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691  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Kawaii Swap Signups Closed (Sendouts 31.01.08) on: January 26, 2008 11:28:50 AM
same here! it's pouring outside! too wet to walk to the post office
but i am all done! yay!
692  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / advise to sell on own website or etsy? on: January 25, 2008 05:22:08 PM
please help!
I'm going to sell my crafts online (my number one new year's resolution) and I plan to launch before February.
Would you suggest to set up a shop on my personal website or to set up an Etsy shop?

I was thinking of the pros and cons of each...
Etsy has a clean and easy to navigate layout that's ready to go, there are many buyers who surf Etsy for handcrafted things to buy, has a feedback section, and is a great community for crafters.  However, Etsy charges a listing fee and takes a cut of your profits, and there is a lot of competition.
On my own website, I can design the layout however I want and have more control over look/feel/navigation of the site. However, it will be harder to market myself and maintain the site on my own.
Either way, I plan to use PayPal (or would you suggested another method of accepting payment?).

I love to craft beautiful and useful things for people.  I mostly knit and crochet items for charity and would like to set up a way to fund my passion.
I have years of experience in webdesign but not shop design.

Can some of you talented crafty business gurus share some of your experience and advice?
693  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Panda Swap, round 2? on: January 24, 2008 03:33:36 PM
Do you know how happy I would be if this swap was made?  Yeah, well, REALLY HAPPY   Cheesy  Grin

YES! I totally agree! happy swap!
694  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Kawaii Swap Gallery on: January 24, 2008 03:11:49 PM
ooo! the bag is so cute! especially the cute kitty lining!
how is it that everything that's kawaii has a cute lil face on it?! ^_^
695  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Kawaii Swap Signups Closed (Sendouts 31.01.08) on: January 22, 2008 04:46:01 PM
finished with my larger items, now working on the small things, and will definitely send out on saturday (since I work during the week and have no time to make it to the post office before it closes, but I really want to send earlier!)
696  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Octo-Hand-bag on: January 21, 2008 02:08:57 PM
you made it look like a nice expensive bag!
what kind of dye did you use?
697  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Kawaii Swap Signups Closed (Sendouts 31.01.08) on: January 18, 2008 11:10:15 AM
oh you're so lucky to get a 3-day weekend!
I'm hoping monday will be a light day at work so I can spend the rest of the day crafting ^_^
698  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Kawaii Swap Gallery on: January 18, 2008 09:21:03 AM
awww, too kawaii~~ the cupcake bears in silicon cups are such a good idea!
699  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Kawaii Swap Gallery on: January 18, 2008 09:19:29 AM
then a little fimo photoholder(in case you were wondering why it had a slit in its head), of a bunny clutching at the cherry on a cupcake, i also wanted to keep this!

how cute! I reallly like the bunnies that you made, and I can see why you would want to keep them!
700  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Kawaii Swap Signups Closed (Sendouts 31.01.08) on: January 18, 2008 09:14:39 AM
wow! you are all so fast!
makes me feel like such a slow crafter~

I'll say I'm halfway done with each of my items (5 or 6 total) and will probably be finished over the weekend!
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