September 16, 2018

Back from the hospital

My cute Marie PJ's 
I finally had my appendix removed, 6 months after that major health scare.
As you can imagine, I was not looking forward to the experience. It was my first anesthesia, my first planned stay at the hospital.
I got there at 7 find out my surgery was planned at 2 pm *cries* . Long day. I was hungry. Desperately wanted some coffee, got a Xanax. That's bitter too.
All went well. The only really unpleasant memory is waking up with the breathing tube still in place (which is normal, by the way) and me struggling to get it out.
I also remember checking if I could still move all my limbs (which is not something I thought about before the surgery...go figure how brains work...).
I was not in  any pain, other than a slight headache. Even now, it's more like having exercised too much.
I was in and out all night...I probably would have slept all through the night if not for a dramatically sick roommate.
I could leave on the following afternoon. I still walk a little bit funny and the stitches are itchy.  I sleep a lot and the compression tights are annoying but I am otherwise OK.
And I am so happy that it is over.

rainbow cat patch

PS: Get your cute rainbow cat patch now!

September 10, 2018

New items, preview and coupon code

I am regularly adding new items to both my shops. Most items are OOAK

For jewelry (and PATCH),  shop here
For ear plugs , shop here

My perfect adorable and ultra cute rainbow patch is available here
Reminder: it ships free with any other item from my shops!
 Also I have a coupon code running until November30, 2018
With code NOEL18 you'll get 15% off any order of  minimum 10 Euros.

And here's a preview of my first pin which will be  added to the shop at the end of the month!

September 06, 2018

Etsy rant

It has been a looooong time since I've been happy with Etsy. Have you been there long enough to remember the "Etsy Etsy Etsy Etsy" video? I have. That type of enthusiasm has long gone.

I made do with all the changes...but now I am at my wits' end. My shops had been doing relatively well, but they killed all competitions (A Little Market and Dawanda, that were my main shop sites, were bought by Etsy)...and I got nothing out of it. Worse, they seem to have done something to SEO which make my shops invisible.
According to the stats (provided by Etsy...) my views are OK...still no sale. And I have been promoting and adding new items on a very regular basis. Worse, I get ZERO custom inquiries, and I got quite a few of those in the past. I  bought some promoted listings, I didn't  break even with the 2 measly orders they brought. A stark difference to last year when I basically had no time to look after my shops and still had regular sales.
I know you can longer count on people browsing Etsy to get orders and I kind of suck at networking so this seems like an unsolvable problem.
But really, with shop one and  with with  moderately narrowed search terms my first item is on page 5 and with shop two, it's on page 10. Buyers rarely go beyond page 3.
I tried Pattern for a year, that really sucked. I had linked the shop to my domain and, seriously, I had less hits when it was linked to my Pattern site than to my crummy html page.
I think they deliberately make invisible any shop that doesn't subscribe to their new plans. I still haven't caved in.
First I'll try Shopify once I have more new items available.

Cute new items like this one ;)  (in case you haven't seen it yet...)
Rainbow cat patch available here.

September 03, 2018

Subtle...that's not me

Have you got your rainbow kitty pacth yet?
Available here! 
It ships free if you order it with an other items. And there's a shop early for Christmas discount in both my shop with code  NOEL18
I am having surgery next week so I am not sure when I'll be able to ship again after September 10. SHOP NOW ;)

For jewelry (and PATCH),  shop here
For ear plugs , shop here

August 29, 2018

My first embroidered patch!

My first patch is here! I am super stoked about how it turned out...even better than I expected! Now I am waiting for my first sale with bated breath ;)

Cute fluffy cat embroidered, high quality, patch in rainbow colors. 

Patch is 7cm (2.75") in diameter.It has an iron-on back (suitable for stronger and heat resistent fabrics like jeans) but it might be preferable to sew it on for durability.It is based on a doodle I made of my cat Pikachu when he passed away. So, to me it's a sweet way to remember him too.Suitable for clothes, backpacks, hats, camera bags, notebooks...Would make a cute stocking stuffer too.Free shipping if ordered with another item.

Available here.

Looks good on my jeans jacket

Looks cool on my backpack

Looks fun on a cap

Looks great on my camera bag

August 27, 2018

Describe yourself in 3 memes


Feel free to post your 3  ^_^

August 23, 2018

New plugs

While waiting for my new products being produced I have listed new regular items in my plug shop.
Don't see your size? Send me a message!

The Captain Cosmos plug and cuff links shop on Etsy