Thursday, November 17, 2011

Omegafauna on Etsy!

Stego Gully Tote Bag

Yes, finally, FINALLY, it's the grand opening of my little shop on Etsy! I've been so excited to get this going for months now, but there was always just one more loose end to try and tie up before jumping into selling online. I've come to realize that I'll probably never feel completely prepared, being the exhaustive researcher and perfectionist that I am, and so I'm opening up shop NOW. I'll keep learning as I go. So, take advantage of the probably-too-low shipping prices and no tax charges while you can before I know any better! My ignorance is your bliss!

The Omegafauna Etsy Shop

More items will be listed next week as I work on taking more photos. My flock and I (it's appropriate to call my family a flock when two of the four of us are birds, right?) moved into a new apartment and I'm still figuring out where and when to stage my pictures so they turn out well with fairly accurate colors. Winter is settling in so it's too cold and windy to work on the photography outside as I did for the items for sale currently. Happily, our new apartment has large south-facing windows so I hope I'll manage to get consistently decent photos with natural lighting.

I'm also working on a bunch of new fabric designs for sewn items, including kitchen stuff like napkins and placemats. It will probably be awhile before the final versions of the new products see the light of day, but I'll share my progress along the way. I'll also add (at the risk of sounding like I'm just trying to get you to buy something immediately) that if you really like any of the items you see currently, get them now because I don't have enough of some of the fabrics to replenish some items in time for the holidays. My budget demands that I have to use up whatever I have on hand before ordering more fabric. I know, I know...I don't like it either. But student loans have come calling and they are UGLY.

Take a look through the items I have in my shop and let me know what you think. Is there enough detail in the descriptions? Are the photos doing their job ok? Constructive criticism is always welcome here. I'm experienced at being an artist and creating, not at anything business related. There's so much to think about when it comes to the business end of this...it's very much going to be a work in progress! Anyway, I hope you enjoy browsing my shop regardless of whether you're buying or not!

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