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 #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 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.


CBLandCO. Jewelry And Gifts said...

So happy to hear about all your new venues Mona, that is terrific!
You know I am a huge fan of your work :)

Valerie said...

Mona ~ That is Fantastic! Keep up the great work ♥

Mountainside Crochet said...

Mona, so terrific you're consignment shops are doing well for you - love those special order requests. I can see why your items are doing so well - they are wonderful!

BeadedTail said...

How wonderful that things are going so well in your consignment shops! Congrats!

ElegantSnobbery said...

That is fantastic, Mona! So nice to hear that, while Etsy is slow, there are other successful venues for you! I really need to think about selling in other venues, too... Great inspiration for me, reading this!

Amanda said...

WOW!!!! That's fabulous Mona!! So glad to hear that your consignment shops are keeping you busy!!!!!

Wonderful Quotes to live by!

"Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you."

~ William Arthur Ward