Selling your crafts for money

Snow Baby Cross Stitch Card - One of my many handcrafted cross stitch cards
@marie2052 (3697)
United States
December 16, 2010 10:19am CST
I have always crafted and was able to make some money off my products. In the 70's, 80's and 90's I did very god on my ceramics. At one point I was doing craft shows, wholesale and retailing of my product. I worked this way to stay home with my children til they were all in school. The product i made i did completely from start to finish to keep the cost down. Now I have spinal desinegration, and since i still enjoy crafting, I learned to cross stitch. I have made several larger size pieces for family and friends, but I wanted something easy and quick that I could sell on ebay or in a craft show and make about 5.00 a hit this would of course include shipping. So I am making these little counted cross stitch cards. the insides remain blank so the person purchasing can add their own words, or favorite poem. I take great pride in my work, and I often try to imagine as they walk off with their little purchase what they place inside of the card, just a note of hello, birthday wishes, love to mom, a new baby blessed, or maybe the person that tightly holds on to just the right card they bought does the beautiful calligraphy writing on the empty insides of the card. Don't you wonder what happens to the items you craft and where they will turn up later?
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