Monday, November 8, 2010

I Will Never Do That Again!

When I got the call in August, I was so flattered. Someone finally liked something I made well enough to buy them… And not just one, but 13 sets! So, of course I said yes.

That was dumb!

Now I know I’m no entrepreneur and that was very quickly apparent as I began gathering and purchasing the supplies to make the order.

When I made the original ones, I used all materials that I already had on hand and charged what I thought people would be willing to pay. But buying all new materials to match what she wanted was a whole different ball game. If I hadn’t already had quite a bit of the material or would have not bought things on sale, the project would have cost me about $130 more than I charged her. It did cost me a bit out of pocket but not that much. Thank goodness!

Needless to say, all this made this little project more than a little frustrating. Somehow sewing for someone else just seemed to suck all of the joy out of it. I could have had it done weeks ago if I hadn’t found so many things I would rather do like scrubbing toilets, mucking out the chicken coop or just about anything…

On the bright side I LOVE these things! They are probably one of my favorite patterns I made up myself. I use mine all the time! So I will probably be making more in the future (I’ll just be charging more for them). :o)

 cozy order  01 cozy order  02 cozy order  03 cozy order  04 cozy order  05 cozy order  06 cozy order  07  This set is my favorite one!

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I love the cherries, apples and cupcakes!

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In case you were wondering, this is how you use them…

using cozies  01Slip the bowl into the center

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Cinch up the strings.

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Ready to go…

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This is my favorite of the two cozies…

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Pull the flaps over…

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Velcro it into place…

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And off you go!

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