Sunday, March 15, 2009

hooray!


After a week of rain, clouds, rain, and more rain (might I add it was Spring Break this week) it's finally sunny! The hubby has a theory that no matter what the weather is like all week Sunday always seems to be sunny. I'm starting to think he just might be right, but don't tell him I said that. :) I've been outside all afternoon taking lots of pictures in the yummy sunshine (I don't quite understand how sunshine can be yummy, but it just is somehow.)

I snapped a quick shot of my picture taking set-up. I like to do it out on the front porch so that everything doesn't get dirty from the grass and dirt in the backyard. Today there was a lady sitting out across the street on her front porch. From that angle I'm sure she must of been wondering what in the world I could be up to.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The enigma that is Facebook

Okay, so when I first started my website before I even had an Etsy Shop I signed up for Myspace to promote my shop. It's been pretty helpful. I also have a lot of friends who are on it also. Well my friends kept telling me how much better Facebook was and that I had to sign up for it. After several months of resisting I finally broke down and signed on up. It has some pretty cool features. For a while there I was completley obssesive about adding Flare to my page (little buttons that you put on your bulletin board) and the online chat feature is really cool. But there is something that I think is kinda strange. You see on Facebook people who are friends with people you are friends with can see some of your stuff even if you haven't friended them. That kinda is strange. On Myspace you would literally have to go to somebody's page to read the comments that somebody made on their page. On Facebook you sign in and the comments other people have made on everybody's pages are there. So it' more in your face so to speak. It is certainly a way for everybody to know everything. It's a bit different to get used to. One of the neat things about facebook is that you can become fans of businesses, bands, artists, brands, etc. that you heart. So I created a DC Designs business page and now people can be a fan of DC Designs on Facebook which totally makes me laugh but is also kinda cool. So if you are on Facebook you can become a fan. hehehehe I'm thinking I might use it to post new items, links to when I update my blog, contests, specials, stuff like that so ummmm pretty much the same way I use Myspace. Seems a bit redundant. Hmmmm I'll have to wait and see how this all goes.

The Simple Life

I've noticed that shops that are simple really tend to have items that stand out. So I've been on a quest to simplify and make my items stand out more. Decided to try out a cleaner no fuss look. Downloaded GIMP and made the most low key banner ever. People kept telling me to put item pics in my banner. I figured I'd give it a go. It seems rather plain. I love my fancy Sylvie banner. But this does show off the jewelry immediately when you click on my shop. Any thoughts?

*I know a couple of the pics are a bit darker than the others. I just mean generally speaking. Nothing nit picky or anything. =)