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A little 'bout my Etsy site and a little 'bout my life!

Starting/Re-Starting A Business August 24, 2010

Wow…I don’t know about you, but the actual desire and decision to start up a business (or in my case, re-starting a business) isn’t hard.  It’s not the marketing, the creating, the listing, the photographing….It’s really not the work that I have to put into it that makes it HARD.  Man, it’s deciding HOW I’m going to spend my time.  I have a full-time “REAL” job in addition to my Etsy shop, plus I am starting back to school in the Fall (which is like next week – yikes).

I have limited time that I can spend on my Etsy business.  So how should I use this precious time?  What is at the top of my prioritized to-do list?  Do I have time to MAKE a prioritized to to-do list?  LOL  I struggle with deciding if I want to photograph and list, work on some marketing, or actually create.  And sometimes, what I decide doesn’t always fit the mood I am in.  For instance, there are times when I am in a really creative mood, so all I want to do is create, but I already have  TON of new items that I need to list.  Other times, I don’t mind the clerical part of the job, but really need to get a jump on creating…but woe is me, how do you create when you don’t feel inspired??  LOL

Oh well…Now, I am just rambling, but does anyone else out there have this same issue?  Granted, not all of you have an Etsy shop, but I am sure this same problem applies to other types of business venues.  Post your thoughts…  🙂

 

GIVEAWAY!! August 22, 2010

Attention, attention!!!  I have a LOT of loot I am looking to give away to one lucky individual.  What is this loot, you might ask?

Let me just say that if you are into crafting, and are into paper crafting in particular, this giveaway is a GOLD MINE!!!  🙂 The giveaway will include:

  • A couple of my handmade cards – the actual cards will be a surprise!!  😉
  • Some of my new diecuts – a variety of different ones in different colors
  • Some of my new OWLS!!!
  • A stash of several supplies that I have duplicates of or no longer need (trust me, these will be GOOD)!!
  • Several lovely goodies from other Etsy shops that I have

The best part?  I will even pay for the shipping!!  How can you turn that down?

So, now the big question on everyone’s minds is “How do I enter?”
To enter, you must comment on this blog post with the answers to these two questions:

  1. What is your favorite item in my Etsy shop, meldewdesigns?
  2. What other items should I offer in my shop?
  3. Please also leave your email address so I can contact you in the event that you win!  🙂

BONUS!!!  I will also give you an EXTRA entry if you subscribe to my blog.  🙂  To subscribe, click on “Sign Me Up” on the right side of my blog (5th thing down)…

The giveaway entry deadline is Sunday, September 5th.  The winner will be announced on Monday, September 6th.

 

Featured Artist?? June 18, 2008

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Been looking around Etsy for an Artist(s) to feature on my blog…Anyone have any ideas?

 

Such an honor!! June 8, 2008

Filed under: What's Going On With Me.... — meldewdesigns @ 6:01 am
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Check it out!! I was featured on Cutable’s blog! Please check her out here…
http://cuteable.com/cuteable-finds-243/2737

 

My first official blog!!! May 20, 2008

Welcome, welcome, welcome!!! I’m so excited to start up this blog. My intention with this blog is to introduce you to some fun handmade STUFF I find online and to show you some of my new creations that you can look at and purchase on my Etsy site.   While it’s primarily for business purposes, I will tell you about some stuff going on in my life.  Read those posts, if interested!!!  LOL

http://meldewdesigns.etsy.com

If you find some handmade STUFF that you think should be featured on my site, please let me know! 🙂

I’ll constantly be updating this site and my Etsy store. I’m open to suggestions!!

Thanks!
Mel