This is my latest effort to make money for Than’s 4th Grade curriculum. I’ll be making scads of these pillows and selling them on my Etsy store and at the Used Curriculum Book Sale in June. I’m considering putting a ribbon on top for them to hang from the door, but not sure yet as ribbon is freaking expensive and I’m freaking broke.
I need to put a disclaimer up when I’m selling that “Of course these are handmade by the idiot at badlycrafted.com. It ain’t named that because I’m trying to be humble. It’s actually truth in advertising. You get what you pay for. A $5.00 pillow that holds a tooth in pocket at the top and a place for money in the bottom pocket. No two are alike unless asked for and all sewing is iffy.” Wonder if I can fit that on a business card….hmmm.
I’m going to attempt to make friendship bracelets that have actual clasps on them, too and sell them for $3.00 -$4.00 each (depending on final costs after making them). Make a lot, sell for cheap and hope people are so excited by how inexpensive they are that they’ll overlook the bad craftsmanship. Wonder if I should put THAT on a card? Hmmm….
Friends have been trying to help me come up with ideas of crafts to make and sell at the book sale. I’m getting far too many suggestions that require some level of skill. Honestly, don’t these people actually KNOW me? They’ve seen the work first hand. They know it’s crap. Maybe they hope that if I make a bunch of something that eventually I’ll get good at it. I’m the opposite. I just get worse as I go on because I fret over each stitch and try to change it …sometimes on the same project which makes things uneven. At least I’m having a good time doing it.
Heck, even my dentist put up one of the Tooth Fairy pillows on his FaceBook page saying it was cute. He must really want me to come in and get that filling… (I love my dentist and his entire staff, btw. They put up with my weirdness).
Oh! I haven’t mentioned the “move”. We moved into a better place and the moving company was FAN-FLIPPING-TASTIC. Phoenix Valley people – I solemnly swear that I will never use another moving company (if I can help it) other than www.alwaysprofessionalmoving.com ever again. They were awesome. Above and beyond. No creepy criminal types – just guys that worked fast and efficiently. Didn’t draw things out to make more money – they don’t work that way. As a matter of fact they hustle the whole time and get your stuff moved as fast and as safe as possible. They are soooo good that you have to book ahead. Like way ahead because people know how great they are. Just thought I’d add my .02 to let you guys know what a great company they are. And no I don’t get squat for this little recommendation. They don’t even know I’m doing it. I’m all about word-of-mouth when I find a really great deal.