Thursday, August 20, 2009


I am completely getting geared up to work on Funky Vintage Kitchen now with the kids back in school. And perfect timing. Today I had two separate sales on Etsy. Just what I needed to get my booty in gear. Thank you! It truly is humbling to me. And exciting at the same time!

Next week I am going to re-organize my space and set a sewing and crafting schedule for my week. One morning will be set aside for thrift store shopping! I can't wait. Another day for posting new items to Etsy, including the picture taking. That seems to be my longest process right now. And I definitely need a little shipping section and I need to replenish my shipping labels. Lyndsay.......any ideas on a new cute design for my shipping labels? It would be fun for them to be FVKish!

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Monday, August 17, 2009


I often wonder two things.....did I pick the right name for my business people get butterflies from the packaging (because I know I do). But I have wondered what the customer thinks when they open the mail and see the wrapped goodies. Well...wonder no longer. One of my customers blogged about her shopping experience with Funky Vintage Kitchen and her delight! Go read here....if interested! And thank you Tee Tee.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009


Vintage-Inspired picked up my aprons and button rings! The store is absolutely amazing and the store owner, Laura, absolutely adorable. It was quite exciting and a great little boost for my lack of confidence in my peddling skills.

Another children's boutique is very interested in carrying my kid's line of aprons, nursing aprons and onesie and burp cloth line. She will be contacting me to put together an order for 4th quarter...just in time for gift shopping! And another funky store is very interested in carrying all the flower jewelry (rings, earrings and bracelets), but the owner was out of town. The manager oowed and aawed and said I have to call her on Tuesday! It was a fun morning and it was wonderful to get positive feedback from store owners. They were truly excited to see my work!

Now I'm off to Encinitas to scope out stores there. I'll walk in way more confident this time around.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I am peddling my wares! I have a few appointments tomorrow morning in the Orange County area. Wish me luck! It is my first time approaching any stores. I am excited and nervous.

Plus...did you see my FUN SUMMER SPECIAL on Etsy. Go check it out here. Essentially buy one item, get $5 off the second item. Have fun shopping and remember....the teenager girls are going crazy over the earrings and button rings too. Kaia's little group of friends can't keep their hands off of them. An item that is as loved by a 12 year old as well as a 45 year that is something to jump up and down about!

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