I have to admire crafters or artists who can take their hobby and turn it into a business. That will never be me. I have never attempted to sell anything I have made and I think if I did depend on it I would be very hungry!
This auction donation rug is driving me crazy. When I finished the sheep rug - which I really enjoyed hooking - I started to look at it in terms of $$. As soon as that thought popped into my head I should have smacked myself.
The auction is part of a cancer fundraiser in memory of a friend and is part of an evening of curling, food and entertainment. It is a fun night and I want to help raise as much money as possible with my donation. Last year over $5000 was raised.
As I looked at the rug I began to question myself -- Is this a "sheep" crowd? Maybe it is too primitive and country for these attendees? Would something different bring in more bids??
The questions just kept rolling around until I became almost paralyzed. But the clock is ticking so today I drew up a hearts design. Seems like a good idea just before Valentines Day.
I can't question it anymore - I just have to get going. I have the basic form and am now thinking of how to embellish this somewhat plain rug.
The next time I start to think of rugs in terms of money - someone please knock me in the head!! I can't take the pressure.....