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Thursday, April 24, 2008

My First Sale

It has finally happened. I made a sale! There it is over there... the little red bag. Cute, huh? Totally excited. I know I should just take it all in stride, so I will ... the next time. This first one, well, I printed all the orders, payments, etc. Maybe over printed, gotta save a tree here and there. I also need a system for packing, printing the shipping label, etc. After waiting almost 3 months I had, well, not really given up, but decided it might jinx it if I got too organized. Not really particularly businesslike, I realize. Maybe even a little superstitious. So, I will set up a system. One sale, does not an empire build, however, so I think I have a little time.

In the meantime, the smocking progresses. One smocked dress has already been listed, but the design took way too long to be profitable. Back to the drawing board, and now I've designed a halter style dress with smocking only on the front. The prototype is almost finished, and I hope to have a completed dress by the end of the weekend. The one in the picture, currently listed. The smocking goes all the way around (but the flowers are only on the front).


ArtsyChaos said...

You have been nominated for a blog award ! The Arte y Pico award, which is given to people who share their art and creativity through contributions to the blogging world.

Here are the rules for the award:

1. You pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. List the names of the people you chose to receive the award on your blog and link to their blogs. Then go comment on one of their posts to notify them that you have given them this award and link to the post on your blog.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name of the person who gave them the award and link to their blog.

4. The Award-winner and the one who has given the award have to show the link to the Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award (it's in Spanish, but you can translate it).
2008/04/what-day-andor-days.html (remove space in the address)

Liz said...

I adore smocked items and that dress is beutiful! I wish I had a little girl so I could take it off your hands. :)

Happy Crafting said...

Congratulations of your first sale! Take the time and be very excited and proud!! Here's to many many many more sales!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go on your first sale! You'll feel the same on your 2nd, 3rd, 4th...etc. too!!!!!!

laura behm said...