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21  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Copy right question on: November 24, 2012 05:58:05 PM
thanks for clearing that up for me guys!
22  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Jack skellington on: November 24, 2012 05:25:10 PM
23  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: Selling My Prom (Art?) Dresses on: November 24, 2012 05:20:50 PM
I've got some, possibly controversial, advice. Don't go to college. You seem like a really creative and smart person and your time would be better spent cultivating your talent to make it profitable. Take seamstress clinics with designers, try to intern at a fadhion house, or work full time to save money and open your own business. I can't tell you how many people I know -smart people who did great in college - who have jobs they could have done without a degree. Most of those I know with jobs related to their field owe so much debt that they would been better off having gotten a job straight out of college and moved up the ladder that way. My husband an I have multiple degrees and he eventually had to go back and get another degree to finally land a job. We are 32. We both graduated with honors and had good jobs until the economy tanked. Save your time and money. Get a library card, travel through Europe taking odd jobs at hotels as you go (have friends who did that!) you'll learn much more than you will in the modern crap hole we call the university system.
24  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: Pricing advice needle felting crafts on: November 24, 2012 12:40:02 PM
Thank you for the advice! I was thinking $30 for these and $15 for some felted wands I made, so that fits right in with what you said :-)
25  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: midnight felting challenge nightmare moon on: November 24, 2012 06:04:03 AM
thanks  Smiley I always leave out toys I've made for the kids somewhere they can find it the next morning. My daughter (she's almost 4) found it as soon as she got up and came to my room with it. She had a huge grin on her face and asked if she was done and ready to play with. I said "yes, she's all yours" and she just sat there grinning and bouncing on her feet for a few minutes before running off to make her fly around the house!
26  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / midnight felting challenge nightmare moon on: November 23, 2012 09:11:58 PM
My daughter is obsessed with my little ponies, almost as much as I was when I was little. She has the figurines for all of the major ponies from the Friendship is Magic series, but she does not yet have nightmare moon. I've been making a lot of stuff for sale lately, and it's been making her feel left out since I she can't play with the stuff I make. When I read that the challenge was about midnight, I immediately thought of nightmare moon and figured I would make it for the challenge and let my little girl keep it.
Details - her body and legs are made from four pipe cleaners. Her head was shaped from wool batting and felted onto the body, which also has a wool batting core within the skeleton. Her horn was the only none needle-felted item. I wet felted it to make it a little more stiff. I took a wisp of black wool and rubbed it with hot water and dish soap, then rolled it between my palms like making a snake. The wings and ears were flat felted on a sponge and then attached. She is about five inches tall and she took me two nights to make

27  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Pricing advice needle felting crafts on: November 21, 2012 09:31:34 PM
Hi, I'm going to be selling at a craft fair for the first time and I'm agonizing over how much to charge. I know the materials formula, but I'm interestingly knowing how much people think I should charge
Thank you in advance for any advice!
28  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Copy right question on: November 21, 2012 12:41:24 PM
What is the rule on selling crafts based on movies, books, chartoons etc. if I make a doll the is the likeness of something from a movie, can I sell it? What about patterns from a book. Can I make it and sell it?
29  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Jack skellington on: November 16, 2012 07:16:07 PM
I've been making various holiday themes needle felted sculptures for a holiday market and decided to try out a jack skellington sandy claws style :-) hope you like it!
30  COOKING / Dessert / Inspector Gadget cake! on: October 15, 2011 06:05:37 PM

my son just celebrated his fifth birthday and asked for an inspector gadget cake. he wanted lemon, so I made the 1,2,3 cake on the back of the Swan's Down box, but used lemon instead of almond extract, made a lemon curd for the filling and made vanilla/lemon buttercream for the frosting. I frosted it white and drew the face on with with black frosting. I then filled in the spaces with colored drop stars

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