For over a year now, I have been wanting to have a "Shop Page" built for my website. When my website was first planned, I never expected to sell anything on it. My website was just a publicity tool to inform (mostly) knitters of what I did, the books I wrote and the art I was making. That was before the advent of Paypal, down-loadable patterns, this blog, and so much more. Keeping a website fresh is tough to do when you're a one woman show - mine sorely needed an overhaul. It's one of those things there is never time for - or at least I never make time for it.
I'm really happy to say that my birthday made some of it happen. I finally got it together to organize a bunch of new products I've been thinking about for months. I painted the opening icon for my opening page of my website. I wanted something fun and bright which would fit into the total look of my opening page. Here's what I came up with - a virtual shop door with sunflowers planted in front of it.
My fabulous webmaster Lori took all the info I gave her and nicely organized it into an easy to order from page. She added all the "buy it now" buttons and voila - Kristin's Shop. Over the next few weeks, I'll be introducing some new products that are for sale on it. I hope to add more down-loadable patterns as the year progresses.
Here's the link for the new shop! For those of you who prefer to mail a check, I've still got an order form available that you can send to me at my local post office box.
I guess turning 50 makes some funny things happen. Has a birthday ever made you do something?
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.