I've purchased a Showcase spot on Etsy for tomorrow. I have no idea if it will generate any extra traffic to my store or not but I've been sewing like crazy and making mistakes like crazy for the past 48 hours.
I made a bunch of zippered change purses because they seem to be selling well. Well, out of a batch of 8, 3 ended up in the garbage. Don't ask. It was stupid.
I also made my first totes for little girls. Holy cow are they ever cute!!!! I made little matching change purses to go with them. Here's my first set.
I had SO MUCH TROUBLE photographing the set!!!!!!!!! I'm sick and tired of my standard fence pictures!!!!! BUT...our house is dark. There is very very little natural light and very few places that I can take pictures.
We were having lunch with a friend today who knows a whole lot about photography. I conned him into coming over before lunch to get his opinion. He looked at my photos and looked at my set up and basically said I'm getting the best pictures I can without getting a better camera. He did offer some suggestions (which I have yet to try) to try to get a better photo. The light is gone from that corner of the house so I'll have to continue to experiment another time.
So, armed with my new crappy photos (at least they aren't the fence photos), I went to list the set on Etsy. I had NO IDEA where to put them!! I originally used "purses and totes" as the heading but very quickly changed my mind and added them to the "children's accessories" section. I have no idea where it belongs.
I did make this for my mp3 player to go with my new tote.
I'm super frazzled right now. Photography is hard. So is Etsy. :)