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.
I finally ran out of business cards, and it’s like my birthday and Christmas all rolled up into one. I’ve been itching to change up my business cards for a while now, but budgeting reasons made sure that I finished the ones I had first. I wanted to make sure that this batch could double as cards for the business and also for packaging for my cat butts and other smaller items… working smarter and not harder here.
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.
I always hear David Bowie’s, “Changes” this time of the year. Always. This year it’s a little bit sad. I think out of all the people we lost in 2016, his passing moved me the most. I spent quite a bit of my teenage years listening to him, and then the past few years rediscovering why I was listening to David Bowie as a teenager in the 90’s. Good stuff.
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.
Today is the official relaunch of Knot By Gran’ma! We (you and I) are taking KBG to the next level… Level Business Adventure Fun. That’s the official name… apparently. (The next level will have a cooler name.)