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Now that I’ve survived the hurdle of actually opening a shop instead of just talking about it, I’m brainstorming how I want to refine and improve it. My biggest obstacles are deciding what I like to make, what I think will sell, and how the heck to price without giving things away or working for free.
My to-do list so far: Use all white backdrops, post more inventory, show more detailed photos for party kits (so people have a clear idea of how much they’re actually getting), etc.
I wanted to know form your perspective what items you love most, what you’d like to see, or if you have any tips from your own shop experiences. Let’s talk! I’m totally getting a crash course in this!
I may have ranted about this once or twice before, but I’m not a huge embroidery fan until someone like Moxiedoll comes around and helps me up on the fence. It’s definitely the witty quotes and modern graphics that she substitutes for the stereotypical bunnies in fields and Aunt Dorothy’s cats. Honestly, wouldn’t the “I’ll eat you up, I love you so.” make the cutest gift?
Attention all paper nerds: prepare your socks to be knocked off by the lovely work of Eat Sleep Ride Print. I featured Mike’s shop before with these Keep Calm & Open Your Present gift tags, and here he is again. This time though, I can speak from experience (I just got tons of goodies in the mail this week!).
If you thought you liked his work on screen, just wait until you can hold them in your hands. The quality and details of the designs will make you fall head over heels, especially the hand-drawn invites. From letterpress to silkscreen, the vibrant colors and modern type make these pieces worth every penny.
Is it too obvious that I’m excited about my new paper? In that case it’s a good thing I stopped with just the three pictures, although laying off the 8 p.m. cup of coffee could’ve helped, too.
photos by Sugar & Cloth prints c/o Mike Orhan
I’m head over heels for all of Irene Suchocki’s photos of Eye Poetry photography. They’re like dreams come to
life print. I plan on finding the perfect place for these pretty little pieces after our move.
This weekend I’m off on a last minute road trip to Austin for The Cream Event. Who’s pumped? This girl! Catch ya’ Monday.