Sunday, January 13, 2008

movin' shop

I've been a bit quiet on the blog front this week. First week post holidays has found me right back into the swing of things, and feeling guilty about a lot of unreplied emails. Sorry to anyone who is waiting for me to get back to you - I will do so soon!!

During work hours I've been doing some contract work for another studio (which I rarely do these days), but outside of work hours I've been doin' some other exciting things, one of which is building myself a new online shop!


Yes, Etsy - you have been a good friend to me ... I wouldn't have been able to do any of it without you ... but frankly I'm sending you way too much money each month, and your friend PayPal too, who charges me whatever they like to convert from USD to AUD. No more! I'm, going to love having full control over the design of my shop, not having to pay any fees, and best of all be able to list in AUD.


The other exciting thing that's been going on is more house hunting! We found another place we like and put in our offer (it was a silent auction type thing) on Saturday. We find out on Monday. I just have a feeling we might get it, because when i said to the agent "we'd be happy to let it go if it went for more than that" she replied (possibly off guard) "oh the vendor would be ecstatic if it went for more than that!" Okay time to stop thinking about it and exercise detachment...

On a non money related topic, here's a token photo to go with this post:


Some embroidery hoop fabric swatches I put up on my wall a few months ago. Yay for 3M hooks!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lara, First timer here - found your blog via the Bend the Rules sewing group on Flickr - someone in Wellington, NZ had made one of Amy Karol's designs using your fabric - I loved the fabric so much I went a searching, and it let me to you - in my home town and all! I look forward to you opening your shop online! Love the hoops by the way - a fab way to show off your fave pieces! Cheers, Poppycakes

leslie said...

great idea to get your own little shop. that's on my list, too. i am sure you have quite a following now. your fabrics are absolutely lovely.

Jen said...

Hi Lara,

I can't wait to see your new shop!!! I know it is going to be just beautiful!

Oh, and I hope you don't mind (and I hope you can find the time with your new endeavor!): I was tagged by Kat and thought you would be a good recipient for tagging!

You can read the details here:
Tagged

All my best!!

Jen

Jason said...

Love the kokeshi in the background!!!And love the idea of the fabric in the hoops! Do you mind if I use it in my place...You should sell them.

Heather Moore said...

Very exciting news - getting a shop of your own is a fantastic step to take. Congrats!

Babelfish said...

Interesting info re. etsy store, good luck with setting up your new store.

Jodie said...

How exciting , I can't wait to see the new store.

Anna said...

I'm sure that your new store will be a delight! Goodluck

Sarah said...

Love your embroidery hoop frames. What a great idea. Good luck with your own shop - it will be fantastic!

ShiriMe! said...

glad to have you back! haha. i was beginning to miss your updates.

may i suggest installing a currency converter on your site as well? you're tech savvy, so i'm sure that is do-able. would help out the folks who hate having to look up the currency conversions (and it's never completely reliable either).

i don't like fees either. so i support your move all the way!

:)
Shirley

Fer said...

Brilliant idea to start your own shop, I've heard that the Paypal fees can be a nasty surprise! I'm looking forward to seeing some more fabric soon too!!

ohsundayschool said...

damn, i really need to get me some 3M hooks.

and HOORAY for getting your own shop and listing in AUD. that's got to be the most annoying thing about Etsy.

Drewzel said...

Can't wait to see your online shop! yay!!

suzie wuzie said...

i can't wait for that new shop!

Meet Me at Mikes said...

ooh busy bee! your hoops look really beautiful!

jess gonacha said...

those look amazing! your fabric is beautiful, and what a creative way to display it!

DeerDominique said...

Oh wow...I saw this pic on Decocentric awhile ago and just found your blog a few days ago (trying to remember how...the lamp tutorial probably (which is bitchin' btw) The blog world is a vast yet tiny universe, no? Anyway...I'm really enjoying getting caught up with your blog and really think your work is beautious!