This weekend is Handmade Harvest in Almonte, Ontario. I’m all stocked up and ready to go, even have a few new items up for sale. The “vegan antler racks” have been very popular this fall, I’m tempted to keep one for my daughter’s room.
Thanks to my new stock of local walnut, I’ve got many new walnut cutting/charcuterie boards for sale. Things were looking grim for a while as the price of walnut seemed to be sky rocketing lately.
Finally, a personal favourite of mine, this doll crib was originally made for my daughter, but was so popular with her friends that I decided to make some more for sale. Made from birch plywood and walnut plugs. My daughter insists I remind everyone that the doll (aka Molly the Dolly) is not included.
For those not heading to Almonte, all my products are always available online at:
I’ve learnt a lot about Etsy over the last few years. I read up as much as I can about ways to increase traffic, how to draw people to your store, etc. But sometimes I think it’s just dumb luck. In the last week I have had a ridiculous number of likes and views. I’m getting more views per day than I would normally get per week. I’ve had more likes in the last week than all of last year. The view to like ratio seems to be about 3:1 (ie. for every three views someone likes at least one thing they see).
While I’m excited about all the traffic, and I’m glad people “like” my stuff, it hasn’t led to a single sale….. yet. I’m certainly not an Etsy expert, and it’s week’s like this one that leave me thinking I know far less than I once thought I did about the online craft market place.
I’ll be adding a few more items later this week to Etsy, stay tuned…