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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / Re: Pricing questions... on: March 19, 2006 01:52:35 PM
I learned to be tough about my pricing from my mom who did the craft fair scene for years (she made personalized christmas socks - all quilted and appliqued), baby stuff (like bibs and towels and whatnot) and all kinds of really beautiful knick-knacks. She always said that you should charge what you think it is worth PLUS 20%.

she was always really awesome to her customers but would politely take NO CRAP from people who said they could get "the same thing" for less.

Also, my boyfriend is a webpage designer. He has been instructed (after being far too generous a few times) that he should charge what he thinks he deserves TIMES THREE!

never sell yourself short.
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Mother's Day / Re: What are you making your Mum for mothers day?? on: March 08, 2006 07:52:06 AM
yeah i also want to make something really cool. actually i want to make 4 cool things.

one for my mom.
one for my boyfriend of 4 and a half years' mom.
one for my grandmother who will be spending her first mother's day without a husband. Sad
one for my other grandmother who is 89.

any help?

they are all awesome ladies and 3 of them are pretty hip and feministic.
my 89 year old nan is not...but come on! shes EIGHTY NINE!
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Year of the Veteran on: December 07, 2005 07:22:53 AM
That is amazing!
Wow....and thanks to your grandfather.
My grandfather also served, although only in WWII.
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Poppy theme! on: December 07, 2005 07:11:33 AM
The poem is by John McCrae, a Canadian who served in WWI.
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 2 ENTRIES / Re: Floral Curtain Wrap Dress!! on: November 28, 2005 08:18:33 PM
i love your sound of music dress, it is amazing.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Dog Toys for Tess on: November 16, 2005 10:03:19 AM
this is a great idea, my border terrier named abbey loves squeeky toys. so this would be perfect!
7  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Jesse's Flames clarification on: November 03, 2005 04:09:07 PM
thank you!
8  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Jesse's Flames clarification on: November 01, 2005 03:23:14 PM
I'm making Jesse's Flames and I just got past the red line on the front.

I'm a bit confused about the EOR part once I switch back to the black.

When it says to decrease EOR does it mean to decrease on every knit row....or on every other knit row?

Help please!
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Kyoto - anyone want to join? on: April 13, 2005 11:12:36 AM
once i get home and can buy some yarn, i'd LOVE to join this KAL....i am in love with this sweater. ^_^
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hand Spinning Yarn? on: April 07, 2005 10:04:41 AM
i've only ever spun on a replica 18th century drop spindle. good times. i was very proud of myself because i made fingering weight yarn on my first try.

i'd love to learn some techniques from this forum. NEAT!
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