Thursday, June 23, 2011

Shout Outs.....

I would like send a shout out to the following etsy shops:

InfusedDesign - Arina from Infused Design designed my new avi and shop banner....please give her shop some love....Thanks Arina!!

SewingGranny - Mona from Sewing Granny has taken me under her wing as a new etsy shopowner and a new Promotional Frenzy Teammember and has helped me out a lot....please give her shop some love....Thanks Granny!!!

TrueSelfStudo - Dotti was my first friend on etsy and she lives close to me....she has been my sounding board that totally helps me through the stress....please give her shop some love.....Thanks Dotti!!

Washboard Storms - Okay, so Ann is just an inspiration all around, but for the purpose of this shout out, she inspired me to add a new project to my shop....please give her shop some love....Thanks Ann!!

Friday, June 17, 2011


so, I never thought I would be a I am....hummmm....and absolutely NEVER thought I would be a you go....yes, CindyDidIt......I could use some followers...!/CindyDidIt

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


oops - here is the interview: where I will be featured in  a breakout session during the
" Women Business Owners' Opportunities Conference" in Jackson, TN on June 21

how long in biz?  I started making jewelry about 2 years ago.  A neighbor makes jewelry and we did it as a girl – fun – project – get together thing.  The first piece I made was a birthday gift for my Mother in Law and she loved it.
What made you decide to sell your talent?  I enjoyed making the first piece so much, I went to the hobby store the next day and purchased more supplies to make more and started wearing some of it to work…eventually my friends and neighbors commented enough that I decided to sell some.  I started selling at work – a piece here or there….nothing much….and ended up building an inventory so I started having "jewelry parties" at my house – which I did real well at and then came the craft shows….
How did you find etsy?  A friend was getting married and was telling me how she had found her wedding jewelry on etsy…..(she then had to tell me all about etsy….) but eventually talked me into selling on it….(I ended up making her wedding jewelry as a gift)…I was scared to sell on etsy at first – I wasn’t sure what to expect.
What is your ultimate goal?  This is a hard one…I am generally very goal orientated, however this started as a hobby, so I would like to make enough money to pay for the "hobby"  Ultimately could I sell enough to quit my job?  Maybe eventually – but it will take a while to get there.  I want to keep it fun… How do you plan to get there?  Right now one day at a time…..getting my name out there as much as possible…
Who and how have you received support from friends and fam?  I do get a lot of support from family and friends…..before going on etsy, I posted a bunch of pictures on my website and shared on FB where I got a lot of nice comments, which helped make the etsy decision easier.
What was you biggest challenge so far?  My biggest challenge is marketing – getting my name out there, driving people to my etsy shop.  and how did you remedy it?  (still working on the remedy)


I will be featured in a local ladies retreat in two weeks and was interviewed, so I thought I would share the interview:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Does blogging work?

So, does posting blogs and FB really bring in new customers?  and since I am new to blogging, I have a "dumb" question.....I tried to comment on someone's blog last night and you have to use your ID....I tried to use my google ID and went in circles...what ID do I use?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

First Blog

Guess What....?  Cindy Did It.....I have finally decided to do the "blog", so I am here and have no idea what to do next.....feel free to post your suggestions.....