Sunday, July 19, 2009

Are grab bags out?

When I was a kid I was a sucker for a grab bag. Probably a good sign to stay out of the casinos, huh? I loved them though. And I don't recall ever being disappointed with the contents. Colorful pencils, odd shaped and scented erasers, stickers, gum and candy - kid stuff.

So I have been brain-storming how to drum up business and the old school grab bag came to mind. I thought maybe that would be something fun to do in my etsy shop to give business a bump and help out with the vet bills. I was thinking a necklace and earrings, a bracelet and earrings plus some bottlecaps, something like that...well over the $25 price tag.

I posted a little something about it in the etsy forums and got mixed reviews. A couple seemed to think it would be fun and others were down right touchy about the subject. Like they have been personally wronged by the grab bag! I had no idea grab bags were such a sensitive subject. Now don't get me wrong, I did ask for opinions, so I have to be willing to take what I get...but damn, my grab bags don't bite!

So who knows. It might be a total dud. But I am giving it a whirl. We'll see...


Valerie A. Heck said...

Sounds like fun to me!

robyncz said...

I LOVED grab bags as a kid. LOVED them. I bought one from the same crappy gift shop every single time I went to Six Flags.

My grandmother used to make grab bag Christmas gifts for all the grandchildren. She bought Lillian Vernon clearance crap all year long and would make up garbage bags FULL of junk for our Christmas gifts. Oh my gosh, did we have fun sorting through those bags. When I'm old and nuts I'm going to make them for my grandkids!!

Sorry. . . just got a little nostalgic.

Metalsgirl said...

Oh, I hear ya Robyn! That is exactly what I was thinking of! I was always tempted by the grab bag! :) Glad i'm not the only one with that childhood memory! :)