Of course, I finished my Jumbo rope cushion, sent it off to the shop and have been waiting for a reply but I don't seem to have been able to settle to anything else. I got out my Kid Silk Haze project which has not been touched since January. I started trying to unpick it (ha ha!) The first two rows seemed to unravel relatively easily, but then ...... well lets say after many hours I gave up.
Unfortunately, as I suspected, the shop didn't want my Crochet Rope Cushion as the price was too much. They did like it however and commented that they had seen similar at the London Design Show this week. How I get it down in price though I shall never know! Rope is rope and without buying 1000's of metres in order to get a substantial discount or knocking off my hourly rate (which would mean working for nothing!! and at £8 hour is only just above minimum wage) I am stumped! How do you price products if you are serious about selling them? Do you allow yourself an hourly rate and if so do you think £8 per hour is about right? After all a shop is going to put a fair mark up on anything they sell and whilst I realise they have many overheads I would like to think I could make a little something too!! This isn't really a moan, it's just despair!! I have the skill to produce these things and it's obvious they are on trend but how to sell them for a fair price is beyond me!!!
Fine Cotton Crochet
I've been meaning to show you these for a while. They have not been blocked yet so are a bit squiffy still!
A friend of mine is collecting bits and pieces for an heirloom quilt she is planning to make so I have been experimenting with fine crochet cotton squares. Not sure which one to choose, may just send them all and let her make the decision!! I love doing these but once again ran out of inspiration this week and put it away for a while. If anyone has any pretty afghan square patterns they wouldn't mind sharing I would love to do a couple more.
Jumbo Crochet Hooks
My OH has been making some jumbo crochet hooks ....
..... this week as I have a Jumbo Crochet Basket workshop coming up at Spin A Yarn this Friday. The last one was great fun so keep your fingers crossed for me!!
And lastly we have been for a lovely walk today so I thought I would share a few of the beautiful examples of nature we noticed along the way :)
Have a lovely week everyone. I'll let you know how the workshop goes next time. See you over at