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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: Selling 35mm film as a supply? on: July 02, 2012 06:31:02 PM
As far as I know it's not legal to sell anything you don't own the copyright to. For example, if you made super mario stars and sold them you can be taken to court for selling something that's not yours, even though you might have came up with the pattern yourself.
I knew a lady who sold Thomas the Tank Engine fabric by the yard on etsy and was sued by the company.

As for if people would be interested, yes I would think they would be. However, personally, I would not risk the potential law suit.
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: Feedback for Embroidery Idea on: June 30, 2012 11:55:39 AM
I hadn't thought of faces! I'll see if I can come up with more creatures.
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Feedback for Embroidery Idea on: June 29, 2012 11:09:16 AM
I'm thinking of making simple embroideries to sell.
They would, of course, have the blue ink removed and would be matted to a 5x7.
I was thinking of selling them for 15$ each
I thought they would be cute for babies rooms.

These are the ones I have embroidered, they haven't been matted yet.
What do you think?

4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / How do you promote your etsy? on: February 14, 2012 04:15:26 PM
I'm finding it incredibly difficult to promote my etsy store.
It seems like on ANY forum ANYWHERE it's frowned upon to even mention that you actually sell your art.
It's seen as "fishing" for sales, when really people are just saying that they have one.

So, how do you promote your store?
5  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Playing with Natural Dyes on: February 14, 2012 08:42:06 AM
I adore natural dyes. I love the process! I find it fun and adventurous!

So, I decided to dye some wool with red onion skins!
Here's how they turned out!

What do you guys think?

Baby Merino

Super wash Merino

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting a Shawl, need help! on: January 19, 2012 11:50:44 AM
I'm knitting this shawl

But I don't understand the last two charts, why are there greyed out areas? How do I knit these?
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Quilt binding on: January 15, 2012 09:44:25 AM
Is a quilt still *technically* a quilt without a binding?
I usually hand sew all my binding and I HATE it.

I really enjoy crazy quilting but find that a binding takes away from the crazy quilting. So I was considering making a quilt with no binding, just right sides sewn together and some top stitching around the edges afterwards.

Would this still be considered a quilt? And would I be able to put it through standards at  a craft council without bound edges?

8  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: The 20$ Product on: December 28, 2011 07:50:11 AM
I know what you mean.
My last craft fair product I made scenes of abandoned houses out of hand painted cotton and Dupioni silk. I sold them for 75$ but found out later that the person who helped us with pricing got us to sell them at our wholesale prices rather than retail prices because we were students. Which was unfair when someone wanted to buy them at the wholesale price and the guy in my class had to sell his handmade ties for 30$, which didn't even cover the cost of his materials.

I have a cute hat designed that I was selling for 30. And I can whip up wristies really quickly.
Knitting just takes SO LONG.
But then again, I knit when I study and have been knitting since I was 7, so I barely even have to pay attention when I'm knitting.
9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / The 20$ Product on: December 28, 2011 06:41:16 AM
I recently graduated from a textile program at college. We learned that the best thing to sell is a 20$ product, however we were trained to use high quality materials and to put in an abundance of detail, resulting in our products taking hours and hours to make and dollars and dollars in materials. We never learned how to make a quick and easy lower price point item.
I'm finding it difficult to come up with something because everything takes me a minimum of 4 hours to make due to my training.
I'm predominately knitting and embroidery/quilting. (NOT cross stitch)

So, what are your favourite 20$ products?
Do you have any suggestions for me?
10  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: Need prototype feedback! on: November 24, 2011 03:12:38 PM
I revised my apron bib
I revised the bib on my apron. I made it a bit smaller
Here's the before and after pic
After is the unbleached cotton, didn't want to waste any nice fabric on my experiments!


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