Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Quality Control!

I've spent most of my time making beds for the shop, and have just started thinking about how I want the nap mats to look.

I did a sample to check out the size and decided to put it on the bed to see if anyone would be interested in using it.

Diva Samoa seems to fit purrfectly. Just look at the attitude in her pose. She is definitely the top cat in this house, and she doesn't let any other cat forget it!

I also found some adorable cotton cat and dog fabric today. I'm not sure what I'm going to make with it yet, but it was too cute to pass by!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

First Sale!

I'm so excited because I made my very first sale in my Etsy shop! This is the Go Fetch fleece doggie bed. Most of the fleece I've been buying have cat designs, however when I saw this cute doggie fleece, I had to get it! If I can find more fleece fabric with dog designs, I'll be making more! Right now, most of the beds are cat designs.

Thank you to Kittanna - a friend on Catster - for being my first customer!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Open for Business!

My Etsy Shop is now open! I've got a lot of beds to add to the shop, and only had time tonight to open up with three items.

I'll be adding more tomorrow, so don't forget to stop by and check out my inventory!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

My Head is Spinning!

I'm working on the final stages of getting my Etsy shop up and running! The most difficult part is figuring out how much to charge for shipping. I had to buy boxes to ship the beds because the free large box the post office offers is too small, and I didn't want to squish the beds beyond recognition!

I'm living with a former math major, so he has helped me put all the possibilities into a spreadsheet. There are so many factors - where the bed is going, how much the box weighs, which item they are purchasing. It would be great if Etsy had a zip code/price calculator on their site, but they don't, and you have to list a shipping price.

I'm off to get a scale at Walmart, so that I can accurately determine the weight of the beds + box. I'm excited to open the store, and I hope everyone likes the beds! As Samoa would say, the Diva Collection is pawsome!