Monday, September 22, 2008
I've created some new slugs that are special edition for Halloween. Ghost slugs, zombie slugs and frankenstein's slugs. I have already sold out of the zombies and a new batch is in creation. I want to make one more, but I'm not sure what! I thought, maybe a witch, but slugs don't have noses....a bat, but it would look odd with wings.....maybe a dracula! That would be fun, but time consuming to make. Perhaps there will only be a limited few draculas in the Halloween edition. My favorite thing about them is that they all have glow in the dark eyes! I wish I could figure out how to take a decent picture to show this effect and post on my etsy shop..... I'm growing a little fan base too, multiple orders and customs orders are coming in. One buyer from Etsy, Nick says his new motto is "a slug for all seasons"! Now the pressure is on for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Send me your ideas! I have to admit, I am getting a bit overwhelmed and I haven't even sold hardly anything yet! 30 sales so far. Anyone on Etsy can tell you that you better be organized or things can get out of control! One thing that will savea lot of time and money is shipping materials. I am realizing that bubble mailers just don't cut it. I found this great company (though my current employer) called Uline that sells anything and everything you can think of for running a business. They have boxes and bags and labels and styrofoam peanuts and zip ties....the list goes on. Check out their website at http://www.uline.com/ It is geared towards businesses but you don't have to buy incredibly huge quantities to get a good deal. I'm about to put in my first order very shortly for boxes. Well, that is all for now from MarthaLand, hopefully the next time I post I will be better organized and on top my shipping situation!