Sunday, July 17, 2011

I just came across this adorable quilted chess set and I just have to share it with everyone.  It's in Rebecca's Touch on  I think it's absolutely wonderful.

The link to it is

I found this in a collection in which my tic tac toe game was featured.  That collection can be viewed at

I also had a trellis necklace featured in another collection.  You can see it at

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pricing Tips

I see it's been awhile since I posted something.  My, how time flies!  I'm not even sure where it went or what I did.  Not a lot of crocheting or knitting, unfortunately.  Work has been busy.  There have been many projects at home.  My rhubarb and strawberries have been going crazy!  I've made strawberry rhubarb pie, strawberry rhubarb jam, strawberry bread, and rhubarb crisp!  The jam turned out very good I must say.  I've never made jam before.  We spent time with family on the 4th of July.  And I think somewhere in there I actually took time to RELAX.  Not a word I'm very familiar with.

So tonight I've spent some time reading some various forums and I ran across this post on Artfire by the Faded Leaves shop (see her shop here:  She posted an ebook about pricing your products.   I pretty much follow the formula where you take 2x the cost of materials and add 20%.  I also try and compare my item with similar things in stores and on-line.  It was good information to read again.  You can find the pricing tips at:

Some of my items have been featured in some collections on Artfire and I made a couple of sales (thank you buyers!)!  You can see the collections at and I particularly like the pink and yellow collection.  My dish cloths are the first item pictured.  One of my trellis necklaces is featured in the other one.

Artfire is also having their Christmas in July sale.  I've added a promotion code for 5% off my clearance section and the Christmas section.  This will get you some very inexpensive items in the Clearance section which will make great gifts!  Here's a couple:

Waterfall Afghan $20.00

Beaded Bracelet $2.50

I hope everyone had an enjoyable 4th and will get some more vacation time this summer.  I'm aiming for August for vacation.