Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A little idea I have been tossing around!

Hello crafty peeps!  As most of you know I sell on Etsy.  Etsy has this service I guess you could call it, sort of like a want ad.  Either way, I usually steer clear of it, but thought I may have some luck soooo I posted an ad in Alchemy!  Now of course my inbox is getting flooded :)  No complaints!  Then I started thinking...there is so much talent here, maybe you all would be interested??  If not, no hard feelings at all! 

As most of you know, I am currently pregnant.  Just over 26 weeks actually.  We are not finding out the sex of the baby and this along with being busy with my store has totally given me zero ambition to craft for this little one.  Not ok!  I need to get motivated and I have figured out just what will get me moving!

I will be doing 8ish weeks of new baby/ postpartum mom gifts to giveaway on my blog, sort of a virtual baby shower since I won't be having a real one.  Many of the items I will be making myself, but would love to find a few shops to highlight as well. I am not necessarily looking for free things, but more of a deal. The way I am doing it for my items is that I will be making 2 of for me, one for them and more if it isn't gender neutral. I am looking for shops that would be willing to maybe sell a little lower than usual or a buy 1 get 1 type thing in exchange for advertising. I don't run giveaways all too often here so my locations aren't overly spammy especially etsy spammy which drives me bonkers. I am currently running one right now (see below) and in less than 3 days it has over 100 entries, not too shabby!

I will be promoting the giveaways on my blog, fan page and also including a link in all of my pattern emails which are anywhere from 10-30+ a day. It will link back to your shop, blog, facebook, twitter, etc... I currently have just over 200 blog subscribers and 1100+fans which would provide pretty good exposure. I am looking for a few specific things but am open to ideas. Like I said I am really gearing this towards infant items and postpartum mommas.

You can see my facebook here:  Inner Hooker

A few things I am looking for:
Little brother/little sister infant gowns
washable nursing pads/all natural nipple cream
baby booties
baby headbands
pretty headbands for mom

Like I said, I am open to ideas! Can't wait to see what you have!

If you are interested please email me at be sure to include links to your store or pictures and a rough price estimate.

To my readers....get ready for some great giveaways headed your way!  I'd love to hear your thoughts, inputs or even ideas of items...even if you aren't crafty!  What are things you couldn't live without when you had your littles??


Jamie said...

I would love to do a BOGO Headband deal with you! Let me know what I need to do!

TresBelleKnits said...

I'd love to do a BOGO on booties!
Let me know how I can help!

Heather said...

I only sell hats at the moment, but if you find yourself wanting some of those included, I'd do a BOGO on one if you'd like!

Bekah said...

I've been gearing up to start an Etsy shop, but I haven't opened yet. This could give me incentive to hurry things up, though! I have plans to make lots of things, but the things that I have made are nursing covers and washable nursing pads.
I'd be willing to do any or all of the options you suggested in exchange for advertising. I'm 12 weeks along right now with twins, so I need to start thinking about these things, too. :)