2.26.2009

Opps! I can't believe I did that

As some may know, I opened a B&M store, so I made a website to go along with it. It took me a few days to get it up, with pictures and all. The most painstaking part was doing all the BLAH BLAH that goes a long with it. So I thought and I thought and I wrote and I wrote, to my satisfaction. And wah lah, I had a website.

Then I get a brilliant idea, why not sell my stuff on my site, too. Now don't get me wrong I love Etsy, I love Etsy, but it can be limited with how you can organize and if you list multiple items you never get to the top.

ie, the other day I was looking at the fabric section and in one day (not even a whole one) there was 1500 listings in the fabric section, not everything goes in that section but that is another post. 1500 listings is 60+ pages, how many people dig through 60+ pages of stuff unless you are really determined.

(back to the story)
So, I had to upgrade my website to sell on it, I thought that if I just work on my new one that my old one would still be there until I was ready. NO NO and NO, all my hours and work went bye bye in a matter of seconds. $%&* and %$#@ and *&^%(#@*.

So now I have half a completed site up and I am desperately trying to get it finished......ah my fingers hurt from listing stuff, I have over three hundred things to do. AHHH.

There is a silver lining, it does look better than the other one, I guess everything happens for a reason.

Here is my website www.raintals.com

2.24.2009

10% off All Items in AdeleHartlep


While I move shoppes.....I am not listing any new items in this shoppe and decided it was time to do my move.

Also, if you scroll down more, I am having a giveaway!!!!!! Japanese miniatures

My second Etsy treasury


I had a brilliant idea (at least I thought so), I have seen many a treasury with many a theme, so I figured making one that was a full story.

Everything thing you need to make a bag, first the idea of making the bag, the pattern, the cutting board, and so on and so forth.

I ended up being very please with it.

Sorry the pic is so squished

2.18.2009

softies book, 25 plush pals


a great directional book on how to make ultra fabulous, super cute plush animals, critters, and things.
comes with 25 ideas, and patterns in the back of the book.

now on sale in rainbow fabrics on etsy.

2.15.2009

Where am I?




My super tiny town..

So I am shamelessly advertising my business, I will try to keep this to a bare minimum, I opened on the first of February...and not to my knowledge, Super Bowl Sunday. Let's say there was nay a customer, nor here nor there. So I went home to lick my bruised ego and say silly me, and damn the Raiders for never making it to the Super Bowl.

I am opened five to six days a week in the winter, most likely seven in the summer. The Russian River gets a lot of people coming to it, I even own a canoe...great fun.

I have a few more notiony things at my shoppe, some great hair flowers..and a bit more.

Love to have anyone stop by...we also rent beach cruisers!!


triple re-ment giveaway..feb 15th to feb 25th


three lucky winners will receive one of these three fabulous Re-ment miniatures.

* post a comment about which Re-ment suites your fancy the most.
* Post a comment about what your favorite shoppe item is.

please don't forget your email so I can get in touch with the winners.

******10% off one item in my shoppe*******
just mention this blog giveaway, and I will send you a refund through paypal.
coupon good through the giveaway.

2.13.2009

a new look



I decided to change the way my shoppe looks, something more exciting, something different from everyone else. I know how easy it is to get lost in Etsy, I have been there searching for hours, not being able to tell one shoppe from the others will searching through supplies or handmade.





So with the help of a snazzy new photo program I came across, this is the way I decide to go... a little more edgy, a little more fun.

The only down fall about revamping a shoppe is the hours and hours it takes to change all the pictures, then go it an edit all listings. But I think it will be worth it, I already like looking at my shoppe more...hehe

2.01.2009

Opening Day...Where are the customers


So today is my first day opening my B&M....I am sitting patiently waiting for people to stop by. People asked me if I am stressed out, I said...NO, but now I think it is creeping up on me. I think I'll have to post later to say what happened.

So for your viewing enjoyment, I have posted some pictures...then I am off to work on my website.

So, I am carrying few notions, since there is a store in town that carries some already...though I am the first fabric store here!!!!!!yay
bit of thread, my favorite kind is the variegating color thread...gives everything a nice touch colorful touch.
My Re-ment shelf..this is so people who have never seen them can get a peek.
Re-ment heaven...I love them so.
Pink Room......
The Re-ment display case, I have to say I never realized how big it was...this one has five sets in it...huge.
A bit of fabric, I am still waiting for a few orders to come in, so excited. It's like Christmas.

A few different fabric views...Well off send out "come to buy fabric" vibes...haha