Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Hi! This is my first blog entry for kellybowbellyblog. On this blog I plan to just keep a record of how I go about setting up my ETSY shop. Right now it is in it's embryonic stage-meaning I just started and it's the teeniest, tiniest thing. Basically, I am working on creating marketable merchandise and trying to get my name out there. Here's some pics of my favorite items.

This is the picture I have been using to promote my shop. I have it on my business cards and the tags for my items. I plan to put it on some address labels too. It seems to catch the eye. The argyle fabric is from "Hobby Lobby"( hereafter referred to as HL). I don't think there are alot of HL's in the US. I could be wrong. But I thought maybe if there aren't alot of them, then people will not see this fabric alot, and may be drawn to my shop because of the unique fabric.

And this is a necktie out of the same fabric. The one above is a bowtie. They are already tied and can be put around the neck with's easier for moms that way! I love having Charlie (my son-19 months) look like a little man a church. It is hard to get neckties year round for boys and when you DO find them, most have race cars and stuff. That stuff is fine I suppose, but I like this better.

Well I wasn't planning on doing skirts in my shop but I had the cute argyle fabric and thought, "I should make a skirt for my girls, then they can match Charlie." And then I thought, "Hey! Other peeps like thier kids to match too!" So I threw these on my shop as an after-thought and they are the most popularly viewed items! Cool! A few people have told me they plan to come to me when family pics come up. I hope they don't all come to me at the same time....but they probably will around November....close to Christmas you know!
I think I would like to try putting some of this fabric on a headband. You know the plastic kind. I think it would look super cute, and if someone buys the skirt they may see the headband and just HAFTA buy it too!
I can see this blog is helping me already! I have so many ideas floating around and I need to record them. I don't want to forget headbands and now I can look back and see that I made a note of my idea. Your comments are welcome too. I would like to know what you think.