Behind-the-scenes at elle Vintage

I’m always reading articles about how to market your online shop. Along with the usual product and sales feature suggestions and guides, another common suggestion is to show a little behind-the-scenes imagery. The idea is to give our audience a break from the “buy this!” posts, by showing the day-to-day inner workings of our home businesses.

Well, I have always thought that this suggestion shouldn’t apply to me and elle Vintage, since, well, it’s hairy embarrassing!

But I’m just back from vacation in the beautiful nature of Northern Ontario, doing nothing but spending time with family and family that I haven’t seen in years — and enjoying meeting new family members. So the change of scenery has relaxed me to the point that the image of the elle Vintage behind-the-scenes is actually striking me as very funny today.

So here it is, a typical day here, in all its glory.

I know exactly where everything is.

Below is this same room… at this moment.

But not for long. I’m about to open up shop again to make the orders that came in while I was with the sun and the swimming and the lolling around, being waited on hand and foot…

Gonna snap out of it and get to work…tomorrow
I’m still here, mentally.

Hm..maybe I’ll sew a clone..

fleaI’ll be doing a live craft market this Sunday, June ll at the Parkdale Flea, 1266 Queen Street West in Toronto from 11am-6pm.

I haven’t done a lot of these shows, because my winter merchandise is most in demand for the winter markets, and when it’s winter, I’m so busy with my online orders, I don’t know which way is up or down, let alone have the time for the incredible amount of work they are to prepare for — and the day itself.

So I’ve decided to try the elusive summer market! I will be showcasing my faux fur only, featuring summer-friendly items such as pom pom earrings, keychain purse charms, scrunchies, and shoe poms for strappy sandals and flip flops.


These cute shoe poms are first on the assembly line of faux fur products that I’ll be focused on creating over the next four days. Watch for more things in the next few days.

My prices for the market will be reduced, as well. Since 90% of my online customers are from the US, the prices in my shop are in US dollars. But for this craft market, those prices will be in Canadian dollars. For example, these shoe poms are US$12.50 online, but they will be CDN$12.50 at the market on Sunday — that’s about a 35% discount 🙂

So maybe plan to come out to Parkdale on Sunday!


–Oh, and of course I’ll be selling my faux fur teddy bears too — I’m hoping to have time to make a couple of new ones before Sunday as well.

Yeah…I need a clone.


Feelin’ blessed, so…SHARETHELOVE !

IMG_8534I received a custom order today for 40 pom pom keychain purse charms. Imma be bizzay!

Now, I have been working hard to stock my new website –and wow. It’s going to take me longer than i thought! But I’m getting there…

To that end, until June 12, I am offering everything that I have listed to-date at at 15% off. Just use the Coupon Code SHARETHELOVE.