My First Etsy Store

I haven’t written any posts lately, I’ve been so busy this fall with craft fairs I can hardly keep up. I’ve finally got a break now for Christmas and I’m almost all caught up, I just have one hat to make for a friend, and one sweater.

So last night I started my first Etsy shop. I decided to only add hats, I wanted my shop to not be overwhelming with lots of products, I think it’s best to keep it simple, for now at least. I’ve added all the hats I’ve made this fall on my new Addi Express knitting machine, well, the ones I have not sold already. It took forever, like two hours, to add 22 hats. I don’t know how some people can add hundreds of listings. Right now I do not like how my thumbnails look, I guess I zoomed in too much on each picture, so the thumbnails do not show the whole product. I do plan on fixing that and being careful to avoid this problem next time I take photos for the store.

I hope to get some more hats made, I do not have any bun hats online, so I plan on making those, and I want to make hats with stripes of reflective yarn as well, for night time walking and running. However, I can not find any reflective wool so I guess I’ll have to buy it online, I hope Red Heart still makes it.

Once I get some bun hats made, my next project will be hats with removable pompoms, so that the hat can be washed and dried by machine. I have been buying faux fur pompoms online and they came with a loop on them, I though the loop was for sewing them on, turns out its a button hole, duh. So I’ll start sewing buttons on the inside of the hat and wrapping the loop around the button. So much easier than what I’ve been doing.

If you would like to check out my store it’s called CillaStitches. You can also click the link at the top of this page, on the far right in the menu. I hope you like it, and if you have any suggestions or requests comment below. Thanks!

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