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...