Sunday, October 19, 2008

Wish Me Luck

My husband follows my comments here at the ol' blog, and he is always saying things like, "Here's another person who says you should sell these things...why don't you?" I put him off with some glib comment, "Oh, I don't have time with all the housework I have to do." Ha! A can of Pledge lasts for five years around this house!

I'm not sure what it is that's kept me from making things for sale. Part of it, I guess, is that I worry my stuff isn't up to snuff. Then I worry that it'll take all the fun out of it. From a practical side, I wonder...would people really be willing to pay $20 for an apron?

Then, in a moment of weakness, I decided to give it a try. What's the worst that can happen? Everyone I know gets an apron for Christmas?

So here's my little stack of fabric, waiting to be turned into aprons and clothespin bags. Now I'm starting to feel daunted. What have I done?


Hibler House said...

Just make a few and see how it goes! I saw some really cute aprons for sale at a boutique and almost bought one, except it was $40. FOR AN APRON!!! If you were selling them for $20, I would so be all over that! Good luck! Just do it!

k. said...

Give it a go- you'll only wonder "what if...?" if you don't!

as long as you're just listing what you've made (I presume you'll be on Etsy or similar?) and not making to order, you'll be able to keep it under your control, and not be overwhelmed to meet deadlines etc.

It's a great idea, and haven't you sometimes wished you could just make a living from doing the things you love? (i know I have, and I know I'm not alone!)

Good luck with it all.

Robin said...

I thought the same thing about selling things. When you do custom orders, it does take some of the fun out of creating. I agree with K..just list already made items and you will feel wonderful when people start buying your things.

and...$20 for an apron ~ people will be all over that :)

Columbia Lily said...

yea! good for you!

bunting said...

Go for it - you have great ideas, and good sewing skills. I look forward to seeing your shop some time very soon!