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Post  TP on Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:15 am

Does anyone make anything and sell it?
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Post  life_in_termoil on Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:21 am

nope!!
But I do have all kinds of craft ideas I would love to do but its "just getting round to doing it"
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Post  TP on Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:24 am

too much time on the mse board ha ha.
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Post  life_in_termoil on Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:42 am

haha something like that lol x
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Post  alec eiffel on Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:09 am

I do occasionally but it's only on an ad hoc basis when someone asks me if I'll make something, I don't sell on Folksy or anything. I've made stuff like cushion covers, doorstops, bags and I tart up furniture too. None of my mates can be bothered/have time to do but they know I like it so it works well.

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Post  csarina on Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:10 am

I do make things to sell.....100% cotton hand knitted dish and floor cloths that can be slung in the washer. We recently had a quilt show and very much tongue in cheek I put a basket of 16 dish cloths and a floor cloth on our stall, I sold the lot and also has orders for more.

I make quilts, but I find that people do not understand the time,effort and cost of making a quilt, so most of the ones I make I give away or have around the house, on the back of chairs or folded on the bottom of a bed.

I make various other things, shabby chic cushion covers, table mats and pot holders, ring pillows for weddingd or as presents for Christenings with the childs date of bith on. lavender bags, cards to name but a few.


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Post  knitmylife on Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:40 am

i make a fair bit of stuff too but not to sell.

i like to make blankets for the sofa and beds. cushion covers, dishcloths etc.

im currently working on a pheasant tapestry and another winter blanket for the sofa.

dishcloths are a constant and i usually give them away. i keep the whole family supplied.

i love making things and have loads of ideas. i hate the fact that i have to go to work and it interfers with my crafting.

i also enjoy cooking and have often thought of selling muffins etc but dont think there is enough money in it plus being rural there are fuel costs involved.

would love to tho xx
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Post  life_in_termoil on Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:26 am

I'd love to make some decorative wooden hearts similar to those sold by East of India but ive not got a clue how or where to start. Any ideas?
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Post  life_in_termoil on Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:28 am

Knitted dishclothes,

I have loads that my mum knitted for me all different colours which I use everywhere around the house. They last for years!!!
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Post  alec eiffel on Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:50 pm

To make the wooden hearts I'd just get some thinnish wood, draw on a heart and cut it out with a jigsaw, sand the edges then paint. You can also buy the ready cut hearts, #hobbyCraft sell 5 thin ones for about £1.

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Post  Bitsy Beans on Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:20 pm

I've made cards to sell and last year I made Christmas craft items to sell. To be honest unless you're selling at a proper craft fair I find people aren't prepared to pay for hand made items. Bit to used to Primarni cheapness. Mind you I made myself a fabric handbag and a mum at school wanted me to make her one. For me it's a question of time, I can't afford to give up childminding but with my own kids being so young I am finding it a struggle to fit it all in (and spending too long on MSE doesn't help either Embarassed ) Perhaps when they are a bit older I can do more craft stuff and try and sell it on Folksy but for the moment that's on a back burner for at least another year until my youngest is in full time school.
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Post  stiltwalker on Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:03 am

I used to do craft fairs with a mixed stall of everthing from cards to bags, books and jewellery but I've not been near my craft stash since the kids were born. I WILL get around to getting back into it one day!
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Post  wendy on Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:57 pm

you name it....I've had a go at it lol

half finished craft projects all over the place....this is another thing that I want to get sorted out...and de-clutter the place!

It's just getting the motivation together...the more time I have, the more I procrastinate...thats a big word for me! Shocked
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Post  froogs on Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:29 pm

I'm thinking of selling my crochet projects, mainly kiddies woolly hats.

My problem is I never think my work is good enough even though my kids wear the stuff I make quite comfortably.

I'm also wondering will people pay more for a hat because it is hand made (in order for me to make a profit) or whether cheap is better.

It's a risk to invest in so much yarn to only have piles of hats I can't shift or have to sell cheaply and make loss.

I guess I should start slowly.
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Post  froogs on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:22 pm

I've been busy Very Happy I've started a blog (mainly about me, a diary of my life) and got a business idea... and started making! I am very excited to actually be doing something other than being a housewife and mum.

I am now a mum, homemaker and mumpreneur! Wish me luck, I'm going to need it because there are so many people making and selling children's hats. Somehow I have to dazzle folk pale
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Post  alec eiffel on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:29 pm

Wow, how exciting, good luck with that. I have no advice for you really but I would have a look at facebook and places like that to see how people are marketing similar stuff there. Adding the "lifestyle" aspect of it seems to bump the price up!

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Post  PurpleIvy on Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:17 am

I advertise on my business cards Sewing Repairs and Alterations, but in fact I get mostly alterations. I have just handed over a quilt that someone wanted me to make from Cath Kidston fabric. Not my normal thing at all, never made a quilt....She was delighted and her daughter (who just had the baby it was for) was also delighted. I wish I had charged more. Didn't know what to charge really.
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Post  lollyfin on Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:06 am

I used to make soaps and bath bombs and stuff like that and sell them at craft fairs and I loved it
i do actually miss it quite a lot as it got me out of the house and meeting people, most crafters are very nice people and so are most of the customers
i agree setting a price is difficult and also the feeling of asking people to pay me for things I have made when its so easy/doesnt take long/im not good enough feelings set in. In reality i was working in the house for 4-6 hours a day every day then being out for whole days at events. Run up to xmas was mental...working till 2am then up again at 6 to start all over again.. loved it tho but wouldnt work those hours for anyone but myself Very Happy
Oh i think i might be talking myself back into working for myself again....
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Post  Rosie on Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:42 am

frugaliciousness wrote:I've been busy Very Happy I've started a blog (mainly about me, a diary of my life) and got a business idea... and started making! I am very excited to actually be doing something other than being a housewife and mum.

I am now a mum, homemaker and mumpreneur! Wish me luck, I'm going to need it because there are so many people making and selling children's hats. Somehow I have to dazzle folk pale

Where's your blog please & is that where you're selling your hats?
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Post  froogs on Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:19 pm

I have decided to take down my blog address anything that can identify me.

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Post  Rosie on Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:55 pm

frugaliciousness wrote:I have decided to take down my blog address anything that can identify me.


That's why I couldn't find it, good luck with selling your hats.
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Post  TP on Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:14 am

I thought i would bump this thread up for any new members.

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Post  PurpleIvy on Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:56 am

At the moment only to order. Today I'm finishing some sofa cushion covers, for a person whose old covers are 'dogged out'. Unfortunately she didn't wash them before she brought them here!
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Post  flibsey on Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:44 am

I make and try to sell.

http://www.folksy.com/shops/Flibsey

http://www.facebook.com/Flibseystuffs

but as yet, nothing has sold lol. I'll be sticking an age 2-3 shift dress in black with red skulls on at some point too.
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Post  TP on Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:54 am

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