Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wow, My Consignment Shops are taking off for Me!
I have been selling in consignment shops for the past 4 years...Things have been good but not great so this year I got a chance to put my crafts in a few more of them. I now have a total of 5 consignment shops...3 are seasonal and 2 are year around.
I left some inventory at each which pretty well wiped me out as you can tell by my Etsy shop. I have slowly been building up some more but did not want to get too far ahead incase this year was not a good one and I ended up taking it all home in October.
Last week ..shop #1 called needed more oven mitt sets..fine made those up~! 3 days ago shop #2 called and had a lady there who wanted 4 adult bibs I only had 2 in the shop that she wanted so needed 2 more ...no problem so then the owner said oh, make up some more for the shop!! Today shop #3 called...this one is a high end shop and is running yearly...she wanted a dozen more of baby bibs, oven mitt sets and oven door dress towels...yikes and she wants them now!!!
Well...I did not too bad ...I have 7 oven door dresses made tonight for her and 6 oven mitt sets. Good job I was ahead in the bibs because they were no problem.
I will have to take a week of work to get caught up...still need those adult bibs ... 2 of which are already sold and 5 more oven door dresses and 6 more oven mitt sets!
I guess I had better not complain as things have been really slow on Etsy.
Next it will be time to get ready for the Christmas Craft Fairs....I have 5 of them this year as well.