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Mulderknitter
09-29-2007, 06:09 PM
A bit back my LYS was doing a charity craft sale for the victims of our Mpls bridge collapse, and since I used to drive that bridge at least twice a day for 5 years, I decided to donate, but wanted something I could make a lot of that would sell for cheap because people tend to like to buy little things at those events it seems. So I made up about 20 of these:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b197/MulderMom/Picture063.jpg
They are big stuffed fish with catnip. My cats love them. Literally rip them to pieces requiring fish surgery. I brought them all (pre tested by my cats of course) to the LYS and only put a price of $3 a piece because I was going to be embarrased if I had to take them back.
Well, today I was in the LYS, and the owner asked if those were mine, and I said yes. She said she ended up having to buy 3 for her cats, and her employee had to buy 2. They all sold!
Ok, I know, they are just sewn fish with catnip. But I MADE THEM, and they sold to people! I didn't have to give them to people! Even my treasured mentor LYS PAID MONEY FOR THEM!:yay::woohoo:
As a side, I asked if she would be interested in selling them in her shop, and she said "maybe..." with a smile.:woot:
I love that shop!

knitgal
09-29-2007, 06:18 PM
Congratulations! I hope she wants you to sell them in her store, that would be so great.
I also love the chili pepper fabric, very original!

mrslevite
09-30-2007, 11:06 AM
Congratulations! That is a fantastic feeling to know you have a talent and skill that other people appreciate. ::yay:

lucky_alf2
10-01-2007, 12:26 AM
Cute idea!! Way to go!

dustinac
10-01-2007, 09:00 AM
:woot:Congrats!!!:woot:

Prazzie
10-01-2007, 09:04 AM
Lovely, well done!

If your LYS doesn't want to sell them, you should sell them on Etsy.