Monday, December 13, 2010

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day!

***Update!! I have decided to ship internationally so ANYONE can win!***


Does anyone hate computers?? I DO!!! Last night I prepared this wonderful post and had it scheduled to post this morning at 4am! It never did!! GRRR SOOO I am not on the Sew Mama Sew Lists......but I think I have enough followers and whatnot that I can still be apart of it!!! 

YEAH it's early Christmas!! I love Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day! I love the chances of winning and I love being able to give something away as well!

So lets get to it! Here is what I am giving away....
A homemade (my yours truely) crochet bag!! I have one that I made for myself and I use it ALL the time! It's big and pretty! I am thinking of making these and selling them, so this giveaway will tell me how popular they may be! 

Then because I like even more chances to win I am giving something else away.....
A SURPRISE!!!! But believe me it will be worth it!! Oh I am mean and I know it!! But hey just think of it as an extra Christmas present!

So how can you win one of these fabulous gifts?????

1. Leave me a comment and tell me how much you would pay (PLEASE BE HONEST) for a crochet bag like this.
2. Follow me
3. Tell me your favorite quilt that I have made (HINT HINT there is a side column with my recent projects)
4. Since I am a slacker, if you pass this along on your blog you get 5 EXTRA entries!!!

Please leave a separate comment for each of these so that I can count easier, lets face it.....I have a hard time with math!!

So now hurry on and check out the next blog!! I know I will!

****Giveaway ends December 17th*******

61 comments:

Monica said...

I guess it would depend on how long I thought it took you to make the bag, and I really have no clue how long it'd take you. So my guessimate would be about $25 for the bag?? (I hope that's not way too little... I would feel bad.)

Monica said...

I already follow your blog!

Monica said...

And I like your American Pinwheels quilt! I'd love to make a pinwheel quilt sometime!

MaryAnne said...

I have no idea what to charge for things like this - but $25 or $30 seems like a bargain!

MaryAnne said...

I think your cancer quilt is beautiful - and such a lovely gift for someone going through a hard time.

MaryAnne said...

and I'm now following you =)

sharon said...

The bag is lovely! I would say $30 to $35.

sharon said...

I love the "all stars" quilt, it's a beauty!

sharon said...

I am a follower and big thanks for hosting a give away!

Lopez Life said...

I already follow you girly!!

Lopez Life said...

I would probably pay anywhere between 25 and 30 for the bag, i know that they take time and love to make them!!!!!

Lori said...

I love the pinwheel sampler quilt the best. You have made some pretty nice quilts. Very impressive.

I probably would pay 20 to 30 for the purse. It would largely depend on how much I liked the colors.

SoozeM said...

Wow what a gorgeous bag! I have no idea how much I would pay, the quality and workmanship of handmade items is always so much better than mass produced, and yet the price people are prepared to pay rarely reflects this!

SoozeM said...

I am a follower :)

SoozeM said...

I love your All Stars quilt, it is on my "to do" list!

Janet said...

I'm really not sure how much the bag would be worth because I don't crochet. I'll guess that with the yarn and your time it would have to be $25 at least. Add a bit for profit (bad word but you need to have some) and I would guess you would want at least $30 for it. I would pay that amount if I was looking to buy a nice bag.

Janet said...

I am a follower.

Melissa said...

I think that it would probably go for $25.00 in the current crafty market :)

Janet said...

My favourite quilt is Jared's Quilt. Love the subtleness and the greens.

Warne Family said...

Well I would probably pay $10-$15..but I can't really tell how big it is.

affectioknit said...

Your bag is lovely! I'm a tote addict - I think it would probably sell on etsy for about 25 to 30 dollars...Happy Advent!

Warne Family said...

I follow!

affectioknit said...

I'm a follower too!

felicity said...

Lovely bag! If I saw it somewhere I would expect it to be priced at $25-$30.

felicity said...

I LOVE your All Stars quilt - the design and fabrics are just wonderful. Congrats on having a MBS project (a goal of mine for 2011).

Homemaker Honey said...

Thank you for visiting Homemaker Honey! How nice to visit your blog, too!

Whenever I'm not sure about a price for one of my handmade items, I check on Etsy (etsy.com) and see what others are selling like items for...that helps a lot.

I don't know if your giveaway is open internationally or not. I'm in Australia. Just wanted to say it was great having you visit me today and enter my giveaway!

Deborah
Homemaker Honey
homemakerhoney.com
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Punchbugpug said...

I would say $30 at least. You should check other Etsy sites to see if you should go a bit lower or higher. I love all your quilts! I can't pick a fav.

miss~nance said...

I would think around the $25 mark for the bag.

TY for visiting my blog

Gail

miss~nance said...

I am now a follower

Gail

kathy said...

Crochet Bag Price: If I were to sell it in Portland(OR), this bag would command twice what I can sell it for in Canbyland (20 miles south). And, I am totally frugal and a "I could make this myself" type person. I have to really love it to pay 'retail'. Etsy seems to mirror Portland's prices.
So - right off; I was thinking $20 so I am guessing Etsy would be $39.
Incidentally, I love the colors in the bag.

djaj said...

I love the idea of the surprise !!!
For the bag, I think 30-35 euros would be something honnest...

Skooks said...

What a cool bag! I would think that $25-30 seems like an appropriate range. Looks like most of the commenters here agree with me. Glad to have you as a new follower too! :)

djaj said...

I became a follower !

djaj said...

the pinwheel sampler quilt is my favourite (and just in case I don't win the giveaway, you can send me the quilt, it will do ! Sorry, I could not help !)

Sally said...

This is a great bag! I knit something similar last year and gave it as a Christmas gift. I am thinking in my head $20 which probably means that it's really worth more than that because I tend to underestimate. I think the "rule" is to triple the amount you spent on the goods to make the item.

Lopez Life said...

My favorite one is the framed and mini framed quilt.

Tulle and Torts said...

Thanks for visiting/following my blog and for entering the giveaway!

p.s. lovely bag! I've crocheted things before and know they take time and effort! I think I would probably pay at a start $25, and depending on size and colors, go up from there.

Tulle and Torts said...

Also, I like your Berries and Cream quilt and the wedding quilt you did!

Lomagirl said...

I'm very cheap, but it is a pretty bag. Hmmm. Maybe 20-30 dollars?
I'm curious about the surprise. Will it come so beautifully wrapped?

Jen said...

I love bags, but I'm so bad at pricing! $20?

Thanks for entering my giveaway and becoming a follower! Have a great day!

Peg said...

Great bag - thanks for letting me in on the draw!

Michele Pacey said...

What I'd pay for a handmade crocheted bag... Hmm!...probably about $30.00.

Thanks for dropping by my blog and entering my giveaway as well... you have me intrigued with the surprise... i LOVE surprises! :)

Ms Muffin said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog!

I have really no idea what to charge for a bag like this. To be completely honest I would probably not buy it as I crochet myself. ;-) But I know it does take a bit of time to make something like this. And for myself it would take so much time that it would be pointless trying to sell it. ;-)

Love
Ms Muffin
ulli-xox [at]web[dot]de

Aim said...

It's is so hard to decide on a price, I would probably say $25- $30.
It's a lovely bag! If I do happen to be the lucky winner you can contact me through my blog www.radseams.com/blog

Rachaeldaisy said...

Hello,
I used to have a crochet bag and it was so handy because it's expandable. I would pay about $35. Not that it's not worth more but at that price I'd buy it. I love your gold present. I wonder what it is...

craftytammie said...

it looks like it would be great for shopping too! $20-30 would be a nice range i think!

craftytammie said...

i'm a new follower! (and i see that we were in the siggy swap together - i'm the dork whose blocks were lost in shipping!)

craftytammie said...

i can't choose a favorite quilt, they are all lovely! the teacher mini quilts are really sweet though!

Lauranie said...

Oh my goodness...your talent is AMAZING!!! Quilting is something that I just can't get into, but you have definitely inspired me!! I really love ALL of your quilts, but I would narrow it down to the Tulips or the American pinwheels...divine!! I am terrible AWFUL with pricing, I really have a hard time pricing my own stuff, but everyone seems to be in agreement that $20-$30 is the right price...so let's go with that! :) Thanks for visiting and good luck with all of the giveaways!

Bec Clarke said...

OH you are clever to crochet a whole bag, I can do scarves and things. Perhaps it's worth $20-$25??? I don't know, I would definately investigate if I saw it at a market.
Your blog is lovely, thank you for visiting my giveaway too.

Jacqueline said...

Hey sugar! I think I would put a price point of $45 on the bag - knowing the time and materials cost - that would be a fair price. =) xoxo BTW - ITS BEAUTIFUL!

Jacqueline said...

I follow you! <3

Clares Place said...

Beautiful bag! Thanks for entering my giveaway. I think that you should sell it for $25- $30 but I have never learnt to crochet so I have no idea how much it cost to make and the time it takes :s Sorry!

Jacqueline said...

I <3 get framed! =)

Jacqueline said...

I dont have near as many followers as you, but I blogged you!
Check it out! xoxoxo
http://jmsolgat.blogspot.com/2010/12/crystal-yeah.html

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

I would probably pay $20 but I am quite a cheapskate! lol I would rather win it here. Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway!
Hugs,
Kerry
http://hendrixville.blogspot.com/

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

I'm a follower now!
Hugs,
Kerry

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

I love your pinwheel quilt!

Carly said...

I love the bag! Not sure how much they'd go for, but maybe $20-25 or so? The colors are really pretty. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Carly said...

I love your teacher appreciation quilts - I am a former teacher and would have loved one from a student's family! :)

FullertonRegan said...

"Charge less, but charge. Otherwise, you will not be taken seriously, and you do your fellow artists no favours if you undercut the market." -- Elizabeth Aston

I agree with the $25-$30 price range for basic yarn. If it's made with high quality yarn then $35-$40. I would suggest material cost + $8/hour labor (minimum) = base price. Tack on at least an additional 10% for profit and there's probably a good starter price.