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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Unisex Hazelnut Swirl Hat

I am on a roll this week! Actually, this whole month hasn't been bad as far as getting new items up :) Today I've added another Unisex hat to the store, this one is called Hazelnut Swirl. The size available is a bit bigger than the other colors (it's the same size as the Shadow Hat was), but I'll be making more sizes for them asap.
Speaking of the Unisex Shadow Hat, it sold this week! I'm added it to the list of things to get back in stock along with more size options. 
That's all from me today, if you'd like to go to this item on Etsy click >here<

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Forest Scarf for Men

Yay! Another item for the guys out there! Not sure how many shop on Etsy but I feel bad that there wasn't much to choose from in my store. So I've been trying to get more unisex and men's fashions available. I figured the hats would come in more handy since the guys I know like hats more than scarves, but I still like to give options :)
This scarf is a nice sage green and mocha brown. It's longer than the Desert Scarf for Men but you can still wear it under the coat for extra warmth.  Ladies if you need to get someone for a man in your life and have no idea what, keep him warm and if he doesn't like it you can always wear it yourself :P
To see this item on Etsy click >here<

Monday, February 15, 2010

Unisex Maizen Blue Hat

Well the Valentine's Day sale may be over but as a nice treat Squishy Products is having a President's Day Sale! Today only all items are available with Free Shipping! That's not all, a new hat has just been listed as well! Another Unisex style beanie to add to the collection. This one is a nice combo of blues, yellow and a little teal mixed in. 
Have a great week everyone! 

If you want to see this item on Etsy click >here<

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Heart of Gold Scarf

Heart of Gold Scarf just listed on Etsy. Two nights ago I realized I had put the scarf in my inventory but hadn't actually listed it online! I took pictures of the scarf weeks ago but they didn't come out very good and I had forgotten all about it. :x Now it's up and will be the last scarf listed on sale as part of Squishy's Valentine's Day Sale. Whew. 
It's a pretty scarf, unique in that it's the only scarf in my shop that sparkles. The gold flecks in the homespun and the eyelash are shiny. I thought it was a nice touch :)

If you'd like to visit this item on Etsy click >here

Have a great weekend everyone, Enjoy Valentine's Day! I'll be back soon with more new items! :D

Monday, February 8, 2010

Be Mine Floppy Hat

Another item for the Valentine's Sale! Was stuck on a name for a little while but then I thought of those valentine conversation heart candies and remembered some of the colors matched this hat. This is a floppy style like the Neapolitan. 

If you'd like to see this item on Etsy click >here<

I'm hoping I'll be able to get a project I've been working on up before the sale is over, I've specially ordered some tools for the project (and projects to come) from a fellow Etsian. Can't wait! 
Have a great week!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Top 30 reasons you're not selling by Knotworkshop

Saw this Thread on Etsy Business Forums and thought it was great-so to all you other sellers out there I hope it amuses you as well :)

Knotworkshop says:
I figured I'd list 30 so we'd almost always have one to blame for each new day of the month. If there are 31 days in any given month, just cycle back to number 1.

How to use this list:
Print it out. Cut each number up onto its own little slip of paper. Put them in a jar. Each day when you're wondering why you haven't sold anything, pull a slip of paper out and get your answer.

1) George W. Bush. Yup. Everything's his fault.

2) Barack Obama. Freaking socialist. Screwing up all this wonderful capitalism on Etsy.

3) The economy. Seriously people. Look around. Nobody has a job. Nobody has money. Why do they want your stuff when you have the nerve to charge them money for it in these tough times?

4) Relevancy- need I say more?

5) Recency- need I say more?

6) Resellers. Why would people buy my stuff on Etsy when they can buy Target's products here too? I mean seriously, what do I have that can compete with stuff from Target? It's so much easier for people to buy those things on Etsy than it is to just drive to their local Target.

7) Undercutters. Yes undercutters. I mean you. Everyone has their own reasons for naming a price. But I haven't seen William Shatner here so I'm pretty fricking sure this ain't Priceline. If you want to sell something that took you 22 hours to make for $10, you and I are going to have a problem. I'll meet you outside after school after the bell rings. Alone.

8) The weather. If it's hot, they don't want your stuff. If it's cold, they don't want it either. So strap yourselves in because whatever the season people ain't buyin what you're sellin.

9) Your prices are too high. You think folks want to pay $50 for some yarn tied in a bunch of knots? I don't care if it looks like a hat. It's a bunch of yarn. In knots.

10) Your prices are too low. Hmm. That item looks like a lot of work. Why are you only charging me $5 for it? Oh, probably because you live in a crack house and have swine flu. Yeah, I don't trust it. I'm going to go buy it from someone who will charge me $20 for the same exact thing.

11) People are stupid.

12) The internet is broken. Yes. The whole internet. Call Al Gore. I heard he can fix it.

13) You're never on the front page.

14) You're never in gift guides.

15) You're never a featured seller.

16) You're never in Etsy finds.

17) No one liked you in high school.

18) They don't like you here either.

19) People need to see your items in person to appreciate them. Okay, maybe not that underwear made out of cream corn, but you know what I'm saying.

20) You have your items on a gasp, real person, in your listing photos. I mean, come on. That necklace was completely sterile and free of all bacteria until you let it touch that ugh, HUMAN! Now it's no good. Sorry. Game over.

21) You are not showing your items on a human. How can I tell if those panties will look good on me when the mannequin doesn't have a spotty arse like mine? It's false advertising.

22) Your photos are too dark. Yes, yes, I know you're selling a lamp that glows in the dark. But still, your photos are just way too dark dude.

23) You need more items in your shop. Would you keep going back to Home Depot if they only had six flashlights and a pile of shingles in stock? I thought not.

24) You have too many items in your shop. I mean really, those huge stores like Walmart with tons and tons of items in tons and tons of different categories are never going to be successful. Nobody looks past the first five aisles. Oh, uh, wait...

25) Your items are aimed at too narrow of a market. I'm sure if there were more professional football players from Tasmania shopping on Etsy your tasmanian football helmets would be doing much, much better. Honest.

26) You have to go find your target market. No, I'm not going to tell you who they are or how you'll recognize them, but trust me, you have to find them. And fast.

27) Don't rely on Etsy to make your shop successful. I mean, I know we're on Etsy, and we pay money to Etsy and are here because it's well, Etsy. But yeah, don't count on them for a thing. If anything, pretend like they're working against you. You'll be better off.

28) It's a slow time of year. Maybe not for everyone else, but for you, that's the time of year it is.

29) You haven't built up enough momentum. So take all your inventory in your arms, put it in a shopping cart and send it down a hill to get some momentum going. Report back in the forums after the sales start rolling in.

30) You're not in the US. Just because people in your own country wouldn't buy it, doesn't mean that Americans are dumb enough to (hard to believe, I know).

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Unisex Autumn Spice Hat

A little late blogging about this, but on Tuesday a new hat was listed on Etsy. I thought it would be nice to get more unisex hats up so keep an eye out because I went on a little hat making spree :P 
Autumn Spice hat has green, orange-yellow, and blue mixed in with the rich red. Also features a brim around the ears for extra warmth and comfort :)

If you want to view this item at my store click >here<

Monday, February 1, 2010

Neapolitan Floppy Hat

This hat is adorable (if I may say so myself :P)! When I started making this hat the color pattern seemed familiar, then it hit looked like those boxes of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate ice cream I remembered as a kid. I pointed this out to my boyfriend who said "Oh a Neapolitan." And that's how this hat got it's name. I wanted to make this hat a little different from other styles already available in my shop so what started out as a bucket hat turned into a floppy hat when I added the cute scalloped edge, thought it gave it the perfect final touches :) 

If you like this hat and would like to check it out in my Etsy shop just click >here<

Oh and did I mention that Squishy Products is having a sale until Valentine's Day? That's right! All pink and red items are 15% off (prices have been adjusted for your convenience) I've moved all the sale prices to the top of the list so they can be found right away :) 

Have a great week everyone!

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