Thursday, January 13, 2011

Friday Eve! (As my daughter Erika says)

It has been a very busy week.  I have been busy learning how to use Etsy.   And in less than a week, I sold 10 Bloomies!  I have been running around trying to find boxes that were the best size, and then figuring out the best and cheapest way to ship.  I discovered I undercut myself on the first couple boxes I sent out, but now I think I have that figured out.  I am preparing to take some into a couple shops this weekend.  So I have spent a good deal of the week on all of that. 
I have searched for the right shade of yellow/gold to do some.  I had some wool and made one up, but can't list this until I find fabric to make more.  But I love the color.  I wear a lot of this color, so will be keeping this one.
I got more yarn to make another cowl in cream.  And I have been having fun making crochet flowers.  If we stay home this weekend, I will be spending much of it in my sewing room working on more stuff for Etsy.
Speaking of the weekend, our son Drew is playing again this Saturday night at Zito's Bar & Grill in Tustin.  If you are around, come on out for some live music.
My daughter Gennifer told me about these wonderful bath salts that she heard about from a blogging friend.  She buys them at Walmart, but I was in Target today and looked to see if they had it, and they did.
I couldn't wait to take a nice long hot bath tonight. 
 If you like baths, you need to go find this bag of soaking goodness!!!  The smell is so wonderful!!

Just thinking about that relaxing bath has me yawning and falling asleep right here in my floral wing chair.
Night Night. See you tomorrow.

26 comments:

Holly said...

Kris, I'm so glad that things are going well for you on Etsy! I've been afraid to try it because of the shipping but I may just do that. Heading out of town for an anniversary weekend, catch up with you after that. Have a great weekend!

Liz said...

Hi Kris,
I am so glad things are going well with Etsy! I bet it's fun to have a shop. Your Bloomies are so pretty, you are doing a great job! Congrats! =)

Have a wonderful weekend! XOXO ~Liz

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That is w0onderful Kris. I love Dr. teals, I have never used that scent though, oh I love it. Enjoy, and congrats again on the Etsy!

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Congrats on the Etsy success! Something tells me you are going to be very busy this new year!! HUGS!!

Debbie said...

Oh Kris I am soo happy it is going so well with Etsy...How exciting. And a few shops too? WOO HOO...I LOVE those cowls too...Have a wonderful week-end.

Erika Grover said...

Love it Mom! So proud of your Etsy shop!! You're going to to great with it!!

Friday Eve woot woot...annnnd today is Friday a bigger woot woot!
XO

The Garden Bell said...

WOW...you have your own Etsy. Now, you can help me in a while. I've been thinking about opening a little one for my yarn for a while. Great job.

I'm going to Wallie World today in fact. We are out of washer fluid for the car windows. This looks even more fun to shop for.

Perfect cold weekend for a bath. But, then I've been know to soak in the middle of the summer after a long day in the garden.

Weekend wishes,
Kate

Lauri said...

Holy cow! Your ETSY shop is really taking off. Congratulations.

Genn said...

Glad that you found those salts at Target!! They make me happy.

Congrats on all of your bloomie sales!! 10! Wow that is really great. I bet it's just gonna take off. You better learn to make em faster and faster!! :) I love that yellow too!

~Niki~ said...

wow~congrats on the quick sales! took me forever it seems to sell 1 item!

Tressa Mae said...

Love the Yellow Bloomie Kris! Let me know when you have another one in that color!

Katie said...

I love those clear boxes you are sending the bloomies in to the local customers, what a fun way to receive such a beautiful goody! You and Your Mom have the same handwriting, it's so pretty!
I buy epsom salt by the truckload it seems, going to go look for that brand!
Happy Weekend, Good Luck to Drew!

Queen of...Whatever said...

OMG>....Your Bloomie biz is bloomin. Next thing ya know your gonna have a distribution plant, and be on Oprahs favorites..(FYI...I don't like Oprah,but her list is good)

Linda said...

That is SO awesome, Kris! So glad you are having fun with it! I am going to have to try those bath salts!

Pam said...

Yeah for you! I think the packages look so pretty.

I love, love, love those bath salts.

Kristi said...

I knew they'd be popular! So excited for you!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your Bloomies are so pretty, Kris! Good luck with your Etsy shop! I'm adding it to my favorite Etsy stores link so I can order some when I need gifts.

I need those epsom salts ..tired and achy..yes ..lol!

Judi A. said...

Have lots to share with you and hopefully in the next week or two I'll have time to send you an email, maybe even with some pictures. :-) Meanwhile, tho't of this for you and perhaps you would want to make some and add to your etsy shop along with the other beauties. Go to www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/
default.aspx and scroll down to the very bottom of the first page: "To Brighten Your Day: A Free Knitted Rosette Pattern" posted on 12/20/2010 Haven't tried any myself, so you can tell me if it's hard or easy. Enjoy your weekend. :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

PS LOve yoir pretty Valentine banner!

Mrs. G said...

I checked out your Etsy shop online.. So cute! Congrats on already selling 10.. I love taking baths, I'll have to look for those bath salts.. Hope you have a great weekend in your sewing room :)

Neicee said...

Hey girlie! Thanks for stoping by! I love your roses? My sister and I have been starting an etsy also!

Clara said...

Good for you Kris! You are going to be a very busy gal by the looks of things. Congrats!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Congrats Kris on your Etsy store. The flowers are tooo cute. And I love that cowl/shawl thing you make. sooooo cute.
I have to tell you, you have two sweet daughters. Always so complimentary of their mom. I think that is awesome!!! Sweet girls.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Kris, Congrats on a successful Etsy store!!! Adorable packaging :D

Dawnie said...

Hi, I'm Neicce sister! Love your blog! So excited for you and your new shop. Love your roses! Denise, our mother and I just opened one on etsy also. I'll make your store one of my favorites. We can share ideas! All the best with it!
Dawn

annielizabeth said...

Yeah, congrats on your excellent statistics! Glad you didn't melt in our heat we're having. I've never been to Glen Ivy but I've been wsnting too. Have a great week and stay cool!