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1  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / getting your own woven labels on: February 05, 2007 02:47:40 AM
Hello!

I want to start making a few bags, but before I do, I'd love to get some woven labels done. I have a design, and so far haven't had any luck finding somewhere (preferrably in Aust) that offers personalised labels, but at a small quantity. I got a quote for 1000 pieces! I am looking at 50-100 at the most, even thats too much, but I'm sure you can't get smaller than that!!!

Does anyone have any websites I can look up?
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / clutch purse on: December 27, 2006 10:04:14 PM
here is a pic of this clutch purse i made. the green flower fabric i screen printed myself!

hope you like! Smiley

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Clutch Purse on: December 02, 2005 08:30:55 PM
Hi all. I wanted to post these a couple of days ago, so now I finally have the chance.

I made a clutch purse last weekend using remnant fabric and fabric that I had screen-printed during a screenprinting short course (its the green flower one).

Had a bit of trouble with the flap, so I plan to buy a golden ribbon to tie around where the flap joins the rest of the clutch (so I can hide the uneven sewing), but you can't see it here!  Smiley

Hope you like it! I want to try another one with a different combination of fabric!





4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / New Beige and Orange Flower Skipping Girl Style Bag! 4 pics! on: October 27, 2005 06:19:51 PM
I finished this bag last weekend, it's a simple and casual over-the shoulder bag. (similar to skipping girl tutorial posted here)

Lined with orange flower fabric, with a pocket on the inside and two pockets on the outside of the bag (for keys/mobile, wallet).

What do you think?

I'm planning to sell it on my shop website. It's not fully live (you can't buy anything as yet, and have yet to buy domain name, but will soon), but you can view my other creations at my designed by beck website. Hope you like my other bags/purses on that site! I'd love to hear your feedback before it goes live!




5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Staying motivated. on: October 20, 2005 07:56:05 PM
How do you fellow craftsters stay motivated with your crafty business; from making the products to the upkeep of your website.

I find I go through phases where I'm really motivated and enthusiastic, and other times where I can't be bothered and have no evergy. Because I work at a boring job full-time, and need to try to find a way to keep me motivated to continue my crafting outside of work!
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Red Skipping Girl Casual Bag on: October 09, 2005 01:38:19 AM
Hi All,

Found this great red fabric at Ikea, and paired it with light blue linen fabric, and inside zipper pocket....I love pockets. I just made up the design, but it was quite easy to make compared to other bags I've made. Anyway, I'm halfway through my website, which I plan to sell this on. The straps you tie up, I haven't done this in the photos, as I spent awhile ironing it, so I didn't want to crumple it again! Hope you like it, I'm happy the way it turned out!







7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Paypal payment question. on: October 06, 2005 07:01:13 PM
hi, I in the process of developing my online store. I'm in Australia, and I only want to accept payment in Aussie dollars, does anyone know what extra charges there are for people who use a different currency to covert to another currency?

I am wanting to get local and international customers, but I don't want extra fees to turn potential customers away.
8  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Do you run an online craft store? on: October 04, 2005 08:01:01 PM
Does anyone here own their own online craft store? I've come across heaps of other craft stores in the US mainly, but not many based here in Australia!

I'm looking to start my own eventually, and I was just keen to see how other craftsters are doing!
9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / How many items do you need before starting an online store? on: October 02, 2005 05:50:31 PM
I make handbags and casual bags. I enjoy making them, but I have hardly any time to do them. I work full-time, and I find it easier sewing during the day in natural light, so I don't sew after work (nor do I have much time), and on weekends I don't always have much time. I really want to start my online store, and I've just starting designing a website.

I just wanted to know, how much inventory should you have before you launch an online store? I guess if I went to a site with only a few items I wouldn't be inclined to go back, and I think it would look more professional if you have many items to sell. Any suggestions? I'd prefer to have my own website rather than ebay/etsy.

Thanks!
 Smiley
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Finished! Casual Over the Shoulder Bag! on: October 01, 2005 02:31:27 AM
I need to get started with building my online shop, but need some motivation.  Tongue IN the meantime I've got a bag I completed not so long ago. I finally took some decent photos of it. It's an over the shoulder casual fabric bag, with three pockets, including one zipper pocket. Took me 4 days, spending quite a few hours each day to finish. I designed the pattern, and the shoulder strap is adjustable.

Anyway let me know what you all think! I hope to get motivated again!  Smiley

http://members.dodo.com.au/~illusion_shaker/images/bluebag_4.jpg

http://members.dodo.com.au/~illusion_shaker/images/bluebag_2.jpg

http://members.dodo.com.au/~illusion_shaker/images/bluebag_3.jpg

http://members.dodo.com.au/~illusion_shaker/images/bluebag_1.jpg
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