Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fabric Postcards

I was looking through some old quilt books that I have had in storage for several years. Among them I found a lovely selection of applique flower patterns that I thought would make some nice postcards. Here are the first 3. I have been snooping around the internet to check out some prices on other sellers cards. I've decided to raise the price to $7 per card, still lower than many other card makers. I have seen cards as high as $20, but I think that's just wishful thinking.

Pansy

Hibiscus

Snowdrop

After listing these three cards, I quickly went to the Time Machine feature at Etsy. I didn't see any of these cards. I then went in the search box and typed in Fabric Postcards. Just a few of my cards showed up and I have to wonder why all my cards didn't show up. I have been reading articles about problems with Etsy's lack of many features (and a few that Etsy is proposing). With this in mind, I have opened up an Artfire shop. So far, I only have two cards listed, but it was more of an exercise in learning about Artfire in advance, in case I decide to switch my shop.

6 comments:

Kat said...

Those are really pretty! I gotta ask though...what do you do with a fabric postcard? They're too pretty to send through the mail! Especially in the winter, I can't help cringing at the thought of one of them accidentally ending up in the street!

Ann said...

Very pretty. I don't blame you for raising your price and it's still very reasonable for the amount of work you put into them. As for etsy and artfire I don't know the first thing about either one of them

WillOaks Studio said...

Your new flowers are so sweet!! I also keep an Artfire shop and my Etsy shop. The "import" feature, from Etsy to AF is so easy!! Try it if you haven't. Also, about AF, they ARE plugged directly into google search--not too sure what's going on with Etsy search...it has some big problems & I had experience like you have described here!

alba said...

I do like them a lot!

And I think that you can frame it and use it as a picture.

It can look beautiful if you hang more than one together..

WonderfulWire said...

Gorgeous as always!! The new price is very good. :)

Sharkbytes said...

Wow- is that hand blanket stitching on the applique edges? These are a lot of work, but you make me want to try to make some.