Thursday, February 27, 2014

Red Heart Reflective Yarn In Stock and Ready to Ship!

Yeah I know I am making a bunch of posts all in one day. This is what happens when you get locked out of your own blog.

I now have all colors of Red Heart Reflective yarn in stock! But its going fast. Someone messaged me on Etsy and asked me how I could have it in stock when the Red Heart shop shows they are out. Well I knew it would be popular so I bought a huge amount!! And yes I am an authorized retailer for Red Heart :)

 Scarf made with Red Heart Reflective yarn. Fun!

Selling Crafts on Amazon 2014 Update

I have to say one of the best decisions I made in 2013 was to start selling on Amazon! Yesterday I was reading in the Etsy forums once again that handmade crafts don't sell on Ebay or especially Amazon. Let me say again that this is false.

We are now selling more of our handmade parachute cord mini jigs on Amazon than any other venue. We are selling so many we are having a hard time keeping up. We also got a conference call from Amazon practically begging us to offer them as FBA or fufilled by Amazon so that it can go in Amazon prime. We worked out the numbers and it would be in our best interest to do this, but so far we can't get far enough ahead to ship them to Amazon. Its a good problem to have!

I also sell many of my same crochet and knitting supplies on Amazon and they are doing very well. I do hate though that I have to mark things up to sell on Amazon (their fees are higher) It does make a huge difference in sales on Amazon depending on if you get the buy box. I always know when I have the buy box as sales triple. But the formula for winning the buy box is mysterious. Its a blend of who has the product, who is a Featured Merchant etc.

Still trying to figure out how to sell internationally on Amazon but for now we are only selling in the US.

New Crochet Pattern Waffle Stitch Scarf Made with Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn

Once again I got locked out of my own blog. Ugh.

My newest crochet pattern is my Waffle Scarf pattern made with Bernat Baby blanket yarn in Vanilla. This is so fun to make and even more fun to wear. For those of you that sell what you make this is a great selling scarf! I just don't have time to make them to sell but have people begging me to make them.

This crochet pattern works up very quickly! And you can make it in any color. Speaking of colors, Bernat is finally making the blanket yarn in home decor colors!! And they have some new baby colors coming! Woohoo! I will have these in stock as soon as they come out the first week of March 2014

Kay's Crochet Mystery Boxes/Bags Update

We have been getting a lot of questions on our Mystery boxes so here you go! First some have asked why we are now shipping in bags. USPS...