I spent hours yesterday and today taking pictures of new buttons and shawl pins for the shop. (Luckily I take pictures outside so Bracken is super happy to spend all that time in the garden.) Jeff is making me so many buttons for the shop right now (and for an upcoming fiber festival in September) that I’ve needed to get caught up photographing them so that I can get caught up on tying the newest ones on cards. But I guess saying ‘get caught up’ is not that accurate (because there will always be more buttons waiting for me.) More accurate would be ‘keeping everything moving along.’ As Jeff often says ‘so that everything doesn’t get boggled up.’ That’s a good way of putting it.
After the photographing part, comes re-sizing my pictures for the shop and then organizing them and picking my favorite five for each item. (A little behind the scenes peek at what happens each time I post an item on Etsy.) I’ve posted four new shawl pins in the shop today, along with a few custom orders, and I’ve got so many gorgeous new buttons I can’t wait to get posted in the shop as well.
Speaking of buttons, my very favorite part about selling buttons is getting to see them on all of your creative projects! This week I had the pleasure of seeing some of our reclaimed cascara wood buttons (a pretty yellow color) on Susan’s Louise Cardigan. I’m in love with her cardigan. In love. The design… the colors… everything. And I don’t think she could have chosen any of our buttons that would have paired with it better. It’s a work of art, I tell you.
And now, back to posting. The buttons are calling.