I went to the knitting store yesterday to get some cute buttons for my knitting needle cases (and we’re back to buttons again. I think I need a button subscription. Is there button of the month club I can join?). Anyway, the ladies knitting there asked what I had made and were so impressed. One lady asked if they were for sale and wanted to know how much I’m charging for them. I honestly don’t know yet. The cases I’ve made are not even finished and I haven’t thought at all about pricing. I wanted to wait until they’re done to focus on that sticky, tricky aspect. So I said “I don’t know yet” and then the other ladies started chit-chatting away and I ended up not selling a thing. Which I don’t know how I feel about now. I know the point of becoming a business to sell handmade stuff is to sell stuff, but I wasn’t in the mindset right then to actually sell my UNFINISHED product to someone yet. I’m specifically making them for the CITYCRAFT show on April 26th to put out on the table (otherwise it’ll be empty). All I came to the store for was buttons, not to feel like an idiot afterwards. So what’s wrong with my logic here? I know something needs to change but I don’t know how to make myself feel less shy about selling my stuff. And my stuff is nice, so I shouldn’t feel shy about it…
But on the plus side, Cosy a.k.a. Cosymakes was there and said she liked my cases 🙂
I started a 5th case (now a total of 5 unfinished cases…) last night in sewing class. I should be done with 3 of them very soon. Just sewing on the closure and button. I wish my machine had a button hole maker. I think I may buy a new Singer sometime.
And I have been knitting. Sewing hasn’t replaced my knitting entirely! I’m making yet another Sadie dress, this time modified with stripes on the bottom. And still a secret project that’s been on the back burner for a while. Still can’t say what it is so I can submit it to Knitty.