Saturday, July 19, 2008

a few little changes

I've been thinking of a few little changes to my Etsy shop. I like to keep the number of toy patterns at 20, because if it gets too much above that, it's a lot of work keeping track of which ones are sold out. As well, some of my patterns just don't sell very well. I do keep all my patterns for sale at my Lulu shop, because that one mostly takes care of itself.

So, one change I was thinking of making is to combine all three bunny patterns into one bundle. It always seemed silly to me to have three different ones, when really the only difference is the outfits. But while I didn't have so many patterns, it made sense to offer my customers more choices. So the proposed new pattern would have the bunny, with long and short ear options, and three outfits: the pinafore dress, the hoodie, and the jacket and waistcoat. I would probably sell it for $5.75, like the clothing bundles. I've put up a poll, so you can vote, or leave a comment with your opinion. I suppose another option would be to include the super cape and t-shirt, instead of the hoodie.

The other possible change would be to remove a couple of toy patterns from my Etsy shop, whichever 2 have the lowest sales. I think this would be the koala and either the cow boy or the puppy. However, I would hate to get rid of any of those while still having 3 bunny patterns. Anyway, let me know what you think.

Also, I want to announce that we've decided to lower the price of the Fuzzy Knits book. I know that people who order the printed version also have to pay quite a bit in shipping, so hopefully this lower price will make the book affordable for more people. This also means that the wholesale price for yarn shops has decreased a bit.

Today is a usual quiet and lazy Saturday. We popped down to the farmers market and picked up a bunch of organic veggies: zucchini, eggplant, cauliflower, broccoli, and some sugar-snap peas (already nearly all gone!). We also found some sausages from a nice farmer who raises antibiotic-free animals, and I picked up a bar of home-made soap as a little treat. Doesn't sound too bad, eh? Our farmers market is actually very small, but we make the best of it.


Anonymous said...

oh, no!!!!!!!!!don`t get rid of the cow boy or the puppy, they are so nice and fullof charme.

Anonymous said...

SOonds like a wonderful Farmer's Market trip. As for the patterns, if you remove them from Etsy, will they still be available on your Lulu site? I love the Koala and the Cowboy.

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of combing the bunny patterns to include more of the outfits. Your patterns are so great!

Natalie Jane said...

Wow. I LOVE your animals. If you ever want to trade one for some handmade earrings, let me know...