September 1, 2010

shop updates and features

Good day friend.

Just stopping in to give you a quick update on a few business related things.

I did a photo shoot of my aprons and totes on Sunday.  After hours of photo editing I realized that there was just something about them that wasn't doing it for me.  I think what bothered me the most was that the photos weren't super clear in the Etsy search results.  They were passable when enlarged - but passable doesn't cut it.

This afternoon I broke a cardinal rule and pulled out my trusty mannequin.  I staged a simple scene and started snapping away.  And you know what?  I kind of love it!

The choice to leave behind real models had nothing to do with my models themselves.  I simply found I was struggling with staging, photography, lighting, movement, scheduling, transportation - seriously, I could go on for a while.

Today I managed to get through almost all of the aprons.  Tomorrow I'm hoping to get through the tote bags.  The new aprons are already in the shop!

In other (very) exciting news - I'm one of the featured sellers over at Paper n Stitch this month.  Click here to check me out.  I'm offering a 15% discount (exclusive to Paper n Stitch) all month long.

That's all for me friends.  The hour is way too late and I have an alarm going off way too early.  See you soon.