Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tea Towel and a Business?

It was one of those perfect rainy days.  The kind that is just too cold and wet to go anywhere so the girls and I huddled around the family room doing some crafts.   I have seen cute tea towels all over the place the last few years,  My oldest daughter even made some for Christmas gifts a few years ago,  I have been wanting to try my hand at making some.  This is my first creation.






  I have some more patterns brewing around in my head, and hopefully will have time in the next week to get started on them.  I was wondering what all you smart and savvy ladies thought about me selling tea towels ( not this pattern) on Etsy or something like it?  Does anyone have an Etsy business and have words of wisdom to share.  I am also looking for some one to do a custom blog design for me,  any suggestions?


Thanks,

Sit Relax and Read

28 comments:

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Its super cute!
I have been wondering about Etsy, myself. I don't make anything, but I sell vintage clothing. I've been selling on ebay for years, but wondering if I should try Etsy.
???
Good luck, hope you get some answers!
Love the towel,
~Amy

Nancy said...

Very cute towel! I wish I had some answers for you. I hope if you do decide to sell on etsy that you have really good luck!

Nancy

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

very cute....enjoyed your blog

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

hey... these are so cute and ya know... try etsy what have you got to lose!
been selling on etsy off anf on for a year and it has been fun and unlike ebay (which i sold on for many years) the listing is cheap!
i say as long as you have a paypal account to go for it!
i look forward to seeing your shop... i am getting back in again at it!

Pat & Ron Harris said...

I love the towels, how cute!! I like the way you put the colors together. Nice to see you at junkblossoms! Pat

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

HI ChaCha!
Thanks for visiting me at Tales from Bloggeritaville and also for commenting.
No you aren't crazy re: my button. I cannot get it to work. So what I would suggest is copy and paste to a folder on your computer, then uplad to your sidebar and link back to my blog address.
Thanks for asking!
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

{ L } said...

Super cute and perfect for Valentine's Day!! If you sell that exact towel, I will be your first customer! :) Let me know...

Creations from my heart said...

Love the buttons you added. Thanks for p[opping over and commenting about the engagement book I made. Hope to chat with you soon. Blessings...Sherry

Wendy said...

The tea towels are so cute! I think you should give Etsy a try!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Cha Cha, These are just adorable. I don't have an etsy shop, but I love all the beautiful and unique things I can get there.
I would love to have some of these. Have you thought of making napkins, or hand towels for bathrooms? They would be great.
Such a good idea!
Yvonne

Jeanette said...

Those are so cute. I don't have a etsy shop but i bet napkins would go over like crazy with tablescapers.
I sell on ebay and we have a booth at an antique mall .. we have a giveaway right now
Just thought I would let you know.
We are having a just because giveaway
$50 gift certificate.
No need to folllow or twiiter, or blog, just say what you think you might like and leave a comment.

http://gafoodies.blogspot.com/

also Kathy from Life in the Slow Lane designed my blog she is incredible

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I love this one for Valentine's!!

One Cheap B*tch said...

I love what you did with these. So cute!

Prior said...

What a great craft. I love buttons. I'm new on the blogging... The only advice I have about blogs is if you have a teenager around they usually know what they are doing! lol

Denise Marie said...

very cute. I just picked up a pk of 2 to embellish at Tuesday Mornings.

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

I don't know what tea towels are. I must be too big a coffee fan.

this blessed nest said...

dear sweet cha cha!!!

it is so good to finally visit with you.:) first, i think the tea towel are super cute & i agree. you should give etsy a try. it is nice because you are in control. and when you just don't have time to make something you can put a note on your etsy page & say you'll be back in a week. (now, those are my kind of business/working hours.) :)

i love your post of crafting for little sister's room. and i love what you did with the letter & using cardboard. you smarty pants! i am making some letters for valentine's with mod podge.

you have been busy~! with crafting & link parties. i hope to link up with some either this week or next. my sister is staying with us, so i may not get too much crafting in.

take care my sweet friend. your girls are precious! how come i feel like i know you so well - already??? :)

Beckie said...

Hey there Cha Cha! Thank you for visiting my blog and for the sweet comment love :) Your tea towels are wonderful! Oh how I wish I could sew :( I am envious of anyone who does!

marissa said...

they are lovely.

I do really well on etsy. It is cheap to give it a try but there are definitely some tricks and hard work to getting it to work. Go into the forums and search for the newbie guide post and that will be tons of help.

Feel free to send me an email if you want more info I love helping people start out on etsy. Good look

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Those are so cute! I love the button detail. Sorry, but I don't have any wisdom to share about Etsy. You should go for it!

BTW, the fabric I used for my shower curtain was by Waverley.

Have a great day!

Sandra said...

Cute dish towels...I love them...my mom made sure I had a couple of dish towel sets in my trousseau that she made or embrodiered before I was married and now makes a set for all her granddaughters when they are married. I don't know anything about etsy but I check out the goods on a lot of blogs.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Cha-cha, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I am liking the tea towels but then they are too cute to use.
Good luck with your esty endeavors. I have toyed with the idea but just don't have time!

~Barbara

Tiffany said...

Love the pattern! An etsy shop is a fun and easy thing to do, so I would recommend it to anyone! As far as blog design goes what exactly are you looking for? My friend Leelou does amazing custom layouts...(http://leeloublogs.blogspot.com)Thanksfor sharing and for linking back!
-Tiff

Anita said...

Very cute!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

How cute! I don't know anything about selling on Etsy, but good luck!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Thank you for your sweet comment! Hang in there Miss Cha Cha... you are not alone~ ((hugs)) Susie

Cindy said...

Very cute! Unique too....always catches my eye.

So glad you could Mi4M :)

Rene said...

love, LOve, LOVE these towels!

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