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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: What Are Your Goals? on: April 08, 2013 02:25:28 PM
I've only really gotten serious about crafting in the last 6 months or so and I've been somewhat prolific, especially in the last month.  I started out with ideas about making things for friends, family, etc., but it's quickly become "I want to make this thing, who can I give it to?"  Although I'm still pretty new at sewing and crochet, I seem to have some natural talent and I've gotten a lot of response from friends about how I should sell the things I make.  Of course, I suffer from self-defeating behavior so my initial reaction is "but look how I messed up in this place," or "who would want to buy this?"  The biggest issue, I think, is that I work very much off of patterns and so even though the things I make are unique in terms of color/fabric choice/etc., I don't know that I can sell something that I made off of a commercial pattern...can I?  It feels sort of uncreative to me.

But the idea of being able to sell some stuff to give me reason to make different things and to help pay for the hobby itself has been sounding pretty appealing.  I don't think I could make a career out of it by any means, but if I think about what I'd like to see in the future I think it would be working part time (I'm a social worker) and selling enough crafts to make working part time a non-issue financially.  I know I have a long way to go before then, and I have absolutely no idea how I would go about getting started with selling stuff.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Pineapple Earrings *Edited to Include Pattern* on: February 17, 2013 02:23:11 PM
I've only recently picked up crochet so I don't know a lot about hooks, but isn't a size 10 a big hook, like the equivalent to a J?  This looks way too delicate for a bigger hook.  I really want to try to make these...can you advise on hook size?
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