How I Use A Luggage Tag To Promote My Crochet Shop On Social Media

I was looking for a quick and easy way to add my shop name to my photos for promotion on social media.  A simple luggage tag came to my rescue!

I recently needed to photograph a crochet item I’d made.  The photo needed to include one of my business cards.  I took the photo and although it served its purpose, the writing on my card was a little small and I was left wishing for another… better… option.

Of course I could have done a bit of editing and maybe add the words directly to the photo but I really was hoping for an even easier option than that.  You know, something super quick and super duper easy.

Zazzle had the answer!

As a Zazzle affiliate, and shopper, I receive their sale emails quite frequently and shortly after the business card incident, they just happened to run a sale on their luggage tags. I decided to grab one and experiment using it for promotional photos.

luggage tag

The front of my luggage/name tag.

You might not be able to tell from this photo but their tags are very high quality.  They’re quite thick, not at all flimsy, and have a nice leather strap.  I found a design template at the site that I liked and I customized it to say the name of my shop and the word Handmade on the front.

On the flip side, I shared my shop name again and I also included the link information to my blog and my Etsy shop.  So now when I want to include my info in a photo of my crochet items, all I have to do is choose a side and drop my luggage tag in next to the item.

luggage tag with shop info

Here’s the flip side!

The links in this post are affiliate links.  That means if you make a purchase after clicking on a link in this post, I will receive a small royalty.  You will never pay a penny extra.

This is the luggage tag that I customized to use to promote my crochet shop:

But there are literally thousands of luggage and bag tags to choose from at Zazzle. I have to say that I was really impressed with the quality and now that I know how nice they are, I’m going to be grabbing another one for my suitcase.
Here are more of the specifics:
  • Dimensions: 2″l x 3.5″w (standard business card size)
  • Made of ultra-durable acrylic
  • UV resistant and waterproof
  • Leather luggage strap included
  • Printed on both sides

This product is recommended for ages 13+

 

Click here to visit Luggage Tags at Zazzle to see them all!

The pretty crocheted tiara in the pictures above is available at my Etsy shop.

They’re great for the bride-to-be to wear at her Bridal Shower and/or Bachelorette party.

Learn more and buy the tiara here.

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I Tested A Pattern and I Liked It | Newborn Swirl Beanie

Recently, I was entrusted with the job of pattern tester for Emme Claire Crochet.

She was looking for crocheters to try out a new pattern she designed for a Newborn Swirl Beanie.

crochet circle

The beginning.

I have to admit I was a bit nervous at first because I had never done this before but the test worked out perfectly and the little hat is totally adorable so I’m really glad I stepped up to the challenge.

Not only do I have a cute little hat to show for it but I learned a new stitch, I’d never encountered the Camel stitch before, and I made a new friend in the crochet community.  Emma was a sweetheart to correspond with.

I can show you the hat now because it’s been published and posted for sale at Ravelry.

crochet beanie

A little further along.

The pattern showed the cap in pink and white and it was really cute.  I used what I had on hand so mine ended up being mint green and white.  I’ve got to say, I love it in those colors too.  I also used a larger crochet hook since I didn’t have the right weight yarn so my sizing is a little off.  I will definitely be making more of these in the correct weight and size.  In fact, I’m pretty sure that anyone who has a baby girl… anywhere near me… will be getting one of these as a gift.  They’re easy to make and so darn cute!

The pattern includes step-by-step photos and tips that make it easy to understand and follow.  You really can’t mess it up.

Here’s my finished beanie!

Crochet beanie

Ta-Da!

Don’t you just love it?

Grab the pattern HERE.

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