping three miles from me are about a dozen junk and antique shops. I have lived here for nearly three years and haven't been there since I was in high school.


Oh MY.


The fun that is to be had in those shops are unimaginable. As if Etsy and its wares weren't enough to make me part with my money faster than I could say "that is SO CUTE!", now I need to be tempted with the dishes and clothes and toys and fabric and jewlery and cards and photos to be had in these shops. I went in there expecting to spend, oh, $10 on vintage cards and photos and ended up spending $30 in this:

Seriously, how could I not buy the highchair when it came with such a cutie? Peanut was so proud to be in that chair, which is obvious by the grin onher face. Priceless. Of course Monkey Boy wasn't to be left out so we had to put him in it and take his picture also, but I won't bore you with the gory details. There have been alot of gratuitus kid pics around here lately, but the projects I have been working on don't photograph well as WIP. I am making a purse out of denim and, well, the pics are boring, frankly! And we can't have that, now can we?

10 comments:

amanda bel said...

Horray for you! The shop looks great, I'm so glad you did it! (I really like your banner, very cute.) I also would love to have my own website too. We will get there someday, right? I wish you the best of luck with everything, I know you will do very well! And I LOVE that picture of your amazing find at the antique mall, it's just beautiful (and the highchair ain't bad either!)

little lovelies said...

Thank you dear! And my find was pretty rare, huh?

Amy Elise Designs said...

Hello, My name is Amy I came across your blog on Teresa's Christmas In Progress blog which I am joining up to craft too! I am an Etsyer and have had an absolute blast and have met so many great people since starting! Good luck to you! I am excited to see your Christmas crafts!

Roxanne said...

Congrats Claire! I just checked out your shop and it looks great! I love the descriptions you have for each item. It really shows how much love you put into your creations. Good luck with it!

Photo Birth Announcements said...

congrats on the shop! it looks great!

Heidi said...

Congratulations on your new Etsy shop! How fun! I have been considering selling on Etsy too! (I do use eBay, but I see Etsy is only for handcrafted items?) Your items are great! I might just have a suggestion, maybe add dimensions, like the hearts, what size are they? {I love them!} Oh, and that little cute model in the red high chair is precious!

little lovelies said...

thanks for all your encouragemnt guys! I am going to add dimensions I couldn't find my tape measure! ;)

beki said...

Love that high chair! What a great find.
COngrats on opening the shop - best of luck to you!!!

Emma's Closet said...

You shop looks wonderful so far. Maybe you will inspire me to get mine completely open this weekend!

I am totally jealous of all the neat stores you live so close to. Kind of glad I do not have that temptation beckoning me out of my house to spend lots on money on though.

carolyn said...

Congratulations, I see you have a sale already. Your Etsy shop looks lovely and you have great text, my favourites are the button hearts. Best of luck.
Oh just one thing if you do intend to have a website one day I would get the domain name purchased asap
just in case someone else has already bought it when you are ready to start up.