30.8.11

Halloween Bunting and Stepping Into Etsy

It still feels like summer, Fall is not long away and I'm already planning for Halloween.

I have been working hard on my business dreams and today I opened my Etsy shop, Blue Clear Sky Design. Exciting, scary, exciting. So far I have listed a whopping one item. I sewed this 13 1/2 foot (including ends for tying) Halloween bunting with little flags made of fun cotton Hallowe'en themed prints. It is reversible so it looks great from both sides.

Adding more items to my Etsy shop is a goal I am working on, but it is great to have the shop up and running. There is still a lot to learn but I'm feeling more confident each day. 

I go back to work later this week (our kids start back to school next week) so I really wanted to get this part of my business dream started before I did. Finishing up some diy projects is also planned this week. Wishing you a wonderful week!
Edited to add: I still have my etsy shop but it is empty right now. It proved harder than I thought to work full time outside the home and make items for sale. Hopefully I can figure this all out at a later date.

I'm linking with SNS #107 pennants/banners/buntings special at Funky Junk Interiors

16 comments:

  1. That's so cool! Your first project on Etsy...I have yet to even do that...lol...I'm getting involved in Craftville, Inc...a community Pop Up market day...1 weekend each month Sept-Dec...they're opening a shop and me and a friend (among other artists) are supplying the merchandise for it....I'm so excited to try this new adventure for selling my Rag Bags and other sewing projects....Mel's Designs from the Cabin...Mel

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  2. I've heard it's a lot of work to run an Etsy. BEST of luck on your business endeavor and congrats! :) andrea @ townandprairie

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  3. Good luck, Elizabeth. This bunting is sure adorable! :)

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  4. Hope your Etsy endeavor goes well!! I agree the bunting is really cute!

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  5. Love your bunting. I can see your Etsy store now - filled with the cute cushions you make and small quilts. You go girl!

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  6. Hi Elizabeth,

    Congratulations! Oh,the fun you are going to have!
    How exciting! & Good for you!
    The Halloween Bunting is so sweet!

    All the Best,
    Christine

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  7. I love the bunting Elizabeth. Good luck with the store, I know a talented girl like you will do well! : )

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  8. Good luck Elizabeth. I think bunting is so hot you will do well with it. Easy to mail too....you should do some with indoor/outdoor fabric. They would be great hanging over a pool or in a backyard.

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  9. Congratulations on taking the plunge! I've been toying with the idea in my head for probably a year now. Good luck - I hope it turns out to be everything you're hoping for!

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  10. Congrats on your Etsy shop. I just opened one myself. I work full time too and try to sew in my "spare" time. Best of luck on your new adventure.

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  11. Congrats on your new ventur! I am so happy for you! Angie xo

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  12. I love the idea of a Halloween bunting, yours looks fabulous! Good luck with the Etsy store... I'll be checking it out for sure ;)

    ~Chris

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  13. Congratulations on taking that big step into Etsy. I have been trying for months to get the courage to just do it. The bunting is darn cute, I'm sure it's already gone!

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  14. All the best with your Etsy shop, Elizabeth!

    I love the Halloween bunting.

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  15. Good for you, ELizabeth, no nice to hear that you are working on your dream, don't let anything stop yoU!
    Hugs. Cindy

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  16. You are a brave girl Elizabeth! I don't even know how to start an etsy shop!
    Your little banner is oh so cute for Halloween!
    Have fun with your new venture!
    Hugs.

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