Sunday, December 12

PeriDot by Duni is shaping up!

Okay, a couple of you clever Etsians have already figured out that I'm about to open up my very first shop on Etsy. I've only just registered and filled in the policies & bio, so don't go looking -- there's nothing listed yet!
Apart from sewing like crazy, I've been thinking about the concept of my new shop and how I'd like to present my wares. Along with the pajamas I introduced to you here I will be offering my popular sleep masks as well as cosmetic pouches. I figured they go together well...sort of like a shop for all things *bed, bath & beauty*!
Another thing that will need serious consideration is how to display the pajama set and bottoms, because I obviously can't/don't want to model all of the sizes. Hiring a professional model is beyond my budget, and unfortunately the model friends I knew from when I used to work in the fashion industry have since moved on, married, started a family. So, the only logical thing to do imho is buy a store mannequin within my budget. I've been asking around and searched the internet. One thing's for sure -- I do not want a faceless one, nor a bald one, much less a headless one! The hubby doesn't want a 'dumb' one, whatever that means, and we both don't want a scary one! You'd be amazed at the scary-looking mannequins out there! Haha. I welcome any suggestions or better ideas on how to display clothing (other than on a person). I'm really excited about this new venture, and I must say that I really like the look and feel of Etsy. Just so you know I do remember all your kind comments and suggestions from when I asked about Etsy last time. I'm also looking into joining teams and have earmarked the Etsy Germany Street Team!
Meanwhile I've sold two of my designer bags, and I will need to replenish soon. I do have two new bags in the making - a silk clutch and a handbag made from OOAK screen-printed fabric - can't wait to show you!

take care, until next time!


  1. Wow, that's so exciting! I can hardly wait to welcome you to the etsy community! Sounds like a great concept for a store too- so now you can have different venues for different products of yours. How will this affect your DaWanda shop and your website?

    On the mannequin, I agree- they are really scary. I have to admit, if I'm ever looking for something like a knit hat or anything on a model I immediately click out of anything with a mannequin model...even jewelry where you can see the plastic neck it's on...just gives me a creepy feeling. Maybe that's just me.

    Have you thought about a dress form? I always think they look so classy in photos- it would go with your aesthetic very well, and you could pin the bottoms to the form perhaps. Just a thought....

  2. Yes, I found you on etsy. When you mentioned on my blog that you had begun working on one I had to figure out the name:)
    Your work is beautiful and I imagine you will do well there. I have seen really beautiful clothing displays on what seems like a very nice dress form of some sort. It does not have a head, of course, but the wood top sometimes peaks through and I have thought them to be tasteful.

    I do wonder what a "dumb" mannequin is? I love how my husband describes some things relating to sewing:)

  3. That's great, Duni! Best of luck setting everything up. I can't wait to see it. :)

  4. How exciting. Can't wait to see your etsy shop. Best of luck to you.

  5. I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see your Etsy shop!

  6. I can't wait for your shop to open! I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in store and am wishing you so much success!

  7. It all sounds so lovely! Great about making a couple of sales too! Can't wait to see the silk clutch!
    Blessings as your fingers fly over your beautiful designs!
    PS BE sure to enter my GIVEAWAY!

  8. How exciting! I can't wait. Maybe some of your buyers will model for free;)

  9. Wonderful! Can't wait to see your shop. Best of luck to you.


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