Friday, May 22, 2009

birdy brooches

after my little brooch making venture i have a few smaller brooch backs waiting to be mounted to something. i whipped up these two sweeties last night. even though they are polar opposites they are best buddies. penguins who love the cold don't normally fraternize with robin red breasts who love the warmth (not exactly a robin red breast but twice as cute).
might just pop these in my shop :) the funny thing about etsy is that IF anything does sell (i have only had 3 sales) it costs almost the same amount to send them as it does for you to purchase them. i try to make my prices low but then i have to add a shipping fee cause it costs me $4.20 to send anything under 250grams, which most of my products are. anyhow, it only costs 20c to list them which is harmless and in the meantime i will work on creating enough items for a market stall. i think i am thinking/typing out aloud, you still with me or have i bored you senseless??
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p.s. thank god its friday!!

15 comments:

  1. I love the penguin!!! Look at those little yellow feet!!

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  2. Any online selling is tricky when Postage comes in to play!
    Oz post are making Squillions out of Ebay ect....
    But at the end of the day convenience is often worth the postage so let it be the Buyers Issue and you need not worry your head about it.
    Your Goods would be the bomb at a market stall...Great way to go I think??
    But what does it matter what I think??...lol!
    Hey how do you write on the Piccies???

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  3. I think a market stall is a great idea, they would sell like hot cakes.
    Love the penguin.
    ((hugs))
    Beki xxx

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  4. Those are soooo adorable!!!
    ♥ Teresa

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  5. Boy, you have a way of bringing out the cuteness in things!!
    Congrats on your sale. Here's hoping for many more....

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  6. I think your birdie design is really cute - it's not the usual bird shape you see- and your stitches are looking great too.Looking forward to seeing what you think up next. Trixi

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  7. They're really sweet, Rosey! They make great brooches, I bet they look so cute when worn.

    I agree with you about the postage, that's why I haven't listed much in my shop. I didn't want to list my owl brooches at $10 each, but it was necessary in case anyone buys one, I will make a tiny profit. It's SO expensive here in Canada to post anything, much more expensive than other places. But I think your postal prices are similar to ours. It's highway robbery isn't it?!

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  8. these are adorable and so are the Kokeshi ones, they are to die for!!!!!

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  9. awwwwwwwwww wow so so so so so cute!!!

    about my photos going to hollywood - I don't know exactly how they will be used in the film but I suppose some of them will be on the walls as part of the set? The film is about an art student and her bipolar roommate...!

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  10. ps ps they were bought by a "set decorator".

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  11. Thanks for the sweet comment about my apron, I made that not too very long ago, I am addicted to aprons, I love them and love making them, in fact I think I might whip another one up this weekend. I just love your little chickie and penguin, everytime I visit, I look at them, they're soooo adorable!!! Don't work too hard!! Happy Memorial Weekend.
    ♥ Teresa

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  12. I am too counting you in!!!
    Now I've been writing about butterflies again - and I do remember what you told me...

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  13. I like these little softies. I have never heard of softies before this. I know. Where have I been? This is very interesting. I am going to follow your blog. I hope I can make some of these. And thanks for following my blog.

    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  14. These are too cute! And who are we to question friendships!

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