Places I've Shipped to in the USA

Places I've Shipped to in the USA

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Secret Squirrel Blog Contest

SoHo Couture is hosting it's first ever blog contest through tonight where 2 lucky winners will win 2 cards of their choice! Contest ends at 11:59pm CST, 3/18/08.

Here is how to play:

1. A "Secret Squirrel" icon like the one pictured above will be posted in 3 of my items on my Etsy page, SoHo Couture Cards & Gifts.

2. You must convo me on Etsy as to which items the squirrels were placed under (do NOT leave it in the comments of the blog for everyone to see, please.)

3. In the convo - you also must include which 2 cards from my Avenue Six-Twelve line you'd like to receive if you are the contest winner.

4. All submissions will be placed in a random drawing for the winners which will be announced 3/19/08.

Happy Hunting!

Monday, March 17, 2008

My Article on the KC Etsy Blog

An article that I wrote for the KC Etsy Blog was posted today. Please take a few minutes to read about the great art/crafts classes available in the Kansas City area and show me some love!

Kansas City Etsy Street Team: Coming Together for the Craft

My New Curated Treasury

I am SOOO pround of this treasury - I honestly think it's the best one I've done yet! FRONT PAGE, cross your fingers. Here is a link if you'd like to view it :)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Featured in Treasury

Places I've Shipped to in the USA

This is a new feature I have added to my blog mapping out places I have shipped my Etsy items to in the USA. It's sort of fun to look at where your handmade items are going!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Featured Seller of the Week - Brownies Vintage

Vintage & Indie Design Clothing Boutique

Shop owners, Kendra & Greg, have been Etsy members for a little over a year and also have their own storefront in their hometown of Berkeley, CA. All of their printed shirts are of original design, funky, and affordable. I did a short Q&A with Kendra - check it out!

How did you originally find out about Etsy?

I heard about etsy from some friends. They told me about the site and I thought it too good to be true. When I checked it out I was amazed and excited that someone actually created such a wonderful place online for people to sell their handmade goods.

What makes you successful as an online seller?

I have fun advertising. I try not to think of it as work and my relaxed attitude comes across to my customers. I think being genuine is important and I always try to stay true to myself when working on my business.

What's your hottest selling item?

My hottest selling item is the Woman’s "I love Power Ballads" T-shirt

What makes your store unique?

The fact that we specialize in Deadstock Vintage is pretty unique. Greg and I have mastered the art of hunting down vintage in PERFECT condition. Unlike most vintage stores we choose to focus on everyday wearable items like jeans, t-shirts, & shoes.

Current Promotions/Sales:

Right now we have free shipping on all of our Indie Design screen printed T's. Our "Undies" T-shirt is also on sale for only $14 AND you still get the free shipping!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

First card in Avenue Six-Twelve Line

The first card in my new line, Avenue Six-Twelve, has made it's debut on Etsy (pictured.) Please keep checking back for many new additions to come!

Friday, March 7, 2008

New Line - Avenue Six-Twelve

SoHo Couture Cards & Gifts will be featuring a new line of PRINTED cards after this weekend! The new line will be called "Avenue Six-Twelve" and will include some quirky cards for breakups, the workplace, and happy hours.

This line is a trial run to possibly replace my more "handcrafted" cards which are time consuming. I personally think the concept of the new line is innovative and original - it has been my vision of what I've wanted my cards to be.

Please check them out on Monday!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

One Night In Paris (Not Hilton)! - My Treasury

I waited for 2 hours to get this treasury so I hope everyone likes it as much as I do! It is inspired by the romantic city of Paris - BON JOUR!

One Night In Paris - Treasury by SoHo Couture Cards & Gifts

KC Etsy - making waves in KC

After our meeting last night - it appears that the KC Etsy Street Team is making waves in the Kansas City metro. We are being featured in the Kansas City Star later this week, have an upcoming Trunk Show on March 7th, and possible other shows.

Let's get the handmade ball rolling here in Kansas City and support your local businesses, organizations, and artists!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Thinking Outside the Box (of cards)...

I have realized - I'm among the mill of card shops on Etsy, ho-hum. I am trying to set myself apart from the "cutesy" crowd because that simply isn't my shop or vision, but will customers buy bold prints, simple design, clean lines...some of them might think they can make it themselves.

I have decided to have a go at a new line I will be opening up on my shop very soon that will feature some controversial cards (oh get over's just a card!) for break ups, divorces, one night stands, etc. A lot of them will be fun ones that you can send to your co-workers or friends....I think there is a market out there for this type of thing but is the young crowd really on Etsy purchasing? We'll see - trial run it is.

Any help on naming the line would be greatly appreciated!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Featured Etsy Seller of the Week - AnnaLeahDesigns

SoHo Couture's Pick for Featured Etsy Seller of the Week:

AnnaLeahDesigns - Wearable "Original Art" Pendants

I recently purchased a necklace from this shop and it arrived today! It is even more beautiful in person than it is on the site and I strongly reccommend her work to anyone looking for that perfect gift...or just something to spoil themselves.

What I love about this seller:
AnnaLeahDesigns is supporting the spirit of Etsy and using original art to create her pendants that she has sold to over 2,000 customers in multiple countries. In addition to her creations, she offers custom pendants with your own artwork! Now you can wear your favorite artwork - and it doesn't get any better than that.

Business & Marketing:
Your pendant comes shipped in a beautiful drawstring bag (great for gift sending) and a personal handwritten message. I love this touch - it shows all buyers who much she cares!

Please feel free to support AnnaLeahDesigns by visiting her site at the link above.

Want to be featured? Email me!

Brand New Blog

Hello! Welcome to the brand new SoHo Couture Cards & Gifts BLOG! This blog will serve a couple of purposes such as the "behind the scenes" of my shop, information on myself as a seller, business and marketing banter, and of course promotion for all my favorite Etsy sellers!

You can access my shop directly through this link:
SoHo Couture Cards & Gifts