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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Soaps! on: November 10, 2006 11:06:17 AM
Please excuse me if this has been posted before!

My mother and I are looking to do some craft shows in the beginning if December. Not having the time or money to invest in my jewelry hobby, I figured I would try something new: m&p soap making. It seems fun, easy and quick.

I'm looking to make a $100 investment [I have nothing as of right now], meaning I'll be buying glycerin, herbs, dyes, etc...

My question is...is soap making something that could be profitable at a craft show? Do people buy soaps? Do any of you have any personal experiences or stories to share?

I'd rather find out now if there's a market for it rather than make 230857629 soaps that don't sell. A girl can only use so much soap!  Cheesy lol

Thanks a lot for reading and responding!  Wink
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Circle Skirt and Naked Brother! on: July 17, 2006 01:36:50 PM
Ok, so he's not totally naked. He's 5 and wanted to catch a little bit of the glory.



This skirt is a product of a lot of hope and frustration. I'm not too amazing at sewing and I just wanted to crank something out. I'll make one later this week and it will look a lot better.

For my first real sewing project, I think it came out fairly well!  Cheesy
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / SALAD FINGERS?! on: February 16, 2006 02:19:26 PM
c'mon.

theres potential for a salad fingers swap.

post here so i can guage what kind of interest there is.

i'll organize!
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Yabble Babble on: January 23, 2006 01:08:15 PM
I just came across this website:

http://www.yabblebabble.com/

It is similar to etsy and ecrafter in the way that crafters can sell what they make on there. However, the rules are a little different.

Does anybody use this to sell their stuff? I want to know if its worth it and if the website actually gets any traffic. I sold in a consignment website that supposedly got lots of visitors but it seemed like nobody sold anything, including me.

Thanks!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Donnie Darko Gallery on: January 21, 2006 05:37:14 PM
Post your pics here!

Original topic: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=70507.0
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Marble Necklace on: January 14, 2006 01:15:57 PM
Inspired by: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62915.0 [of course]

I made it with copper wire from the art room and a plain old black marble.


Up close.


My sister thinks shes a model [lol].

Enjoy!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Help. With Stupid Fabric Paper. on: January 10, 2006 04:17:41 PM
Hey! If this is in the wrong forum, let me know.

I got quilting paper ages ago as I gift after I saw it on a quilting show. Its 8 1/2 by 11 inches sheets of fabric backed by paper. You load them into your printer, print your design and the paper helps to guide it through. Your take off the paper back and craft away.

Heres the thing: I dont quilt! I dont really have a desire to, either. I was hoping to make a bag little applique with it, but Im not sure. I have three sheets of this paper and a major mental block.

Any idea of what I can do with this schtuff?!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Fruit Charm Bracelet [Spoiler for RCKFELLA!] on: January 08, 2006 02:03:11 PM
I made this bracelet for the 2006 wishlist swap. The wish was a fruit and veggie charm bracelet, so this is what I came up with!


Entire bracelet.


First half.


Second half.


Close up!

I did NOT draw the pictures. I got them off of a clipart website that I cannot find the link to at the moment. I will continue to search and when I come across it, I will edit this.

Shh! Dont tell RCKFELLA what she got!

Cheesy
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Donnie Darko Swap [SIGNUPS CLOSED SEND BY - 02/10/06] on: December 30, 2005 07:09:22 AM
Swap name: Donnie Darko Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: cosmicjacuzzi
Sign-up date range: CLOSED
Date to send item by: 02/10/06

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope.

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Of course.

All ages allowed? Or 18+? Yes, but make sure its ok with the rents.

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap:

Youve been asking for one so here it is!

Each participant will craft one large item and one small item inspired by the movie Donnie Darko [large and small being determined by time and effort spent on each item]. You may craft extras, but please discuss this with your partner!

In order to receive positive feedback, you must:
   
-Communicate with both your partner and organizer [me!] and reply
    to check ins.
   -Send by the deadline. I am very understanding; just let me know whats going on ahead
                 of time if you cannot make the send out date.
                -Craft to what your partner likes. If she/he tells you that   she/he isnt a big fan of the
                 Frank's face looks, stenciling a shirt with him on it is probably not an amazing idea.

Have fun, and happy crafting!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?

ADD OTHER SWAP SPECIFIC QUESTIONS HERE...
Favorite Donnie Darko quote:
Is there anything you would like to receive?
Anything you would not like to receive?
Color likes/Dislikes:
Shirt size:
Do you wear jewelry? If so, what kinds?
Please tell your partner something you think they should know about you:



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

cosmicjacuzzi < - > white trash hero
cosmicjacuzzi < -> rayndeigh [we both live in NJ]
gurlzcanrock2 < - > boarderchic
recycled_earth < - > Sarcastra
unknownname < - > ifoughtpirahna
10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Ribbed for His Pleasure on: December 25, 2005 12:03:32 PM
I made the 'Ribbed for Her Pleasure' scarf for my boyfriend. I think its pretty unisex in grey.

I started it in August and left it in my closet for months and months. Then, I realized how close Christmas was and I started knitting like a maniac. For instance, I would bring it to school and knit during study hall. One week and almost six feet later, it is done.

He will be recieving it in a few hours and I'll let you guys know what he thinks!  Grin


Two entire skeins. Whew.


Close up on the ribbing.

<3Sam
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