All That Spare Crochet StuffBy Veronica Smith – 5 Comments
Okay, I have been going through Crochet Spot’s freebies and the store, AGAIN, and remembering the things I have made from them. What have I discovered? I have realized that some of the patterns are very addictive and you cannot stop at one. I mean who can resist those cute little chickens, or the scarves, beanies and doilies? They all make up really quickly and use different yarns and suddenly they are all different.
Now I don’t know about you but there are only a certain amount of toys and cat toys I can make. For starters my young nieces and nephews, and not so young daughters have about all they can take with crochet toys. And cat toys, well I don’t have a cat and don’t know anybody with one, but they’re oh so cute and in the cupboard. Made too many flowers? Then STICK A FLOWER ON IT and sell it.
I have found this book. Now I must say right now that I don’t get any sort of financial remuneration etc. for mentioning this book. I am only telling you about it because it is great. It is called – wait for it…
“The Handmade Marketplace – How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online” it is by Kari Chapin. I suggest you Google it. I have found it from $10 to $20 so shop around or advise your local library to get it for you!
It is written in the simplest language, without treating you like an idiot. As the title suggests it tells you how to sell your wares anywhere from selling to friends, people you bump into in the shops right through to online and wholesale selling. Now all that end bit might seem a bit daunting, however this book takes the scary bit out of it. If you’re in the USA it also gives you contacts!
Maybe this is not for you but if you can get your hands on it then it is a good, quick, simple read. At the very least you might be able to make a few extra $$$ to fund your crochet habit. This might not be for you, however even if you are a bit curious then give it a go, especially if your library has it for free.
…it has made me more comfortable about getting into the retail marketplace.
Have you ever considered selling your wares or are you already making money from your craft?