Sunday, August 31, 2008
Introducing Clyde the Camel
It's been an insane week in life and in the land of Moose Threads.
Considering that in the year I have been selling on ETSY most of my sales have been locally word-of-mouth and not always translated to online.
If I sold one thing a month I was happy.
Well this week I ran a Monday Madness Special of 20% off and free shipping. To some it would seem a bit extreme but in reality I was still making money off each item, just not as much as I normally would.
To my surprise I ended up with four custom hat orders, some inquiries about custom applique's and then I also sold an applique.
I was in shock and my husband thrilled because he is not only supportive of what I do but he knows how giddy I get when it comes to custom orders. I LOVE THEM.
One such order was from someone wanting a brimmed beanie for her camel-obsessed toddler.
He calls them "Clyde" and it had to have one hump - not two.
I was excited for the challenge and this weekend went about creating "Clyde."
Getting the overall shape was pretty simple, thanks to a rough sketch from my husband. I tried adding blue hair to the hump and it just didn't work. I tried to add hair to his head and he morphed into a deformed horse.
Finally I settled for a blue tuft of hair on his tail.
Let me know what you think. A for right now I'm starting to like the little bugger.