In December of 2007 I opened my doors to the online community on Etsy.com. It was the start of an extensive learning experience for me as well as growth in sales and friendships all over the world. Becoming globally connected has it's positives and negatives but as long as you keep going and learning you will eventually find what works best for your business.
Within seconds of setting up my Paypal account a sell came through. I sold my first wooden bracelet from this collection and was very excited about starting my journey on Etsy.
Before The Body Knit dress and top and Chained Elements designs came along, my number one seller was the crochet hat.
In 2011 Raghouse International moved to Downtown Los Angeles into a new design studio that allowed us to thrive and further our success. The Los Angeles Art Walk, music and art scene, and meeting other artists provided new opportunities and creative stimulation.
During this era a new design entitled Chained Elements was added to inventory and became my second best seller. Live crochet demonstrations which started at Gather DTLA became a great way for me to take away patterns and use materials not normally used with fiber to educate people on how to think out of the box when creating with yarn.