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1  Ohio / Ohio: Southwest / Re: What's wrong with Cincinnati? on: July 26, 2006 01:45:09 PM
Nah, Cincinnati isn't that great for crafts.   Angry  (I've lived in the Cincinnati area most of my life...I should know).

Let's see, there's Summerfair in June...but that's more of an art show.

As for consignment shops...I can't think of any off hand. 

For years, I've been thinking about setting a booth up for the World's Longest Yard Sale to sell some of my crafts (starts in Covington), but I'm not sure that would be a good idea.  However, I am setting a booth up at the Yard Sale this year...to get rid of some of the household junk (too lazy for my own yard sale).

2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Just opened my Etsy shop selling purses ;; Critique//Suggestions? on: July 23, 2006 06:10:13 PM
I like your handbags.  Smiley

Here's a promotion suggestion.  Do you ever go into the Etsy forums?  This thread is already on page 2 of the "Promotions and Critiques" forum, but there's a thread titled "July - National Ice Cream Month."  This is a great way to promote your ice cream purse...and just promote your new shop in general. 

Good luck.

3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Will high-priced afghans sell? on: July 19, 2006 04:16:47 PM
Oooh, I want to see an example.  Please make a shop, worst case, you are only out a dime!

Decided to go for it!   Wink

Just got the yarn today...going for a target date of August 15. 
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Will high-priced afghans sell? on: July 16, 2006 04:43:38 PM
I want to start an Etsy shop.   Smiley

My specialty is graphghans...afghans with pictures crocheted in them.  I work two jobs, so I would only be able to produce...maybe one afghan every three to four weeks. 

And I would want to make a reasonable profit...maybe selling baby afghans for about $50 - $60 (I could probably crochet one in about two weeks) and larger afghans for about $90 - $100.

My question...

1) Would high-priced, good quality items sell on Etsy?
2) And what about an Etsy shop with a low turnover of inventory (such as mine)?  I would probably only have no more than two or three afghans on sale at any one time (depending on sales of course).

I thought about trying other items...potholders for one.  But I don't think I can get the detail on a potholder than I can get on an afghan.

As always, help and feedback are always appreciated.
5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Not having PayPal- purcase deterrant? on: July 14, 2006 07:57:45 PM
Can't you get your parents to sign up to PayPal and use their account?

thats the whole thing- they wont let me

Fair 'nuff.

It's a major sticky point, and I think you'll lose sales.   Sad  But if you produce a good product, those who really want it will jump over the check/money order hoops to get it.
6  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Not having PayPal- purcase deterrant? on: July 14, 2006 03:52:56 AM
Can't you get your parents to sign up to PayPal and use their account?
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do you hold your crochet hook? on: January 25, 2006 08:32:16 PM

Never even thought about doing B.

8  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Crochet Olympics Official Thread... on: January 25, 2006 01:51:49 PM

Start making your "yarn" now for the recycled grocery bag bag so all you have to do is hook hook hook!

You can also try to get ahead in your classes.  Maybe you can read a few chapters ahead, and do the homework.

To everyone...best thing to do is to get ahead in what needs to be done.  Do a through housecleaning the week before the Olympics, so all you have to do is an occasional dusting.  Make meals ahead, then freeze them, so you won't have to spend that much time cooking.  Maybe even stock up on paper plates and cups so you won't have to do much dishwashing (although my hubby would frown upon that.  We have a running joke in the family...everytime I use a paper plate, that kills another California redwood).   Angry
9  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Crochet Olympics Official Thread... on: January 22, 2006 08:14:45 PM
This is actually my first post on this board, so please be kind.   Smiley

I'm not too sure what level I'm in...I'm not an intermediate, but I'm far from a beginner.  I've been crocheting off and on for over 30 years.  I crochet many stuffed animals, but I haven't made my way to the doilies.

I'm just completing an Elvis graph afghan as a late Christmas present to the family.  I'm looking to make another graph afghan; this one smaller, for my still unborn great niece.  (She will probably get here before the Olympics, as my niece's due date is next Saturday). 

I just found a site with some cool graphs.  http://www.breienmetplezier.nl/index2.htm  I think I'm going to make the Snow White afghan.  It's 46 stitches across, and 80 rows.  I think I can do that part in 16 days..however I'm not too sure about the border to make the initial motif as afghan size.  I'll probably use a size J hook to make it as big as possible.

My training...well, the Elvis afghan is a good start.  I'm already deciphering the Snow White graph into written instructions.  I'll complete the Care Bear that I'm making for my great niece (to give to her in the hospital upon her birth), and also the Good Luck Care Bear I've been promising to my daughter.  I'll plan quick and easy meals for the 16 days during the Olympics (to cut down on unnecessary scrubbing time), and I'll throughly clean the house the week before (so I won't be forced...by my neatnik hubby....to waste my Saturday with a broom and mop).

I have a question about the actual start and finish time.  Keeping in mind that the opening and closing ceremonies will be on tape delay here in the US, do we start when the torch is actually lit in Torino, or when it is shown on television here. 

Similarly, do we stop when the torch is extinguished in Torino, or when it is shown on television here?
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