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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2010 07:53:33 PM »

Oh!  These are super adorable!  I don't know what's taken me so long to see them!!!  I love the first pair, and I love the last one, and the elephant and all the others!!!  You did a great job!  I don't know what you decided for price but if I may offer my suggestion, I sell my plushies for $8 in person and $10 on the internet.  It only takes me an hour to make each one (relatively) and the fleece I wait to buy when it's on sale and I have a coupon.  My suggestion would be $15 - $25 depending on details.  Seamstresses at the lowest level make $6 an hour so if you buy the socks in bulk and are just whipping up a plain one, I don't personally think $15 is too much.  Plus sock monkeys are larger stuffed animals.  And when you take a longer time and put in more details, that's when you can charge more, for your time and attention to detail.  But mind you, this is only MY opinion.  Cheesy 

Anyway, great job!  I sooo want one now!  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2010 11:57:01 AM »

Oh wow!  I guess then yes, you should charge more, I didn't realize.  And you handstitch ALL of the monkey?  Oh my, you have great patience!  Smiley  And I can see how you'd get $50 for them!  Smiley

And I would ask for more for mine, thanks for thinking they're great, but nothing seems to really sell so I sure wouldn't want to make it worse and try to sell them for more.  Sad
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2010 08:27:41 PM »

You know, I never looked at it that way.  The undervaluing part.  That's interesting.  You know, with the custom ones I do, I think I should charge more because more detail and time and love goes into them, but then I think that the people receiving them will go "OMG!  Look at all this awesome work she did!  And it only cost blah blah blah!"  And then their friends will go "Really?  I should get me one!"  And so on and so forth.  But alas, that doesn't happen so I guess we are just screwed!  Smiley  Hey, at least we craft for the one that's most important.  US!   Cheesy

But in all seriousness, a lot of people don't really appreciate what homemade means and what it takes to make things and they see what we do and sell and think "Ugh, I can just buy that at (insert soul-sucking crappy chain store ruining America) for way cheaper!" without realizing that ours are not only more special, but will outlast any crap they buy.

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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2010 06:31:44 PM »

Me likey!  E.
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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2010 05:38:51 AM »

They are so wonderful, with such personality!!! You're amazing! I want one! lol
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« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2010 02:55:06 AM »

That sugar skull monkey has to be the coolest sock monkey I have ever seen
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« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2010 03:31:08 AM »

i am completely in love with those first two and the DOTD monkey! you are a pro at the sock monkey thats for sure!  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2010 08:10:11 PM »

Love the elephant and the twins! Would be hard to choose one.
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