Follow me on my journey from being a very active US Army Soldier to being a Retired disabled stay at home mom. In my blog you will find stories as well as pattern for knitters and crocheters. You'll get a sneak peak at items before they are released. I will add more and more tutorials. To view my free patterns I do ask that you subscribe to my site. It's free for you and it helps me out with SEO. Thanks in advance for understanding
|Posted by Cristina Barnes on January 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM||comments (0)|
My best friend is getting married! So over the past couple of weeks I've been getting ready for her wedding. My daughter will be her Flower girl, My sons will be her Ring Boys and last but not least I will be her Maid of Honor. Her wedding is on Feb 12 I will be driving to Ohio with my 3 kids! Oh boy Oh Boy how exciting.... In case you missed the Sarcasm in my typing I wanted to make it clear I AM SOOO NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THE DRIVE! But she is my best friend and has ALWAYS been there for ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Cristina Barnes on November 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
Hello Everyone This is going to be my new way to blog. For those of you that can't stop what you are doing to read what I write all you have to do is click PLAY! Somethings I will still type out like Patterns. And If I am featuring an item or business etc I will also add hyperlinks under videos...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Cristina Barnes on November 9, 2011 at 6:20 AM||comments (0)|
Good Morning! I haven't been around a lot and that's because I've been super busy! I know no excuse for neglecting my blog!!! But on the bright side I have lots of stuff to add that I believe you will LOVE! So then you'll forgive and keep comming back
On to todays post. I will teach you ho...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Cristina Barnes on October 17, 2011 at 8:55 AM||comments (0)|
Many of you by now know that Etsy has changed the default search pages to Relevancy instead of Recently listed. This has caused a major uproar in the seller’s community because no one really knows how to go about standing out anymore.
So I’m here to explain to the best of my ability my findings in this matter I’m right there with you guys and have spent weeks trying to figure out business as a whole and of course Etsy as that is where the majority of my sales ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Cristina Barnes on September 27, 2011 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
Hello All. Thank you for stopping by. I know I've been MIA (Missing in action) lately but I have been super busy trying to feed myself with all the possible knowledge on making Affordable Wonders a profitable business.
A little about me. When I started Affordable Wonders it was more of a fun project to help support my craft needs. I also needed new homes for all of my projects. Well life threw us a curve ball and suddenly I needed Affordable Wonders to help put food on the table. My hu...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Cristina Barnes on September 23, 2011 at 12:15 AM||comments (5)|
Good Morning Everyone Boy do I have a few things going this week (well since the last time I posted)
My friend was hospitalized (the one I have been making the Moses Basket for) So I figured baby was comming. Well the baby came in form of emergency C-section after she'd been there a week. Baby is now in the NICU but doing well. And my friend is finally home after several health scares. She is still going th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Cristina Barnes on September 21, 2011 at 9:15 AM||comments (4)|
Hello all! I've got several WIP's going. Well as you may know I also craft for business so sneaking in some personal crocheting or knitting is hard. I have made several of my most popular items (my Mickey Minnie sets) so I can have them almost ready for shipping as orders come in. I think I have found a balance between business and personal projects that is finally working.
So onto my WIP's I am making this hat and scarf set for my son's Christmas present. Both of my sons LOVE Super Ma...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Cristina Barnes on September 18, 2011 at 8:10 AM||comments (6)|
In my efforts to figure things out I thought I would also do something that could potentially help others out. Especially the ones that are just begining! I personally have never been stingy with business. I have always believed that there is enough out there for everyone to get a piece of the pie. I can't possibly tend to everyone in the world and I'm pretty sure that if you are reading this neither are you. So instead of competing against eachother why not att...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Cristina Barnes on August 30, 2011 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
How many of my readers have sold something? I'm willing to bet that it's everyone.
Product photography plays such an important role in selling your item let alone get the price that you'd like. Now these tips are for everyone that sells whether you are selling something used on Craiglist or whether you have a shop online. The photo is usually the 1st thing that a potential customer/ buyer sees right after the title (we'll discuss the title in a different blog)
Now you don't ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Cristina Barnes on August 23, 2011 at 9:10 AM||comments (0)|
Stork Pouch/ Hanging Cocoon/ Sling For newborn Photo prop
Designer: Cristina Barnes
Company: Affordable Wonders
Copyright, 2011, Cristina Barnes & Affordable Wonders
Materials: Hook Size NRead Full Post »