Monday, November 3, 2008

Which is your favorite?

A friend of mine is doing a craft sale the week before Thanksgiving and asked if I would have anything that I have made, that I would like to sell. I am not usually the type to do this, but I do have a lot of fabric and it won't kill me to make something with it, and make some money for Christmas.
I am not sure who would even be coming to this sale, or if there will be a ton of baby things, but I figure it's worth a shot. And PJ told me over 3 years ago that I need to sell these blankets, because they are so great (a man who isn't my husband got excited over a baby blanket!).
So, my question is which one do you like better? In the past, I have made a lot of blankets like the one on the left, and I will do a few like this with "scraps" that I already have, but which would sell better? And what should I charge?
Please leave a comment - even anonymous is fine. Of course if you hate them and think I should spend more time cleaning house, come to my house so I can poke you with a pin.


  1. I like them both. For a boy I pick the one with less colors, for a girl.. .the other. I'll buy them from you! :)

  2. I agree with Kate, I like them both, but if the question is about having time to finish only one before the sale I have to say finish the one on the left. I like that one. Maybe it is a boy thing, or maybe it is because it really makes the star stand out, I can't be sure, but I choose that one. They are both great. Almost makes me want to adopt a baby so I can have one at my house too. :-)

  3. okay, not sure which kate that is... But the colors are all black and white with RED, and totally interchangable (except the red is minimal). And how much should I charge for the whole thing when finished?

  4. I like them both - but the one with the red star more. If they are about the size of the birthday lap quilt you made me a few years ago (which has held up wonderfully and I LOVE it) . . . maybe $75? Factor in TIME and SKILL more than the price of the materials (even though, that should be factored in). There's COST and then TIME/SKILL added on. How much is your time worth to you? Also, compared to prices at . . . check out that site for quilts etc. to get a feel for prices.


  5. The all black with red star - to be specific. sorry.

  6. I would go with the one on the left (black and white with large red star). Mainly because I've made this pattern and it's very easy which means you'd get more for your money. If you quilt it yourself I would charge around $80 (that is on the low end by far since it depends on who's going to the craft fair). Good luck!

  7. I like both, too, but the one on the left a little better. Is this for the bazaar at the Grange? I'm not good at pricing, but probably in the $75 to $100 range, depending on size. Is it crib size or bigger?

  8. I love them both, but I'm partial to the one on the left because it's like the one that you made for me. I love that blanket. I love that you took the time to make it for my Jacob. You are too talented...and funny! I would just kick someone if they told me to stay home and clean my house, you are nice to only poke them with a pin.

  9. Erica,
    We would love to have you join the bazaar I have started. It is November 21st and 22nd at the Grange. Go to our new blogsite at to learn more. -Katie

  10. Erica,

    Both are great! I like the one on the left with the large red star. I think $75 is probably reasonable for something like that.

    On a different note, the sleeping issue. AJ and his wife would always bring the kids to me when they were having issues with breaking from nursing, sleeping, etc. I suggest maybe sending them Liesel for a bit. . . Although she may not like that! :) It is kind of a funny thought though, huh?

    Glad I found your blog. I miss you all. I cannot beleive how big the boys are getting. I guess you could say the same for my crew! Tate is 16, driving and has a girlfriend, Josiah 16 and has his permit, both are juniors!!! Shelby is 13 and a freshman in high school. And Mabinty is in 8th grade. . . Next year they will all be in high school! I think I would rather go back to the "easy" (I say that lightly) to when they were all younger!!!! They are all 4 great kids! I cannot complain! Very respectful (for the most part) and responsible (again for the most part) and defintly delightful fun to be around kids!!

    Well, better run before I write a book! Love you loads! Hugs and kisses to all of you!

    Loni :)