I like your jewelry, so different and cute. I would do a website with different, kinda silly background images or something. I don't know, advertise to people into retro designs, and goodwill shoppers. You know people always looking for something different and unique. I like them though! I don't know about pricing either, I don't really wear jewelry, So I wouldn't really buy any.
Oh, I had to start my reply before I even got all the way into your site and stuff. (Before I forget all my thoughts ) First thought is that I would never know it was a livejournal thingy, it looks like a professional site that someone paid alot of money to have designed. Seriously. I really like the look. It already puts my mind in the thought of some high quality, sophisticated items are going to be found here. I know what you mean, how you are semi limited on how much you can do for the layout, but it looks great. I would put more information about yourself and your shop on the front page. And a little less about the trades (Because it sounds like you aren't really interested in trading and a little itimidating. I mean what would I try to trade with you, if you were interested you would have contacted me already) Maybe put that somewhere else, as a side note, not out there in the front. I would also carry the layout (at least the colors and a little of the style ) to the rest of the pages if possible. Your crochet bags ( I really like bags, and crochet) are really pretty. But maybe add a fancy button or like a broach to them (and charge more of course) I think your prices are good, and I like how you include the shipping into the price. That is really helpful. I hate when I find stuff I like, and then I have to find out how much more it is going to cost me to get it. And I would re-word the button fee thing to something like- add a button closure to this bag for $2.00. I don't know why, but just a thought. I hope I am not being tooooo picky!! Sorry. Just little thoughts I have. Also, what sizes are the bags? What are they made of? It is good to know what kind of yarn. Ok thats all sorry... Overall I liked the styles and pictures of models with items. It helps to get a good picture.
I'm glad none of the people here have said something really bad about smokers, because yes, like someone said earlier, we are somewhat sensitive to it. Many people literally harrass you when you smoke, no matter how considerate you try to be, and how far away you walk to have a smoke. All smokers understand that nonsmokers think smoke stinks. And that others are really sensitive and allergic to it even. When I get up in the morning and my husband has already smoked even I think it stinks! But I don't think we should have to tell everyone that we smoke, have pets, etc. Like someone else said, the list of smelly things could go on for days. So I really think, to make it easiest, if someone is allergic, or really hates the smell of something, it is their responsibility to mention it. I know it would be totally up to me to mention I hate the smell of woolite if I was involved in a swap. How else would the person know. Anyhow. Just my thought, instead of adding a bunch of questions to join a swap.
I love both bags, the second is so pretty, but I like the shape of the first one also. Maybe you could just sew the lining fabric to the outter fabric before you put the purse together. So the lining wouldn't be a seperate liner, just nice fabric inside. I don't know, if you still wanted to make the first one, might be faster. Just use thin interfacing (sp?) to stick together. Thats just what I used to do to make quick little bags. Thank you for the instructions though, they are great.
I made lots of stuff myself for my wedding, I think most of the people really liked the stuff. You did a great job for first try, much better than mine hehe. You should add like a little corner border on the nearest corner ( you know, like a V shape? ) or a little border just around the E. I think that would look extra nice. But it's just a thought, because I am sure you had fun and are wondering what else you can work on now. HEHE.
I have to say that although the thick cut bacon is tasty... I like thin bacon! Crispy, Crispy thin bacon, just crumbles apart when you eat it. You don't have to tear through it like the thick stuff, which for me always pulls everything else on my sandwich out with it. But you are right...bacon is the best!
Hey I smoke, and well, don't notice smoke smells, so mail me something!!! I would just love it to death, I promise! Seriously though, I would like to start a smokers swap with you all (smokers). I think it's a good idea. Most people can't smell the smoke on things, but some people are really sensitive to the smell. And unless you are like knitting, and chain smoking at the same time (which, by the way is really unattractive lol cig just hanging from your lips) throughout the whole project, most people just wont notice.
But I would worry too, well actually, I do worry now that you have mentioned it! And I have never swapped before, but I was really wanting to. Sooooo whatever you think, I want in hehe. And if someone doesn't like what I made them, MAIL IT BACK TO ME!! I will send you the extra money, but I want it back, I loved it when I made it, I would cry if I knew someone just tossed it. I think most you guys feel the same...
That is a great purse!!! It looks so professional, I really can't believe you made it yourself! I really like how the handles go all the way down the bag and the piping looks great. I really love it. Thanks for sharing, I wish I could make something that great!