Sunday, February 9, 2020

The Online Store is Open - Come Inside!

Today I want to try something a bit new - another experiment if you will. 

As I mentioned back then, while I pretty much do this because I get a great deal of enjoyment doing what I'm doing, I really want feedback on the output of my shop - the way I see it, you can't really learn and grow without constructive feedback. 

For the time being, I was literally getting that feedback from my front lawn where I had put a selection of wares for sale. I have found this approach to be very helpful for me since I got to hear a first-hand assessment of my creations and from there I get the opportunity to make small improvements and great ideas for new projects. 

The downside with this sort of arrangement is that it is very seasonal - there just isn't the market for garden ornaments when the snow is a foot deep outside. 

I'm not really keen on the idea of building things and having to wait half the year to get that much-needed feedback. So with that, I've decided to make the leap from the front lawn to the virtual world. 

So on that note, I would like to announce the launch of my new Etsy Store - Cedar Patch Crafts. 

I do need to address the name of the store. 

While I could have simply gone with something around the Small Workshop theme, the store will not only be a place for me to sell my goodies but other members of my family may also get into the act by selling their own creations. So the shop will not be just for me. 

Cedar Patch is a nod to the new shop location that I moved to this past summer - a farm that has a fairly sizable patch of cedar trees situated on it.

The focus of the shop will be small wood focused items drawing heavily on the supply of pallets that I've accumulated. The products on sale will have construction articles on this site - so you will have a behind the scenes look at how the things in the shop are made.

Also starting today, there will be a link at the top of the homepage of this site that will give you a direct link to the items on sale. 

So - to borrow a wee bit from that Dolly Parton song - The Online Store is Open - Come Inside!

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