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« on: July 12, 2012 05:21:03 AM »

This year I participated in a craft sale for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.  I'm part of a team called Jana's Angels in memory of my boyfriend's mother.  I figured, since she crocheted and crafted, why not do a craft sale booth in her honor Smiley  I didn't reach the $100 mark, but sold just under at $99.  Not too bad, considering each drink cozy was sold for a dollar Smiley  I also sold bookmarks for $1 as well, but only sold two of those.  One rapunzel scarf did sell for $10 which was pretty neat too!  Here are the pictures!





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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2012 06:09:24 AM »

What a wonderful idea. She'd be so proud to see how much you raised through the crafts she loved.
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012 07:00:48 AM »

This makes me smile!
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2012 08:41:18 AM »

Wonderful! But at $1 each cozy, I think you under priced the item Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012 02:50:03 AM »

I know they were overpriced underpriced (typo), but in my area, these do not sell incredibly well, and I didn't want to be stuck with the large inventory afterwards.  I figured since they were made out of yarn too, and it was ninety degree weather, the low price would most likely make them a selling point Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2012 08:15:24 AM »

I actually meant that they were too inexpensive!
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2012 01:36:59 PM »

I've long been a participant in Relay for Life and think this is a great way to fundraise in memory of your boyfriend's mom!  way to go Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2012 06:47:43 AM »

I actually meant that they were too inexpensive!

opps...that was a typo.  I meant underpriced.
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2013 02:29:00 PM »

great idea. we are planning for relay here in a couple of months. we've donated to a silent auction, but selling smaller items individually might be a new way to go.
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2013 08:26:32 PM »

Oh that is awesome! Those would sell so well at my local Relay!
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2013 06:22:15 AM »

That was a good idea! I agree they seem under-priced, but I understand your reason. Here in my area it is the same way, it is hard to sell hand-made stuff even if it is under-priced they still try to talk you down around here. For example I made a baby blanket that took about $40 to make and I was offered $10 for it.

Back on topic, it's good to hear they was your selling point, they look great! What kind of yarn did you use?
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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2013 03:52:47 AM »

I destashed a majority of my acrylic for these.  I think costwise, it only took about twenty dollars worth to buy the colors that I did not have.  Now our relay this year is in six days and I have no idea what I plan to sell.  I have leftover cozies that i will sell for sure, but I'm going to try to come up with some smaller items that I can make fast.  A little worried that I may not have any time Sad
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