Thursday, February 12, 2015

We became our own Sweat Shop! Time to FLIPPING CREATE AGAIN!

So...yeah.  WHERE THE HECK DID I GO?


I have been sitting here thinking about where I went and why I used to be so good at blogging and why apparently suck at it now.

Then I realized that my hobby of making fun stuff like bags, digital prints and other artsy stuff has turned into a legitimate business.  I love it, however it has consumed all of my spare time.  So guess what...42 days into the new year I am committing to being better at getting back to the basics and creating new fun stuff.  New years resolution at  42 days into the new year!

My crafting addiction became a business for my husband to build and we have finally got it to a place recently where it is more manageable.

So what does that mean?  The husband has turned me loose to start crafting some again.  I am not going to lie, I am suspicious of him and I can all but guarantee that he is going to try to turn my new ideas into more money.  But the good thing is that he helps out cause money motivates him, so if I create it and he figures out how to market it, then it is a WIN WIN for everyone right?!?!?!?!

First let me catch you up on my craft business and then next week I will complete a new project for you to peek at.



Business has become the usual...MIND BLOWN!


Ok our business...yeah...it just kind of exploded.  I started with www.sweetdaisydesigns.etsy.com and it has been going strong for 8 years now.  WOW!  8 Years!  I feel blessed, especially when you look at the numbers below.  To me they are mind blowing. 

We now have a second Etsy store at www.sweetdaisydefense.etsy.com where we create and sell very fashionable concealed carry bags for women.

So here are some Sweet Daisy Designs highlights:
  • 134,611 Shop and Listing Views
  • 8,800 Shop and Listing Favorites
  • 1,586 Orders on Etsy.
  • A whopping and perfect 376 "5 STAR" product reviews.  SERIOUSLY all "5 STARS"!
  • 1,131 Facebook Likes!
  • 30 Craft Shows completed!
  • New CONCEALED CARRY PURSES & HANDBAGS!  AN AMAZING FIRST YEAR FOR THIS NEW LINE!
All of that from a humble start by making a wreath and my first bag!

My mind is blown!

I want you to know that if you are reading this, I really would love to answer any questions about how we got to where we are and how we plan to continue to grow those awesome numbers.

Our Concealed Carry line for women is probably is the one product line right now that I am most excited about.  It is doing SO SO WELL and the feedback from our very faithful customer base has been TREMENDOUS.

Ok...so that is where we are...and look out followers cause the husband has given me my crafting card back and I am about to go off!  OVER A YEAR OF PENT UP CREATIVITY IS ABOUT TO BLOW UP THE BLOGIVERSE!

Thanks for tuning in...Next time I promise I will do less 'ego stroke' and give you less history and post some fun stuff that I am working on! 

SO EXCITED TO START CRAFTING AGAIN!

Much Love,

Stacey

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