Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Work related fun

A coworker has commissioned me to do some art to aid the child she works with.

She offered to pay, but I wouldn't dream of asking for money from her. Others maybe, but for her and the child she works with its free.

Anyway I have to work on a rabbit with bucked teeth and a long uncoiled snake, which will somehow aid with speech therapy.

In etsy related news, I've not sold anything else yet. Ho hum.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008


I just ordered some Moo cards to help with advertising. I'll hand them out to people who display an interest in my store.

Today I have been all over the place in regard to Etsy. Livejournal, Facebook, crafting websites....

My mother has been able to nab a few orders for me by wearing a large badge with Muffin on the front. Seems lots of people would love a badge of their pet.

I'm going to work on a poster to promote my store so Mum can put it up at her place of work for me.


I decided to join a few Live Journal Communities to do some Advertising for my new Etsy store.
Below is the Image I used.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Ready for Winter

Ready for Winter
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
Just a happy picture drawn to kill time.

Blue Mermaid Badge 1.5 inch

This is one of the badges that I first sold.

I've actually had 4 sales now. I'm really starting to enjoy this selling on Etsy malarkey. I just need to up my views 10 fold.

My Badge maker had a little glitch last night. I was so worried that it was ruined, luckily I managed to figure out what the issue was an now its right as rain.

I've been doing a lot of market research. Making sure I'm making a profit, looking for other materials to use and seeing what everyone else has luck selling.

I'm thinking about making some stickers, magnets and pet tags next. I just need to figure out how.
Perhaps I'll make some cute pet tags out of plastic as well.

Friday, 19 September 2008


I had my first sale today on Etsy! I sold two badges to a women in America, and the thing that make me happiest is they were badges featuring my traditional media Illustrations opposed to the images I made just for badges.

I'm so terribly happy. <3

Monday, 15 September 2008

Happy Mermaid Pins

Happy Mermaid Pins
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
I'm trying to upload something to my Etsy store as much as I can.

Today is my little set of Happy Mermaids who originally came to life as a sticker set.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Thursday, 11 September 2008


After procrastinating for just under a year I've finally gotten round to opening up and Etsy store. HUZZAH!

At the moment I'm selling just badges. Time to get myself out there!