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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Real Live (sort of) Squirrel Skeleton! on: June 11, 2007 09:17:32 PM
I second that tutorial!
And a bit more about how you assembled the little guy.
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Would anyone be interested in a swap-like business? on: June 10, 2007 11:01:26 PM
Thankx for the encouragement.
I guess I just worry that if there is someone already doing this that it is something that people will have heard of and not be excited about. Although  you are right... there can be more then one.

As I've been thinking about it I think I might try and narrow the field down. I found another site today that focused just on samples of bath type things.

Also do you guys think there needs to be more of an insentive for the businesses involved. I do think that some sample sized products are a fair exchange for advertising. Although while the site is still gaining reputation maybe thats a bit much to ask for. Perhaps giving a set of samples out to the businesses as well. Although thats still not alot of insentive when you are giving away say 50 sample products.

Also are there any areas that you guys would like to see a sampler type thing? Im thinking something maybe more racey and sexy. Although honestly Im just looking for ideas.
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Would anyone be interested in a swap-like business? on: June 10, 2007 12:09:10 AM
Ahh yeah... sadly alot like that.
Do you think theres room for more of that?
I have lately been thinking about targeting it more to fit a specific market or type of person.
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Would anyone be interested in a swap-like business? on: June 09, 2007 02:23:16 AM
So I had to do a project for a small business class of mine. And my original idea was to do something like a large group swap but obviously with some kind of money making potential. So basicaly this is how it goes:

I would get some small upcomming businesses or crafters that want to give us free samples of their products in exchange for advertising. Then we would have people that bought subscriptions i suppose... or a one time thing.. im not sure on this aspect. and they would get a fun little box with an item from each company/crafter. Something they could display or use in their homes, wear, whatever really. Each item would come with a business card or whatever kind of selling that the business wanted to accompany their item.

I recently saw a website that was doing something like this. And i thought it was a bit of a let down because it was something I was seriously debating putting into action. So i figured this is something that I should act on NOW. If its something i really want to do i should probably get going at it before someone else takes off with this.

So i was just wondering would any of you crafters be interested in something like this? Either giving away items for the adversiting or getting the box of fun things? How much would you pay for a box of "samples"? And how many do you think would be needed per box.

Also do you think this would be a subscription type of thing or a one time perchase. Because this would have to be somehting done... bimonthy i suppose or something like that. Maybe even seasonally in the begining. But if it was done on a subscription basis... then the same people would be getting the products every time and you would have the opportunity to reach as many individuals.

Thankx for your imput guys!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Real Live (sort of) Squirrel Skeleton! on: June 07, 2007 10:47:41 PM
Hey guys. I dont know if any of you guys have heard about this but i thought i would bring it up. I once had a biology teacher who collected all his skeletons in his class from road kill. He told me that he found them on the road picked them up and to get the meat off of them he would put them in a pot of boiling water with some kind of acid. Apparently it doesnt smell bad at all and the acid just eats away at the flesh and skin and stuff. Although if you leave it to long it will begin to eat away at the skull as well. It takes under a hour... but im sure it depends on how much flesh.
Although I have no idea what kind of acid stuff you would use with this... but if anyone knows please tell us.
Also if you want the bones to look dirty or browned you can burry them and wait for the surrounding plants or worms ect to eat the flesh off.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Mexican Sugar Skulls on: June 07, 2007 09:13:32 PM
Oh wow those are amazing! May I ask did you make the actual sugar skull? Or buy it? Or what? If you did would you mind sharing the recipe?
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: tattoo your laptop!! on: June 07, 2007 09:11:37 PM
What a great idea! I used to do this to my walls at home when i was young.... my mother hated it! ha. Sometimes i see really cute temporary tattoos and im tempted to buy them... but know i wont use them. Amazing.
AND i love the cat tattoos. I'm getting a sphinx and this is really the best part for me. It sounds so cute. You have to share a picture of your kitty!
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: HEAVY MUSIC (Tool, Marilyn Manson, NIN, APC) SWAP sign ups Feb 25 until March 5 on: February 28, 2007 08:36:27 PM
This sounds like an AMAZING swap but i was just wondering when it would get started? Because im just right now waiting for the partner of my first swap to get their swap and have that one end!
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Little visitor swap #5 (signups Oct. 22 - Nov. 15, first mailout Nov. 25) on: November 14, 2006 10:29:54 AM
Hey guys! I'm getting so excited. Just a few more days to go. But i cant decide what little guy to send away. My newest and favorite stuffy is a little dark and possibly scary looking but i adore him and thus am tempted to send him... but im worried he may be a bit menacing for christmas... hmm... i also have another guy that im debating over but hes slightly bigger ... and hard to make clothes for.... what do you guys think... ill try and find some pictures of them!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Candy Corset on: November 07, 2006 11:49:05 AM
Thankx for all the ideas guys. I actually ended up through a long process switching the whole project quite a bit. Instead of it ending up A corset I decided that I'm going to do a bra instead. I'm just finishing it up tonight so if anyone is still interested in what i did and the finish project check out: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=130452.msg1267756#msg1267756 I think it fits better in the clothing section!
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