Tuesday, 30 July 2013

More Thread Please!

So KCW fell by the wayside a bit. That's not to say I didn't sew (I actually finished 3 skirts) but between a summer camping trip and a plethora of new projects I just can't seem to keep up with the blogging (or the housework, but that's really another story). You see I have an etsy shop, plus a few listings on a couple of other sites but over the past 18 months my product list has expanded from a couple of small kids products and bridal items to a really weird collection of pieces. Well maybe not weird but the business part of my brain really struggles with how etsy posts everything in chronological order instead of letting me group items. Yes, there is the ability to sort by section but it bothers me that I can't control the first impression of my shop.

In March when I first started planning this expanded product list I tossed the idea of a second shop around but I wasn't confident that I could keep both shops fully stocked. Instead I left everything in a single shop and hoped a full shop would make up for the hodge podge of items. Things still sold but it's been bothering me ever since. Then as I was browsing for supplies I came across some sites that were even more hodge podge than my own and much larger and I realised it's not the visual impact that's really the issue but somehow it's hard to have confidence when something looks unfocused.

So here I sit with a decision made, it's time for more Thread! I'm still playing with the name of the second shop, I want it to be related to Thread but today it's still a work in progress. In the meantime I'd love it if you would stop by my current shop for a look around!