If you come here often you will undoubtedly know of my love of vintage sheets that has emerged in the last 12 months. You’ll probably be aware of my Etsy shop where I’ve started selling packs of vintage sheet charm squares because to be honest I can’t use all the fabric I have.
Many packs of charms have now been sent across the world, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and the UK. So I’ve had my thinking cap on and have now added Vintage Sheet Bunting Kits to the shop so that you can make your own delicious, unique bunting to decorate your house or garden.
So, yes this is a blatant attempt at self promotion.
Well I had a stall at a craft fair yesterday, I had a few sales, had some lovely conversations with people but went to bed feeling disheartened. I’ve been in discussions with a local shop owner about stocking my work in their shop, but they want/need to mark everything up by 100% or take 50% of the retail price (same thing, different way of looking at it!).
So the option is that I work for nothing, or sell my work for a lot more than I already do (which means it probably wouldn’t sell). In my mind there is no point in me selling my work and not covering my costs, that’s obvious isn’t it?
I’ve suggested 30% of final sale price and will wait to see the response, I’m not holding my breath but I am feeling satisfied that I’m standing my ground on this.
The silver lining in the cloud is that I had a couple of big orders from the shop over the weekend, they’ve gone in the post this morning and I now need to get a whole lot of cutting done!
So if you need cheering up and even if you don’t here’s a code for 10% off anything in the shop until 10pm (UK time) on Wednesday 4th July. Code: JUL0212
I’d love to hear your thoughts, do you sell your work or do you sew/craft for the love of it?
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