onsdag 25. februar 2009

Made in Norway

A few days ago I got a mail from Lise at trollsmed. Lise is a Norwegian silversmith, and she makes gorgeous necklaces and other products out of her own handmade porcelain beads and sterling silver - take a look at http://www.trollsmed.com/ for more info.

Lise wanted to know if I was interested in starting a Norwegian Team on Etsy, and inspired by her question I had to go looking for other Norwegian sellers on Etsy.

I found more than I had expected, and here are some of them:

(click on the picture before Feb 28th to see the treasury with link to the featured items)

So what do you think about a Norwegian Team?

I would love to see YOUR answer to that question - no matter if you are a fellow Norwegian seller, a customer, a friend or just another person with an opinion - please leave your comment!!!!!!!!!

torsdag 15. januar 2009

My office

My new working area are finally completed. The room used to be a combination of bedroom and office, but when our daughter got a new room upstairs we deceided to turn this room into a flexible office.

This is something that I've been waiting for and I'm very pleased with the result.

Here is how messy and awful it was by the end of December:

And today when everything is completed:

There are a total of 3 tables/desks in the room; one where I have my sewing machine, another where I can make my pendants, drawings etc (this table can be tilted when used as a drawing table), and the third one is where the "family pc" is placed (normally used by my husband).
We have loads of shelfs for storage, and if we manage to keep the room tidy, it is organized in a way that makes it possible for the whole family to use it at the same time - but I prefer to have it all by myself :)

torsdag 1. januar 2009

Looking back at December 2008

As this has been my first holiday-season as an Etsy-shop-owner, I didn't quite know what to expect. So I decided to take everyday as it comes, and didn't set any special sales goal for the season.

However, when I look back at December, I am quite satisfied. I managed to sell some products on VKnO at Etsy, I sold some locally, I got my first custom order (locally) and I made a few special pendants that I gave away as gifts to family and friends.
I don't have photos of all the products, but here are some of the products that left my house this December:

That was the end of 2008. When it comes to 2009, I am also quite happy the way things are going right now. So far I've had a quiet forthnight at Etsy, probably due to the fact that I've done next to nothing to promote my business.
But I've had a couple of local sales:

...... now I'm looking forward to the rest of 2009 - I think this is going to be a great year!
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