With Halloween, Thanksgiving and (eek) Christmas quickly approaching, I've really shifted my focus these past few weeks into getting ready for the upcoming season. I really love experiencing all four seasons and rarely find that I'm NOT ready to switch gears when the time comes, so as part of the summer-to-fall transition, this post serves as a quick wrap-up of some of my best-sellers this summer.
As you all know, I try my best to design one-of-a-kind products at all times, but I also recognize that if you intend to make selling handmade items an actual money-making venture, your bread and butter is returning customers and special orders. What that being said, here were the biggest requests this summer.
Dance to Your Own Music
For greeting cards, hands-down, my "Dance to Your Own Music" card was definitely the most requested. Over this past year I swear I have used just about every combination possible between this stamp and this paper, but it's still one of my faves. The colors are so vibrant and the girl doing the hula is the cutest. I have two left in stock, with one serving as a prototype, but I'll definitely be bringing this card back in some capacity next year. Thank you to everyone who purchased this card and left me great feedback. I especially thank Patty for her awesome heartfelt thank you note that almost had me in tears. Thanks Patty!!
Whatever Tiki Frame
The neon green frames were definitely the biggest sellers - but I still personal favor the pink. :)
I will definitely make these again next year but will probably add a few more colors outside of the pink, green and blue from this year. Someone had suggested purple and orange -- sounds good to me!
With that being said though, this Strawberry Sorbet necklace is without a doubt my best-seller -- not just for summer but I'm pretty sure since I started selling handmade. I've made a few adjustments and changes throughout the years, but for the most part, this has served as my prototype. I'm really ready to just let this one be "done" now... :)
Again, thank you to EVERYONE who has left kind words for me this year. Whether is be fellow bloggers, crafters, or customers, I love love love reading your e-mails and have really enjoyed getting to know all of you. One of the first things I do in the morning is grab my phone to check my messages and I still get excited when I see my full inbox of messages, so thank you so much for that!