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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Japanese street style swap gallery on: May 31, 2005 04:01:59 PM
I'm so glad you like everything, especially after it took soooooo long to get to you. BTW if anyone needs any advice on making wings, ask away-- I made every mistake possible. (Those are still en route)

The little pendants can go on necklaces, keychains, zipper pulls, etc. I meant to string them on the silver chain. Use them however you want!
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / badly worded search engine question on: May 17, 2005 01:56:42 PM
So I'm confused. Basically my question is this: So if I start a site called xyz.com, and I wanted to sell my line of clothing, abc clothes; and my line of stationery, 123 stationery... would people be able to find me? Like if you owned a tshirt by abc clothing, and searched online for that, would you get anything? Because my site is called xyz.com, not abcclothing.com...

I think I just made that question ridiculously complicated-- you know what I mean, right?
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: I need some friendly advice PLEASE! :) on: May 17, 2005 01:51:26 PM
I personally would not pay with a check. Only because when I shop online, it is sort of an impulsive activity-- I'm bored at work, so I take 5 minutes and buy something. Can be dangerous, (it's so EASY) but that should work in your favor. If I had to go home and find a checkbook, stamp, etc, I would forget or never get around to it.

That being said, I am also a designer, doing the exact same thing as you, with the portfolio/shop. So I am right there with you trying to figure everything out. Keep in touch (and anyone else who has the same idea) and maybe we can share tips, etc.
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: names for knitting stores on: May 17, 2005 01:44:12 PM
I really like the idea of simply calling it "knit". If I did not knit; I don't think the name would deter me from visiting the store for, say, crocheting supplies. Although I do not, in fact, knit; so maybe my opinion doesn't mean much. I think a modern take on a store like this is a great idea. Knitting is so trendy these days, and it seems like all the yarn stores are run by little old ladies. Actually, now that I think about it, I've never BEEN in a yarn store, so that could be entirely false.

I like the fiber idea, but something about that word is bothering me. It doesn't sound as nice as knit- doesn't really roll off the tongue, if you will. I like the verb rather than the noun. When I think fiber, I think forensics>blood>death.Fiber might also imply that you sell other products not related to knitting.What about using a simple word and spelling it in French, or phonetically? Sorry, just thinking out loud here...

(and I seriously doubt calling your store fiber would cause people to relate it to death and blood, that was just my first thought)

(and although I have never been in a yarn store and do not do any crafts even moderately related to knitting, I am *somewhat* qualified to respond here- I'm a designer and do this kind of name game often)

I'm gonna think about this one...
5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Obtaining Tax Id # to Buy Supplies Wholesale on: May 17, 2005 01:28:59 PM
got it-- thanks so much!
6  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Obtaining Tax Id # to Buy Supplies Wholesale on: May 17, 2005 11:36:06 AM
The only eligibility requirement that I can find (don't take this as the ultimate truth) is that you and your company must have the intention of selling goods....a preventative measure I'm sure to make sure individuals aren't trying to evade sales tax.

ok, sure, that makes sense. Does the word "company" imply that I have registered my company in some way to make it a legitimate business? In other words, I apply for the tax Id in order to pay wholesale for supplies used to make items I intend to sell-- do I have to prove that I actually intend to sell them? ie, by registering my business in some way?

Thanks to everyone who takes the time to answer questions like these, it is extremely helpful.
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Laundry=Watering Can??? on: May 17, 2005 10:47:02 AM
ahhh! That is great! And your dad is probably just like mine-- has no idea how cute that is, just needed a watering can. Dads are so functional.

Although once when I was little it was snowing and since it never snows here I was not equipped with proper snow attire, and my dad *made* me some boots using wool socks, plastic bags, and rubber bands.

it was not cute.
8  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Obtaining Tax Id # to Buy Supplies Wholesale on: May 17, 2005 10:34:40 AM
thanks for posting, I've been wondering this myself. Another question-- do you have to be eligible in any way?
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Japanese street style swap gallery on: May 11, 2005 08:15:46 PM
Thanks so much for posting the pictures Paradise Crane! I love everything!! I think my favorites are the bag (I have been carrying my puppy around in it!), the beaded bracelet, and the umbrella. And the stationery too. I can tell you put a lot of time into everything-I'm hoping to add one more piece to yours, if I can recover my hard drive; and then I will be done. I can't wait to send your package!

Thanks again,
10  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / online business book recommendation? on: May 05, 2005 12:19:35 PM
I am thinking about starting a website to sell things I make, and have found lots of valuable info on this board regarding lisences, taxes, etc. I'm looking for a book that covers online business. Amazon has SO many, and I can't really tell by some of the descriptions which ones would be a good reference for my purposes. Since so many of you have done this, do you have any recommendations?
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