Okay - here's the deal. I've got these RAAR grr ugggh labels from a gal on Ebay, and my mom happened to give me a HUGE roll of regular weight stitch witchery about the same time. I have been attaching the labels using just stitch witchery, but my bags are all made to be washable and durable (take a beating, etc, without stealing someone else's slogan), and so I was wondering if anyone knows whether the stitch witchery should hold up with the beatings we all give our purses? Should I go ahead and stitch them down too, just to be safe? I'd hate to have the tags fall off on someone - if that happened to me I'd think the person did shoddy work (in general, if I didn't know them, ya know?)
So, I've been searching high and low for decently priced, low minimums labels that can be washed with my bags. Most people want like 250-500 minimum and they're way out of a start up girl's price range
I finally got the bright idea to check out Ebay - and I've just ordered from this lady. She's GREAT in communcation, and I'll update once I receive the labels. I'm super excited because she's easy to work with, and if you already have a logo there's no charge for using that instead of her stock designs. RARE to find, let me tell you!!!
So, I've been gleaning some wonderful ideas from all the posts here, and feel pretty ready for my first fair in a few weeks (excpet the inventory thing, but I'm working on that )
My question is this - I do a lot of custom work, as well as just purses that I like, and don't keep examples on hand of the custom styles. I will have a table in my booth, and so I thought about possibly making a color "catalog" binder of sorts with photos of my custom works in it, so people browsing can see what else is available.
Is this a good idea? Or am I just cluttering my table with something no one's ever going to look at?
Okay, I've asked this on my blog, but I know I'll get a seasoned response from fellow Craftsters
So, I discover this faire and decide it's for me - now I have a dilemma...
If you were to see a designer selling just three styles of bags in various prints/colors/whatever, would it matter to you that these designs don't necessarily have a zipper? I know a lot of people want zippers for security, but I'm also selling zippered makeup/id bags that fit nicely in even the small bags. These designs don't work with zippers (the curves are too steep, tried it, looks horrid), so will have pockets and snap closures.
So, I think I can do this, but I wanted to hear if others had tried this. I know I can order a full bolt of the interfacing I want at Joann's with my 40% coupon (WHOO!!!)
My question is, what have your experiences been with this? Or just ordering full bolts from Joann's in general? About how long does it take to arrive? Is it a big pain to do? I'm probably going to go order it tomorrow, but being that I often find the persons employed there know little, it's hard to expect an easy process.
Boy, this is tough to write, but here goes. I want to make myself a shrine, to help me heal. We've been trying for three years, unsuccesfully, to get pregnant. I'm learning that the inability to conceive is a loss that has caused me to enter the grieving process, and mourn. I would like to create a shrine to the loss of those dreams, and all that comes with that. I'm really not sure what this would look like, and I've never made a shrine before. Do any of you have suggestions? Anything jump to mind? This would be different than most shrines I've seen here. It would definately not be on display, but I would keep it readily available to myself, so when the darkness comes, I can bring it out. I'm just at a loss past this point.
Is anyone interested in doing another round of this? I just caught up on the last round, and keep dreaming of postcards to send out (weird, fantasizing about sharing my secrets, but I do). I don't know if I qualify to organize, but I could try my hand at it if so. Would anyone be interested in participating?
Heh, so I like polka dots, I was super excited when someone ordered this. But honestly, it was a pain, because I just learned arigurumi while I've been sick (adult chickenpox, ACK!), so I'm aching to get back to my green flying pig
Anywho - here it is.....in all it's polka and dotted glory
The envelope in there is just a card that goes out with all my orders