Friday, September 12, 2008

Welcome to my Blog

Thank you for visiting!

I've been considering a blog for quite a few months and decided to finally give it a go today. It was suprisingly easy. If you've been thinking about it - give it a try!

First - one of the things I plan on talking about is working at home - if you have a question you would like to see answered about this - click on my profile link and email me - or post a comment. I'll see if I can work an answer into my blog at some point.

My hopes for this blog are to provide a forum to introduce myself, my business, my designs, and hopefully some information you'll find useful. I have lots of ideas - so please consider subscribing to my blog so you can follow along.

I have been the owner and designer of Cobweb Corner since 2002. My main website is located at http://www.cobwebcorner.com/. I recently opened a second website specifically for my jewelry on Etsy - it's at http://www.cobwebcorner.etsy.com/. I hope you'll visit them often!

I have two main product categories, counted cross stitch patterns, and hand crafted jewelry.

In my previous life I was a database programmer for 19 years, specializing in MS Access database design. I worked for nine years for a large corporation, supporting hundreds of database users and writing databases in use in many states and multiple countries.

In 2002, through the support of my DH I left my professional career and started my own company - Cobweb Corner. Working at home I started accumulating and reselling cross stitch designs, and then started teaching myself jewelry design.

Six years later I'm still at it, and going strong. My business has grown and I'm trying and experiencing exciting new things. Working at home has been wonderful - though also challenging.

I hope to add to this blog regularly and let you know what I've been up to and some of the things I go through as a business owner and designer.

Please feel free to post comments and suggestions. This will be a very informal medium for you to get to know more about me and my business. Want to see a specific topic discussed? Just let me know! Also check back - I will occassionally post promotions to my site exclusive to those who visit my blog.

In fact here's my first promo!
Visit either my online store or esty store and use Coupon Code NEWBLOG.

You will receive 10% off your entire order - including jewelry - and 20% off Hallmark.

My online store is http://www.cobwebcorner.com/ - use the code in the Apply Coupon field while viewing your cart.

If you shop on my etsy store - enter the code NEWBLOG when you check out. Then go ahead and pay and I'll refund the discount, or wait and I'll send you a correct invoice.

You MUST enter the code to get the discount- otherwise there is no way for me to know you visited my blog. Email me with questions. Sale ends Friday Sept. 19th.

Thanks again!
Carla Ekman
Owner/Designer - Cobweb Corner

6 comments:

Monique said...

Hi Carla:

I will bookmark your blog and visit often. I am alway impressed with those professionals who have the courage to give up a lucrative career to do something they love from their home.

I'm not that courageous - yet!

Monique (mrspotts on 123 stitch)

Grammybks said...

Congrats, Carla. I have been a customer of Cobweb Corner for a while. I love your site. I even approached you earlier in the year to see if you wanted to buy gently used cross stitch charts from the shop where I work. Glad to see you started a blog. I'll be here often

Hugs,
Brenda

Conscientia's Cameos said...

congrats, and welcome to the world of blogging!!

ThreadBeaur said...

I love new blogs! I will bookmark your page! You blog looks nice and clean, and easy to read!

Hannah said...

Congrats on the new blog! I look forward to your posts!

Shelley said...

Hi Carla! I have subscribed to your blog and will add it to the blogs I visit. I have also ordered from you before and was always completely satisfied with your service. Awesome! Best wishes on your blogging. I am fairly new to it as well.

Hugs,
Shelley Harper - NY