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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: clay food on: January 09, 2011 08:36:15 PM
Lovely! I admit the raspberries won me over ... Oh, raspberries, you fiendish little balls of deliciousness...
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: Horse/Unicorn Hats! on: January 09, 2011 08:34:17 PM
I LOVE crazy hats. I have a Koala hat and a rainbow hat and a huge brim sunhat and and and lots of hats. Smiley

And I LOVE these. How freaking adorable! Are they lined? If not, have you considered lining them with fleece or something? That would be a lovely, lovely addition (yarn gets itchy on my poor head, from experience!).

They are so cute, though. I think they could use ears, I imagine if you knit (or crochet?) an oval shape and curl it around and then attach it it would be a passable horse ear, if you get what I'm saying. I think your mom is right though. It wouldn't be excessive with the horn, though!

I really like your bridle earflap idea, though I don't know that it necessarily comes across. The design is great as-is, but I don't know that "bridle" was the first thing I thought when I saw it. Don't change the design, though. It looks fantastic.

If you are planning on selling though, a mannequin is a must-have for presentation. These are unique, so I'm sure you will find a welcoming niche, but a mannequin would really finish it off!

Best of luck! These are rockin'.
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Pricing and photographs on: January 09, 2011 08:29:04 PM
I think your prices are fine! My only fear would be that you are undercutting yourself slightly. Are you definitely taking into account labor costs, material costs, and including profit margins? Smiley They almost seem low, though I don't frequently shop for these kinds of items... (No babies in the household, yet!)

As for the photographs, yes, yes, and yes. The best way to sell your product is to make it appealing. The photographs you have now are not terribly interesting; they don't stand out. (Not to offend! The products are lovely, you just need to showcase them properly.) I'd say if you can take better pictures you would have greater success in selling, especially on a site like Etsy where everyone and their mother is crafting something or another. You need to stand out!

Best of luck with the shop! I love the toddler bloomers, super cute.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Watershed Sweater on: January 09, 2011 08:23:54 PM
Woah! The lacy look is beautiful! And a quick knit, pah! That would take me ages, lol.
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: My trace is strange on: January 09, 2011 08:16:19 PM
The longer you mix the thicker your trace will be. I imagine the power or whatever is not the same as with a stick blender, so you are achieving trace but not necessarily achieving it as quickly as you may with a stick blender. If you continued to stir for a little longer I imagine it would thicken up.

But light trace is fabulous for some beautiful swirls!
6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Shampoo and Conditioner? on: January 09, 2011 08:11:55 PM
Essential Wholesale has pretty good bases, I hear. I'd say start there? Find a scent you like, maybe some pigment, and go from there?

http://www.essentialwholesale.com/
7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Lush Snowcake Soap - Does Lush Do a Lot of Superfatting or What? on: January 09, 2011 08:10:30 PM
It's just the way they are formulated, probably. I imagine it is part of the marketing too, lol.

I've never used any LUSH products though.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: 2 Kindle Covers on: January 09, 2011 04:32:39 PM
Woah! I may just have to make one of these for my little Kindle...
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Plethora of Earrings (including Harry Potter, Twilight, Celtic, etc.) on: January 09, 2011 09:22:47 AM
Woah! Fabulous! I love the stags...how cute!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The new and improved green version. on: January 09, 2011 09:21:03 AM
Woah! How freaking adorable! Do want!!
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