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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: Fairy Costumes: Need Feedback on: March 29, 2011 03:12:25 PM
First, congrats on opening your own Etsy shop! I know it takes a lot of time and effort to get things listed and made!

My field is in Integrated Marketing and Communication, and I thought I would be able to help out a little bit!

I would say your target audience is defiantly children, and women with children (obviously! lol) and maybe even seasonal. I would suggest looking into your local renaissance festivals, any comic-cons and just posting on as many community discussion boards you can. Also check out your local paper for their on-line and print additions. On-line advertisement is a lot cheaper than print (for obvious reasons) but I would suggest just digging really hard for as many outlets on-line as yah can.

I would also print out small fliers (just computer paper but nothing too fancy) and posting them up locally around town. Daycares and second hand thrift stores, and any children-orientied outlets. Family owned businesses are a lot more lenient on posting things, and often more willing to help out because they make their own decisions. (Heck, even Starbucks has a "Community Happenings" board).

Hopefully this gets you started in the right direction. I saw someone also mention the SBA for the U.S. and I would HIGHLY suggest just reading through their site. ( I printed out the whole thing and put it in a binder lol)

Best Wishes!
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: 1st spin ever! :) on: March 21, 2011 04:02:44 PM
Hello,

I've been following this blog for awhile, and they raise the animals from which the fiber comes from, and I know they dye it themselves. So I feel it's pretty high quality stuff, so I would check it out! It's called Juniper Mood Fiber Farm: http://www.fiberfarm.com/shop/category/spinning-fibers


3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Ceramic Christmas Ornaments! Stars! on: December 01, 2009 02:04:02 PM
I was wondering what kind of clay you used, whether cone 5 or a low-fire clay? Also, what did you use to make the holes without spreading the clay and losing your pretty lines at the top of the star?
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Totoros! on: October 19, 2009 10:19:25 PM
These are FANTASTIC! Oh my goodness! I'm 19 years old and when I was a little kid I was OBSESSED with Totoro! No joke and I still love that movie with all my heart! You did a WONDERFUL job, and they are a great series!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Wow! on: September 05, 2009 09:01:45 AM
So I think this is really awesome, and I like the little dude too! I wish he was eating or cooking something gross lol. P.S. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that picture with your kitty in it. It makes me think "I iz the Kitty! I eat you now!"
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Kitchen gift for dsis- newbie! on: December 22, 2008 12:54:11 PM
I really like this project. The colors are very yummy. The ruffles are because of the number of stitches you used to increase. The gauge is fine but it's really a mathematical method to crocheting a circle that lays flat. I only know this because I just spent three weeks trying to figure out why my circle wouldn't lay flat. Finally I found this site: http://crochet-patterns-techniques.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_crochet_circle_recipe_ii and oh my goodness I was so glad when I found it! It took me just a little while before I got it, but what also helped was blocking my piece after I finished it. Of course, if you want the ruffles then don't worry about it lol. Hope some of this helped!
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Felt Christmas Ornaments! on: December 08, 2008 08:59:12 PM
I think these are absolutely fabulous! My boyfriend and I moved into an apartment in mid September and since then things were kinda tight. (as in we still don't have a bed to sleep in and have been using sleeping bags for three months, tight) Now, around the holidays, he has had whole weeks where his work wouldn't notify him of any available job sites he could work at. Needless to say with me being still in college and only working part-time, things have been just barely squeaking by.
Either way I found a tiny three foot tree in the attic of my parent's house and they said we could have for our Christmas tree. Being too broke to actually buy fancy (or actually any) ornaments, this is a great alternative.
It will make our little "he-tree" much less depressing and tons more festive. I really am grateful for this idea and inspiration because home isn't home without the warmth of the holidays around this time of year.  Cheesy
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: - beaded halter in teal - on: September 04, 2007 08:22:36 PM
This is such a lovely knit that lusciously hugs your gorgeous curves! Every decision you made flatters your body and make for a lovely piece. Not to mention the brilliant color!
9  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: 9 ft long fabric art on: June 04, 2007 02:02:13 PM
I think this is a lovely piece of fabric that I wouldn't want to cut up and then run the risk of messing it up. I would think about making it curtains for a window, or a long body pillow for your bed or something like that. It's such a great find!
10  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: moss princess poncho on: December 23, 2006 11:39:56 AM
I really like this. I love earth tones.
How'd you make it?? it looks like it was a weaving project no??

The earth tones are so warm I just want to cuddle up it in and fall asleep!
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