Monday, September 29, 2008

Bugs everywhere!!!


I spent several hours this weekend making a big pile of little bug cozies (holding my business cards) to use as promos.

There are many people on etsy who ask for promo materials to give away in their packages or at craft shows, and I'm taking up a few on their offers.

I used to make my own stickers, but the material costs added up quickly and it was really time consuming. These little bugs are also time consuming, but they're using up my scrap materials and are pretty easy to make. Also - they don't just hold my business cards, they would be great to use as a cozy for a cell phone, ipod, or for cash/credit cards.

Some are made with fleece, some with patterned material, a few even with chenile (but damn does that stuff make a fuzzy mess everywhere!).

***UPDATE*** I'm starting to offer these in my shop for $3 each, free shipping!

16 comments:

Jenny M said...

Those are adorable! They would be great for holding cell phones or iPods if they had some sort of a clip on them to attach to a purse or a belt or a wallet and some sort of "closure" at the top (perhaps a loop and button?).

At least, that's what I thought of when I saw them. They're great!

Steph's Blog said...

oh theyre SOOO cute! what agreat promo!!!!
Id like one for my cell phone. Do you cell them in your shop? I like the funky mixture of fabrics! :D

Weirdbuglady said...

jenny - I've thought of making adjustments like that, but since they're promos I don't want to spend *too* much time making them really complicated. I might make adjustments on future batches if I have the time though. Thanks for the ideas!

Jenny M said...

Oh! No, I didn't think of those adjustments for the promos. I was thinking that if you ever wanted to sell them in your etsy store, they'd be great with those adjustments.

Sorry for the confusion.

dogwood said...

That is a wicked cute idea!

kim* said...

aw--- i have never seen such cute bugs before.

La Alicia said...

those are so fun!

Giftbearer said...

Very cute!

Tizzalicious said...

Those are so cute!

The Great Ethan Allen said...

very cute. do you add them to your package? r sell them in your store?

Good Dirt Jewelry said...

Those are SO cute!

Weirdbuglady said...

I'm sending many of them off as promos for other people to give out at craft shows, I will add them to packages as a free gift to orders of a certain amount, and I'm also selling them in my shop.

Brandon said...

These are so cute! I'm off to get one!

BeckyKay said...

These are soooo cute!!

Field Notes said...

What a fantastic idea! You have a great mind for science *and* art!

crystal said...

I just received one(the little purple guy in the front)of these through the Handmade Sampler.
They are adorable, and practical.
It is so perfect for my business cards that i have collected recently from etsy and others.
My goal is to do a review on all the shops and i will definetly have good stuff to say about the Weird Bug Lady:)