In the meantime, I thought I might show you how I photograph my items. It's ironic that when I was doing my visual arts degree in photography, the subject I did least well in was small product photography, and yet, I do a lot of that for myself these days.
Eventually, I would love a small studio area with lights so that I could photograph at anytime of the day, in any weather, but for now I use natural light and a small pop-up light tent.
Really, it is very nice having this as my studio...
My light tent then collapses down, I roll up the blue/green backing screen it comes with and then pop it back into the little bag it came in.
I bought this from a photographic store in Japan, but there are a bunch of tutorials online that explain how to make a light tent of your own. For example this one, this one or this one.
My other studio of sorts, is photoshop. Here I've taken a photo of a bag, sitting on my ironing board using the natural light coming through the window. You can see my messy workroom in the background. No-one on etsy wants to see my messy room.