Thursday, August 15, 2013
notes on totes
Earlier this year I decided that I wouldn't be applying for the Auckland Art and Craft Fair this year. I've decided (although I secretly already knew) that a production line of crafts or crafting just wasn't/isn't for me. I enjoy the process of making, coming up with an idea, seeing if I can do it and of course the actual making. I don't enjoy then making the same thing over and over again. No fun.
To be honest all the things I make take too long to actually make any money from them anyway, if I was to charge out an hourly rate, it would be cents not dollars. So why would I put myself and to be honest my family through all that market build up at such a busy time of year?
I do however love making the connection with my customers, meeting blog readers, but there are other ways of doing that.
I have started to list some of my stock in my Felt shop, I'll list more over the coming months too. Once it's gone, it's gone and I have no plans to make any more. So with that in mind, if you've been after one of my embroidered linen notebooks, now is your chance!
Today I listed a couple of tote bags I made over the Summer. The bleach technique I used to make these totes, I tried to replicate on some more denim and it just didn't work. Reinforcing my belief that the "production line" is not the crafting life for me.