Friday, 26 October 2012

Feature Friday: Project Type

I discovered this shop this week while looking for items for my treasury. I just love the prints! They are all designed by shop owner Miranda, a freelance designer from Texas, USA. Take a look at my favourites!





Go take a look at her shop here - lots of pretties!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Pinsperation: Adventure

This week I feel like adventure.







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Sometimes you don't even need to run off somewhere to have adventure. You could just try something new. I'm currently working on something for Random Quirks and Toast Rack that is a bit of a risk. Will let you know if things work out...

Have you been feeling adventurous lately?

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Mini advertising magazine

In my preparation for all the fairs I'm going to in November and December, I decided to use the opportunity to advertise all of my different ventures in one format. I already have business cards (one for both my shops) but wanted to inform people about my blogs and other social media platforms. 

I could have designed a couple of flyers but I decided to go down the route of a "mini advertising magazine". Then I can show the links everything in one place in a fun format. It's only a work in progress but take a look at the inside pages:

                   



I'm seeing it as a way to get my fair customers to get online and look - both for the people who buy from me and for the people who normally only pick up my business card. As well as my own ventures online, I have included my housemate Claire's blog

I just need to make a front and back page now. The back is going to have my facebook pages and twitter page on there. I'm not sure about the front cover yet. Any ideas?

Have you ever done anything like this for your own shop? Would you pick up something like this off a stall?

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Monday, 22 October 2012

New treasures!

With the holiday season coming up I'm stocking up as much as I can. Got a few new things for Toast Rack














I can't wait for all my fairs! 

Which one is your favourite?

Monday, 15 October 2012

Holiday's a'comin!

Preparation. 

That is the key to the holiday season for Toast Rack and Random Quirks.

I'm really psyched for the Christmas season to start and getting my shops up to speed. I'm doing more fairs and getting my stock levels up as high as I can.



This month I am focusing on stock levels. Both my shops have different problems. Toast Rack has an insane amount of stock, but only a tiny percentage of it is actually online. Random Quirks on the other hand is the opposite. I only have a couple of things that need to be listed. Uh oh.

So my solutions are simple. For Toast Rack, I need to list list list and for Random Quirks I need to make make make. 

I have purposely not applied for any fairs during this month in order to focus on the stock. That and making sure that everything has labels and tags etc for upcoming fairs. All my fairs will be taking place during November and December and all of this preparation will hopefully bring me lots of sales! :)


So far, I'm up to speed with labelling everything and I've made a few new pieces for Random Quirks. Next I need to photograph all Toast Rack stock. I will keep updating my progress. Exciting :)

How are you preparing for the holidays? (shop or general if you're not a seller)