Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Creative Space...

My creative space this week is a bit more interesting than last weeks. Hopefully I'll be putting together some more zippered pouches...everything's ready so what can possibly stop me??


My pile of hexagons has been steadily growing so I might turn some of them into tiny pin cushions. I wasn't going to make these for my (not yet open) shop, but I've had a little bit of interest for them so I think I will. How do you figure out how much to sell something like this for? I mean, they take hardly any fabric so it's mostly labour cost I guess...they take about 3 or 4 hours each to make. Any suggestions?


Check out what lots of other crafty people are doing today at Kootoyoo (thanks Kirsty!)

14 comments:

Cotton Kiwi said...

I bet those tiny pincushions would be very popular. I think as far as pricing is concerned you should put an amount on it that you would pay if you were buying it from someone else.

moose and bird said...

Happy Creative Thursday! Pricing is always a tough one. I suppose you need to consider time and how much you would like to get paid for labour per hour, materials, how much you would pay for it if you were to buy it from someone else! I always find it handy to hop onto Made It and Etsy and see what other people are charging for similar things. Hope this helps. xo

Kylie said...

Love your hexagons :) I am the world's worst at pricing. Have a look around and see what others have on them maybe? Good luck with your shop. K

dash robin said...

Great question & answers so far are brilliant. I suggest if this is your income to work backwards from what you need to earn...how many can you sell/do you need to sell + what price would the market take.Once you have your price be really clear about it. Hand crafted goods are often vastly undervalued so be careful not to sell yoursalf short. I love those hexagons too, cute!

Penny said...

Hexagons everywhere I look Hannah! The patience of some people just staggers me! First time visitor - you have a lovely looking blog.

Wendy said...

A little in love with your hexagons...and the photo of them! Good luck with your shop...

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

gorgeous hexagons..
mmm pricing...I guess you need to work out what you would be happy getting per hour, and then go from there.
Don't cut yourself short.
Decide if you are making them for love or profit, and that should help a little with working out costings.

ecoMILF said...

Those are a whole lot of hexagons!! Hope you find the time to get some stuff done! xo m.

Kate said...

I love your tiny pin cushions so I definitely think you should be seeling them. Pricing is impossible for me, I think that's the biggest reason for me not opeing a shop of my own yet. All I can add is that you have to be happy to part with the product for the amount you get for it.

michelle said...

the pincushions should be a hit. i find pricing difficult too. i usually check out similar items on etsy

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I love your little zippered purses, I have never been able to put in a zip with ease. I don't know about pricing but I factor in how much it will cost me to replace the materials used and then some labour added on depending in the amount of time spent on the project. My projects tend to take lots of hours so it is hard to know what is fair without over or under selling myself. Good Luck! Love those pincushions. Who got your swap one I haven't seen it if full view yet?

yardage girl said...

Pricing is tricky - maybe do a bit of surfing and see if people are selling something similar to get an idea of price ranges; but mainly settle for a price that you feel comfortable rewards you enough for the effort and expertise it took to make them. Nic

Nafsika said...

love all the little pieces of fabric in the last photo!!!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Arh... I need to stop reading your blog on concentrate on my actual work... Teeni tiny hex hehe great photo!!

xo Steph