We run a small manufacturing business from home, and want to share our adventures with you.
We are so very excited, our application was accepted as a vendor at Houston's Maker's Faire. With that we now need to build it! Lets get started with the supplies: Qty 2 Shelves 6 foot 10" X 1" Qty 5 copper tube 1/2' OD 10 ft in length Qty 10- T fittings 1/2" Qty 8 … Continue reading Part 2: The Vendor Booth Build
This is a big step for us. We've never been to the Maker's Faire but recently heard that the Houston Makers Faire is currently accepting applications. The local "maker spaces" are holding multiple open houses as part of a "maker crawl" ahead of the Faire. This was hugely informative, and very motivating. After a … Continue reading Part 1: First Time Maker’s Faire Vendors- Our Journey
When we decided to start an Etsy shop there was a lot we learned. Here are the 5 biggest points we learned. 1. Have a business account set up before opening your shop. For us that meant an LLC with a tax ID number along with a separate business bank account. We did this for … Continue reading Five Things We Wish We Knew When Starting an Etsy Shop
Hi everyone! We’re super excited to get out this first post in this series about things we love to make. These are products that we sell on our Etsy shops, and of course you’re welcome to purchase them from there ;). However, if you’re reading this blog you’re probably a maker like us, and we want … Continue reading An Overview of All the Things We Love to Make! Musical Toys!
One thing that is most important with an online business is product photography. If you start of with bad pictures you will turn off potential customers early on and they might not come back, so how do you get it right with out breaking the bank? Here is my journey as an amateur photographer. First … Continue reading DIY Light Box Product Photography
We have a great connection to our local library in that my mother in law is a librarian. With that comes certain privileges and expectations. When they need cute kids for summer reading program posters, of course we help out. And when the children's chairs get broken and need spare parts (which don't exist) we do … Continue reading Custom Parts with 3D Printing