Now going on in my Bags of a Feather zibbet shop- a big clearance sale on all e-reader sleeves or kindle covers! I started making these about 2 years ago after I bought a Nook Color e-reader and designed a cover for it. They were fun to make and I got to use some of my vintage button collection. They sold well for a while, but I simply cannot keep up with all the new readers, tablet, etc and have not sold a single one in over a year, even at craft shows.
I am tired of looking at them and just want to sell whatever I have left at far below cost. It is time to move on and make other things. So I marked all of them down from the original cost of $24.00 to $15.00 (plus shipping). No matter how you look at it, this is a wicked-good deal. They are 100% handmade, nicely padded, some are machine-quilted, and most have a unique, vintage button as part of the closure. I have a couple of them that I use, and they have held up well over the last 2 years.
There are approximately 11 of them left up for grabs in my zibbet shop- check it out and see if you find one you like! Click here to go to the clearance section of all the available e-reader sleeves and full descriptions, dimensions, and pictures. Please check the measurements of your particular e-reader to make sure the sleeve will fit your specific device.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, 2013. If you are looking for a lovely, hand-crafted gift for Mom this year, check out Bags of a Feather on etsy The shop is well-stocked with over 160 items, including kindle covers, cellphone pouches, and stand-up cosmetic pouches.
My anti-tarnish jewelry zipper pouches make a great, re-useable “package” to hold silver jewelry, and will help to keep tarnish from forming on necklaces, earrings, or bracelets. I am almost positive that Mom has better things to do than polish silver!
And don’t forget that May and June are also prime season for graduations and weddings!
There is also a sale going on for all my larger wristlets, tote bags, and purses, with prices marked down 30-40 % off.
It is hard to believe, but the autumn season is upon us already. The maples are starting to turn colors a bit earlier, partially because of the very dry summer we had. In another month, the peak foliage season will be almost over, and then winter and the holidays are right around the corner.
The summer of 2012 has been extremely slow in both my ArtFireand etsy shops. I had one sale in July and one sale in August, for a grand total of around $30.00. Summer is usually slow, but nothing like this one was. I have decided to focus my efforts on ArtFire instead of other venues for a number of reasons, including superior listing tools, phone customer support, and a thriving and helpful seller community. Another venue has decided to force sellers into using their in-house payment processor (somewhat like PayPal) and plan to roll out site-wide gift cards only for sellers that have the in-house payment checkout system. The fees on this site are already too high, and I resent the strong-arm tactics which result in more money in their pockets.
I have been using the summer “downtime” to stock up my shop, work on listing descriptions, and image captions for upcoming Google search changes. I have some new products already listed and more on the way. I have made up a few new laptop sleeves and lots of new kindle covers, and couldn’t resist buying some great new 100% organic cotton bird fabrics.
I am also participating in one craft show in December at an assisted-living facility for senior citizens, and plan to offer a few walker bags, since walkers are the preferred method of locomotion, and the bags are handy to carry mail, etc. I was a vendor there last year, and met some interesting older people with fascinating stories of their lives.
Here are just a few of the new things that were recently listed in my ArtFire shop: