Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I Need Opinions

Sorry, this isn't a Kaylee post or even a cruise post. It's an explanation of what's been keeping me so busy. I've been completely bitten by the crafting bug. I think it's part of the pregnant "nesting" mode, but there's not a whole lot to do to really prepare for my little boy yet, so I'm doing crafts instead. A lot of them. More than I need and I just want to keep making more. So I've decided to sell them at a really great price.

Here's the website:
http://functionalnfabulous.blogspot.com/

I'm now needing my friends and families help. I'm still working on the site (especially at getting better pictures of the projects up), but I'd like all of your input. Let me know what works and what I should change. Also, I'm trying to make the prices good, but also make sure it's worth all the time and money I put into making them. Let me know if any prices seem too high or anything. If you don't want to comment on this post you can email my regular email or functionalnfabulous@gmail.com.

I realize that in the future if this actually takes off I'll want to get a Paypal account and shipping information up there, but for now I'm wanting to keep my prices as low as possible, so I'm doing it this way (that's also the reason I'm using blogger). If anyone wants to order something I figure we can arrange for me to get the item to you and for you to pay me with cash or check. If that's a big problem, comment on that also and I'll look into Paypal and such sooner.

Thanks for everyone's help! And of course, if you want to buy anything let me know. I love making all of these things!

8 comments:

Ponczoch Family said...

I want 5 of everything! Well, I guess I only have 1 laundry room, so I probably don't need 5 Lost Socks boards (although I do have a lot of lost socks). And I only need 3 chore charts since I just have 3 girls (maybe I should get one for Dave & the maid:)). I want a ton of bows though. Brooke was right, I will need an extra suitcase when I come.

Paige said...

Make cute stuff for my room :) That will entertain you for awhile. haha

Brown Family said...

How fun for you!!I couldn't agree more with finding a way to fund a hobby!! I have thought about doing that too but it's great that you went ahead with your idea. Good luck with that!! I hope it takes off well!

Familia Taylor said...

You are so creative! The bows are all so adorable...we'll make an order but I have to decide which bows I like best...they're all so cute! I'm sure you'll have no problem selling your stuff, it's priced right and looks fabulous!

Maggie said...

I think it is a great idea! Have you ever looked at etsy.com? The whole website is dedicated to people who want to sell their handmade crafts. Plus it's free to have an account! Good luck!

Bethany said...

Thanks everyone!

Maggie- I've been looking into Etsy, but I'd have to raise my prices significantly on the bows and magnets or I'd be losing money. I may end up doing it though and then having the blog with cheaper prices for people I know.

The Parker Family said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm....that looks so good. I love cruise food. It's the best and you can have as much as you want...

bryce and paige said...

Bethany! It looks like you had or are having a blast on your cruise! What a party! k- this is so weird but, really, what a SMALL WORLD! I got in contact with Genoveva, Wayment is her last name, about 3 months ago. Long story short, we emailed back and forth and she answered SO MANY of my questions. I ended up buying all of her stuff and we now live in her old apartment. She just moved to the Bahamas a few weeks ago so her husband is going to finish 3rd and 4th semester there. She was so helpful and sweet. And I love looking at her blog because she is such an amazing photographer! I never had a chance to actually meet her but I'm so glad we were able to get her apartment, it isn't on the housing website because they don't need to advertise (it's pretty sweet). Yes, everything is tile here and, to be honest, I bet it's not too different from chile, except for the population and frequent earthquakes. IT IS SO DIFFERENT here, how fun that your sister is having that experience too. I bet her kids are learning Spanish so well; not fair. This is off the subject but, How do I upload video? Do I have to go through YouTube? It that the fastest way? You guys are so good at posting fun clips. Hope your pregnancy is going great. Talk to you soon.