Friday, March 7, 2008

I'm Back!

Continuing on, during the summer I work for my father as a "Lawn Beautification Specialist", as we jokingly call ourselves. Actually, what we do is mow lawns, and then in the fall to early winter, we do leaf cleanup jobs. This is my primary income, and then in the winter, and off and on during the summer (as time permits), I make and sell my stuff on Etsy/Ebay. I still maintain my website, but I just don't have as much time to make things to sell. I am usually pretty tired in the evening once we get home.

Right now I am getting ready to do a launch for the Ginger Blossom fabric line by Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller Fabrics. Actually, the launch has already begun, but it will continue on until March 13th. Just go to and search using the word "GingerBlossom" (all one word). I am pretty excited! I ordered my fabric and it hasn't arrived yet, but hopefully soon so I can get sewing! Check out the awesome Ginger Blossom fabric line here.

In my shop, I sell fabric napkins, handmade cards, altered tins, stylish rubber and clear stamps, aprons, pincushions, gift bows and more. I am always trying out new ideas, and I tend to switch back and forth a lot from sewing to papercrafts, sewing to papercrafts, etc., etc.! Come and check it out and let me know what you think :).

Here are some pictures of some of my latest altered band-aid tins I am selling or have sold already on Ebay.

Welcome to my blog!

I'm really new to this whole blogging thing, but it seems from what I've observed so far that it can become addictive, so I'm guessing I'll be used to it shortly! Welcome to the Creations by Rachel blog. It's great to have you here (if anyone at all ends up coming!).

I guess I could start with a little bit about myself. I just started my business, Creations by Rachel, about two or three years ago, first under the name "Ever-Changing Fashions". This business name didn't really fit my business, so I changed it to a slightly more descriptive, yet also more generic (how can those be together?) "Creations by Rachel". I started out on Ebay selling my cards, but eventually started selling altered band-aid tins as well. Sometime or another I started look around for different places to sell my crafts and found Etsy. WHEW! I am so glad that I did because now I have a website that I can send potential customers to and there services are very reasonably priced. Although I have not had nearly as many sales as some, I am excited about the outcome that selling on Etsy has produced.

I will have to continue this later, but thanks for looking!