Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Switching Gears

I've been missing in action from my blog, Facebook page, Instagram, and Etsy for a while. I've been dealing with some family stuff and have also been wondering about Spazzy Wonder and shifting focus from plushies to art. Not that plushie making isn't art in it's own right but drawing and painting have always been where my interest truly is and I want to make art a priority. So from now on I will be devoting a large part of my time to drawing and painting and hopefully at some point I will be able to add art prints to my shop. I'm excited for this opportunity to try something new, to be honest I had exhausted a lot of my favorite plushie ideas. I have a whole notebook filled with plushie ideas that wouldn't necessarily work out in reality but as a drawing they would be awesome. Also you remember how I said in my new years post I was able to make an investment in myself? Well I bought myself a laptop and graphic tablet (which I used to make the flowery quote in this post)! This may not be a big deal to most people but this is the first time Etsy sales have been able to get me something like a laptop (which I needed) and a graphic tablet (which I wanted).

P.S I've been wasting a lot of time on my awesome new laptop : )

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

...And a Happy Last Year

Happy new year everybody! I know people are busy making resolutions and setting goals for 2013 I wanna look back on some of the things my business has accomplished this year.
{Via Pinterest Via Thinknice}
>First wholesale order - I was so excited when I got the email from Sunrise Pancake because my shop still had slow sales and here was this opportunity for a huge order. They bought a bunch of nerdy pastry plushies and had me make several taco and sandwich plushies. It was exciting to imagine my stuff on their website.
>My plushies being sold on someone else's site - It was extremely cool to see my stuff on the Sunrise pancake site and seeing Spazzy Wonder under the "Brands" tab it made my business seem real : )
>Got my plushies in a storefront - A friend I met, Carolina, through the craft fair circuit opened a store front, 5/12 Home Decor and Accessories in Boca Raton, and wanted to sell some of my plushies. It is crazy to think someone will walk into a store and see my plushies! 
>Reached 100 Etsy sales - I was definitely excited to reach 100 sales but I didn't know the handmade communities love of mustachioed tacos would get me there, I must have sold 45 taco ornaments this holiday season : )
I hope everyone else accomplished some crafty and personal goals last year and that this year will only bring more awesome opportunities for you and all your artsy endeavors!

P.S. Ok i just realized this was kind of the year of the Taco for me : )