Two Crafty Ladies

Two friends on a mission to start their own Etsy shops share ideas, inspiration, and encouragement.

Banner Help for Satin Taffy March 15, 2008

Filed under: Brainstorming — satin taffy @ 6:57 am
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Hello Everyone!  I got some energy tonight and have been working on some banner options for my Satin Taffy shop on Etsy.  I work with fabric, felt and beading mediums, so I tried to pull some of those textures in.  Let me know your thoughts, I’m all ears.  Thank you.

SatinTaffy Option 1
Option 1

Satin Taffy 2
Option 2

Satin Taffy Option 3
Option 3


ollie, junebug, and the ever evolving banner March 8, 2008

Filed under: Brainstorming,Marketing — ollie & junebug @ 7:11 pm
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Okay, so I’m working on my banner yet again today.  I wish I was bit more capable when it comes to photoshop (ugh).  I did find a photo that I took in New Orleans to add to the background for some texture.  I tried a new color, too.

I really want to get a condensed “o&j” incorporated into it, that I can pull and put on small tags and such, but I’m not sure that this simple version in a square is appealing enough.  Thoughts?  (Once again, click on the banner to view it full-sized.)

take 2


Comfortable and Beautiful – Nail on the Head February 13, 2008

Filed under: Brainstorming — satin taffy @ 2:52 pm

Excellent job!  Those are quite beautiful.  I really like the different designs on each.  Very nice.  I think $25-$35 is a good range…especially depending on how much detail you put on them.  Basically, for fair pricing, I try to take into account the materials, and then how many hours it took to create.  Then figure out how much you are paying yourself an hour. 

Another suggestion, so that you could have different price ranges, is to make the shell of the pillow…because the form or the stuffing (not sure what you are using), is probably a good chunk of the cost.  So, you could sell different pillow covers, and then people could cover pillows they already have.  

Beautiful combination of fabrics!  Good job.  🙂 


3am Brainstorm February 8, 2008

Filed under: Brainstorming — ollie & junebug @ 3:40 pm
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So, when I was up in the middle of the night thinking of random things instead of trying to get back to sleep, I was thinking about our theory that you should have a range of prices for your products on etsy.  I think what I might do is have the fancier pillows, and then have coordinating pillows that have matching solids/patterns but are much quicker to producer.  Then I can sell the coordinating pillows alone (lower price), the fancier pillows (moderate price), and then sell them as sets (higher price).  So, if someone was looking for cute accent pillow for their couch, they could buy say, one of the more intricate ones and two matching coordinates.  Thoughts?