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Jan 25, 2012

Growing Lynifer

Lynifer has been my small business since around the time that LJ was born. It has remained quite small. Now things might move a little more and new doors are opening for me and my business. This really excited me and I can't wait to see where we end up in this venture. With new doors, comes the desire to put my best foot forward and do what I can to be as professional as possible.
First, let me start with the doors that have opened. There is a new shop that will be opening up in our neighboring town. It is going to be a "thrift and gift" shop. My sister-in-law happens to know one of the ladies who is heading up this new venture and she asked me if I would like her to pass my name along. Of course I am not one to pass down an opportunity like this. Now the shop lady and I have been in contact and quite possibly, Lynifer could be in a store! Not only will I have my Etsy "store front" but I will be in an actual brick and mortar shop. I love how this can have so many possibilities for me and Lynifer and it could take us in so many directions.
This has had my head reeling with ideas and thoughts about the business. What to make, what people would buy, how much this could get my name out there, maybe making a new logo, and then how things have changed since I last ordered business cards. Yes, I have business cards for Lynifer, but they are from when things first began. I have changed things along the way and added Esty as my storefront. I figure I should maybe get some new cards that will reflect the most current face of Lynifer.
Another thing that I thought might be nice to do is create a logo for Lynifer. Something that I can put on tags and be/feel more official. I brought this up to Hubby who set to work on ideas. At first our trains of thought were going in completely different directions, but then we were able to converge onto one track and roll with it. I am happy to say that Lynifer now has a brand new logo and you are the first to see it (outside of Hubby and I)
I give mad props to my Hubby for making this logo for me. I just love it. I wanted something to show that I deal with sewing, but to be understated and classy. This is what will soon be appearing on the tags of pieces made by Lynifer. I also have a logo that is just the needle and "L". I think I will use that for things that will have smaller tags.
So, what do you think? Also, anything you would love to see made by Lynifer?

Jan 10, 2012

Win an iPad2 or Kindle Fire!

During my last giveaway you may have noticed that I used a new method for entries. Rafflecopter is a great new platform for running giveaways and right now they are hosting a Launch Party.
Rafflecopter makes the whole process of running giveaways on your blog really, really easy. Over 80,000 giveaways have been created with Rafflecopter, and if you didn’t know yet, there’s a new version in town! Oh yeah, it’s free. If you haven’t used Rafflecopter, sign up and launch a giveaway in the matter of minutes.
To start the new year in style those at rafflecopter are running their own giveaway. For a month you can enter their giveaway to win an iPad2 or a Kindle Fire. Let them know that Lynifer's Blog sent you and then if you win, I win! The referring blogger of the winner will also receive a Kindle Fire.
I want to spread the word about this great giveaway because I have tried Rafflecopter and I love it. It has made things so easy to run a giveaway, but also to enter them. I must say, I am sort of becoming a snob when it comes to entering giveaways because Rafflecopter has made it so easy. I really tend to only enter ones that are being run through this widget.
Did you also know that they are trying to name their mascot? During this big giveaway, one of the methods of entry is to suggest a name for their mascot. If your suggestion is picked, you win a Kindle Fire.
The giveaway runs from January 9th at 1201 am until February 9th at 1201 am. It is open to US and Canadian residents. What are you waiting for?! Go ahead and enter!

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