Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sew Mama Sew GIveaway Winners!

The lucky winner of the pouch is:

The winner of the trims is:

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day! ***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***

I decided to participate in Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day! I actually have two things to giveaway and I will ship internationally!

The first is a cosmetic bag. I sewed the zipper in a little weird at the end so I don't feel comfortable listing it in my shop but it is perfectly usable! It is made in a gorgeous Tina Givens fabric!

The second thing I'm giving away is an assortment of new and vintage trims, ties and straps. I have been collecting them but don't see myself using them in the near future so they will be going out to one of you lucky SMS readers!

Mandatory to Enter:
1. Comment on my blog on which giveaway you'd like to win (please include your email!) and what you would use the winning item(s) for.

Up To Five Additional Entries (and leave separate comments for each):
1. Follow my blog via google friends connect or reader.
2. "Like" my Facebook page and leave me your name
3. Follow me on twitter and leave your twitter name
4. Heart my sewing shop nitelily designs and leave me your etsy name
5. Heart my jewelry shop nitelily glamour and leave me your etsy name

Giveaway will be open until May 25th and winners will be chosen via

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Quite Unique, My Experience

After being featured on Heartsy I felt that I could handle being featured on another site and receive an influx of order. I contacted Quite Unique and they said they would like to feature me in a Pop Up Shop rather than their daily feature.

The difference between a Pop Up Show and their Daily Feature? Pop Up Shops are for those who have one of a kind or limited supply items are are featured for ~5 days. Because I use vintage components in my jewelry I was not able to mass produce any one of my items. Daily Features are better suited for those who can make multiples of one item, i.e. soap, earrings, art prints etc. and are only featured for one day.

After Chris (the buyer) approved what I wanted to feature he asked for a description of each item, the retail price and how much shipping would cost. For Pop Up Shops you do not send in any of your merchandise; rather you act like a drop ship service. Quite Unique takes the orders, makes the invoices and then sends you all the information. I then would pack everything up, print my labels and then send them back the tracking numbers.

After each day (once the tracking numbers were generated & emailed back to them) I would receive payment via PayPal. I would receive all the money plus shipping costs minus 30% commission that they took. Payment was extremely prompt, within hours of sending the tracking info back.

It did not generate as many sales as Heartsy did, but at the same time I only had 6 different items to choose from. Also, they do not link to your shop so you will not get traffic that way. Hopefully now that everyone has received their items they will come back to my shop (I included business cards with each order) and shop for more stuff!

I would definitely recommend Quite Unique, especially for those who have not done Heartsy yet. It's a lot smoother process and you will only be bombarded with as many orders as the number of items you decide to sell!

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