To sell or not to sell?

A friend of mine mentioned to me at the beginning of the week that she thinks I should try and turn my hobby into an income and make stuff and sell it.

I brushed this off initially as I only make things for myself.  However, after pondering for a few days, I’m tempted to stockpile some of my makes and perhaps have a stall at a craft fayre or something similar. I’m concerned that although I like the things I make, will others be willing to buy it. If so how much should I ask for?

I work full time along with running a home and family etc and to fit in some sewing isn’t always possible every evening.. Would I turn my hobby into a chore and loose heart?

Although the thought of making some extra cash is quite a nice thought!

Does anyone else sell their makes? Any advise or opinions greatly received 🙂 xxx

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A Puurrrfect finish :)

Ta-dah !! Finally after many interruptions and some long hours sewing, I have completed my pussy cats door stop. Although I have not weighted it, so I’m not sure if it will be used as a doorstop or not.

I loved seeing this project grow and it was great when I finally got around to assembling it today

The material was sourced from various places. Some I had in stock and some is recycled shirts I brought from a car boot sale. The jewels are some costume earrings I purchased in a sale. I do enjoy using reclaimed materials and turning them into something. It’s amazing how far an old shirt can go. The patterns can be quite interesting and the also come with buttons.

hope you like it ….

Getting there slowly….

I am chipping  away at my cat doorstop.

I have a new kitten in our house, which has slowed my progress. As you can imagine, with cute kitten eyes staring at me, I’m easily distracted.

This is my distraction :)

This is my distraction 🙂

J

3 cats done

I just have 2 more cats to do then to assemble them and stuff them. Hopefully I will have finished by they weekend

xxx

Absence

Apologies for my lack of blogging. I had the sad experience of my much loved cat ‘Oscar’ passing away suddenly last week. It left me with not much enthusiasm to do much.

I have decided to turn my grief for him towards a fitting tribute. I have found a great pattern for a cat doorstop that I have began to work on.

I will keep my blog updated with its progress….

This is Oscar amongst my materials when I was making the flower appliqué cushion.

This is Oscar amongst my materials when I was making the flower appliqué cushion.

This is part of the pattern for the doorstop which is 5 cats joined together in total.

This is part of the pattern for the doorstop which is 5 cats joined together in total

This is my progress so far...

This is my progress so far…

As you can see it is quite a large task for me. I am determined to do it well and make a good job of it. The hardest and longest pats are tracing out the patterns and making the stencils.

The flowered material is an old shirt which I will try and work into each cat along the way. The other materials so far are from what I’ve already had in stock.

Xxx

Yay, it’s the weekend! What shall I make?…

So, it’s snowing and I have a whole weekend off work. The shopping is done, the housework is pretty much all done, so I think it’s time to make something but not too sure whether to soldier on with squares until I have enough for a pillow or to look on the Internet for a small makey make.  There are some great little projects I have found online, but don’t know if my skills are quite that good yet.  But I guess there is only one way to find out hey!

Here are some photos of my granny square progress this week.

Xxx