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« on: January 17, 2006 11:44:42 AM »

I have been considering selling my own stuff, but being in kansas in all it seems to prove difficult unless I do it online. I would LOVE to own my own shop and sell my stuff, but i dont think I really make enough stuff for an entire shop! lol

If me or someone was to open up a handmade crafts store, would there be willing crafters in Kansas to get thier stuff sold at such a place? I live in kansas city kansas, overland park area. I think downtown overland park would be an awesome place for it if there was a place for rent there..or whatever.  But anywhere within driving distance would be good really. I know a lot of you live in Lawrence or Wichita etc.

Let me know so I can look into this! Smiley thanks! Wink

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2006 11:32:50 AM »

I would put my crafts for sale in your shop if you had one.  I'm in south Kansas City.  Really close to Overland Park.  I'm not actually sure if people would buy my stuff but my husband thinks that my stuff would sale.

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2006 11:53:22 AM »

I'm in downtown KC, but over in Oldtown Lenexa KS I know of one shop that buys local artisans and crafter's works (they are rather selective and marmish sometimes though!). It's called Retrophilia. Maybe you'll like them, but if you don't they would at least be a good place to start looking for other shops! I just moved here so I'll keep my eyes peeled for other locations!
Here is there website: http://www.retrophilia.com/

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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2006 05:23:54 PM »

Ya i would be toadally interested!Sounds cool! Grin


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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2006 10:27:10 PM »

Ooh, I'm always looking for a place to sell my stuff.  I can't keep everything I make unfortunately.
There is a local artisan store in Topeka but, sadly, I just don't trust it to sell my items and give me the $ for it.  They seem shady to me. 

Anyway, I can't do online b/c I do not have a credit card nor the time to post stuff, but I have time to make things and send them to KC!

Here is what I can contribute:
Knitted stuff (weird things and normal things alike such as catnip wontons/eggrolls, catnip mice, baby blankets, chemo caps, scarves, peepee teepees -google that one, and cozies for various things)
Marble magnets (overdone, but some people just have no clue how to do it so maybe someone would buy)
Knitted flowers
Okay, so mostly knitted things but hey, much love goes out to the knit!  Roll Eyes

I can also handtint b/w and sepia photos--I used to do it as a living in a photofinishing shoppe.

Okay, so let me know if you do something!

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2007 02:25:42 PM »

Ah this is such a late reply. Maybe it all worked out but I just moved to Lenexa and I've been looking to start my own store. I've had the same fears and problems. I wouldnt make enough. So is this still in motion?

« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2008 10:35:59 AM »

I live in the Overland Park area, and I don't really craft to sell right now... but I would LOVE to buy from a store like this... if anything's happened with it, an update would be great... =)

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2008 04:06:24 PM »

Sorry I havn't been back to this topic since. It was more of just an initial thought unfortunately. I don't really have the money or experience so do anything of this sort, but maybe some day. :/

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