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Ok this is my second try to post this picture. I'm linking it not uploadsing it to Lucenet so there's no wasted storage space. Here goes; what would you charge for a handfelted sheep 7x5x3 approx Assuming the picture shows and I can get this post through!! Thanks all!!
-- Ross (email@example.com), April 03, 2002
OK that works (give it a second) how about this version? Same size on the big one. Ann says thanks too!
-- Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 03, 2002.
No ideas for you, sorry, just wanted to say these are adorable, you are very talented! LQ
-- Little Quacker (email@example.com), April 03, 2002.
They are so adorable. I love the afgan also. You never get enough money for handcrafted items. There are some craft sites on the net. Go to google and type "crafts" and when that comes up and you find a site you like type "pricing" in their search engine. There is a formula for fiquring it but I don't remember what it is.
-- Sheila in NC (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 03, 2002.
My mom is a potter and it never ceases to amaze me how much she gets for her things. She goes to upscale craft shows and city "Artfests". Around here, south PA, I believe you could get $20-25 for a sheep and $30-35 sheep and lamb, maybe more depending upon the particular crowd. My mom did a teddy bear making stint for awhile back in the early '80's and she easily got $30-40 for each bear. She has been so successful over the years with selling her wares...here's what she does: she has a nice inventory-various styles to choose from, sells a few but takes orders on most. The people that commission her for work tell their friends that they had her "design a ____ for them" and before you know it, the friends are calling too. I guess they like the idea of having something custom-made.
By the way, those sheep are great! When I was splurging on my firstborn, I would've bought one for sure. I hope your venture takes off.
-- Penny (email@example.com), April 04, 2002.
I make some like that. (of course wool hasheep first. I was wondering the same thing as I build my collection and prepare to hit the 'craft circuit' in the fall.Good luck.
-- Novina in ND (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 04, 2002.
A friend bought each of my daughters one for a graduation present. Why dont you put it on the barter/sell board. The problem with that board is someone takes it off the board at a certain time. I did pretty good for the few weeks I had my stuff on there though. I raise sheep so I think they're great.
-- debbie (email@example.com), April 04, 2002.
Small world. My Mum knit that afghan in those colours !
Our Agriculture Museum has a sheepshearing festival in May and invites local craft people and sheep growers to set up displays relating to wool and meat. I bought a kit to make sheep very much like those. Perhaps that will open a new market for you too.
-- Deborah Hardy (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 05, 2002.
AUNT DEBORAH!!!!! Oh er um wait a sec I don't have an Aunt Deborah, but my grandmother did make the comforter!! LOL sorry couldn't resist! Kits are a great idea!! Was it more than a lump or three of wool, directions and a felting needle?
-- Ross (email@example.com), April 05, 2002.