I made a point once of keeping track of how long it took to make an item. What I found out was that the more I made, the faster I got at it. What used to take me three hours to make takes just one hour now! I ended up pricing the item to take into consideration the longest amount of time it took, paying myself $10 per hour, plus three times the cost of my materials. I did not lower my price just because I got better at making these things. In fact, I eventually doubled my prices because the quality of the items improved as I got more experienced - and people were willing to pay more (so I gave myself a raise to about $20 an hour). Anyway, you need to make one thing straight through from start to finish without any interruptions to figure it out. That's what I did. Good luck!