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Well Hardly professionally .. but giving it a go ...

Flobear

Re: Well Hardly professionally .. but giving it a go ...
« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2020, 11:30:02 AM »
I agree with @Greybird . If you can afford to stay on a month or two until the early birds are doing their C  :ninja: :ninja: s  shopping then you're in with a good chance of some sales, I reckon.
Dogs are such a help when dressmaking!

Iminei

Re: Well Hardly professionally .. but giving it a go ...
« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2020, 11:31:01 AM »
I totally agree, for me shopping is now essentials only as infrequently as possible ...
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Ohsewsimple

Re: Well Hardly professionally .. but giving it a go ...
« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2020, 12:19:11 PM »
I don’t think I’ve been into a shop since the end of March.  Doesn’t mean I’m not spending money but have to do it online I’m afraid. 

Lowena

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« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2020, 13:37:00 PM »
@Iminei have you got a Facebook shop too? Lots of people are buying online and your things are small enough to post. Just a thought
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Ellabella

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« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2020, 13:55:40 PM »
It’s a weird time to sell anything not purely practical at the moment, people are not browsing.

If you can keep going a little longer you should hopefully get the Christmas trade.

Have you thought of Etsy?  I don’t know how much they take but you can sell things without having to leave home apart from going to the PO.

Love the quilt BTW and how much are you charging for the butterflies?

jintie

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« Reply #50 on: August 19, 2020, 15:16:32 PM »
@Iminei your work is beautiful enough to look good online.
Stroppy old grandma

snoozi soozi

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« Reply #51 on: August 19, 2020, 15:39:47 PM »
This might not work either but what about a market stall?

I visited a nearby town last week on market day and it was lovely to have a browse in the open air with no need to wear a face mask.  Spent money at the button stall too....

Missie

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« Reply #52 on: August 19, 2020, 20:34:49 PM »
Have you thought of Etsy? 

There was quite a lot of coverage flying around a few months ago about Etsy making changes to their platforms that disadvantaged the small suppliers.  I would advise careful and thorough investigation if going down the Etsy route.
A measly 2.5m of stash used so far!

Happymrsg

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« Reply #53 on: August 19, 2020, 20:49:04 PM »
@Iminei the quilt is absolutely beautiful.

Iminei

Re: Well Hardly professionally .. but giving it a go ...
« Reply #54 on: August 20, 2020, 09:48:44 AM »
The Handful of Scraps Magic one ?

Thank you, super easy, super quick .... I made it for a tutorial on QAYG ... (which you BOMers better be boning up on ... the times approaching :devil: )
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Happymrsg

Re: Well Hardly professionally .. but giving it a go ...
« Reply #55 on: August 21, 2020, 20:26:32 PM »
The Handful of Scraps Magic one ?

Thank you, super easy, super quick .... I made it for a tutorial on QAYG ... (which you BOMers better be boning up on ... the times approaching :devil: )

Super easy & super quick? I usually do garment sewing. Ive had a quick look at your tutorial, It looks like I would need to buy a cutting board, rulers & stuff. If we are locked down this winter, it might be time to have a go.

wrenkins

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« Reply #56 on: August 21, 2020, 20:31:09 PM »
Well heloooooo @Happymrsg. Come away in and have some cake.  :cake: @Lowena keeps a tight rein on the biscuits so cake's easier.  :laughing:
One mat, one ruler, one cutter and you're off!  ;)
Harbouring resentment is like swallowing poison and waiting for the other person to die!

SingingSinger

Re: Well Hardly professionally .. but giving it a go ...
« Reply #57 on: August 21, 2020, 21:38:20 PM »
Well heloooooo @Happymrsg. Come away in and have some cake.  :cake: @Lowena keeps a tight rein on the biscuits so cake's easier.  :laughing:
One mat, one ruler, one cutter and you're off!  ;)

Watch out @Happymrsg. The Darkside will reel you in. You'll be making a quilt before you know it  :laughing:
Mostly a dressmaker with a few other crafts thrown in. Teetering on the Darkside. Owner of vintage machines Bernina 730 Record, Singer 201K and Elna Lotus SP (and a Brother Innovis 350SE)

Lowena

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« Reply #58 on: August 21, 2020, 22:24:29 PM »
Welcome from me too.....just counting the garibaldis....
« Last Edit: August 21, 2020, 22:30:52 PM by Lowena »
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Happymrsg

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« Reply #59 on: August 22, 2020, 13:34:44 PM »
Thanks so much for your kind comments. I will have a think.
I have some stuff to do in my house before I can embark on this.
But hopefully in a couple of months....