Monday, January 26, 2009

brain storm

I was thinking over the weekend (surprise!) and am mulling over a couple of things. First, I'm thinking of marketing handmade books for wedding albums and guest books, baby books, keepsake books, etc. You may remember the guest book I made for my brother Brad and his new wife last summer:

I would have some in stock but would be able to do custom work as well.

Also, I'm considering setting up shop on the 'net selling accessories for larger ladies (of which I am one). It is often difficult to find jewelry, especially, sized for larger wrists, and tiny delicate things can get lost on generous bosoms. I'd probably limit this to jewelry and scarves at first. I'm also trying to figure out the best venue for marketing these things.

Tell me what you think.


CG said...

I think it's a great idea. What about etsy as a site to market your fabulous creations?

Maureen said...

Great ideas Sue, but as to marketing - no ideas.

katelnorth said...

I like your idea of jewellery for larger ladies - personally, although I am a sort of average clothes size, I have large wrist bones and finger bones, so I often find that bracelets (especially solid bangles which have to go over your hand) just don't fit, or fit badly. And rings are frequently too small. No idea what the best market is - an upscale larger sized clothes boutique?

Moogsmum said...

Your ideas are great Susan - I always find selling my makes tricky. I've had a few sales on etsy and I know some people do really well on there.
Good luck!!

Viv's Visuals said...

Some great ideas Susan... think the book is lovely.

Agnes the Red said...

If the books are anything like the photo...they'll be beautiful and you'll be onto a winner! Great ideas Sue!