ETSY keeps telling me I need to show my customers my ‘process’. Frankly, I’m not sure they’re ready for it! My little home business started slowly and, happily, is rolling along nicely. HOWEVER, since it wasn’t a strictly planned venture, it’s sort of a ‘use what you have’ operation.
I took a few pictures of how things really look – no staging – no arranging – just the real deal. My daughter and I were supposed to do a late-season Farmers Market the evening prior, but we got cancelled due to weather, so much of what went there is still not totally put away.
Then, because it’s heading into the holiday season and I have to keep things where I can find them, I had to set up some temporary racks in the family room:
While prepping for the market, I realized my stock of children’s utility aprons had shrunk to almost nothing, so my agenda for the day was to at least build and cut a few of those. That’s always good for a nice mess, too!
But wait! You won’t get the full effect of ‘the process’ without visiting the sweatshop – it’s also full to capacity.
And here’s how I keep track of my inventory: each apron is photographed, tagged, logged on an Excel spreadsheet. As one apron is finished, the next number is put up on the lamp switch!
UFFDA! Truly – there is a method to my madness, it just doesn’t look like it – hahahahaha!