My Etsy shop
My Dawanda shop
My Plug shop on Etsy
February 15, 2018
February 12, 2018
November 02, 2017
Even when things aren't that great, I can't miss Halloween!
|Orange and chocolate cake, complete with cat hair...|
|Chocolate and salted caramel cake|
|Pumpkin soup from last year because this year photo turned out all blurry.|
September 07, 2017
To be totally honest I had no intention of trying that new product by Etsy but I got a free year to try it out so I tried.
If you haven't heard of Pattern yet, it's basically your standalone website hosted by Etsy.
It costs $15 per month, it's free to list items (unless you want them to appear in your Etsy shop too, then it's the usual 0.20 per item).
Unlike Etsy you can sell anything you want there (as long it's legal)...handmade, mass produced, vintage, not vintage...
The good surprise is that it is really easy to set up...if you already have an Etsy shop that is.
It took me about 5 minutes to get mine up and running.
As I already owned my domain name I linked it to my Pattern site. Be warned that that part actually requires some technical knowledge but you can easily find help online.
If you don't already own a domain name you can buy it through Etsy which is probably easier.
All your Etsy listings will appear in your Pattern site. All is handled from the same dashboard.
You can't really make it easier.
If your item is listed on your Pattern site only, there's no time limit. If it's both listed on Etsy and Pattern, it'll be there for 4 months.
If you translated you shop into several languages, you can choose in which language you want your shop to be. You can also leave it on "default" settings and the language will adapt to the location of your customers.
Payment methods are the same as on Etsy, as are shop policies and FAQ's.
From a stats point of view...you're on your own. It's up to you to bring people to your website.
I have had my domain name for almost 10 years so it's hard to tell if any new views are coming from "Pattern" . And let's add that after 2 months I am still waiting for my first sale from the Pattern site.
So in short:
The + sides:
- it's easy to set up
-it's easy to list new items
-you can sell whatever you want
-listings are free if only appearing on Pattern
The - sides:
-you depend on Etsy
-you still pays selling fees to Etsy
-you are responsible for your own promo on the Internet
-it costs $15 per month
What could be improved:
It should be possible to import items from another of your Etsy shops. In my case I have 2 Etsy shops but if I want the items from my second shop to appear on my Pattern site, I'll have to re-list all the items one by one...which is not happening any time soon.
September 02, 2017
LABOR DAY SALE UNTIL MONDAY
in my 2 Etsy shops!
No code required!
OK, I set up that promo such a long time ago that I had completely forgotten about it.
August 31, 2017
June 29, 2017
Ever since I was a little kid I've had a passion for tents. Funny as I've never been camping and have never been a scout either.
Every summer we'd build the tent in the garden...and I'd bring my toys and books in , and have my meals in lunch boxes in there too.
I decided it was time for a tent again...so I got the cheapie one from Decathlon. It was crazy easy to build...took me about 20 minutes all by myself.
It's nice to be able to go in the garden even if the weather is not very warm...nor very dry.
The tent has become my little bubble of peace, away from the real life..which is not very pleasant at the moment.
Also, I cannot seem to enjoy the garden the way I used to. I miss Pepita who'd follow me around.
I've barely stepped outside other than for mowing the lawn ever since she passed away.
Cats are fairly indifferent...only Bunny (who's technically not my cat) joins me for cuddles and late afternoon naps.
Diego doesn't like Bunny so he won't come inside