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Monday, 13 February 2012

Bling it on...

...and a bit of good (???) news.

Having been backwards and forwards to Mum's over the weekend it didn't leave a lot of time for paper crafting but certainly provided plenty of time to get the old knitting needles out. After all, they are easily portable and knitting is a great way to pass the time sitting in clinic waiting rooms.

Here are pics of the 3 scarves I finished (I could easily have done another two but hadn't put the yarn in my bag - doh!!!).
As I've explained before, one of the easiest places to take pics is in my kitchen as that is where the light is at its best but I hadn't stopped to think about how to take pics of my scarves before.

I have knitted loads of the things and only just realised how handy the mug tree is for showing off the finished items - what am I like????????
Up until now all the glitzy scarves I've made contained silver lurex but at the weekend I picked up a brown mix with gold...it really looks lovely. Mum said I should have a go at making a hat to match but I think the only way would be to use double-ended needles or a circular needle so that the item can be knitted "in the round"...I'll have to have a think about that...

I mentioned "a bit of good (???) news" - I'm still undecided about it.

I have a small craft store near to where I live and until now the owner has concentrated on mainly card-making materials with a bit of scrapbooking thrown in. As the store is quite small and away from the main road she has been considering some other items that she could stock to help bring the customers in. She has decided on offering some 'ready made' items and she asked me if I would like to sell my cards through her shop.

This is where the problem arises as I never know what to charge for cards so I'm not sure what to do. I know she gets asked a lot for completed cards and I would be one of 3 local crafters who have been asked to supply cards for the shop.

I suppose I could agree on a trial basis and see how things go - any ideas folks?.......................................

7 comments:

Jules said...

Congrats Toni - I say go for it! Can't help you with pricing though, that's something I always struggle with :S

Claire said...

That is brilliant news... how lucky you are... to sell something you so enjoy making... WELL DONE YOU..
as for price... that depends on the card i suppose... but a small suggestion would be to start at 1.50 for a basic working up to about 5.00
Keep us all informed on how it goes...
Claire x

Julia Dunnit said...

Go for it, she's wise to ask three people, that'll give. Amid of styles. My top advice is...stock and be prepared to restock. Don't be offended by non- sales...take em back and put others in place instead....and don't undercharge..150 minimum!!

Sandra said...

Go for it, your cards are lovely.

Allison said...

lovely scarves and good luck with shop sales- nothing ventured nothing gained
AllisonX

Debbie said...

That's fabulous news, Toni, I definitely believe in giving every opportunity a go!! I would say an absolute minimum of £1.50 per card, I know how much work you put into your cards, don't undersell yourself!

Debbie x

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Yay! Congratulations! Your cards are absolutely fab!
No idea about prices in the UK, but as Julie says, don´t undercharge them. And be very clear about amounts of cards and deadlines.