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Craft Sale

In a few days, I will be setting up a table at a craft sale.  I am getting really excited. It has been a long time since I have done this. What I am worried about is pricing my items properly. I don’t want to undercut myself, but I also don’t want to make my things too expensive. The time it takes to make things and the cost of materials is something that I think about while I’m putting prices on.

I’ve been crocheting and knitting for a long time now and I will be doing both for the foreseeable future. The enjoyment that I get from working with yarn and other materials is stress-free comfort. Feeling the different textures run between my fingers is like no other feeling that I can describe.

If any of you fellow crafters have tips on pricing that you use, please feel free to leave a comment. I would sincerely appreciate any and all ideas that you have. This has been pain in my posterior for a long long time.

 

 

A Stick And Some String

Day 19

A Stick And Some String

I wonder how the idea of crochet came about

Did they try and try and fail and pout

Makes you wonder how they came to ponder

that one would even try to conjure

Why they would persist at anything

With a little stick and some string

Half Done

Day 15

Half Done

I can’t crochet a blanket

and leave it half done.

What good would it be

to leave it half done?

You couldn’t use it

only being half done.

A blanket for charity is no

charity at all when its half done.

How can it keep someone warm

if its only half done.

I can’t do it. Not me. I’m not a

half done kind of person.

It’s all or nothing for me

I don’t do things half done.

Just For Me

I really need some new dish cloths. So after some pondering, it took quite some time to convince myself that it would be alright for me to take some time off and make something Just For Me.

You see, I’m not used to doing that. I am usually busy making things for others that it doesn’t even cross my mind to make something for myself. I figured that I make dish cloths so quickly that I really could take some time for me. And you know what?  It feels good.  Besides that, I’ve been wanting to try this new yarn organizer that my sister got me for Christmas. It keeps the balls from becoming tangled or rolling across the floor. I have to tell you Tracy (sister), I Love It!!! Thank you, Thank you.

I didn’t get into my cotton yarn bin for these colors. These were easy to get to. If you saw my stash, you would understand my dilemma on getting to my cotton bin. Oh dear   😦

That is going to be my project for another day. It gives me a headache just thinking about it! LOL  Well friends, it’s time to show you some photos of the dishcloth that I am making and of the  colors that I picked for the others. I figured that three cloths would be enough for now.

 

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I’ll show you the end product. It won’t take too long for me to finish these. Then I have to figure out what I’m going to start on next. Everything I make is…

Made-with-Love

 

 

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2017-A Year For Doing Good Things

What a great way to start off the new year.  I got a pleasant surprise the other day by email.

I made a Christmas afghan a couple of years ago that got auctioned off for charity.  Well, the person that won it sent me an email. They said how much they enjoyed the afghan and that they had gotten many compliments on it. They also said that I should make more of them.

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Afghan I made for charity.

To say that I was overjoyed is an understatement. I know that my plans for crocheting more for charity this year is a good one and a plan that I will keep. It makes me feel good to know that people really do appreciate good work.

I was thinking about all of the different color combinations that I could choose from and I thought about two or three different blues and white. The possibilities are endless.

The email that I got has made me realize another thing. How very important it is to think of others. That you are keeping someone warm or making a security blanket for a child. Or just the simple fact that you care enough about someone and I have been blessed to see the smile and joy on a child’s face when they get a blanket. That is enough for me to keep on doing this thing that I have been doing for years and years. The smiles of appreciation. Oh yeah, that will do it for me.

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