Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
From now on I'm going to do something similar to this each month but make it more structured where I can make them ahead of time! Each month until October (because that's when Christmas orders start coming in) I will have a sale for $5 off 5 animals of a certain type. I'll make the animals ahead of time and usually it'll be ones that can be standardized in color and people will pick their bowtie or head bow color!
Next month I'll be doing Christmas in July with Penguins!! Thought it'd be a cute idea!! Please let me know what you think and what you think I should do for each month like a cute name or idea for an animal!!
This sale this weekend is special because it's any animal and they get to pick the colors but this one won't happen again!!
By the way here is a picture of the sale poster I made on my iPad on Phoster
Sunday, June 9, 2013
And this piece is 20.5 inches from top of the ear to the tip of the toe, 17.5 inches from end to end of the arms outstretched, and 9 inches wide (stomach to tail). The eyes are made of felt and sewn on.
Original designs are $70 and up depending on the character! If you want to get a quote send me an email at email@example.com
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
So I hope this helps or gives you some ideas for your own shop!
By the way I got this incredibly cute stuffed animal chair at a garage sale and I'll show you pictures later because I'm planning on painting it and stenciling the name of the company on it. I need help deciding colors though. Please leave comments for what you think about everything in today's post!
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I've figured out a couple things about my Etsy and am almost able to start it up and write a good blog about it!! Right now here's what I've done. I've bought clear tshirt bags to put the animals in and tie with pretty ribbon and put into boxes for shipping. I bought the bags through ULINE which was good priced and ended up being delivered the next day. I also bought a roll of that brown Kraft paper to use for cushioning in shipping. I've figured out prices, shipping, and pricing per extra item. I've also made a banner!
I've decided I will only put the animals on that I have the pieces created for and that can be standardized (one's that have particular colors that it is known for in) like the giraffe, ladybug, duck, monkey, etc. and make the pieces ahead of time in the normal colors. I will list one of each once I create the pieces for it and the person will pick then whether they want a headbow or bowtie and what color they want it in and then I will attach everything and hopefully get them sent out within the week depending on the orders. I have also crocheted bows in all the colors I have so that people can not only pick their color bow for their animal BUT they can choose the colors I have from there for any custom orders. I will also be taking custom orders and I'm thinking I will say those will take about 3 weeks from order to ship out day depending on orders. But when someone buys from the ones already listed those will be taken off the site until I can make the pieces for it again and once that is done it will be listed back on the Etsy. This way it gives me time and I'm not overloaded with orders and I can send them out quicker.
Well I hope this gave some insight to those of you who are making an Etsy. This is just what I have decided so far and some of them I feel are some good ideas. Leave comments please and let me know if you have suggestions or comments or advice or what you think about the monkey and the Etsy!!
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Finished packing up my stuff and heading back to my hometown tomorrow!!! I'm so exhausted and now I need to finish up the Bumble Bee order and do the Butterfly order. I also got in a crochet order for an original character that someone has been drawing for years! I'm really excited about it and excited about the possibilities of this broadening the business to people who make up their own characters!
Because I can look at a picture and figure out a pattern for it, this is perfect for what I love to do! The Ideas Challenge didn't pan out for me an all but with all the possible orders I got and people coming up to me and asking for my business card, I think it was a success!!
I'll be finishing those three orders and also working on new ones while working on animals for First Friday for next semester. Also as soon as I get home I plan to start setting up my Etsy shop to also get more orders! I've printed out and research a lot so probably in the next week watch for an article about the research I've done on how to set up an Etsy!! I'm very excited and hope all of this helps!!!
I don't have any new projects today so I will post the usual picture!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
But I have an order for a very special animal! It's a custom one that this girl has been drawing since forever!! It's exciting!!!
Other than that now I have to get ready for finals and I just delivered my specialty order for My Little Pony - Pinkie Pie! I'm so proud of how it turned out! Please leave comments about what you think about it! I would love to hear your thoughts!!!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Sorry I haven't posted in a couple days! Things have been crazy with the whole Ideas Challenge and everything! I also found out I was picked (after a long interview process that was really enjoyable) to receive the Raymond Entrepreneur Scholarship :)!!!!! I got it!!!!!!! You have no idea how happy I am!!! I will also be able to see the Raymond's who are also sponsoring the Ideas Challenge on Wednesday at the presentation!
I went to the meeting on Wednesday and now I need to finish my presentation and time it and everything, all while getting ready for finals, and working on the monkey and the Pinkie Pie My Little Pony crochet order!! It is actually turning out really well!! I'm extremely proud of it and look forward to seeing it when I'm done guys!!!
You will probably not hear from me for a couple of days because of everything going on this week!
BUTTTT Something else cool that happened was on Friday Startup Aggieland (a student business incubator that helps Aggies get their ideas off the ground and start businesses (very successful btw)) decided to use my Giraffe picture where it is sporting the Ideas Challenge glasses as their cover photo on their page on facebook!!! If you want to check out their page and like it if you'd like, you can find it underneath my likes on my page at www.facebook.com/InTheLoopSarahJayne and they wrote a real nice comment with it!!! Below I will post the picture they used :)
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Nay: Still super busy :((((( so not a long post
Not going to be a long post because need to do a lot of studying and such but again I will show you a picture!!!
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Sunday, April 21, 2013
Nay: I can't respond to it yet because I have so much work to do!!
I just wanted to post real quick and show you guys a picture of the giraffe I finished!! I'm really happy with how it turned out!!!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Nay: finals coming soon :(
So today's a quick update!!! Delivered the ladybug and giraffe today!! Yay!!! I'll leave you with a picture of the ladybug today :) you will have to wait for the other tomorrow ;)
Cute right?? This is the most asked for animal!! That and the owl and following up is the giraffe so far!!!
Also went to my boyfriend of almost 4 years orchestra concert today and they are amazing especially since A&M has only had an orchestra for five years or so!!!!
Aren't we cute??? And yeah lots of people say we look related but we are not!!! lol
Sorry this was so short it's been a long day!! Make sure you come back tomorrow and I will have a better and longer one!!!
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Friday, April 19, 2013
Nay: I don't think I did well on the test today :(
Before I go into the Ideas Challenge I'll show you a picture of my mom with the bunny! She called dibs on it before I even got halfway through it!! Isn't she pretty!!!! Goes to show you these cute animals aren't just for little kids!!! If you need a Mother's Day present contact me!!! firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Nay: Still sick :(
So, being from Texas I would really appreciate everyone out there keeping the people in West, TX in your thoughts and prayers. Not to mention keeping the people from the Boston explosions in your thoughts and prayers too. I know a lot of people that know of people affected by the explosions in West, TX; people that go to Baylor University that I know. I just wanted to start off this blog with that.
Other than that, I'm still sick and trying to juggle not only studying for a test tomorrow, but also finishing this giraffe order so I can hopefully give it to my boyfriend's mother on Saturday when I go to his orchestra concert! Finals are also almost here, which means I will be very busy soon and probably not update much so keep that in mind.
Also I must admit that I am a huge Gleek (although lately I have to admit that I'm disappointed with its lack of plot and watered down excessive character list) and I look forward to the new episode tonight!! They will be singing the song that originally got me hooked on the whole show many years ago!!! Hopefully this show will turn back to its old ways and realize that it used to be better. :(
Other than that, there isn't much going on. I'm still waiting to hear back about the scholarship I interviewed for and I'll know by tomorrow if I have been chosen as a top 40 finalist of the Ideas Challenge here. Exciting!!!
I will leave you with the most precious picture you will ever see and this is one of the main reasons why I do what I do. Seeing this uncontained joy on a child's face.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Nay: I'm still very sick, was within less than an inch of getting hit by another car today, and just well REALLY sick!
+Jei Crochet for choosing me to be awarded the Liebster Award!!
I was supposed to pick 11 other bloggers to award this to but I just recently started my blog so I don't have a lot of people I know who have one but I have figured out four that have really aided me since I've started and have helped me a lot and this is my way of thanking them for all their help:
These next questions are from +Jei Crochet blog.
1. What motivated you to start a blog? I was trying to find more ways to get the word out about my business and have more people hear about it and like it and enjoy my creations!
2. Knitter or Crocheter? Crocheter
3. What are your goals in life? To run my own successful company one day that helps customers in some way.
4. What is your favorite food? Chinese
5. Boxer or Brief? Boxer briefs :)
6. What is your favorite movie? Stick It
7. Who is your favorite actor? I don't really have one
8. Yarn or thread? Yarn
9. Do you consider yourself to be an artist? yes very much so
10. Are you a morning person? Nooo
11. Where are you from? Houston Texas
And here are 11 questions for the bloggers I chose:
1. Where are you from?
2. Do you consider yourself to be an artist?
3. Are you an outdoors person?
4. What is your favorite thing to crochet?
5. Do you do any other artistic things?
6. What is your favorite place?
7. What is your favorite type of weather?
8. What are your hobbies other than crochet or knitting?
9. What is your favorite movie?
10. What is your favorite animal?
11. What is your favorite color?
Rules of this award
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Monday, April 15, 2013
Nay: reason why I didn't was because I suddenly got sick :(
So woke up with a VERY sore throat, went to one class and came back. Even though not feeling well I haven't updated you in a while. I know I was supposed to let you know about the Etsy thing this weekend but it's been slightly crazy and I'd rather know what I'm talking about and have time to write it down. For now though, I have another test this week on Friday and I'm working on the giraffe. Also going to be working on a monkey soon and it hasn't been sold and it isn't for an order. I figured out a neat color combination for it and I'm really excited about it. Let me know if you want to see pictures of what it may look like once done if you are interested in purchasing it. It will be from $35-40, I won't know til I start.
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Friday, April 12, 2013
Going to start off today with a little thing I plan to start every blog off from now on with. It is called Yay or Nay! You basically say something good that happened to you today (Yay) and something bag (Nay). I will also try to figure out a good schedule for posting (like topics I'll try to keep to each day).
Yay: The interview went well!
Nay: I'm sooooooooooooooooooooo tired lol
Usually it will be a bit better than today's but I'm just really tired! Went to bed late and was at school for almost the entire day! I was planning on posting some of the comments and feedback I got about the previous post on Etsy, but I'm just too tired to put that together today. I promise though I will get it out sometime in the next few days! For now I will at least show you one piece of advice I got that I think will be very helpful!
Thank you so much for the great advice!!
I plan to look more into the whole Etsy thing and all of the sites that everyone gave me to look at for it and once I compile everything I will write a good blog explaining everything I found out. Follow me to make sure you see it when I post it! (Btw how do you follow people? lol)
I also want to say thank you to everyone who likes and shares my facebook page! I really appreciate it and I appreciate all the support as well! Please keep spreading the word as well and if you haven't liked the page, please do! www.facebook.com/InTheLoopSarahJayne
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Also an update on my daily life. I woke up at 6:30am to sign up for classes and of course they decide to change the prefixes of the classes so the prerequisites for those classes were messed up and I couldn't apply for one of my classes. Thankfully they just fixed it! Also found out I got a really good grade on the test I had yesterday!! And the interview for the scholarship is tomorrow!! Wish me luck!! In the coming week I will also find out if I made the top 40 finalists for the Ideas Challenge for Texas A&M University with Sarah Jayne Studios (the main company I have).
Just leave comments about the Etsy thing and I'm looking into making ads for my page on Facebook sometime this weekend! Wish me luck!!
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
This is just a quick post because I have a test to study for so gotta get on that!! Enjoy the cute picture of the newest addition!!!
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Sunday, April 7, 2013
Once I do finish the rabbit I have two more animals to start on, a ladybug and a giraffe! I'm so surprised how popular the ladybug has become and this is the third one that I will have done! I want to get more orders so I can have more people enjoy them!
I also just made a new email specially for my business! If you want to order an animal send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have also decided to participate in First Friday next semester. This is a local festival celebration that happens on the first Friday of each month. Many vendors go there and sell their products and I would love to do that. I have figured out that I will make a certain assortment of animals during the summer to sell at First Friday. I also plan to take in orders during the summer as well and also want to make a good amount of scarves (including maroon and white ones) and boot cuffs to sell during the fall semester.
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