Thursday, December 23, 2010

Etsy store to be opened in January

Hey everyone!
I have been quite busy with Christmas and sewing products for my new etsy store I will be Lord willing opening in January. Here are some pictures of the products I have to offer so far. I am willing to sell them through paypal or check by mail as well right now before I open the etsy store. So you don't have to have an etsy account to buy them. I was really convicted by the Lord that besides my college studies, which are not a very hard load right now I should do something productive to add to the family income. Also when I am married it would be hard having to open a store if I had kids and new responsibilities. So I thought why not start the business now so its established by then.

I so far have been sewing up cloth napkins that are very practical because they can be washed and reused. My family uses cloth napkins for the most part and loves it. I used scraps from my stash to sew them up. So it was very economical because I did not have to buy all new fabrics. Some of the fabrics in the napkins are vintage as well as fabrics from marie madeline studio. All sets of 6 napkins cost $22.00 for the set plus $5.00 shipping for continental US. It would cost more for out of the US shipping. All sets of 4 cost $16.00 plus $5.00 shipping for contitental US. Contact me at ra.stricker@gmail.com for more information.

 First set is a set of 6, one was missing when I did this picture, its found now. :) I call is sunshine.
 I used some yellow linen and light blue cotten for the main fabrics, along with scraps and decorative stitching to top it off.
 You will receive them in the mail in stack as shown with a ribbon and tag.
 The second set is called strawberrys and cream and is also made of yellow linen and light blue cotten fabrics and is a set of 6. They are 10 inches by 10 inches wide and long. These are great every day napkins being smaller in size.
 I also used the decorative stitching on them as well. You can see that below.
 The next set is liberty and is made with navy and light blue cotten for the main fabrics along with scraps. This set is mostly made of vintage scraps from my great grandmother and a friend. Its a set of 6 as well. They are 12 inches by 12 inches wide and long. These are great dinner size napkins.

 You can see the vintage fabrics in detail above and below.
 Wrapped in a ribbon and tag below.
 The 4th and final set I have for now is called tropical rainforest as its made with some tropical scraps and sea green scraps. They are 12 inches by 12 inches in width and height and they are made with all cotten fabrics as well.
 Ready to go in a ribbon and tag below.
I also wanted to know what my blog readers thought about my name for my etsy store. I was thinking Sing and Sew would be a great store day. What do you all think? Let me know. Oh and I am still wrestling with prices. I will put those up soon.

In Christ,
Rebecca

11 comments:

GodeysKnits said...

I love your idea of opening an etsy store and your cloth napkins are so cute! I too know what it's like to want to open a business/store -since I knit and crochet people will ask me if they could pay for something to be made- not sure- with the help of God and some prayer maybe I'll do it sometime- just like you're doing! That's just awesome! Also- I think the name Sing and Sew is so cute! Stick with it for sure! It's quite catchy ;) May you and your sis Bethany have a Merry Christmas!

- Samantha Jane

Lisa said...

Very cute napkins! I love that you made them out of scraps! Very frugal and practical. I like your name, though I also think Sewing Songs could work, especially if you made piano runners or bench covers...just an idea!

maria said...

My dear friend,

What a blessing you are. Just the fact that you are willing to share to help the family income...oh, how I learn from your words dear one.

Your napkins are beautiful.Sometimes I forget that when Our Lord gives us a talent, we are to do something with it :)

Have the merriest of Christmas Rebecca!

M.

Kristi McInerney said...

Oh my how gorgeous! I love the liberty set! Please post your prices soon, because I can picture them on our dining room table! Love,Kristi Merry Christmas :)

Alyssa W. said...

Lovely napkins Rebecca! You are so industrious!

Lola said...

Good luck with your Etsy shop! I have been a seller on Etsy since shortly after the site launched and I can tell you it's changed a lot since then - there's a lot more sellers and it's pretty competitive. But if you promote your business outside the site (rather than just wait for people searching for products to stumble across your shop), you'll do well! I think Sing and Sew is a perfect name for you :o)

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Miss Virginia said...

What a wonderful idea, Becca! I love the store name and those napkins are adorable! Merry Christmas and much love,

~Ginny

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SinginginHisName said...

thanks ladies for the encouraging words! I love hearing from you all. I am glad to hear that the name for my store is catchy and cute. :) I thought it was a nice name that went with my blog name as well, but was still short enough for my etsy store.

Lola yes Etsy is very competitive. What is the name of your store? I would love to see it! Do you have any recommendations for starting a store or any other advise?

kristi I have decided on prices, The set of 4 is $16.00 plus $5.00 shipping and the sets of 6 are $22.00 plus $5.00 for shipping. But the shipping would not be next day, it would be postal rate. You can email me at ra.stricker@gmail.com about payment and other questions. I also have more photos of each napkin in each set of close if you want. Just let me know!

thanks all for the interest! Merry christmas to all of you and may you realize the true meaning of Christmas! Our Saviors birth and how He came to save the world by dieing for our sins!

love you too Ginny! *hugs*

In Christ,
Rebecca

Ashleigh said...

I love all of your posts on art projects. You are very talented!! That is awesome you are opening an Etsy shop. Can't wait to check it out!