Thursday, September 17, 2009

What To Do...

Ok. I don't know what to do with these. I make hats every winter. I thought I was quick... but upon discussing crochet with my friend Becky from wanderlust*creations who crochets about 6,768,234 times faster than I do, I realized I'm sloooow. It hurts me to sell a hat for a mere $20 when I know how long it took me. Not that I ever sold one. So when they expired, aside from the Etsy Front Pagers, I didn't relist them. Now that it's getting colder I'm wondering what to do with them.

--give them to friends?
--have a giveaway?
--relist them on Etsy?
--start wearing a hell of a lot more hats?
--who the hell knows?

It's easier to give away a hat to someone I like than to only charge $20. Does that make any sense?

Recently I made a Facebook post saying that I was in a baby stuff making mood and if any of my friends were pregnant and I forgot/didn't yet know then they'd better tell me if they want cool stuff. Only one of my friends was ballsy enough to say "Hey my wife is pregnant, what do we get?" Happens to be my first high school boyfriend too - haha! If you want my stuff you've got to tell me. He's getting something awesome. My memory is shit and I need this all grouped into one memorable corner of my mind.

So far on my Knocked-Up List is: my best friend Megan, my ex-boyfriend Jessy, my cousin Kathy, my childhood best friend Michelle, and dang it... someone I've forgotten. That will now bother me all night.

From hats to this... how does that happen? What do I do with these hats?? Give them to the first gutsy people that scream at me "I WANT A HAT!! GIMME ONE!!"? I love them but I don't want them throwing off the feeling of my shop as it is now. Crocheted hats just seem kind of random in there. Am I being wayyy too picky?


JustJaynes said...

I know what you mean. I have some hair pins and scrabble tiles in my shop that don't quite fit... they throw off the "vibe" of my shop. I'll probably deactivate them and sell them at craft shows this fall. I love your hats! Do you still have all those? You could have a giveaway on your blog or someone elses blog. I see lots of giveaway promotions.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

That hat in the middle is so cute!.. I knit here and there.. but always end up giving the stuff away as gifts.. there are so many people on etsy that sell knits & crochets.. and they are so good at it.. and for the time it makes me to make one to sell the hourly ratio doesn't make it worth it!.. They are so cute though!

DesignsByBec said...

All I have to say is... the blue and grey one is adorable! I love it.

Anonymous said...

How long does it take you to make the hats? I crochet too and it takes me about an hour to make a hat. I usually spend way too much time choosing the buttons and embellishments for the hat though. I charge $20-22... you can charge more. Some people sell tons of hats for $28-40.