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« Reply #7670 on: September 21, 2008 09:39:01 PM »

Soooo, two more questions (I'm all about the questions lately, lol) --

First, I'm sorry if this has been asked already, but what would be a proper reply for someone who sees your Poppets and asks "How much would you charge to make me one?" Obviously, this is not my pattern, but if this person isn't a sewer I can't just say "Make it yourself!" and as much as I'd love to be charitable... I just don't know. Is it okay to "sell" them at cost? What about at cost plus a little extra for labor? I'm not talking opening an Etsy shop or anything, just personal one-to-one requests like that. I don't even know how interested the person was, but I want to know what would be the right thing to do there.

Second question. ...Nevermind, I forgot the second question. *lol*
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« Reply #7671 on: September 22, 2008 03:35:51 AM »

Soooo, two more questions (I'm all about the questions lately, lol) --

First, I'm sorry if this has been asked already, but what would be a proper reply for someone who sees your Poppets and asks "How much would you charge to make me one?" Obviously, this is not my pattern, but if this person isn't a sewer I can't just say "Make it yourself!" and as much as I'd love to be charitable... I just don't know. Is it okay to "sell" them at cost? What about at cost plus a little extra for labor? I'm not talking opening an Etsy shop or anything, just personal one-to-one requests like that. I don't even know how interested the person was, but I want to know what would be the right thing to do there.

Second question. ...Nevermind, I forgot the second question. *lol*

I don't mind if a craftster who makes one sells one or two or ten.  After all, I'm not gonna do it, LOL.  No one wants to really pay a fair price for all the time I put into one.  I was offered $25 once....
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« Reply #7672 on: September 22, 2008 04:50:28 AM »

ppfftt! as IF! after all that work more like $80 and i think that's CHEAP! way more for extra stuff/customized. see, this is why i don't craft for cash. people are so cheaply unappreciative of the effort and skill... swapping with other crafters is so much more balanced and Worth it!
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« Reply #7673 on: September 22, 2008 04:54:28 AM »

ppfftt! as IF! after all that work more like $80 and i think that's CHEAP! way more for extra stuff/customized. see, this is why i don't craft for cash. people are so cheaply unappreciative of the effort and skill... swapping with other crafters is so much more balanced and Worth it!

I totally agree!
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« Reply #7674 on: September 22, 2008 07:48:42 AM »

I also agree about swapping as opposed to selling. Other crafters are much more appreciative. My Grama wants me to make up some to sell at her business, but I just don't think I could part with them for any less than $50. Even then that is cheap.
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« Reply #7675 on: September 22, 2008 08:17:23 AM »

Yay, Bronwyn has gone public!

Here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=270035.0

And here:

I'm not sure what her skin is made of -- just some flesh colored fabric I picked up months ago at Walmart with dolls on the  brain-- but it really worked out perfectly. Very little stretch, nice and sturdy. Her hair was some sparkly, kinky yarn I picked up also with dolls on the  brain, but I honestly don't know what I was thinking. It worked out really well in the end, but while I was working with it, I questioned my sanity. It has little clumps worked into the yarn at random lengths, very unhair-like. Still, it added to Bronwyn's personality, I think.

And in the true spirit of Poppet-making, I'm already halfway through my second! Mind a sneak peek to WIP? I'm super excited...



and ...

I used blanket binding for his inner ear -- satiny!-- and a covered safety eye for his nose, but it ended up way off-center, because I couldn't bring myself to snip that center seam to poke the nose through. Oh well. It's going to be a birthday gift for my nearly-two-year-old, so perfection isn't a necessity. Just sturdiness.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7676 on: September 22, 2008 08:35:45 AM »

Oh, that is cute.  Bronwen and the pup.
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« Reply #7677 on: September 22, 2008 09:28:58 AM »

jolliebell - Both very cute. You babe is gonna love the pup cause it is amazingly cute. Love Bronwyn outfit and her hair.

Soooo, two more questions (I'm all about the questions lately, lol) --
Second question. ...Nevermind, I forgot the second question. *lol*

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« Reply #7678 on: September 22, 2008 10:34:50 AM »

I love the pup! Great work.
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« Reply #7679 on: September 22, 2008 11:01:06 AM »

pupperelle! nice one.

ah, my studio is actually mostly unpacked and organized-ish. i think i have to hustle to get xmas stuff done but i am feeling the urge to poppet again. i unboxed a stash of things for the last one i planned, it's just sitting there all tempting...

first halloween stuff though!
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