Etsy Listing : [Here]
Etsy Listing : [Here]
Today is a felt craft , from a the title you can see it’s a Card Holder in the form of a bear?
Anyways, its fairly simple and you can customize it to any shape, animal – whatever you want ^^
So here we go !
Template: The main rectangle is basically the size of a normal card (e.g. Library Card) + 0.5 cm around all the edges (9 cm x 6.5 cm). Everything else is up to whatever shape or design you want.
2 x Main Rectangle
2 x Main Rectagle + centre cut out ( the size of this depends on you)
4 x Ears
2 x Ear details (the brown bit)
2 x Eyes
1 x Snout
1 x nose
Here it is attached to my phone
You can see it’s about 0.5cm larger on all sides of the card
And there you go !
It’s fairly simple once you get all the cutting of the felt out of the way ^^
I might even have some pre-cut out pieces of different designs on sale in my etsy…
Hope you liked this post !
Thanks for viewing !
Hi dere C: !
So this is exactly what the title says. You know that cream that goes ‘around’ the fruit that is put on top of cakes ?
Yesyes, we are making that today
All that’s missing now is the fruit hurhur
There you go !
This ends the Cream variation for now – always remember to play around with the templates a little, that way you can customize to any shape and size to suit all creations :D
Thanks for reading !
So recently, I’ve been browsing around Etsy and such and for me, looking at some of the items and prices and I’m start to think about how I’ve been pricing things.
Sometimes, I see studs (polymer clay ones mind you) that probs cost less than $5 to make , sell for $20
So now I’m thinking, am I pricing my creations wrong? Is it too cheap ? My Totoro bottle took about 4 hours to make (according to the time stamps of the original images), and it takes even more material than those studs and I’m selling for $15 USD.
But at the same time, I know how hard making these are, and they do take a lot of time and skill and I guess that’s what make people sell them for that much
So then I decided to go and do some more research. I’ve done this before setting up my etsy, but I actually calculated everything this time:
See this article [Link], it’s Etsy’s page on how to price your creations.
Taking my Totoro bottle as an example:
= Wholesale x 2 (what does this mean? All those calculations x 2?)
$ 104. 66
So. Assuming I did all the calculations correct, my glass bottles should sell for $104.66 , which is ridiculous.
Let’s try another one [Link]
Time x $NZ minimum wage:
+ 2(cost of materials) from the above calculations of materials + expenses
= $ 9.02
x 1.1 =
Wholesale price (everything added together)
Retail = wholesale x 2
= $ 115.48
Okay, so this is even worse , $ 115.48
So what am I doing with my pricing? I honestly don’t know.
For me, I’ve always set the prices at the price I would pay for the creation.
Like, if I set my bottles at $30-50, I really don’t think anyone would pay for them. Adding the shipping overseas, the total cost for this 4cm glass bottle = $40-60 USD.
I honestly don’t think I would end up selling anything at all. The listings that I put up cost me 0.20 USD each and expire I think after 3 or 4 months. If no one buys anything, then that just means more of a loss for me.
And also, I guess I’m just not too worried about gaining any profit because most of these creations are just made as my hobby. Since I’ve started crafting with polymer clay, I have spend hundreds on materials alone (up to now) and I never really kept track of all my expenses (which I should do – but hey I was 14 at the time).
Can you tell I’m really confused right now ?
Also, I’m pretty sure a lot of people don’t follow those (above) methods to a T.
What do I dooooooo ????
WHAT DO I DO SDFKJHSDFKJKHSDJF
I’ll end this post here because I actually have this thing due for school tomorrow.
Thanks for reading to the end !
Here are the next tutorials, each is very short and simple.
Small piped dollop
Template : Super simple, just heart shape.
Yesyes, easy right ?
Next tutorial : “Shell’ piped cream
Template : A fat leaf shape
Okayokay, I’ll leave the last one for the next post hurhur,
Hope you liked this, thank for reading !
Hello Hello my readers ! :D
So I just spent a little time today making some more tutorials on felt.
I’ll be doing about 4 variations of cream that you can make to decorate your creations ^^
Today’s one is fairly simple but … it doesn’t look as full as I would like – though that ofc is easily adjustable to your tastes
(Also , I would like to apologize for the quality of these images… I made them very late )
Lets go !
So for this template , the round part above those bottom dots are the main shape of the cream. The bits that come out after those two lower dots are to be folded and glued in. This created the ‘volume’ and detail to the cream.
Remember when cutting your own template, fold it in half and then cut to make sure your get it exactly symmetrical.
The shape is little strange right ? You have to kind of arrange those tab parts to make it look more cream like. Also, the more tab parts you have, I would imagine that the cream would look more full.
The problem I had with this was that I pulled a bit tight when I was sewing it – so you can kind of see in the third image the exact middle ahaha.. try to avoid this please
So yes, there you go !
Next I will be uploading two or the rest of the three because they are so easy and fast to make !
I hope you liked this tutorial and that it helped you !!
Thanks for reading,
So hello hello,,
I was doing my daily check on my blog stats and today in particular, I noticed a lot of “clicks”. These are just basically the links that people click that would lead them to my blog.
And so I went through the direct links and found this
This french (?) blog with HEAPS of ‘fimo’ tutorials translated into french. Notice this one is the start of my “Rilakkuma cake” tutorial…
(well not only clay tutorials, a lot of other ones that I can see have been reposted)
I don’t know how to feel about this…. because I am sourced at the very bottom
butbut… I want them to look at the original… :c… but then they can’t understand the instructions.. :c
There are also a whole lot of other tutorials of mine and others
Even without needing to understand french… I can see three of my tutorials here
So I don’t know what to do, I don’t feel like its right to ask for it to be removed because I want to share my tutorials with everyone.
I think I’ll just contact the person and ask them to notify me every time they repost my post even if it’s sourced..
Anyone know more about these things ? Is it just a blog of reposting ? Is this a normal thing ? I don’t even know if I’m right ahaahaha
Thanks for reading !