>So, what have I been up to? Well, I’ve been making bags for my new Etsy shop. I’ve only got half a dozen listed so far but today I knitted up this lot:
I need to sew them up then decide which ones will be drawstring and which ones will have handles. I knitted them all with the same amount of stitches and rows but obviously they are all made from different yarns so they aren’t all the same size. I don’t think that really matters though – there are no rules as to what a bag should look like are there?
Some of them will be lined with material and some will have knitted linings – just plain stocking stitch. The time consuming part, as always, will be sewing them up but let’s face it, I’ve got plenty of time on my hands haven’t I?
I may finish this one off tonight:
I would really appreciate it if you would give me your opinions on the bags I’ve made so far.
Do you think they are the sort of thing that people would go for?
Are they over-priced?
Am I making a mistake by only offering them for sale in the UK?
Do you think I’m wasting my time?
Should I try knitting other things to sell as well, such as scarves?
I have acquired some jewellery making stuff – hundreds of beads, wires etc – which were going to be thrown away so I asked if I could have them. So I thought I’d have a go at making some earrings and necklaces to put in my Etsy shop. Do you think that’s a good idea or are there too many people selling stuff like that?
So many questions, I know but I’d really like to know what people think or what experiences (good or bad) they’ve had with Etsy.
Right, I’m off to start sewing these bags up.
Talk to you later,