I still struggled with some illnesses/injuries, and am finally getting around to feeling better. I finished the "Secret Project" I was talking about in the previous blog post, it's been more than a year? Wow. I have to integrate my Facebook Knittingfoole page in here somehow, I've been posting there. More information about the "Secret Project" will have to wait, however. I've got something else to tell you about.
I'm going to be offering them for sale on a limited basis. Let me explain.
I've considered having an Etsy store. Actually, I had one for a few months a long time ago. I never sold even one thing on there. But it was only up for a very short time. However, I've heard that Etsy is not so great for small sellers nowadays. Also, I'd have to figure out taxes and whatnot.
I don't really want this to be a "business." My whole mode of operation is that I "solve problems" for people.
Someone asks me, "Can you make [something that solves a problem for them]?" and together we figure out what I can make to solve their problem. They pay me, either in some form of cash, a barter, or a combination thereof. Usually just enough to cover materials and a bit for my time. I'm not looking to make a bundle. But it would be nice to be able to not have to worry about where the money for materials to continue making things for people will come from.
So, I don't think I'm going to have a store on Etsy or anywhere else. I will probably figure out how to have a "Garage Sale" here on this website somehow.
In the meantime, let's talk Birthday Postcards.
So many things! But, postcards.
But I digress.
The little defects.
I could try erasing it. But after putting the wax on...no, I'd rather not wind up with that result. So, the pencil marks remain. I think it looks kind of quaint. Maybe that's just me.
Yeah, probably just me.
But, it's still usable.
OK, So here's the deal
Now, what next?
I'm going to make a Postcard Page with all the pics and details, and if you're interested, contact me via the contact form or on Facebook or Twitter. First come, first served. (If the cards have been sold, maybe we can make a deal about a custom pack for you! Please feel free to ask.) If I'm careful, I think I can keep shipping to about $5. I kind of looked around for standard pricing on handmade postcards and it varies widely. A few cents a card (for "homemade" printed cards) to 3 or 4 dollars per card (for hand painted ones). I think $15 for a set of 6 would not be out of line. I would also break them up, sell 3 for $9. (This would be WITHOUT stamps) Then there would be two sets. But wait! These are Seconds, after all. Therefore, the price would be $8 for a set of 6 and $4 for a set of 3. Then add shipping to that.
So, go HERE or following other links around the site to the Postcard Page. See you there!
Have a crafty day.