Saturday, February 27, 2010

Interview with Dyche Design

Today, I'm happy to present you another Etsy seller : DycheDesigns.
You can find everything in her shop: jewelry, bags, clay creatures, scarves, soaps or candle! Kathryn accepted to speek a little bit about herself, her shop and her success:
Can you present yourself and your shop?
Hi, my name is Kathryn. I was born in Wales, grew up in Oxfordshire (UK) and now live in Virginia with my husband and two cats.

After moving to the US in 2004 I found myself with access to so many more crafting materials and I was like a kid in a candy store. As the house filled up with my creations I looked into ways of having an online presence which is when a friend of mine suggested Etsy. I opened up my shop ‘Dyche Designs’ in April 2008 and haven’t looked back since.

I always love walking into a physical store that has a wide variety of items so that’s what I try to create in my online shop. I like having choices so it was important for me to be able to offer my customers a wide range of products.

* You have made a lot of sales, what is your secret?

I’ve been on Etsy for close to two years. At first sales were slow and I did so much better with in person sales than online. After I worked on improving my photos I noticed that I was starting to get included in treasuries and featured on blogs. I think the key things are great photos, great customer service and to promote as much as you can.

* Do you have a favorite way to promote your shop?
Promoting my shop takes a lot of time. I use twitter ( and have just started blogging more regularly too ( I have always loved writing in the form of a diary or journal so blogging was a natural transition for me and my favorite promotional tool right now.

* What is your preferred item?
I honestly don’t have a preferred item. As you’ll see from my shop I love variety and trying new things so it really depends what I’m feeling at a given time. Right now I’ve been bitten by the sewing bug and have been having great fun making cushion covers. I also love soaps and candles and the smells that emanate throughout the house when I pour them.

 Thank you Kathryn!

Friday, February 26, 2010

I'm featured :)

EN: I'm so happy! Kara Annis proposed me to be featured on her blog KaraAnnisJewelry! Thank you very much Kara :)
That's here:

FR : Je suis super contente : Kara Annis m'a proposé de répondre à une petite interview sur son blog :) C'est par ici :

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Etsy treasury: Olives and Peas

EN: This time, that's xxxPiecesOfMe who put my "Princess and the Pea" bookmark in his beautiful treasury called Olives and Peas.


FR : Aujourd'hui, c'est un de mes articles qui a été inclus dans un treasury : mon marque page "La princesse au petit pois". Et cela lui convient parfaitement puisque le nom du treasury est "Olive et Pois" ;) Merci à  xxxPiecesOfMe d'avoir pensé à moi !

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Etsy treasury: Mmm caramel...

EN: I just created a new treasury on Etsy with only caramel items :) I hope you will like it! It makes me hungry ;)

Fr: Voici un nouveau treasury fait sur Etsy avec des articles caramel !! J'espère que ça vous plaira. Moi ça me donne faim en tout cas ;)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Rings / bagues

EN: I recently added rings in my shop. I have 3 models, two squares and one circle, but I think the circle is more beautiful. What do you think of that?


FR : J'ai ajouté récemment des bagues sur mes boutiques. J'ai créé 3 modèles, 2 carrés et un rond mais en fin de compte je crois que je préfère le rond ! Qu'en pensez-vous ?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A collaboration with an Etsy seller!

EN: I collaborate with POLARITY, a wonderful Etsy seller who makes magnetic lockets. She choose my illustrations "Dear Flower" and "Life is a game" for her locket and the result is just fantastic!!

You can find this lochet here: CHOUMIE7 Whimsical Girls Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET By Polarity

FR : Je suis heureuse de vous annoncer une collaboration avec POLARITY, une vendeuse Etsy de grand talent qui vend des colliers aimantés. Elle a choisi dans ma boutique les illustrations "Dear Flower" et "Life is a game" pour ses pendentifs et le résultats est simplement fantastique !

C'est par ici : CHOUMIE7 Whimsical Girls Recycled Magnetic LOCKET SET By Polarity

Glass tile


My brooches


My illustrations

"On a cloud"


"In the Moonlight"

"Dancing with nasturtiums"

"Cat and Mouse"


"Dear Flower"

"It was a little boat"


"Jail of roses"

"Life is a game"

"We'll go to the Wood"

"Poisoned Apple"

"The princess and the pea"

"The Star-lighter"

"A soft song"

"White Lucy"