Saturday, September 24, 2011

SK Blossoms, Stitchers to Work

Ok, SK Blossoms after this week. It's not quite this orange, more a salmon pink, maybe I'll get that better next time. The cell phone is always the more handy/easy photo taker!!

I'm thinking of how I want to set up an area to discuss things with possible stitchers. Business stuff needs to be kept private.(As much as it can be these days.)Random browsing on the web will not show this info. I was thinking of a FB group, maybe, maybe not. Maybe G+. And possibly a single website page of FAQ, only for those that are participating. I'll need a little time to get that together. Pay, or pricing, I know that is probably the number one thing. I had already posted on one of the FB groups that Train of Dreams for example, using a set formula, would probably go retail at about $300. Never stitched it, or seen the thread count, etc....don't plan to(and it's not particularly one I want done.)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Ideas in the Works

Still a little slow, but feeling better. Happy to be back to stitching. Even started SK Blossoms last week, out of the blue. Been hungry for a real finish(that I don't have to give away). Might get a picture up soon of it.

And some clarity finally. I hope, anyway; things are still moving around here pretty fast, "around" me. So, if I can stay on track, I think I finally have a path figured out. If anyone has read all the way back, etc.....I've had thoughts of being able to stitch and sell the cross stitch pieces, and some other misc, for quite some time. Mostly HAED and other advanced cross stitch. I'd even like to get to a real storefront. I've continually hit (mental) snags, though, especially having run other crafty storefronts and websites before. It's an amazing amount of work; one person, two.....not enough hours in the day. So that part is still out on the horizon, if the pieces come together to make that happen, great. If not, well, a web presence mostly, will have to do.

I don't really want to spill all the beans right now of what I have in mind, but I should, some, if I want to get this off the ground. Only because it's behind-the-scenes stuff right now. I'm thinking that I am ALMOST in shape to start making my stitching for sale idea a reality. If I concentrate on one of the very first issues, it's that I don't have enough to sell, just me, myself. I can leave it closed to just me, but I would really like to see a better collection of items available.

So I need stitchers. Advanced stitchers, HAED type stitchers. If you have pieces of that quality and type already finished, they are usable---- if they are in pristine condition(unframed). I will be looking for certain charts to be stitched though. A certain limited collection, stitched as they were meant to be(no shortcuts) as the main focus. And pay......there will be some, but not enough to get overly excited about.

For the most part, enough rambling. Anyone game? I will say this, it doesn't pay much. I'm not looking for complainers. It does pay, and I think I have a way figured out to make sales with this(which is when you'd get paid). You must love to stitch, and be happy with being able to show off a finished piece. Past that, don't be holding your breath to get rich. For now, I am looking for people that already have HAED type finished cross stitch that they would like to make available. Pieces in progress are also acceptable, as well as anyone that would like to start now on stitching the particular charts I want to showcase. Once I have a site open and customers/inquiries, I expect there to be commission requests, which would move everything along faster, of course.

I will not be posting 100% of all the details here. More to come, but not everything. Shoot me an email if you think you might be interested. artistsforhire over on yahoo.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Quick Update

Ok, just a quick update. I'm barely get back to my routine, still taking it easy. Haven't stitched anything significantly noticeable yet. These were before my downtime, and definitely show progress. My pinkish Treasures, and about a page worth of Summer.

Heard that Julie Fain cross stitch charts are going to be retired soon from HAED. Lovely silhouette types, may have to think about that.