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11  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Inspiration and selling your crafts... ranting on: July 31, 2007 02:27:00 AM
Today i was speaking to a friend about what I would love to do one day, create my own little empire/business.

I showed her my cube which i made on the weekend (you can have a look on my blog) and she said 'you should start your own little business.

I started off selling jewellery as it was cheap to post and it really took off but then the market became saturated and i got a little disheartened. I have since then started sewing so have been making little pouches and recently just got in to making plushies/monsters and just toys but i don't know where to start with getting my name out there. I have come up with a name 'odds n blobs'.

I want to sell on Etsy but I just don't know if making plushies is going to work as they can be bulky and being in AUSTRALIA, crafts just are not very big so I would be sending things over seas. I am trying to figure out what I want to focus on and what is going to work....

I would love to hear people's experience with starting their own craft business and how they got there....

I hope one day to have it take off but just need that bit of hope and direction I guess!  Undecided
12  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My first square cube.. and my finger puppets on: July 29, 2007 03:53:39 AM
Today I made a couple of things, my favourite of all my cube!! It is my proto-type and the final one will be for my little neice. I was pretty happy with it seeing as it was the first cube i have ever tried...



Anyway, enough said, i blogged about it here if you want to have a look
http://oddsnblobs.blogspot.com/
13  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / amigurumi hair.. how? on: July 04, 2007 01:58:54 AM
i want to make wool hair for one of my amigurumi's but i can find directions/intructions anywhere!

Can anyone point me in the right direction...?
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / peas in a pod magnets on: June 10, 2007 09:49:10 PM
well last night i made some magnets!! i fell in love with them! it actually looked really different in my head when i started but love the way that they turned out!!!




I am thinking of maybe starting an Etsy store and make a heap of different kind of magnets like these and other food items. what do you think? I wouldnt have a clue how it would take off...

15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Zipper help on: June 03, 2007 07:18:16 PM
I new new to making little bags and only know the basics of how to put in a zipper from the tutorials on this website but i love how the zipper looks inside of the bag but cant figure out how to do it!! below is a picture.

can anyone help?
 Huh
16  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / AMIGURUMI help - beginner on: May 26, 2007 05:47:44 AM
can anyone point me in the direction of a small and easy tutorial for a beginner.. i know the basics and how to crochet in the rounds but am really struggling to read patters because i am kind of a visual person where i need pics as i go along...

it will be hugs all around if someone can help. i really want to learn how to make these but need to know how to undersand patterns!!

please help!!
17  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / amigurumi books... ? on: May 18, 2007 01:38:31 AM
i am going shopping and i am hoping to buy some amigurumi books but wanted to know if anyone knew of any good ones.

i am really new and dont know a lot and i would love you be able to produce what i see on here!!

can anyone point me i the right direction?  Huh
18  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / crocheting in rounds on: May 02, 2007 04:12:38 AM
i am trying to learn how to make the little cute toys (amugurumi??) i keep seeing on here and am told tht it is just crocheting in rounds. i am having sooo much trouble finding tutorials on line. does anyone have any where it is easy for a begininer to follow?

Please help!!
19  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / I want to learn AMIGURUMI!! on: April 28, 2007 05:56:31 AM
I absolutely love what i see and i would love to learn how to make these cute animals!!  can anyone tell me where i can learn the basic or how i would even start off?? 
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