This year I participated in a craft sale for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. I'm part of a team called Jana's Angels in memory of my boyfriend's mother. I figured, since she crocheted and crafted, why not do a craft sale booth in her honor I didn't reach the $100 mark, but sold just under at $99. Not too bad, considering each drink cozy was sold for a dollar I also sold bookmarks for $1 as well, but only sold two of those. One rapunzel scarf did sell for $10 which was pretty neat too! Here are the pictures!
I am currently working on items to be sold to raise money for a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. I am planning to make can cozies, but wanted to ask the craftster crochet community their opinion on whether or not I should use plarn, yarn, or a combination of both held together. I am leaning towards just making some to fit in every one of those categories, but wanted to weigh in on what crocheters have found to be more popular with the general public, rather than craft audience. I have googled images and have done some research by looking at some etsy shops, but google tends to provide crafter pictures of final products, whereas Etsy is largely based with craftminded customers. Neither has really provided me with any evidence that either sells better, and I'd like to raise a lot of money as my boyfriend's mother passed away due to cancer and this is a cause that's really near and dear to me. Has anyone sold can cozies at craft fairs, or at events? I need help in making this decision
Hello everyone! I am currently working on a 3D crochet sculpture that needs to be stuffed like an amigurumi. Due to the size requirements of the item, I used a Q hook and the body of this item is in single crochet. My problem is, I went to stuff it with fiberfill and it's showing through the stitches. I do not believe I am overfilling either, I just think because the stitches are much larger, the stuffing is showing. If I hadn't already completed so much work on this, I would start over with a smaller hook but at the moment, that isn't an option. Has anyone else ever stuffed anything such as this item? The body is made of single crochet stitches as well and this item is peach colored, so I have to use something light in color to stuff this. I am at a loss for what to do and I prefer not to spend any more money unless necessary. Please help me if you can, and thanks in advanced.
I had a few days off and decided that I wanted to craft something, but I was tired and after getting some much needed sleep, I found a quick and super easy idea for my very ugly kitchen. I'm renting a very tiny apartment, one in which I am not allowed to paint or change much. I'm technically not even allowed to put nails in the walls. Anyhow, this is a simple project that I did in about thirty minutes
I had old magazines, and plain white cabinets. [I do not have before photos, but you're not missing much ] I thought, why not add some color? So I took some neat seasons themed pictures from these magazines, tacked them to my cabinet doors (I used rolled up tape strips but only because I didn't have sticky tack. I recommend sticky tack). I just put them up in a paneling effect, making sure the edges matched up Voila! Instant, free, quick decorating and color for a very bland kitchen!
Great if you're like me in a place where you may feel as if you can't change much up. Enjoy!
Ok. so I'm poor. I love quilts, but have no family members who still quilt, and was wondering if quilters ever sell things in that price range. I know it would be throwing away a lot of money because so much time and effort is put into beautiful quilts, but I can't afford to spend hundreds of dollars on a lovely quilt. Maybe I'll check goodwill or something.
I'm moving in with my boyfriend very soon, and he has always been a very musical person. He and I are both really into Radiohead, Modest Mouse, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Moody Blues, Tool, NIN...etc. If you know any projects that are worth trying that could add some of these musical influences into our home, please pass them along. I'd really appreciate it!
I'm looking for crochet patterns, paper crafts, or inspiration.
I have an extensive pattern collection, mostly of handwritten patterns that I acquired while I was younger (with cute illustrations drawn with my then 10 year old hands). If anyone is interested, let me know. I am not interested in charging you. I will probably just have you send a SASE.
the patterns mostly consist of kitchen accessories, home decor, small toys/dolls etc. A little bit of everything. If you're interested, email me and I will update the list and email it to you. Thanks everyone.