Sunday, February 1, 2015

Cajun Corner – Vol. 7, No. 3 – February 1, 2015

Cajun Corner – Vol. 7, No. 3 – February 1, 2015

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Oh man, I am not keeping up with my blog as well as I should this year.  Honest, I will try to be more consistent.
Between Mardi Gras activities and Cajun Stitchery work there doesn't seem to be much time to keep up with the blog or anything else.  
I've been trying to clean up my computer and organize the monograms better.  I now have one file of automatic fonts.  You know how I keep saying I have over a thousands fonts.  Uh, make that three thousand automatic fonts.  Pre-digitized monograms, lettering, and fonts haven't been counted at this point but there are a lot and that doesn't even count the individual one's that I digitize.  Our designs are over a million and I just keep digitizing.  

Unfortunately, you never get to see all of the fonts and designs that we have.  No, there is no one catalog.  So, I remain on my never ending quest to figure out how to let you see these designs.
I cannot list them on Etsy because I did not make the vast majority of the designs and on Etsy it is either handmade, vintage, or supplies.  What I can do is embroider them onto something that I sell.  Just listing a million items would be too much, but I would have to embroider, too.  And if I make the item, too.  OMG!
All of that leads me back to the million dollar question of what do people want to buy.  I can put designs on tee shirts and list them.  I can put designs on towels, napkins, handkerchiefs, baby bibs, etc.  What design, or font would someone want in what color thread on what color fabric is the unknown.  

With that said, I've decided to do a bit of all of the above.  We are going to increase our tee shirt inventory and start putting some of these designs on tee shirts for sale in our Etsy store.  I'll probably put them on white tee shirts because designs show up so much better on white.  We can get other colors and other styles.  How do I get that across to potential buyers?  As I said, it is a never ending quest.
This Mardi Gras season I've been fascinated with the Venetian Masks on Pinterest.  Those masks are exquisite. I digitized one of them and have the design listed in our Etsy store.  Also, I put the design on a tee shirt for me this season and love getting those complements.  Maybe that will be one of the new tee shirts we sell on Etsy.
New designs in our Etsy store include not only the Venetian mask but also a jester hat and cute design of a pair of lips with the wording "All people smile in the same language."
Go ahead and browse the shop.  I'm open to any ideas you may have.

Peggy Henshall, Owner
Cajun Stitchery
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