Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Designs

Sorry it has been so long since our last update. We have been hard at work on new designs as well as promoting our shop. We are Our passport line now has 7 unique passports and we are working on adding more. Honey is working on some new jewelry designs with intricate beading.

We will keep you up to date on all our new products and promotions in the next few days.

-Amanda @The2SistersShoppe


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Printable Coupons For JoAnn's

Found some great printable coupons here for JoAnn's. Scroll to the bottom and there is one for 20% off your entire purchase, including sales items. Just thought I would share with all my readers, since most of you are fellow etsians and cutting costs on supplies is top priority.

Also, just in case you did not know, you can use more than one coupon at a time. They may say only one per customer, but they are referring to only one of that specific coupon. If you have a 40% off one item, a 50% off one item, and a 20% off entire order, you can use them all. We saved about $40 the other day using 5 coupons.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Handmade Glass Beaded Bracelets

The2SistersShoppe is now on YouTube. This is our first video. We made a promotional video for some of our bracelets. Check it out.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

What's In Store For the Future

We are still in the long tedious process of making ourselves into what we hope to become in the future. Our goal for the shop is to be a place where people can come and get top quality, hand crafted merchandise at reasonable rates. Not only that, but we want our shop to be the shop where you can get all your gifts. We are continually adding new lines/items to our store. When Christmas comes around, we want you to be able to get all your holiday shopping done at our store. We are 2 very unique individuals that love a variety of things. We think of something we would want and we make it, then think, huh, we should sell these.

Why stick to one item, when people need and want so much more.

One of newest lines we are starting to roll out is our travel line. As of now it consists of handmade fabric passport holders. However I am working on the pattern for a passport/card/tickets/etc. holder with a zipper closure. Hopefully the first one of these will be up in the next couple of days. Below are examples of our passport holders.

These are all fun and original.  We hope you like them and, as always welcome any suggestions on these items or items you would like to see in our store.

View all our items at The2SistersShoppe.

Thanks for visiting us.

- Amanda @The2SistersShoppe

UPDATE (3/18/11)

The passport holders are getting good response. I have not yet finished the design for the travel case. I cannot get it just right. Sorry for the delay. Hopefully soon I will be able to nail down a pattern that I am happy with.

As always thank you for visiting us.

-Amanda @The2SistersShoppe

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Feature Items

I would like to share a few pieces with all of you that are available in a fellow Etsian's shop. They are from the NatalieFaye1031 shop. Natalie is new to Etsy and still working on building up her shop and fan base.

The Colors Of Winter

The day north Texas received it's first snow of the season. The beautifully muted colors with a hint of texture really catches the eye. Check it out here.

A Winter Summerland

This was taken in the summer of '09. It was an incredibly hot day. I suppose I was in the mood for snow. Click here to view this posting.

Both of these are beautiful prints. They would make perfect gifts or additions to that room you have been trying to find a stand out piece of art for.

The2SistersShoppe wishes Natalie the best of luck. Continue creating these amazing pieces.

-Amanda @The2SistersShoppe

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Monday, March 7, 2011

What's the Correct Way to Market

I am one week into the beginning of our marketing plans. Let me tell you, it is not easy to know what to do and what not to. Etsy has a share button to tweet and facebook your items, so that's what we were doing thinking that is how you promote your site. Apparently that is a no no. From what I have read it is equivalent to spamming. How was I supposed to know. I have never done this before. I have to say, I think it may be true, though. I look at all the tweets in my account and that's all most of them are. Either from me or others. That really isn't interesting. Who would want to read that.

So. Now I get to try to clean this mess up and hope I have not lost potential followers forever and ever. Next step is to find interesting people to follow and hope that they follow me as well. Then I build a good following and people will look at the store, right?

Let's hope.


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Friday, March 4, 2011

Deal of the Week

This is a deal exclusively for our blog readers. For one week (3/4/11 - 3/10/11) take 10% off your entire purchase at The2SistersShoppe. Don't wait too long. This deal only lasts one week.

Use coupon code 030411 at check out.

Make sure to follow our blog to continue to get these great exclusive offers.


Featured Item

Dazzling Adornments

This necklace is 21" of silver plated shimmering beauty! On the bottom is a 5/8x3/4 polished shell in the shape of a heart, then there are two 3/4x1/4" oval white shells and two orange swarovski crystals.

Please note that the colors you see may differ a shade or two then the actual item.

This is the exact item that you will receive.

Thank you for looking to Dazzling Adornments for you jewelry needs!

Link Directly to this item

This store contains many other beautiful pieces.

The Voting Has Begun

The Handmade Gift Guide Site is holding a competition.

Here's how it works. 183 people submitted one of their items from their shop along with a picture. Now people vote on those items and the winner will receive a feature and add space.

The2SistersShoppe is #168. Come show your support and vote. The voting ends 3/7/11.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Drowning in Networking

When we started our shop back at the beginning of January, we had no clue what we were getting ourselves into. We started out taking some pictures of a few items and putting them on the site. We had the premade banner and a very short profile. Our pictures were sub par at best. We knew the products were great, But didn't really know the importance of pictures and descriptions. It is still
Hard to get the right pics for our products.

After two months and only ten sales, we were getting frustrated that we didn't get more views. We saw sites that had views in the hundreds within minutes. So I joined the Etsian Newbie team. This was suggested by one of the emails I received from Etsy. I started reading the posts and asking questions. This is where I realized we would need to start networking and getting our shop seen by fellow eosins and in turn by the masses.

This is where I start to go crazy. I had never joined a social network site and didn't have the desire too. I started a blog an got a few other newbies to follow it. Then I delved into facebook. Can I just say, shoot me now. I am a well educated 31 year old who is known to be good with electronics and computers. This was the worst experience I have ever had in my life. I had to create a page like I was a real
Person then another "fanpage" to list my etsy shop. You can't have friends on fanpages only "like". It is all very confusing. I tried adding apps in and it took me in circle on most of them. I couldn't use certain apps on the fanpage. I spent hours on this and still don't see the real benefit. I wanted to through the computer through the wall at times. Then I remembered that I love my MAC and hate facebook.

After the facebook fiasco of 2011, I was hesitant to do any other networking sites. I gave in and tried out Twitter. I am trying to get my shop noticed so I can leave my crappy job. After five minutes (probably less), I was up and running. The birds were singing and I was doing my happy dance. I LOVE Twitter (or as my mom calls it Tweeter). Not only is it simple to use but when I post my product links on there I get like 20 hits immediately. Facebook has gotten me very few. Twitter is definitely my fave marketing tool as of now.

Location:N Falkenburg Rd,Tampa,United States

BNR Fun!!!

Come check out this BNR going on right now. Show some support. Purchase an item and buy yourself into the fun!!!


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Location:Brandon,United States

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Featured Item

This is my first featured item from the kountrydelites shop on Etsy

This listing is for a shabby chic boutique style owl bib and burp cloth...this is my "Lil' Hoot"!!!

This would be adorable for that special little it your own or someone else's :)

This set consists of the bib which is 100% cotton on the front and back and lined with fleece. It's very soft and absorbent. The owl is machine appliqued with coordinating material that the set is made out of. The bib measures approx. 7" x 12" with a 4" neck opening and velcro closure.

The burp cloth is a cloth diaper embellished with the coordinating fabric that was used to make the bib. The owl is machine appliqued and adorable :)

Both are machine embroidered with "Lil' Hoot"

Follow the link below
Shabby Chic Boutique Owl Bib & Burp Cloth


Come take a look at this BNR. It is my first and I hope to make a sale from it.


This is so exciting!!!