Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ok...take it easy on me.....











I have been pondering..and getting prodded by family to try my hand at Etsy. I have been wondering if I can really do it...and as many of you know it isn't easy to put yourself out there. It is especially not easy to make something from the heart and actually get paid for it. In most cases with crafts you don't get your time back out of it. That is ok with me. I know of a few sites that sale from their blog. I figure if they can..why can't I? I thought I would just put two items up for sell and see what happens. From here maybe Etsy...I don't know...I just know I need to try. This will not become a weekly occurrence...you won't come here and see things for sell all the time. Soooo don't worry! So here goes....I have two vintage style pieces for sell. I hope someone will want to give them a home. I enjoyed making them..and putting love into them. They are distressed and inked and ready for someone's home for Halloween. The black cat has an opening at the top to put treats in. It is also a box. I have added vintage crepe paper, vintage button, and some orange tulle. He is heavily distressed and inked for a worn appearance. The pumpkin is like my other one...different papers and buttons. Both have silly little tags. Both are made with whimsy in mind. Of course since they are made with my own two hands...they are not perfect...not factory made! In my humble opinion adorable just the same. The Pumpkin man is 23.00 plus shipping. Mr. Black Cat is 18.00 plus shipping**SOLD**. I will do my best to get the best price on shipping and will not charge handling. AND yes I am still going to do a pumpkin man give-away next week. I have not forgot. Thanks....and as I said please be nice rofl. Hugs, cherry

47 comments:

yeahexceptfornot said...

Oh. My. Bejeezus. You have the absolute more adorable ideas. Can you please send your good ideas telepathically my way?!

The Berry's Patch said...

Sign me up. How do I buy the black cat? I want the pumpkin man too but I'll have to wait. Email me girl.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh these are just darling! I know you will do well selling these. I see the sweet cat is sold already! I don't decorate for Halloween, but if I did I would be all over these! Can't see what else you offer as time goes by. Congrats on spreading your creative wings!
Hugs,
Penny

Darlene said...

I'll take the pumpkin man...see great homes already...

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

you are going to be a huge hit on etsy, your designs and work are so wonderful, I love coming to your blog you are full of inspiration and kindness. hugs, Lisa

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Best of luck selling these cuties! If I were not in the middle of remodeling and not sure if I will be through and able to use them by Halloween, I would love to buy one...or maybe both! LOL! Are you going to do anything similar for Thanksgiving??? I hope so! I'll keep checking back! You ought to very well with these! And I'm not just being nice, but honest as well! :) ~Rhonda

Sandy Toes said...

You should sell on etsy...those are so cute!! I love the pumpkin man!
-Happy Selling!
Sandy Toes

Julie said...

Congratulations!! Looks like you sold them already wow I love the pumpkin man very cute:)
Good Luck with everything
Julie

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I think this is great~You go girl!
You will do really well ~ You have a lot of talent and are very creative.
Robin~♥

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Congrats on taking the plunge! I love both of them! You are so talented!
Carrie

Mimi Sue said...

Don't you think you have time to make more? Both of them are so cute. You, my dear, will have no trouble selling anything you make! Mimi

Chris said...

Uh, am I being nice if I tell you your blog is my absolute favorite?!! I get giddy everytime I see a new post. Those creations are amazing, and I totally think you should start selling your stuff!! It's wonderful!

Kathy said...

These are adorable! I can't wait to see what else you make - I'm off to view more of your blog.

AJ said...

Oh, if I could I'd snap that little punkin up and make him mine. Someday:)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Those are both adorable, you have such creativity! I know I have said this before, but your projects that you come up with are wonderful. Jackie

Tiffany said...

Looks like you have sold both...

Please open an etsy shop and email me everytime you add something new!!!!

Tausha said...

I love them both!
I was just wondering where you were putting all this halloween beautifulness! Look what happened?
I hope that you have tonz of requests! I know that if I had some extra green-the pumpkin would be on it's way!
Can't wait to see what else you come up with!
(I think that I say this every time I leave a comment. How lame am I?)

Kelly said...

Wow, just wow!

You have extremely amazing talent.

Go for it and open up esty shop!

Deb said...

Hey Cherry, love the cat box as well. Super cute. I can't imagine how much time that took to make. Great job with that.

About the Cricut machine... I don't have the Expressions machine. Mine is the regular Cricut machine. I think it is priced online for $299, but I got mine on sale from HobLob for $189. Plus I don't use the cartridges. I bought a computer program online called Sure Cuts a Lot and you can use all your True Type fonts instead of cartridges.

Can't wait to see your other creations.

Debbie

Lindsay-ann said...

I love your black cat box and Mr Pumpkin man. Good luck with your Etsy shop, I am sure it will do well.
Lindsay

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Very cool stuff-you should be selling it! I want some really neat, crazy tassels-can you make some of those?! I've never bought something on line, but I just might soon, I keep seeing awesome stuff that I could pass off as homemade (if the guilt wouldn't set in!!).

Oliver's said...

Good for you Cherry!! I wish you much luck (though you won't need it) on your new adventure. You can bet I will be shopping your great stuff. You are just too talented. Smiles, Paula

Rambling Girl said...

talented, creative, are just a few adjectives when I see your blog. Yep go sell away! I wish I could get one but got so many other things in the burner right now but if you have a etsy shop then I will come on down the road and get something. Your looks better than mine! But I try at least. I have just figured out what this etsy is all about. WOW so many crative folks on there, so go for it!

Wendy said...

They are both darling. Best of luck in your new endeavor!!

Marie said...

I'm STILL in the middle of copying this idea. Maybe I should just pay you do to it for me? lol I LOVE that little cat box! I saw those cats at Michaels but had no use for an entire bag. GREAT idea!!! Good luck with etsy...not that you'll need it! I see you are already sold out! :o)

Shannon said...

So cute!! Your Etsy shop would do really well.

Blanca said...

As beautiful as these are you will have no problem selling them. Best of luck!

Blanca

Simply This and That said...

You are so funny! Have you noticed lately how many bloggers comment on your blog. How many of us drool over your many talents. You go girl! I have no doubt you'll be a success! Good luck in your new endeavors! ooxx`jod

mommy2gabby said...

I love them both!! To bad I am a little late though. I would have gotten either one!

Great crafts and idea's. I think your etsy shop would be a big hit!
Jody

Me said...

Thanks for checking out my blog. I love your crafts, and will definitely check out your stuff on Etsy. From what I see, you're not going to have any problem selling there. What's your Etsy name? Anne

Kacey Randolph said...

Go Cherry! Go! I think this is a FABULOUS idea! Your stuff is great and I know you would do well! Woohoo! I'm so excited for you.

BTW - Etsy is super fun and SO EASY to set up - and free! So don't be intimidated by it!

Yeah you!

Mrs. B said...

I think you'd do great on Etsy! Your projects are alwas great!

Bettsi said...

You are so funny! They are wonderful and of course you should be selling your little pretties. Don't be apologetic- many of us are in the same boat and we totally get it. And the bloggers/blog readers that are not professional crafters are appreciating the girls that are. See? It's all good!

Congratulations on this big step!

THE ROOST said...

Ok they are both gone....fast. I was too late! Do you see how good you are now!? You Go Girl!

Halo Hill said...

Darling Darling. Grab the brass ring!

Ms. Tee said...

These are both really cute. You'll do great selling your creations. :)

THE TATTERED NEST said...

what do you mean don't worry you won't be selling things on your blog everyday??? More! more! please...

Becky said...

How adorable. Looks like your goodies are going to be a hit!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your Halloween items are very nice and I bet they are already sold. I'm going to sell at a craft show in Oct. I make cards and other paper, altered items and have no idea if they will sell...like you said. "I just have to try it" :)
Warmly,
Deb

melissa said...

okay Cherry....brilliant creative Cherry...you would do AWESOME on Etsy!! I adore all the wonderful things that you make!!

~Melissa

sheena said...

Hey! Hope you don't mind me blurking onto your lovely blog! You are now one of my favorites!

Thanks!

Kat said...

Cherry! I think its wonderful that you are going to start a shop. I have no doubt that you will do well. Your creations are adorable.
You have all my best wishes in your new adventure.

nikkicrumpet said...

Why would we not be kind...it would be impossible to think those were anything other than ADORABLE!!!! I love the way you made them look aged..it adds so much charm!

Victoria said...

You should definitely have your own etsy shop! Your creations are just lovely.

I am always blown away by what you come up with ... the bottles, the cat, the pumpkins.

Keep it up!

Rosemary said...

Love all of the birds and nests. I did a post like that awhile back on my blog. Love Boo Boo kitty. I remember that show.
Hope you are having a great weekend.
Rosemary

Elizabeth said...

visiting via SITS
I've been looking all over your blog for a link to an Etsy store and came across this post. You definitely should set one up! I am not a big Halloween person, but I'd love to see what you do for Christmas, or with snowmen!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Oh my gosh your stuff is SOO cute. ETSY BABY!!