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17/07/2013 at 22:18
My best friends SIL had her baby girl 7 weeks early on Saturday. I said i'd crochet a blanket, as I am keen to practice.
I taught myself a new "technique" yesterday, and finished the blanket today.
My friend said they have gone for a pink and yellow colour scheme...
I then decided it looked plain, so looked up how to make flowers, and added a couple of those.
I am loving all these babies that are being born lately. H thinks I could make them to sell, but not sure about that. This blanket cost just under £5 to make, and took around 9/10 hours, so not sure how I could price that up. Any ideas?
17/07/2013 at 22:24
Waaa those flowers are so cute - good work AK it looks beautiful.
I think they are lovely. The flowers look great too. Well done.
17/07/2013 at 22:30
It's lovely, well done x
17/07/2013 at 22:42
It's fab, do you think the more you practice you'd get quicker? In terms of selling I mean? I'd have a scout around Etsy and FB for an idea of how much people charge for similar. It is lovely well done! x
17/07/2013 at 22:58
It's gorgeous, the flowers are so cute. You could definitely sell them, can't believe how quickly you made it!
18/07/2013 at 05:34
It's so pretty! Are you going to consider doing this alongside the buttons??
18/07/2013 at 06:52
That's gorgeous AK, well done x
18/07/2013 at 08:29
So cute AK! Very talented well done x
18/07/2013 at 08:30
Thank you ladies.
Weekender, I definitely get quicker, the more practice I have. This was my first attempt at this kind of design, so I was learning as I went along. Also, depends on the size of the blanket. This one is quite big, so obviously, smaller blankets won't take as long.
White Sparkles - I was thinking about adding them on to my button boys page, but one of my friends makes crocheted blankets too, and I don't want her to feel I am stepping on her toes. Especially as she charges £35 for a blanket like that, without flowers, and there's no way I would charge that. I don't want her to think I am trying to out do her, if that makes sense?
18/07/2013 at 08:31
Thats lovely, well done you.
18/07/2013 at 12:19
see what I was thinking was to work out an "hourly rate" sort of thing, to price it up. You've done a fab job of it!
18/07/2013 at 13:00
That's really lovely. If you can make money out of your talent then why don't you? Crochet is a big seller in the baby prop world, hats, nappy covers etc. I pay anything between £5 and £15 for newborn crochet hats. You only have to look at the shops on Etsy to see how popular it is.
18/07/2013 at 13:12
Hmmm that's a difficult one. I'd still be tempted to if it were me, yours are different to hers with the detail on them anyway.
18/07/2013 at 13:18
I may just make a few up, and sell them with a small profit, rather than custom orders. That'd take the enjoyment out of it I think. My friend does custom orders, so I'd be doing it a bit differently.
18/07/2013 at 13:41
remember the pp/dw for sale board on FB, you might get some orders/sales that way x
18/07/2013 at 13:43
Ah, good thinking Weekender
18/07/2013 at 14:03
They're lovely blankets. Crochet is so fashionable now.
Good idea to try selling some and make a bit of money back from something you enjoy doing.
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