It has been a long while since I have added information on the site. First off, We've been working tirelessly, trying to build our inventory but we aren't doing the same thing as we did. Sure, we still have the kids kimonos and the sock monkeys (we are not making more) we are going to be moving away from the women's jewelry. There is just too much competition. Everyone can make the stuff. We are making necklaces for kids, though. And necklaces made from t-shirts. I really have to post some photos. We shall see if I can get around to doing it. Actually maybe... I can through the power of Apple's iCloud... lets see.
So, there are 2 shots of what we have been doing. More to come.
Well, it's been a while and I am finally off from work for the summer. Looking forward to spending time with my family and working on the site. In the last 10 months I've been working on trying to increase the number of hits my site is getting. There are days that it reaches 200 hits but still no sales. I get more reaction on www.bricklink.com than here. My twitter account following has increased to 1000 or more and it's great communicating with a variety of people but still no sales. I've used 100milefinds.com and they were good but still not enough sales to merit an expense for using someone else's site. I get the most sales through craft shows and people who meet me and come back for more items. The returning customers are the ones making the sales. More later.
Had a great time at the brick works today selling our new stuff... the kimonos and hats and trying to sell the other things as well. Also, I got a chance to meet Shirley and Susan who run the website www.100milefinds.com. The hats, monkeys and jewellery went really well. The Kimonos were ignored for some reason. I will have to bring pictures of the clothing being worn.
Also, Lulu was with the two little ones at home on her own while I was at the show. It was a great day for both of us. Looking forward to the next craft show.
lulu & mika craft and make many beautiful items. Always creating and working together.