New Items in my Etsy Shop

Natural Driftwood Beach Sign with Starfish

Shabby Chic vintage frame with vintage print

Seashell collection gift tray


Another Beachy Decor Design

Well STILL trying to figure out how to do the pictures again!!
I DID manage to get another NEW listing in my Etsy shop yesterday tho!
This is a pretty Sea shell and pearl picture frame I have been finished with for a while now, just couldn’t get the pictures to look as well as I wanted them to, so I worked yesterday trying to get some better “scenery” for it, and I think it turned out pretty well, don’t you? This is not the MAIN listing picture, just one I added to show it with different backgrounds and colors, just go to my shop to see the main listing picture and a couple of others.<a href=”http://www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage”>

Seashell and Pearl Frame


Also I have alot of new supplies that I am about to list as well, and some more vintage listings, so stay tuned and subsbribe to my feed on Etsy (there is a button on my shop that you click on for that)and you will know everytime something new is added on there. Don’t worry, you won’t get bombarded with spam,because it takes me SO long just to get a listing up lately!! LOL. But, I have alot of new ideas for things I want to make that I think you will love as well. I am surprised at the amount of people looking for beachy decor on a regular basis, tho. And, being raised by the shore for more years than I want to admit (hehe)I, too, have that special love for the sea and all it’s beauty.What’s not to love of another one of God’s creation?

Something else I’d like to touch on as well:

I don’t think alot of people realize just how much WORK is involved in just having an Etsy shop, or a website for that matter, and even have the TIME to do it ALL in one day! WHEW! It IS very time consuming, that’s why it’s so important for things like blogs to be SIMPLE instead of
sitting around trying to figure out the NEW way to post pictures since some setting was changed somewhere. Then, the Etsy shop…you have to make your product look as GOOD as possible, ya know????Do you realize just how many pictures I have to take just to find that ONE good picture that you’re happy with??? Especially if you are not a “professional” photographer! LOL
Then the actual MAKING of the product, and the listing process, the picture taking, the wording, the price,the tag words, trying to post on your blog regularly, and trying to run a little shop here too, plus, all my family responsibilities…and so on, and so on!!!
Sometimes I think people just think its really simple to do all this, but it’s NOT!!There is alot of real hard work involved….it doesn’t just do all this stuff by itself you know??LOL
Some people think it just “magically appears” there for all to see, but once you do it, you see just how much time and effort is involved just to get your product “out there”, and then there’s the constant searching for ways to get your shop info “out there” with the search engines, etc.
I mean, who’s got time, after all that, to tweet or FB??
I think managing your time is the key.BUT, I do so ENJOY crafting, and I am as miserable a person as you’ll ever see when I’m NOT creating something…it’s just something that’s in me…I feel like it’s a God given talent that I have been given freely that I MUST share with others.But of course, you would like to make some sort of living by doing the actual “work” part.
Ok,I’ve spent enough time venting on my blog today,so better get ready to do more things today to get more listings up!
Oh yeah! I finally sold the pretty shbby chic vintage rose picture that I had on Etsy.Whoopie! I had so many “likes” on that thing,and it was put in several “treasuries”, so, I’m glad somebody finally bought it and can enjoy it in their home.

Well…..Time’s a wastin’……!!!!!

BEACH COTTAGE DECOR

I HAD TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS NEW E-BOOK I GOT YESTERDAY!

 IT’S CALLED “FRUGAL BEACH COTTAGE DECOR” and IT HAS VERY INEXPENSIVE AND EASY TO DO IDEAS FOR GETTING THAT BEACH COTTAGE LOOK. IT HAS FULL COLOR PAGES, BEAUTIFUL COLORS, AND LOTS AND LOTS OF IDEAS FOR THINGS YOU CAN MAKE AND DO FOR EVERY ROOM IN YOUR HOME.

IT HAS AN INTRODUCTORY OFFER FOR THE FIRST (10) PRICED AT ONLY $4.95! SO YOU’D BETTER HURRY ON OVER IF YOU WANT YOUR OWN ONLINE COPY, THAT YOU CAN REFER TO OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT WILL BE PRICED AT AFTER THE INTRODUCTORY OFFER, BUT IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY I ASSURE YOU……

GO TO: www.etsy.com/shop/sophiescottage to get it at the introductory price OF $4.95.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE A FEW MORE  PICTURES INCLUDED IN IT BEFORE YOU PURCHASE, GO TO www.trash2treasure.wordpress.com

IF YOU HAVEN’T BOOKMARKED THAT SITE, GO AHEAD  AND DO IT. THERE ARE ALWAYS NEW PROJECTS ON THAT SITE WITH GREAT TUTORIALS FOR EVERYTHING. SHE ALSO HAS LOTS OF OTHER GREAT E-BOOKS, TOO. I HAVE SEVERAL OF THEM, AND LOVE EVERY ONE OF THEM. 

HAVE FUN!!

Peggy