ETSY shop update!

My last Etsy restock was super popular and I’ve had so much fun packaging orders and working that side gig! I’ve got more shirts in the works and I’m hoping to have them stocked and ready to go soon! I have a few questions for you – I’m doing what I call “market research” to see what you, as the customer want/need/prefer! So I’ve got a few comments/suggestions and I’d love your feedback!

Right now, I’m working on 4 new shirt designs – one is a fun summmer/sunshine themed, one is a year round shirt and then two cross stitching designs that are a little more wholesome than the “Less Bitchin’, More Stitchin'” and these were the shirt colors I really liked! I’ve gotten a lot of feedback on the heathered raspberry and the Columbia blue colors!

A lot of people really liked these colors too but I think I’m going to save them for fall!

One thing I love about my shop is I can work on it as much as I want or just let it coast. I’m on a crazy work stretch right now so I’m just letting the shop coast but tomorrow I’ll put in a few hours designing my new shirts and get my order off to my printer later this week!

Some of you may know this, others may not, a large portion of my blog readers are quilting and cross stitching and sewing fanatics. They’ve read my mom’s blog for years and have also supported my blog and businesses as well. So calling on ya’ll, I’d love to know what you want for a shirt – sewing? quilting? cross stitching? Did you like the less bitchin’ more stitchin’ shirt or was it too profane?

A few things I’ve learned from the last few rounds of shirts: People like V neck options so I will do my best to offer V-neck selections with every new design. People seem to like more feminine designs and colors. People like when they can pay through PayPal – I think it is more trustworthy. People like to pay EXACT shipping instead of an estimate.

What else can you think of? Just leave me any and all feedback about what you like, don’t like, or want to see! I love reading through all of your suggestions from my last Etsy shop update: RESTOCK + Etsy Shop Updates!

I bought a new course from Jordan Lee Dooley, she’s an Etsy shop owner turned author and influencer and I’ve purchased her Starter course in February and LOVED it – now I’m buying her product shop course and going through that! I’ll link to her materials here: http://theownitacademy.com/

A friend reached out and also wants to get into the t shirt designing biz and wondered if I could walk her through it! I said OF COURSE! I recommended Jordan’s course and she bought it so we will kind of be going through that together. Some people may see that as “helping the competition” but I really don’t see it that way. I think we all need to help each other out where we can. If I can make someone else’s journey a little easier, awesome. I’m all for that.

Look for a few restocks late this week into next week – I’ll have the Less Bitchin’ More Stitchin’ restock in 3XL (currently sold out) and I’ll also have a few V-necks available. I’m ordering more of the bloom where you’re planted v necks available, I’m still offering the deal on the first aid shirts that if you buy the t shirt and the sweatshirt (both discounted currently) you get a free journal! I’m also working to stylize and take new pictures of the products to freshen things up a bit! We will see what the week brings, the way it has been so crazy lately I’m not making any promises! I have a new product coming – a project bag for cross stitchers! I can’t wait to share that with you all! Keep an eye out!

I’m also STRONGLY considering getting a Cricut so I can make my own stickers with the designs I create! I’ve got it my amazon cart but I don’t think the budget will allow for it this month, but soon! 🙂 I keep reminding myself, owning a small biz isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. Slow and steady.

Friendly reminder that NURSES WEEK, TEACHER’S WEEK, and MOTHER’s DAY are all on the horizon, it isn’t too late to snag a present for the special lady in your life! (or man, but my shirts are mostly for ladies)

Here is the link to my ETSY SHOP: The Pink Shoelaces by kalissageorgia on Etsy

Here is the link to the LESS BITCHIN’ MORE STITCHIN’ SHIRT: Less Bitchin’ MORE STITCHIN’ – Cross Stitch Graphic Tee – Bella and Canvas – Black – Crew Neck – The Pink Shoelaces

If you bought a shirt, would you please consider leaving a review on my Etsy shop? Reviews with pictures are even better! It helps people find my shop on Etsy! THANK YOU!

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15 Comments

  1. Kim J LeMere
    May 4, 2021 / 6:12 pm

    I thought the Less Bitchin, More Stitchin was a great shirt but I dont do cross stitch. I do like a v neck more than the regular t shirt. I would like to buy a v neck in a plus size. I love the colors, even the fall colors. I’m was pleased to read that your doing the course with someone and giving them a hand up in the T shirt biz, that is kind of you.

  2. May 4, 2021 / 6:29 pm

    One of my favorite shirts is one I got from you (or Kelli) and your Mom several years ago. Here’s hoping you will add another quilting shirt for those of us who can’t wear a shirt with a swear word on it. I like all the colors you’ve selected and think you made a good call on saving the darker colors for Fall!

    • thepinkshoelaces
      Author
      May 5, 2021 / 5:31 am

      They are coming! Probably in my June order I’ll have a quilting shirt! 🙂

  3. Beth
    May 4, 2021 / 6:38 pm

    Scoop or V necks are great. Regular T shirt necklines are uncomfortable – always wanting to tug them off the neck.

  4. Gayle+Shumaker
    May 4, 2021 / 8:50 pm

    I liked the more stitching, less bitchimg shirt but I’m not a cross stitcher. I would like to see some quilting shirts. My one complaint when buying cute shirts is they are usually in unisex sizing and it just doesn’t fit my plus sized pear shaped body. I recently sent your mom a box with BOM kits, scraps and assorted items an elderly guild member had blessed me with when she was moving to the south near her children. Include was a shirt I had just bought off of Amazon that didn’t fit.

    • thepinkshoelaces
      Author
      May 5, 2021 / 5:35 am

      And see, women’s sizing is SO tricky for me! Have you tried a Bella and Canvas shirt? I’m hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t look AMAZING in a Bella and Canvas shirt – it is the brand I use. Usually people have had trouble with the boxy Gildan shirts.

  5. Barbara woods
    May 4, 2021 / 10:09 pm

    loved mine so far

    • thepinkshoelaces
      Author
      May 5, 2021 / 5:30 am

      thanks for your order Barb! <3

  6. Jeri Niksich
    May 4, 2021 / 11:21 pm

    I too loved the less bitchin shirt, the bitchin really does come with the stitching of anything! Unfortunately there are more patients than there are medical personnel so in my opinion you need to have more designs in other areas. But you know the saying about opinions, they are like (blank) everyone has one LOL. Just do you honey!
    Jeri

    • thepinkshoelaces
      Author
      May 5, 2021 / 5:37 am

      your comment made me smile – thanks Jeri 🙂

  7. sewhappy
    May 5, 2021 / 3:27 am

    I must be the only women who does not like V necks and tight fitting ones. I personally don’t understand how people can ask for so many options. I know you and other small business want to please all but it is not possible. Best of Luck with everything.

    • thepinkshoelaces
      Author
      May 5, 2021 / 5:36 am

      That’s true, I can’t please everyone but it’s really not hard to order a vneck option. I don’t dare get into women’s sizing though, it varies way too much!

  8. Barbara woods
    May 8, 2021 / 4:43 pm

    I want a ” bloo0m where you are planted” pink ladies in a extra large

  9. Brenda King
    May 11, 2021 / 7:07 am

    I am an extra large woman, size 5X tops. I’d love the “Bloom where you’re planted” in a V-neck, pink, and size 5X. Is that even possible? (I know the price would be more for the extra size.)
    I LOVE the kind hearts you, and your wonderful Mom, share with the world! It always gives me a lift to find that there are still kind, thoughtful, and generous people in this world, who not only want to succeed themselves, but are willing to help others get there! Your family sounds truly genuine and special, with lots of love, caring and sharing!
    My only comment that is not 100% positive, is when you write with the white lettering on your photos, I can’t always make out what it says. Maybe it’s just me!? Thanks for every thing! Brenda King

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