Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Deal of the Day - Day 1

I just decided that I'm going to run a 'deal of the day' for the next couple of weeks.  I think I can come up with that many unique deals!

So for Day 1 (on December 1) - all wallets are marked down 50% - that's a pretty good deal to start with!

All are in stock and ready to ship.  This sale will run until I post the deal of the day - day 2!
Happy shopping!


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Other projects

From time to time I do some sewing for a local interior decorator.  Over the years I've done pillows, drapes, valances, and other small sewing projects for her.

This weekend I started a project making some throw pillows and a valance.  Here's a picture of the first pillow - I'll be making four from this fabric. 

There's a second fabric for four more pillows and a valance - I haven't opened the fabric yet, so I'll get to be surprised at what it is!

I enjoy the variation of work that a decorator provides, and love seeing the fabrics that she and her customers have selected.

Happy Sewing!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Sale Weekend - Joining the Fray

I haven't had much success with sales in the past, but here we are again at this "biggest" shopping weekend, and what's a person to do?

When you purchase from my etsy shop this weekend (Nov 25 - Nov 28), you can choose your sale:

Free Shipping - US only - enter code BFFREESHIP
25% off - enter code BF25PCT

Enter your coupon code on checkout and Etsy shopping cart will take care of the rest!

This sale will be good on any item in the shop, but not applicable to custom requests.

Happy Shopping!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Decisions and Directions

I've been working on Sew Darn Simple for almost seven years.  Over that time I've tried many things.  I'm at that place again where I'm looking at what I'm making and trying to decide if I need to drop items or expand my inventory.

I love making the accessories - cell cases, cases and pouches of all shapes and sizes, zippers, fabric.

But I wonder do I have too many different items, or not enough?  And does it really matter?

Today's dilemma is wallets - I made some a couple of years ago, and then I've been sidetracked, so I only have a few left.  I find that I sell more of an item when I have more variety of fabrics available.  So do I keep wallets, and make more, or discount the ones I have and stop making them?

I have three styles:
1. Full size with slots for credit cards, id, bills, zippered change area, and checkbook holder.

2. Full size with slots for credit cards, id, bills and zippered change area

3. Billfold size with slots for credit cards, id, bills and zippered change area

Or should I make something brand new?

I'd love to hear what you think.