Tag Archives: fiber arts

I Need Advice

26 May

With the changes in the world, I really want to get back to promoting and selling my products through my website.

infinity scarf

I keep expanding what I make, but that means I have to deal with shipping.  I can’t find a way to figure shipping that gives me control.

candles and wax melts

Paypal lets me create shipping based on dollar amount or weight.  But it doesn’t let me fluctuate between methods the way I need.

hats and ear band

Right now, my shipping is set for soap sales.

goats milk soap

I can upgrade my account at Weebly to use their shipping calculator, but I’m afraid I’m going to run into the same problem.

fine art print

My understanding is that Etsy no longer lets you charge shipping.  I thought about using Facebook, but I’m not sure how that works.

note cards

I can add shipping to the cost of the product, but I still can get weird combinations that means people could pay a lot more than they need to for me to ship their items if I have to jack up the price of everything.

feed sack totes

I really don’t want to do that.  I just got a lot of my inventory back from the consignment shop where I had to jack up the prices by twenty percent so they could have their cut.

goat’s milk lotion

It could also leave me stuck paying a large amount of postage and losing money on an order if I don’t add enough to items.

I try to keep my prices reasonable.  I haven’t raised the prices of my soaps since I started making them, and trust me the cost of supplies has gone up.

dish cloths, dryer balls, and coasters

I do allow for people to message me what they want, and then I can figure the price of shipping and send an invoice, which works well, but would most people be okay with that in our world of instant gratification?

hand knit llama wool rugs

What do you think?  Any ideas?

Friday’s Hunt v1.19

6 May

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  I’m excited for week nineteen!  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with T, Week’s Favorite, and evening.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with S: I’ve always thought those long necks folded into an S shape.

Goose S_6108ews

Lucy has had horrible luck (or no skill) keeping goslings alive.  Where they are at, they keep falling off the ledge, and she refuses to left the remaining eggs in the nest.  I thought the other geese would take care of them, but they were no better at taking care of them.

gosling_6110ews

Well, she gave me one more surprise a couple of nights ago, and so far the other geese are taking care of it because she’s still sitting on a couple of eggs.  I hope they manage to keep this one alive.

geese and gosling_6192ews

Week’s Favorite:  I was very excited when I got my mail the other day and found a package from Claire.  She made me a little square she knitted from the yarn she spun from Llenny’s fleece.

llama_5967ews

She also made me this lovely headband/ear warmer.  I love it!

headband ews

Smile:  The headband and the gosling both made me smile, but I’ll share my go-to dude for smiles, Sam.  He makes me smile with his elf face, and I swear he’s always smiling at me.  You know, that, “Ha, ha, you can’t touch me!” kind of smile.

Saanen buck_6171ews

Now it’s your turn!

I’m also sharing with Random 5 Friday, Fun Friday Favorites, and Willy Nilly Friday.