Saturday, 18 July 2009

Jiggling About!

Well, I have been winding down a bit this week and with my Big Sis and her lovely gals home on their hols we have been spending some fun time with them and the extended family in general! In between time I've been 'jiggling about' a bit with my websites - taking a break from custom orders has given me a wee bit of space to think about new products and how to incorporate them into my online shops.

My Etsy shop has now been dedicated to my 'home-decor' gifts which I hope to continue to make. Here's one of my 'mini-cushions' which I designed to tie-in with the draught excluders with the same bow feature - I was pleased how it turned out and it's a nice, compact size to make a decorative feature for a living room or bedroom.

I will be adding other items such as fabric buttons, pincushions etc to this shop - it's my 'grown-up' site now! Don't panic - I have not abandoned my 'tweedie-softies'! Far from it, I have decided to set up a second Etsy shop completely dedicated to them - this will be my fun, creative space! Well, I can't spend all day making cushions, I'm a 'creative type' you know!

I've called my second shop 'Tweed Plush' and it's all ready and set up waiting for me to add lots of yummy, tweedy softies - Hurray! Let the listing commence, and the creativity oooze out! I have lots of stock to add here so this may be a job for over the summer hols - here's to creativity!

With all these new changes, I'm feeling a 'giveaway' coming on to celebrate - perhaps a little Harris Tweed 'mini-cushion'. I will try and get this together over the Summer break as a bit of a thankyou for my 'bloggie-readers' for putting up with my creative ramblings and my 'sometimes-wobbly' attempts at running my little 'tweedie-business'. My blog has become a big part of this and I really appreciate it!

Back to holiday 'family time' now - Cheerio an Drasda!


karin said...

Congrats on your new shop, Alison! I'm sure it will all turn out to be wonderful, you make such great things. I wish you a wonderful family time holiday!

janet said...

Wow...2 Etsy are almost the Donald Trump of Etsy ;-) I love your pillows and expect to fall for anything else you decide to are so talented. Glad to hear you had a good visit with your sis...cherish those times.

Tweed Delights said...

Many thanks to you both :)!

Janet - hilarious that you mention Donald Trump. He has very close connections to the islands. His mother originally hails from Tong, which is a village 3 miles away from where I live - hey, we're practically related, haha!!! I actually lived in this village for the first 5 years of my life too - more bizarre connections:)

june at noon said...

Oooh, wow, two shops to keep up with! I think it's a great idea, though, and I'll look forward to seeing what you come up with. One of these days if I start selling a few things, I have a feeling all my profits are going to go into the things everyone else is making because I won't be able to help myself once I have the extra funds! ;)

Swirlyarts said...

Love the cushion :) Tweed will take over the world - along with chickens :)

Jennifer Rose said...

the cushion looks great and the bow is a nice simple embellishment :) good luck with your second shop! :D