Saturday, March 29, 2008

Flying again

MIA for sometime. Busy crafting and looking for new job. Yep, finally found one and moving to KL, for good.

And now packing for my Hong Kong trip. Yayyy.....

Flight is tomorrow and I have not pack anything yet.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Selling at Etsy

It has been 10 days since my last successful sales at Etsy. I used to sell at least 2-3 items during the weekend and up until now, there's 30 successful sales. But business has been stagnant for the past week and I think I need to work harder in maintaining the sales.

Here's some of the things I will have to do, for promotion, for the love of craft, for business, for fun and whatsoever (I got some of the great tips from The Tiny Fig).

  1. Blogging
    Yes, I need to maintain a consistent update of my art-venture blog in order to showcase my craft and art work and also to promote my Etsy shop. And many also read other craftster's blog, comment their work, link them to my blog and in that way, my network will broaden.

  2. A new avatar I need to find or design a new and recognizable avatar for my brandname, Kiiss.

  3. Forum
    Be more chatty. Give useful opinions and thoughts. Exposure!

  4. Other affiliates
    Flickr, many related group to join, comments on other ppl's art and crafts. Look for more ideas and inspiration. Chat and comment. Build network. But I don't know about Facebook, but since it's such a hip now, perhaps worth a try.

  5. Other craft websites
    Crafster Community, Indiepublic, We Love Etsy, and maybe Nervousness? Get connected with other artist and craftster. Join activities in forums. Learn more new technique, improvise through other expert. ^_^ Just have fun! Arts and crafts is more to having fun than just about making money.

  6. Make more items and list them frequently
    Yes. I need to make more item and list them frequently at all time. But I do have a tendency to list everything at once. And now I do not have any new item to list, need to make more!!!

  7. Photography and photoshop
    Ok, I need to brush up my photography skills. And also learn Photoshop. I can not survive with just Microsoft Paint. /vomit.

Ok, so I still have a plenty of works to do. Better move my butt and keep things going...lalala....

Love for Sushi

Love for Sushi
Originally uploaded by Kiie
I just ♥ sushis and spent the whole week trying to come out with different types of sushis. Most of them are my own designs and template. But I bought a really cool sushi template from an Etsy user and I learn a lot of basic techniques from useful tutorial. I'm thinking of buying more tutorials from her but she seems to have increased the price of her tutorial. :(

I'd put my felt sushis on sales at Hope my sushis will be loved.

Tofu bags. Yummy.
For sale here.

Choose your favourite sushis.
$20.00 for 4 different sushis + chopstick free! Click here!