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ShelbyAD
« on: December 16, 2004 05:46:52 AM »

I need to vent a little about my crafting.  I participated in several craft shows, brought my stuff to work, and showed it to friends and family members, but NO ONE buys my stuff.  (some of my stuff is posted in the "Crafts for Sale" area)  They think it's nice, but they will only buy it if I sell it for $1-$3  Shocked  Give me a break.  Those are some pretty cheap people (IMO).  I've been going through this for a year now.  Quite frankly I am tired of wasting my time, money, and energy on doing them.  Now I have a house full of crafts and no where to put them and no one to give them to.  I even hosted a craft show and NOT ONE SINGLE "customer" showed up!!  I am NOT kidding. 

So I GIVE UP!!! 

Any advise?
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2004 06:41:16 AM »

man, I really don't mean to be obnoxious here, I am only sharing my opinion with you.
This is they way I look at things, I've been crafting for long time, and I have heard the "you should sell your stuff" on and on and on, but I craft for the pleasure that I get from it, not to make some money, there is so many talented ppl out there that I don't think just anybody can compit unless their stuff is really really good or really really cheap... Sometimes is just better to craft for yourself, and after a year or trying to make it you should've already figured that out..

pardon my bad english, this is not my first language.
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ShelbyAD
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2004 06:58:42 AM »

I will probably still make some small stuff.  I THINK and HOPE I am getting a sewing machine for Christmas!!!!  I don't think I will make "big" stuff unless asked for or for someone's birthday or such.  I will go to craft shows to look around, but not participate in them.  I originally started making crafts for fun, then I was told I should/could sell them.  Those are the same people who only want to pay $2 for something that probably cost $10 to make Undecided

I am keeping my plastic canvas stuff.  I like making that and it gives me something to do and it can be done while watching tv.  Wink
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