Thursday, November 13, 2008

F.........irst Christmas on Etsy

I've been excited to see how the Christmas season goes on Etsy. My sales have been rather steady, and I don't know if they will go up, down, or stay the same. Already, I've had folks stock up on scrubbies for stocking stuffers. One person told me she was adding an apple scrubbie to some apple scented soaps as gifts this year. How cute would that be?

The one special thing I'm trying for the holidays are raffia Christmas ornaments which can also be used as package tie-ons. Most of them make use of the delicate teneriffe designs from the pine needle basket art. They are either two or three inches in diameter, have a small crocheted loop for hanging, and are accented with a bow. The stars are also raffia ornaments worked around a 3" star shape. I'm especially pleased with the mini baskets that are only about one and 1/2" in diameter. I think they'd be adorable on an Easter tree as well with different colored ribbons.

No matter what, I'll have plenty of small gifts to give with my presents as well.

Hope you're all looking forward to the holidays as much as I am!


l'actrice said...

Patti, I wish you excellent sales!

storybeader said...

cute little tree ornaments! Hope my sales start increasing too...

Yazmin @ A Pretty Rock said...

I think your raffia ornaments are just too cute. They would go great as a decoration on a wrapped gift!