Since my last post about tentacles, I’ve had a lot of time to figure out how I wanted to continue to use them in my crochet work. Fortunately (and unfortunately) I’ve had A TON of downtime while recovering from my surgery.
There’s something so very satisfying about listing a bunch of items at once. Here are some new options for the Cat Butt Ornaments and some new handspun yarns. These are great little side project to break up the monotony of
Here is the newest little set of cat butt ornaments. I’ve been having fun playing with the variegated sock yarn with the solid base colors for these butts. You really never know how it’ll turn out until you are finished. It’s the little things for me… The last set listed had ten cat butt ornaments, so a set of three seemed like a good start for those of you still on the fence about cat butts; especially in your brick and mortar shops. It’s time to really get this cat butt wholesale train moving, and I’m hoping that having more choices will be helpful.
Not too long ago, Etsy announced that we are getting new shop designs. Can I just say, I am psyched! Knot By Gran’ma has been a shop on Etsy since that first year they launched Etsy. Yeah. That was a looooong time ago, and I’ve watched (and moaned over) the changes as they have been rolled out. Let me tell you how much better Etsy is now. It’s so much better. This shop design is finally going to allow us to customize our shops to match our brand, move things around the way we want them, and really just streamline the entire thing.
The Knotty Knuckleheads have been shrunk down. I’ve been working on designing a smaller monster art doll, in the hopes that I could spread out my pricing for everyone to enjoy. It has definitely been a success. The crochet pattern for the smaller monster has been written down, and I can easily make more of the little guys. The slightly larger collectible monster (because that’s what these are at these prices) has a crochet pattern in my head, and now I have to get that on paper too. Another monster should be showing himself/herself sometime this week.
Crocheted work can be difficult to wholesale… unless you have a high end shop, and it doesn’t mind your prices. This is considering that you are charging the appropriate amount for your work, and it’s not just a hobby. I have feelings
In setting up my wholesaling, I’ve been doing a little reworking. I raised my retail pieces so I could add them to my wholesale linesheet. I wasn’t going to, because I wanted to sell them at wholesale costs myself and “make some money”. Well, that’s totally hypocritical seeing my stance on pricing crochet work and whatnot. It’s also no way to build my brand and actually pay myself for my talents.
I’m going to keep this short today. I’m currently finishing up my inventory for The Treehouse… I get to paint monster teeth today and finish up the stuffing process. Here’s a sneak peek of the new friends that will be joining the store! These guys will be keychains and ornaments.