Friday, September 28, 2012

La bolsa de merienda para Nuria

This was the new order that I´ve got recently, to make a bag for the school. Now, here in Barcelona everybody have these simple cotton bags with straps that are easy to wash and big enough for snacks, water bottles and "batas". It also have to be comfortable for the child of 3- 5 years to carry it by himself (therefore straps have to be long enough). This was a personalized order with a name and everything, even the material was picked by the customer. 
I love custom orders! 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

New Necklaces

I usually get my inspiration from nature and surroundings ... well... like only every I-believe-I-am-an-artist person does.
Right now I am impressed by the uniqueness of a gemstones and flower color patterns. It is so easy to get an idea of what I can make next, when I see the perfect ombre colors of a crocus flower...
Oh.. and also, not so long ago I`ve discovered that you can clean from a negative energy natural stones (and gemstones) with a Tibetan singing bowls, and that alone have to be written in separate post.
For now I leave you with these two new necklaces that are new in my shop.
The Violet Wild Crocus:

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Promotion for handmade is hard!

It`s always great to say that I am all for handmade things and preferably eco-friendly but how do one promotes his products off the internet??? Except involving friends and family :)

Cards are good, but unless I hit the desperate patch I won´t come up to strangers in the middle of the street and offer them to look at my precious handmade things. I also don´t like the waving-in-my-face hands or rolling eyes :)
So what I came up with was very simple to me: let my daughter to do all the work for me :) Not literally of course, she is just a 4 year old and as much as I taught her marketing strategies she only wants to play in the park and prefers only colors pink and lilac. 

So I`ve decided to embroider her denim jacket with my SINIKETTU logo on the back, so everybody can see it. People who are curious and interested come and ask questions themselves. And then I can give cards and tell about my shop and what not.

This is one of the ways how to show the world what you do!

How do you promote your shops offline?

xo Lena