Friday, July 18, 2008

My First Customer Ever!

My very first customer ever on Etsy was WendiWinn. She sent me a note with that order saying that she was looking specifically for shops that had not yet had a sale, so that she could be the first to buy from them. I thought that was sooo cooool (this was before the advent of Pounce)!

Several months later, she visited again and placed a rather large order for gifts! Awesome buyer!

Then today, she sent me a convo. She just started a blog about things she likes and she mentioned my shop today. She's just the best first customer ever!!!

So please visit her blog -- it's minimal reading and maximum cuteness! And her Etsy shop is full of Papery Goodness, like these notecards or this scrapbook. Thanks, Wendi!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

One Year Etsyversary Sale!

•♥•♥• Celebrating One Year on Etsy! •♥•♥•

To celebrate our Etsyversary, everything at The Lavender Lizard is 25% off, even shipping! Sale good from Friday, July 11 to Monday, July 14. (Please either wait for revised invoice, or I'll refund the 25% as soon as possible.)

Hope you can stop by!

Monday, July 7, 2008

ETC First Monday

Today is ETC's First Monday sale! Stop by my original Etsy shop, The Lavender Lizard, for a Buy One, Get One 50% Off Sale. Or if you are in the mood for supplies, check out my new supplies shop, The Lavender Ladybug, where everything is 25% off today!

More than 60 shops are participating this month! Join us in the forums for chatting and shopping!

A sneak peek at what I'm working on now...

It's a kitchen scrubby set with a dish towel. Other colors are coming and custom orders are always welcome!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Karma or How to Get on the Etsy Front Page Twice in One Day!

With the 4th of July holiday approaching, I decided to curate an Etsy Treasury featuring the good ol' stars and stripes. So I searched Etsy for "flag" and picked 16 awesome items. Here's my tribute to Old Glory:

(The four shaded items on the right side are alternates, but all of them spent some time in the featured spaces.)

I was hoping and hoping this treasury would catch Admin's eyes and be featured on Etsy's Front Page for the 4th. Alas, that didn't happen. :(

So being just a little bummed out, I clicked on the Etsy Front Page and saw myself!

This was about 7pm Friday. So exciting! This was only the second time that one of my items was on the Front Page (as far as I know anyway). This was a red, white, and blue treasury curated by my friend Odannysgirl. And another friend was also featured: elephantdreams! Her item, a gorgeous photo of white flowers that resemble fireworks, sold!

So I watched the traffic into my shop, thinking no one would be shopping on the 4th of July because everyone is out watching fireworks. Well, some people were looking at least, because my views for the red, white, and blue scrubbies went up by about 150.

So Admin changed the Front Page again, giving 12 other lucky people some great exposure, and I messed around in the Forums some, happy that at least I had a little moment in the spotlight. I clicked back to the Front Page about 11:30pm and there I was again!

This time, the treasury called Grounded was curated by thekeepershouse and featured my tape measure cozy in gold, sage, and tan. After a couple of hours (and another 150 views or so), 5 items including the featured tape measure cozy, sold!!!

Now I can't promise that you could have 2 items on the Front Page in one day if you make a fab flag treasury, but who knows? It could happen...