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A Question…
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Yesterday, I mentioned how busy September will be for me. I do try to have a normal life in between all the work. I swim. I spend time with my dd and her girls. I putter at my hobbies.

Speaking of hobbies… I’m finishing these up. I think they are therapy because they take so long to make. I swear I could write a short novella in the time it takes to finish one of these—paint, dry, paint, dry, gloss one edge times six and let dry in between, then glue on a bail. These are almost ready. I’ll need a ton before October, plus I need a few to post on my Etsy site.

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My question for you is…

Do you enjoy making things for sale? Baked goods? Crocheted items?
Pretty hand-made greeting cards? If not, is there something you’ve
been saying for the longest that you want to try?

9 comments to “A Question…”

  1. Angel Shaw
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      · September 1st, 2015 at 10:40 am · Link

    I do enjoy making things that can be sold, my cookies are a huge hit and so are the dessert candles it’s just a bit difficult to find people to buy them LOL



  2. Kathi
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      · September 1st, 2015 at 10:44 am · Link

    I love to knit – am currently getting ready for my first round of Fall/Winter Holiday craft shows.



  3. Gemma Juliana
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      · September 1st, 2015 at 11:19 am · Link

    Wow, Delilah, you are seriously talented! Love your dragonfly and butterfly. Are you making them into pendants? What is the name of your Etsy store? I have an Etsy store with nothing in it! Questions, questions…

    As for me, I make necklaces and bracelets and this autumn will experiment with some unique pendants I’ve wanted to make for a long time. I also blend aromatherapy oils and I hope to complete a special deck of cards I’ve worked on for years.



  4. Cynthia
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      · September 1st, 2015 at 11:36 am · Link

    Hi Delilah! Those are lovely! I wish i could have such talent with my hands ! I love cooking and baking but not to sale i applaud all the person who god gave them talent and put it off so others as me can admire them and buy it !



  5. Karen
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      · September 1st, 2015 at 11:46 am · Link

    Hi Delilah,

    I love to knit, crochet and bake, but I associate these activities with leisure time, so I think if I tried to sell my creations or turn them into a business I would lose the joy in making them. BTW, the pendants are beautiful!

    Karen



  6. ronnie c
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      · September 1st, 2015 at 12:45 pm · Link

    I usually oil paint ( painting pix of my grandchildren now ), and draw in pastels….but I’d like to go back to making pots on the potter’s wheel!



  7. Qwillia
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      · September 1st, 2015 at 5:33 pm · Link

    I do a little of all of that, but not necessarily to sell.
    I used to make bead necklaces for extra cash. I love to cook and sew, so I’ve actually made lots of cookies and treats for the sports teams at my school when they win games. I like to sew costumes, but I don’t take the time to truly get it done, so I end up with lots of fabric, notions, and patterns, and no costumes.

    Q



  8. Denise
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      · September 1st, 2015 at 11:07 pm · Link

    Love the pendants.. I now own one… and my passion is taking pictures…. Pictures are memories for a life time.. and now finding that more people are asking me to do pics for them.. one wants me to do pics for modeling and this Thursday doing pics foe casting crew for Steam Punk week here in Hannibal…. how cool is that….



  9. Tamye
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      · September 8th, 2015 at 3:55 pm · Link

    I make all sorts of things. Some I actually end up selling.
    To often I end up giving them away as prizes at one of my online parties or to friends and families. I have a hard time charging. When I lived in Asheville, NC I would take my crocheted, knitted, or hairpin lace scarves into a upscale boutique and let them deal with the retail end of things. I enjoy the creation, and acquiring everything necessary for the making of crafts. Sometimes more than I have time to do.

    Baking is for friends and family, since all the kids are grown and out of the house, and I have no more bake sale orders to fill.