My Crochet Journal
I’ve often wondered about selling crafts I make but have been put off by the fact that people seem to want something for nothing. I used to draw pet portraits but would often feel I couldn’t charge the true price I thought they were worth, despite each one taking me at least 20 – 30 hours to complete. I guess I just didn’t have the confidence.
I don’t really do much drawing these days and do my crochet instead, and so I have often wondered about crocheting small items to sell. One thing which puts me off however is the fear that people won’t pay the price that the item is worth. That was, until I read the following post:
I strongly recommend that you read this truly inspirational post if you have ever felt the same as me. It will definitely encourage you to charge the true price for your work.
Also, I know this is off-topic as my blog is about crochet, but as I mentioned above that I used to do drawings and so I thought I’d share with you a couple of my favourite pieces that I am very proud of…
This is probably my favourite drawing, it was a commission, and my only drawing with a background image… All my other drawings are set against white backgrounds.
I know it’s not a pet but I drew this for my husbands father as a Christmas gift. The original image was taken by Colin Hines photography and is available under the GNU Free Documentation License and can be seen on wikimedia – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amur_Leopard_Pittsburgh_Zoo.jpg