Thursday, January 22, 2009

Is January Supposed to Be This Busy?

yes we accept LayAway at Gahooletree!

We usually take vacation mid month to celebrate our weird winter wedding :) but this year I'm stuck here in the cold and snow of southern Ontario and I'm actually glad I am! Snow has been steadily piling up over the past two weeks, so we really have an old fashioned winter.

handmade 26g silver ball end headpinsI've been babysitting one of my Giant Schnauzers, Max, who I haven't seen in over a year. Max is 12 years old now so not quite as nimble as he used to be. But Max and Amy had a great time together for 2 and half weeks romping in the snow, demanding to be let out every half hour and well simply making life insane around here! But I enjoyed it.

Steady sales at Gahooletree Supplies on etsy has also kept me hopping. We've had fun listing pandora beads, charms and chains as well as new luxe gemstone studio overstock and themed gemstone sampler collections & starter packs. We just got our first order for my handmade 26g ball end silver headpins too.

We just made our first sale on eCrater and will be developing a new shoppe on Artfire (details to follow).
SassyDLite jewelry for the young at heart
Over the holidays we were pleased to see many shoppers at SassyDLite, our new boutique of affordable jewelry staples. It has worked out well developing this second etsy shoppe that features more rustic or everyday designs. And with SassyDLite I've had fun playing with semiprecious stones and non-precious wires.

And at Gahooletree, our flagship store, sales were soft over the holidays. But this is to be expected in light of the economic climate AND the luxe gemstone nature of this venue. But we managed to get a few luxe orders like our custom Family Necklace feature and we just sold one of our most expensive items, so there is hope!

Custom Family Necklaces by Gahooletree
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