So, for starters, Tales of a Peanut is a place where I can create and expend some of my mental energy that doesn’t get excersized while taking care of two little ones. I started out designing my kids birthday invitations and it gradually grew to Christmas cards and invites for other people. I’ve now branched out and started an Etsy shop in May of 2013. In addition to invitations and stationery, I also create other custom products like notepads, plates, stickers, placemats, and more!
Today I want to share some of the new things in my shop including new designs, new listing formats, and new products that aren’t even up in the shop yet!
Let’s start with the “How Does Your Garden Grow” invitation and series. I’ve found that sometimes it’s hard for people to see all the available designs that I have and so I’m trying a new listing format which is going to include a listing for each product (or similar products) in each design. This invitation, like all invitations, can be customized by modifying all the colors, making it with or without a picture, changing the text, font, and text color. I’m working on getting all of the products up in this series but right now you can see that other items listed are stickers, plates, and shirts. Other products like stationery, gift tags, and placemats in this design should be up soon.
This is a new product offering: lunch boxes! These metal lunch boxes feature designs on both sides (they can be the same or different) and a chalkboard surface on the interior of the lid for you to write notes for your child. They are of really good quality and would make a great storage or travel container if your child doesn’t want to take a larger lunchbox to school.
In February, I teamed up with Mommy’s Block Party to do a review and a giveaway of my placemats. When people see them in person they immediately fall in love with them and have ordered a lot for gifts for others and for their kids. They’re great because they’re double sided (with two different designs) and are professionally printed and laminated so they stand up to the test of toddler/pre-schooler roughness. Plus you can write notes or your child can practice their writing with a dry erase marker and they’re super easy to clean (by hand, they don’t go in the dishwasher). Our giveaway winner requested a modification of one of our plate designs on one side of her placemat and I love the way it turned out. This is a great example of how I can turn any design into a design for a product that it’s not initially featured on.
To ease some of the questions involved with ordering plates, I’m also starting to transition those designs into standalone listings. This is a new design that I created last week and I love the traditional-ness of it. Like everything else, all designs are custom modified for you so you can change the colors, fonts, and we can modify the design until you get a design that you love.
And lastly, I’m about to add glass cutting boards to the shop! They’re not up yet but if you’re interested in ordering one let me know. They will be listed for $37 and are approximately 11×8″. The design is behind the glass so there’s no damage to the design while you’re cutting and the board comes with a textured cutting surface and rubber feet for stability. This shows a new design I have been playing with but all designs are available on these.
If you have any questions about products or items in the shop please let me know (jennifer (at) talesofapeanut (dot) com)! You can check out the shop on Etsy and if you look at the top of this site there’s a “Shop Resources” button that will take you to a page where you can access our color charts, font charts, as well as show you lots of designs on actual products. I’m updating that page often so make sure you check it regularly to see what’s new!
And just to say thank you for reading all the way to here, from now until March 28th you can get 10% off all orders of $20 or more with the code ‘SUYL10’! Happy shopping!