Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pretty Girls Handmade

In case you missed it, I made an exciting announcement on Friday. While this is still very new I thought it would be nice to write a small post with some extra info about my newest adventure.

I opened an Etsy shop!!!

 Pretty Girls Handmade officially opened for business on 12/11/14 and I couldn't be more excited about it. 

Why did you open a shop? 

There are a few ways I could answer that question. One answer would highlight how much I love being crafty, creative and making things. Another would talk about how I have been told countless times that I should open an Etsy shop. When most of your hobbies focus around making things people just expect it. Lastly, I would probably say that finding an extra way to help contribute to the household income would be helpful. 

I have been thinking about opening and Etsy shop for years now. Seriously guys, a long time. The timing just never felt right, I never really wanted to and I was (and still am) terrified. 

I want people to love the things I make. Quality is huge for me. Can you tell I have been called a perfectionist more than once? This character trait is a blessing and a curse.

What is your shop going to sell?

As of right now I have some really beautiful flannel plaid infinity scarves. I made 16 to start and have already sold around half of them (so encouraging). I can hardly wait for some more material I ordered online to get here so I can make more.

In the future I would LOVE to put some knit/crocheted items on there but those obviously won't be as abundant seeing they take more time to make. I have also played around with the idea of some athletic headbands, different scarves and maybe some simple leather jewelry. Time will tell!

Which is your favorite?

What else would you like us to know?

I called my shop Pretty Girls Handmade because I thought it would be fun to some how connect it to my blog. However having said that I don't have any plans to change the focus of my blog to highlight my shop. I did want to do this post and from time to time I may throw something out there but don't expect much to change.

If you're local and would like to pick up your order from me, I have a special coupon code for you! Just contact me before your purchase so you can avoid shipping fees.

We gladly take special orders.

How to connect with Pretty Girls Handmade?

Etsy: The easiest way is through our Etsy store

Blog: I do have an Etsy mini store in my sidebar and an Etsy tab at the top of the page.

Email: prettygirlshandmade@gmail.com

Instagram: Hashtag us with #prettygirlshandmade


Thank you for all of your words of support and encouragement since I announced the store on Friday. They really do mean so much to me.

If I left out anything feel free to ask me any questions. 
Also, if you have an Etsy shop and have any tips for a newbie you can leave those to!

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  1. our scarves got here yesterday! Looks for photos once there's daylight!!

  2. So, so cute! If you ever make any more of the pink/teal ones, let me know because I would like one!


    1. I will keep you posted! That has been everyone's favorite as soon as the material comes back in stock I plan to buy about 10 yards of it ;).

  3. You are so creative, I was wondering when this was going to happen. I love all the work you do!

  4. So cute! I love it Beth! These are just adorable

  5. So awesome! Super cute scarves, and I love flannel! :)

  6. I love the flannel one. I told Chris he could feel free to get me and Aria a mommy and me set! But etsy scares him haha. Maybe with some Christmas monies =)

  7. I missed the announcement from Friday but I'm so happy to have caught this! You are so talented. I can't wait to check out your Etsy page - CONGRATS!!

  8. Love this!!! So glad you finally too the plunge!! Congrats on your newest "baby"! Love your scarves and I totally think you are going to be way successful!!!

  9. I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to watch your shop grow.
    I love the upper right scarf and lower middle. If you add athletic head bands let me know ASAP! :)

  10. My scarves arrived today! I need to go online and leave you an amazing review because you are amazing! So excited to take a twinsies picture with my niece on Christmas! She is going to love it :)

  11. So excited for your new adventure! I am heading over to check out your shop. Those scarfs are adorable!!!