I have been busy this week organizing my handmade items to stock my Etsy shop, Firehouse Crafts Store. I should have stock in the store within the next few days so please feel free to stop by my shop and see how things are progressing. I currently am stocking it with some environmentally friendly items.
I posted my first item in the shop today and it is a set of reusable produce bags. There are 3 rectangle bags and 1 long bag along with a little sack to carry them in. I use mine all the time when I go grocery shopping for my produce and I am always receiving compliments. It feels nice to be using bags that I don’t have to throw away after I unpack the groceries.
I will also be carrying reusable grocery bags in various sizes. I started making these last year in an effort to cut down on how many plastic grocery bags I was bringing home.
There are also going to be reusable drawstring gift bags for sale. These little bags are so great for gift giving as they can also be used as part of the gift. I tend to be a last minute gift-wrapper so I used to keep a lot of the paper gift bags on hand. After awhile they were just getting to be so expensive. I would re-use gift bags that I received but it seemed like they were either not the right size or not the right occassion/print on the bag. It’s so handy to have a variety of sizes of the fabric reusable gift bags on hand. I have some birthday themed bags, dinosaur bags and cupcake bags. Since they are made of fabric they can accomodate even items that are odd shapes and otherwise difficult to wrap. I seem to get a lot of compliments on these bags too. Especially from some of the moms at birthday parties my kids have been invited to attend. They like how simple it is and that it can be used as part of the gift.
I also have some gift bags that just tie and are not drawstrings.
Finally, I will be having some rag dolls available. I am still working on those but plan on having some in my shop within the next couple of weeks. Please feel free to stop by and see what you think!