Friday, June 26, 2009

A Little Worried...

26th June 09

I'm a little worried about my shop opening!! I think at this stage I’m only going to have about 9 items in there – only 9!!! I was hoping to have 21 (which is one full page of items on Etsy) and I’m worried that the first initial selection won’t be as wide as I had wanted. It’s mainly skirts as I’ve mentioned and I have one dress to finish and hopefully I’ll get another made this weekend too.

What I really wanted for the grand opening was a shop full of beautiful dresses and skirts, tops and accessories (I’m working on bags and clutches at the moment too, but I can’t see them going up for at least a month as I try to fill my shop up with all the other things I want in it!).


I hope you won’t be disappointed, and I hope the items I have will be up to your expectations – I’m just so worried I’m going to be letting you all down and am tempted to push the opening back again. I won’t at this stage – I think I under estimated how hard it is to work full time and try to dedicate enough time to starting your own business. Honestly, at the end of the working day, the last thing I want to do is sit down and start getting the hem of a skirt even, and then sew it in a straight line (as easy as that sounds!!).


I plan to dedicate tonight and all of Saturday to sewing. Hopefully by Sunday I’ll start taking the photos, Monday will be editing them and Tuesday will be listing them. Then for the rest of the week I’ll be making more items to list and I’ll hopefully get a system up where I list regularly on a specific day of the week so you all know when to check out the shop (and of course I’ll be mentioning new up dates on the blog too).


Speaking of work – I’ve just spent the last two days getting my first aid certificate. It was a very full on two days as those of you who have yours would know! It was done by the Red Cross and next to their training centre was a Red Cross shop that I had never been too before or even knew was there! As I was waiting for David to pick me up on the first day, I popped in and bought some lovely vintage, navy blue t-strap heels for $2. When I first picked them up I thought they wouldn’t fit so put them back and continued to browse. David still hadn’t arrived once I had finished, so I decided to try them on, and I’m so glad I did – they are perfect and I’ll show you them next week! I might even wear them in the photos for Etsy!


I did take some photos of the swing tags, business cards and labels, but they turned out fuzzy and horrible because of the light I took them in – so next week?


Once again – I so hope I don’t disappoint! And thnak you all so much for your support in this too, you've all helped so much...


XX

Jen

25 comments:

  1. No one will be disappointed. The things you make are beautiful. :)

    And if you keep listing as you get things done you'll stay at the top of the new listings!

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  2. Very cute outfit!! Love your shoes.

    I hope all works out well with your shop.

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  3. What a gorgeous skirt!

    I'm sure you'll have nothing to worry about. It's better to be a perfectionist and take pride in your work than to show things you're not completely proud of. Can't wait to snoop around!

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  4. You have the best eye for style and I've adored all the things you've made. I'm already a huge fan, so I'm certain that I won't be disappointed! I'm looking forward to seeing the shop and buying something!

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  5. I'm sure your Etsy shop will be wonderful. Don't let the pressure get to you.

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  6. congrats on your aid certificate! your shop will be terrific! just finish your sewing and dont think about it too much! dont worry it will be wonderful!
    hugs to you

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  7. We will all just be excited to see your lovely things! we won't be disappointed, you shouldn't stress yourself out too much, when the opening comes round you should just put up what you have then add thing as you go - it will be all be fine :) Can't wait to see what you've made!

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  8. lots of people open up with just a few items- 9 is great!
    best of luck to you!!!

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  9. Don't stress the shop! You should launch it when you are ready!

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  10. lovely pattern on that skirt! and pairing black with brown is one of my absolute favorite things to do.. just to prove that it can be done! it looks gorgeous on you.

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  11. I'm sure noone will be disappointed! It's better to make a start now with 9 things and slowly build up to the quantity and range you so desire, than to put it off again and worry we'd be disappointed! Of course we won't :)

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  12. I think you hardly desapoint us.
    You have such a good taste on clothes!
    Nice work but try to rest a little.

    xx

    Aline

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  13. i'm so sure things will turn out well! don't worry too much, just do it in your own pace and it'll go alright... good luck!

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  14. I love your outfit! :) I definitely can commiserate with the stress of opening an Etsy shop (when I opened my previous Etsy shop, I went through the same thing!). It's a lot of work, but having quality over quantity is the way to go, imho. I'm sure the items you list will be gorgeous--can't wait to see everything! :D

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  15. Oh lady, don't worry! Launching a shop or website is a TON of work, and an Etsy with handmade goods has got to be seriously daunting. But it'll be fantastic, I'm certain of it!

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  16. Good luck with your shop.

    I really like your look today. What a great skirt :).

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  17. You shouldn't worry so much:) I'm sure your shop will be great!

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  18. I don't think anyone will be disappointed! I can imagine it's hard to do all that while working! Can't wait to see what's in your shop. :)

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  19. No worries, the skirt is fabulous! I can't wait to shop :~)

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  20. dont worry at all, i most certainly will not be disappointed. im just happy you're making an etsy shop!!! i'll be sure to buy stuff from you!
    xoxo,
    Micaela

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  21. CONGRATS on the shop! And bravo for getting certified in first aid! :) What accomplishments.

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  22. you've like the best skirts ever!!!
    PeAce & BoWs...
    prettyneons X

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  23. you really should not be worried my dear!

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XX
Jen