New design in the works! Neon binding with either hand-painted neon lace, or deer!
$40 each. More cushions to come, shortly!
It was so much fun to make these, as the designs have been floating around my head for ages!
In 50 days I’m going on a massive South American adventure! ACE! I have so much to do before then but it’s all worth it to have an excellent break!
I’m always guilty of having a few too many ideas for what is practical/financially viable. I’ve had to divide my Cumulus Factory Plan into PRE-travel and POST-travel. Here is what I’m thinking at the moment…
Three exciting things to note.
1) ETSY SALE! 20% off all ready-made cushions, tote bags and stickers in my Etsy shop. Use the code: SALEFORNOREASON – Valid until Sunday 28th April.
2) I hit 500 instagram followers!!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
3) I’ll be taking custom cushion and bag orders until May 16th – 1 month later I’ll be heading off on a giant long-awaited trip to South America! If you’ve been thinking about ordering a custom cushion, have a look at my Etsy shop or instrgram account for some inspiration! You can use the custom order form.
These facts may or may not be connected.
Very exciting times over here in The Cumulus Factory 😀
The other day I had my very first Etsy sale! What a rush! It was a custom request for Teal/Grey cloud cushion. The customer was kind enough to send me a photo of her stunning apartment, with the cloud cushion in situ.
I’ve also had a word-of-mouth referral for 2 cushions, from a friend of a customer in Melbourne. Very excited to sew up these custom orders!
Which leads me to my next point… I’ve been imagining a kind of ‘visual custom order form’ for a while but I didn’t quite have the technical know-how to make one myself. I stumbled across 123 Contact Form and found exactly what I needed… Free! Booyah! So I now have a fancy custom order form which can be accessed here (through Facebook) or here (non-Facebook).
Any feedback on the form is greatly appreciated!
I’m pretty new to this Etsy thing. I’ve got things to sell and I know they’re excellent, but I just think I need more exposure. I’m mostly writing this post to track what I’m up to and hopefully someone can learn from this one day (most likely candidate: Me!) Here’s how I’m getting my things ‘out there’ at the moment:
☁ I am pretty active on Instagram – nearly 450 followers now!
☁ Facebook page has a little under 100 followers, most are people I already know. They’re my best customers til now!
☁ Adding listings almost daily to my Etsy shop
I just wasn’t conviced this was enough, so I’m trying out paid Etsy Search Ads. Maximum of $7 per week – I’ll trial it for a couple of weeks and see what happens there.
I’ve also been making fancy spreadsheets to track all my spendings and profits – I’m yet to break even but I’m working towards that fast!
I wonder if I’m missing something! I’ll just keep chugging away sewing cushions and seeing if anyone wants to hug and hold those things 😀
Today I listed the first 4 patterns of my cloud cushions on Etsy! Such an exciting day that I’ve been planning for a while. Have a look at the shop here!
I have already sold 2 of the cushions and have interest in a third – this is such an exciting start to the Etsy adventure!
Hope you have a very happy Christmas if you celebrate. Otherwise have a merry Tuesday!
The Cumulus Factory Elf
I’m getting very excited over in Cumulus Factory HQ – 3 cloud cushion designs are ready to roll out the door, and a few more are in the pipeline.
I’ve been turning my living room into a photo studio (with the help of the delightful and knowledgeable Rob) and I’ve got the listing descriptions ready (with the help of my wordiest friend Emily).