Aisling Designs is keeping me wonderfully busy at the moment. I love having little projects to do, and have actually made some bunting that is not to order. This "Hope" bunting will hopefully one day find a home with someone who needs to have a little light, and brightness brought into their lives. On the back is embroidered part of an Irish blessing "May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain". It is £18 plus postage.
I've also had some custom bunting to do too. Ready for a little girl's birthday later in March.
But my indecision comes from what to do with my Misi shop. It is useful to have somewhere to show what things I have in stock, but I have never sold anything directly from the shop. It has always been via either facebook, my blog, or word of mouth. Facebook now has "shops", but not everyone chooses to use facebook. I could use Etsy instead, as it has more traffic, but could I cope with a possible increase in orders, especially at this time of year when the garden and allotment are beginning to call to me?
I would love to hear from others who have online businesses, whilst juggling everything else. What are your experiences of using Etsy? Where would you look for handmade products? Please feel free to share any experiences you have, both positive and negative of these different methods of selling, as I am going round in circles here!!