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The Package

1 Nov

One way to make an impression on your customer in an online business is the way your package looks.  I’m not an expert, but I have always tried to make my packages look as neat as I can. You never know what it’s going to look like once it’s been through the mail, but I figure if it starts out nice it won’t be as bad!

My packages are all fairly small because my items are small and flat, but the general ideas can be used on any package.  So this is where I start:I have all my things gathered up: envelope, packing slip,  tract, business card, Thank-you Card, and the hair net. I get it all folded up to a size that will fit in the envelope I am using.  Right now I am trying to use up envelopes we have around here that aren’t being used.  When I buy envelopes, I buy the 6×9 brown ones.  I can get them at Wal Mart, but they are a bit cheaper from Office Depot. Then it is ready to weigh so I can print the mailing label.  I don’t know how other people do this part, but I use a scales that my Dad uses in his appliance business to charge refrigerators. It is a fairly accurate scales and works really well for my small packages.  The picture turned out dark, but right above that white part on the right it tells me how much the package weighs and I then type that into PayPal where I buy my postage.  There are some orders like foreign orders from etsy.com that I have to purchase the postage from the PO.  Those I just print out the address, or write it, and tape up the package.  Once I have the label printed, I cut it down to the size I need to fit the envelope.  I lay it on the envelope to make sure it fits:Then it’s ready for tape! I use wide clear packing tape and tape the flap down and then start on the front and tape all around the edges of the label. It ends up with a bunch of tape on the back, too, which is fine because it will make the package sturdier.  So there you have it! Ready to go out the door:And when you receive it, you will find your beautiful hair net!Hopefully it won’t be squished too flat.  They fluff up pretty good though if it is.  I have gotten a few returned to me so I have an idea what they look like!

As in any business, there is always paperwork, too.  I take the receipt printed with the postage label and staple it onto the paypal record that I print out.  That is what I keep in my file as record of the transaction.This makes it seem like a long drawn out process, but it doesn’t really take long.  Especially after you’ve done it awhile.  I did realize how much work it is when Mom shipped orders for me this Summer.  I was on the phone telling her how to do it and wondering why I hadn’t taught her before I left?! I didn’t make her do the fancy packing slip and I hadn’t started doing the thank yous back then.

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Busy Hands

25 Oct

Although I haven’t much energy, my hands have found plenty to keep busy with! When I came home, I had several purchases on eBay and Etsy to mail. That is when I realized my inventory is down again! I was looking forward to spending several weeks doing ‘fun’ projects before getting back to ‘work’! 🙂  Oh, I don’t really mind crocheting hair nets at all, it’s just that doing the same thing over and over and over, gets a little old sometimes.

Between crocheting hair nets, though, I have snuck in some other projects. I have an afghan I have been working on. I tried to make a goal of doing 3 rows a day so it doesn’t take me a year to get it done! I have also started a new project on my new knitting loom, but I’ll wait to tell you about that til after the Christmas presents are given. 😉  The other day I also made a card for someone. It seems like such a little thing, but it’s so amazing how much energy those little things take, when you just have. no. energy.

Time seems to be moving rather slowly.  Looking back it seems I was in the hospital a long time.  It has some kind of dream quality where every day blended into the next.  Now it seems I have been home a long time.  Is it really just 7 days?  The days themselves don’t feel long though.  That is a blessing.  Until I get all my meds in, rest, eat, crochet a bit….  Not much time left.  Everything seems to take a long time since I have so little energy.  I am so thankful for the things I can do.  I thank the Lord for the ability to crochet and do other hand work even when I can’t do much else.

I have managed to list some items on eBay and Etsy again, too. Yesterday I listed this set of 3 hair nets on eBay and I hope to get it on Etsy soon, too.  There is one Burgundy, one gray, and one white.  As always, you save a bit of money by buying a set of 3! 🙂

New Hair Net Listing

6 Sep

I created a new listing for my large hair nets on eBay. After getting several requests from customers about other colors and/or quantities, I wondered how many customers didn’t buy because they didn’t want to bother with a special request.  Now it is very simple to order your large hairnet through a fixed price listing offering the choice of net style or flower style. You can also choose from one of the basic colors: black, brown, natural, and white.  I will still continue to list auctions for the large style, to gain more exposure.

Check out the new listing here!

Work in Progress

30 Aug

I enjoy variety, but sometimes it just feels like I have a LOT of stuff going. Recently I read an article on Homemadeology that inspired me to try to manage my time better. Basically I found a daily planner here and decided to try to structure my days a bit better. It’s fun when I can get everything done, but gets a bit overwhelming when I see how much I don’t get done. Here is a bit of a picture of some of the projects I have started.Towels. I ‘went shopping’ in our upstairs / loft and found some fabric to use for my towels. I looked at WalMart twice to find fabric to match my red towels, but never found anything I thought was good enough. My next plan was Joann’s. In the meantime, I thought, why not look through our stuff at home…. I am doing some with a more western/Indian theme, hoping to sell them locally. I found some vintage-looking stuff I decided to use. I also found one that I like, but not sure if anyone else will. It is the one on the left in the following picture. Beings I already cut it I’m not sure what else I can do with it, but I can’t decide if I should put it on the red towel or a black one. I was going to put the blue top on the light brown towel, but I may have chickened out.Bags. I have been slowly working on those as I have time. They are a nice sewing project that doesn’t require much energy, which is nice right now. Hair Nets. Awhile ago I posted that I crocheted a bunch of inventory hair nets. At the end of July, it seemed someone turned on a switch and I started getting sales again!! The funny thing though is that customers rarely purchase the color that is well stocked. 🙂 So I am still crocheting hair nets! Don’t get me wrong, I love the sales and I really don’t care what color they are and it’s no incovenience to make new ones! 😉Me. I am always a “work in progress” 🙂 but just now I feel more so as a head cold / sore throat has caught hold of me. It really made rounds in our family so I’m not terribly surprised I got it, I’m just hoping to keep it from settling in my chest. I retired to my recliner yesterday, but have been feeling a lot better today. I still am contenting myself mostly with hand work though. Like sewing buttons on towels and crocheting hair nets. I just got a bunch of buttons from Supplies From Me to You, a local etsy shop. They are very nice and I got excellent service! If you are wondering why all these towels are dark/black, it’s because I did all the dark ones first so I wouldn’t have to change my sewing machine thread.  🙂

That pretty much sums it up. Except for reading my books! 🙂 I don’t consider that work though so I decided not to include it in this list. What projects have you been working on?

Treasury

14 Aug

The last several days 5 treasury lists have featured my items! How exciting! Click on the pictures to visit the treasury.

curated by Melissa from ThePeacefulHeartcurated by Jan of fibremomcurated by Karen from EllieMarieDesigns

You can visit the other two here:

Learning to Love Pinks

Just Because

Crocheting Inventory

2 Aug

Otherwise known as recuperating from illness! 🙂When I got sick last week, I decided to see how much of this:I could turn into this:The result is that I have lots of “inventory” hair nets now. 😉 That’s always good as I have already been caught not having a particular hair net made.  This isn’t usually a problem as I can made them up in an hour or two, but it always feels better to be a step ahead. I have been doing other projects as well, to save my hands and to keep from going “crazy”! I get really sick of doing the same thing over and over. As usual my stack of books has been rather distracting! I also got out a baby afghan I started a long time ago and finished that the other day. That was fun! I started another blanket yesterday so who knows how long that will take. The problem with alternating projects like that is that I try to crochet loose for the blankets and then my hair nets start getting bigger, too, as I am still in that mode. So I have to remember to switch modes in my head and my fingers!

Christmas in July

9 Jul

I made a coupon code to use as a Christmas in July sale, but in the meantime someone in an Etsy team suggested using this website to run sales:

https://www.etsyonsale.com/sellers?referralCode=NXMHZEYBVN

I checked it out and I am so glad I did! It was super easy to make a sale, and mark every item through their program instead of going through and doing it manually. It’s a site that allows you to easily run a sale in your Etsy shop, change tags for items all at once, and auto renew items on a schedule you set.  You can watch the demo video at the link above.  Plus, if you login and link up your Etsy shop you will get a total of $10 in free credits to use.

So right now every item in my shop is on sale! I have been adding 1 or 2 items almost every day so go check it out and see if there is anything just right for you.

Happy Shopping!

Treasuries

16 Apr

Recently two of my items were featured in treasuries on Etsy. I also managed to make a treasury myself. It takes me forever to do them so I’m not sure if it’s worth it sometimes.

EweniqueEssentials featured my doily in thier treasury “I Remember Mother

fibremom featured my pink hair net in her treasury she’s growing up too fast…

This treasury, The Practical Homemaker I made for the Fruit of Her Hands Team treasury game.

Purple, Purple, and More Purple… and Black

6 Dec

Thanksgiving weekend I got an order for 9 purple hair nets! 🙂 I had one done, so I sat down and made 8 more purple hair nets! I must admit I was a bit purpled-out by the time I was done.

Right now I have an order for 4 large hair nets -all black! I had one made and I made one yesterday so I only have 2 more to make, and one more for inventory.

I have another purple one available here. And a black one coming soon. In the mean time you can check out my brown and white ones.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the month of December you can use this coupon code to get 15% off your purchase: DecSale11

And if you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can always ask if I can make it!

Rejoice with Me!

3 Aug

I wrote before that I was not feeling very well. I am rejoicing that I feel better now! I still don’t feel quite normal yet, but I am SOO Thankful for all the Lord has done for me in bringing me this far!! I have been off antibiotics for 6 days and today I took my last Prednisone! 🙂 Very Exciting. (I still feel like I have my Prednisone appetite though!)

I am also thankful for the 3 sales I had over the weekend! That is very exciting. I sold one hair net on eBay. The other two sales were from Etsy: tayafaith bought the set of 3 hair nets that I listed last week. I have another listing like that here. The other sale was from mommaroz for two handtowels. Check out my shop and see what deals you can find! 🙂

Hair Net Deal

28 Jul

I listed a set of 3 hair nets / bun covers in my Etsy shop. This listing is designed to save you a bit of money! If I list a set, my fees are lower and therefore I am able to reduce the price per piece a bit.

This set includes one each of my three most common colors:  Black, Brown, and White. All three are made in the flower style. Go on over to my store to check it out!

Hair Net / Bun Cover Pictures

7 Jul

A couple of weeks ago someone asked me for pictures of the hair nets actually modeled on hair. These pictures are the result! I asked my sisters to take pictures of their girls wearing the bun covers. (I don’t think the girls were too impressed). Thanks, ladies!  I couldn’t decide which pictures to use because they are all so cute so here is almost all of them! 🙂 It’s kinda scary how it makes the girls look so grown up! Am I getting old?!

As always you can find these hair nets / bun covers on both eBay and Etsy

Crocheted Traditional Hair Nets / Bun Covers Amish Mennonite

29 Jun

I also have hair nets available in the traditional net style. They are the same size as the flower style and they have the same style elastic in the back. I can also make these in any of the other colors I use. I just don’t have them all made up right now. It doesn’t take long to make them. You can find these hair nets in my Etsy Shop.

Sz Large Crocheted Brown Hair Net / Bun Cover Amish Mennonite

The smaller size is here Crocheted Brown Hair Net / Bun Cover Amish Mennonite or here Crocheted Black Hair Net / Bun Cover Amish Mennonite 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large Black and White Hairnets

28 Jun

I got the large black flower style hair net/bun cover listed in my Etsy shop yesterday. I was feeling kind of out-of-it so I didn’t get much listed this week yet. I got the large white flower hair net listed this morning. This is now all the colors in this style I have available. The others were the brown and light brown.

If you have long and or thick hair and need a hair net with plenty of room, these large nets would be just the thing!

Sz Large Crocheted Black Hair Net / Bun Cover Flower Style Amish Mennonite

Sz Large Crocheted White Hair Net / Bun Cover Flower Style Amish Mennonite

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Sz Large Crocheted Light Brown Hair Net / Bun Cover Flower Style Amish Mennonite

24 Jun

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Here is another large size hair net / bun cover from my Etsy shop:

Sz Large Crocheted Light Brown Hair Net / Bun Cover Flower Style Amish Mennonite

The smaller size light brown flower style is here: Crocheted Light Brown Hair Net / Bun Cover Flower Style

The large size hairnets are made the same styles as the smaller ones except they are larger. This style has two scallop rows on the top, giving the ‘flower’ two rows of petals.

Sz Large Crocheted Brown Hair Net / Bun Cover Flower Style Amish Mennonite

24 Jun

I finally got my large size hair nets listed on Etsy today.
These hairnets / bun covers are about 5 1/2″ across when laying flat. They will fit most large buns. I use this size myself and it is a little too big. (That’s no problem though because the extra just gets tucked under the bun with hair pins.)

Sz Large Crocheted Brown Hair Net / Bun Cover Flower Style Amish Mennonite

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If you like this style and color but would like a smaller size, check out this one

Crocheted Brown Hair Net / Bun Cover Flower Style

Why I make Hairnets

22 Jun

I began making hairnets for myself. While I enjoy making pretty things such as doilies, coasters, ect, I have always had had interest in making useful things. To me, a hairnet is something useful that I can make for myself instead of buying them. The real bargain is that the homemade ones last way longer, too!
After I began making them for myself, I thought others could be using these too. When I first started selling them, I had no idea there is such a market for bun covers.
I believe in the literal translation of the Bible in 1 Corinthians 11 where it teaches that Christian women should cover their hair with a veiling. I do not believe and do not promote that the bun cover/hairnets that I make should take the place of the veiling. They only cover part of the hair, and do not provide an adequate covering of the hair. The hair net is to keep the hair in place so that a veiling can be worn neatly over it. If the bun cover is someone’s first step towards wearing a veiling, I do not condemn you in that, but I do pray that you will continue to learn and grow to an understanding of wearing the headship veiling.
I know that many people use bun covers for a variety of reasons, some of which, I would not encourage. I do hope to be a witness to my customers of the principles taught in God’s word.
Wearing a veiling has long been a practice of the Mennonite and Amish people and is often associated with them. That is one reason why I put the words Amish & Mennonite in the title of my listings. I hope that draws the attention of those honestly seeking a method of Biblically covering their hair.

 

Navy Blue Crocheted Hair Net Bun Cover Amish Mennonite

20 Jun

Another auction on eBay for this week.

I have here a hair net/ bun cover for sale. I love to crochet and here is a finished product of my work for you to enjoy.  I crocheted this hair net by hand using navy blue size 10 cotton crochet thread.  The outside round has an elastic pony tail holder (no metal!) crocheted into. This helps the hair net to form around the bun.  This hair net will fit most average small – medium size buns.  If you have thick hair you will probably need a bigger size.  If the hair net is a little too big, it can be tucked under with hair pins.  Read full description

Burgundy Crocheted Hair Net Bun Cover Amish Mennonite

20 Jun

I renewed the auction on eBay for this item today. It will run a week. Here is some info on it.

I have here a hair net/ bun cover for sale. I love to crochet and here is a finished product of my work for you to enjoy.  I crocheted this hair net by hand using burgundy size 10 cotton crochet thread.  The outside round has an elastic pony tail holder (no metal!) crocheted into. This helps the hair net to form around the bun.  This hair net will fit most average small – medium size buns.  Read full description.

History of mydesertdeals and it’s owner

20 Jun

The history of mydesertdeals actually started quite a long time ago. Many years ago a little girl was born to…. Just joking. 🙂

Since my main line of products has to do with crocheting you might find it interesting to know when I started crocheting. In grade school, I can’t remember what grade exactly, probably 5th or 6th, our teacher taught us girls how to crochet. I made a blanket for my favorite doll, Becky, which I still have. I never again crocheted anything until I was 20 or 21 years old, I met a lady who crocheted very well and made beautiful doilies and throws. I determined then that I was going to learn!

I found a old ‘how to’ book Mom had and I practiced until I made a doily. At first I only made doilies. It took me a while, but I did eventually get into making a few aghans. I made one for each of my parents and sister & brothers and a few others and that is as far as I got!

Although crocheting with yarn is a bit easier than thread, I still don’t enjoy doing aghans much. I have a very short attention span and if the project takes more than a couple weeks… You can’t imagine how many unfinished projects are in my closet!

Through the next years, I crocheted when ever I had spare time and learned to really enjoy it. I mostly used patterns, but I did experiment abit at adjusting them.

A couple years ago, I found a pattern on Candle on the Hill for a hairnet and immediately set out to try it. I loved it right away! About 6 months later when that one started getting worn out, I made another one for me and one for Mom also. That is when I started experimenting and making my own pattern. That was the first time I made my ‘flower style’.

About that time I got interested in selling them. I had already been selling stuff on www.eBay.com and www.Etsy.com so I listed one or two on those sites. That was in August 2010. They sold sporadically until November & December, then is when they picked up very well.

Several times I wondered if it really was worth trying to sell them. They were a lot of work and didn’t seem to be making much. While I was still experimenting with the pattern, I didn’t make them very fast! I got really excited when they took off over the holidays in 2011. That is when I decided to beef it up and give it my best effort.

The Lord has really blessed! I am not getting rich on selling hairnets! But it has given me something to do and does provide a bit of extra income.

History Part 2

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