I made these really cute E-Reader covers for Father's Day, and am planning on selling them at a local market days this weekend. I made one for my dad that is personalized with his name on the inside cover.
On the topic of copyrights, I have a question... Do the people on etsy (and other sites, I'm sure) realize the copyright infringement of buying fabric with a copyrighted logo/image and reselling it (ex- Tinkerbell, Mickey Mouse, Cat in the Hat, etc)? Or the people who post a picture of a McCalls/Butterick/Simplicity pattern envelope and sell the item on the pattern as a custom order? The pattern envelope states on the front that it is for "individual home use only and not for commercial or manufacturing purposes." Wouldn't that also be a copyright infringement and could be sued by the company selling the pattern? I know a lot of people use these patterns for resale, but to be so blatant about it seems to be asking for trouble.
I recently stumbled across artfire.com while looking for an out of print pattern, and got to poking around a bit and it seems like a good place to expand my business. I was just wondering if anyone else has sold there and what are the pros/cons over just staying with etsy only.
I recently designed a line of fairy costumes and listed them in my etsy store, but they aren't moving at all! I've received a ton of compliments, but only one sale. I'm asking $68 for them, and that includes a full tutu, long-sleeved crop-top, lace-up bodice and wings that velco to the bodice and are embroidered. Here are some pics of the Autumn Fire Fairy I have. I also have the same fairy in Blue and in Green, and am offering custom colors/sizes. What does everyone think of these, am I charging too much? Thanks!
My daughter wanted to be a fairy this past year when we went to faire, and with a little help from an embroidery design on Urban Threads, I made it happen. I will also never again make a tutu that has an actual waistband and hook and eye.... Too much hassle, but she loved it!
I'm pretty new to paper crafts, I started scrapbooks for both of my kids, and according to the scrapbooks, neither of my children is over a few months old... But I started planning my son's 6th birthday party, a luau, and discovered that I didn't want plain-jane store-bought invitations. I didn't like them. While looking around the mighty web for crafts to do with my kids, I came across a tutorial on here for marbled cards made with shaving cream and food coloring. I put this to the test and had fun with the kids as we marbled our paper. I then ran the paper through the printer and they are now ready to hand out! I also looked up each child's name in Hawaiian to put on the invitation, a neat little touch.