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Frugaldom
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:41 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Don't forget we are also making end meet, making effort to do all the domestic stuff and making progress in our pursuit of our ideal lifestyle. This challenge is equally about making us aware of the fact we are making life better for ourselves and everyone involved in our own lives, anything less would be selfish, wouldn't it?

Yes, we are all succeeding in making homes and better lives fort more than just ourselves. (And hamster home improvements certainly count. )
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Tote bag for the pile, this time little owls. I am hoping to sell these at the table top sale at our next coffee morning, Im thinking 3:50 what do you think please.



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot depends on what others are selling, eg car boot type stuff and if your visitors are all out looking to spend pennies rather than pounds.   I personally think you should increase your price by at least 1....
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flourgirl.
For what it's worth I think Ted is right. 4.50 is about right for your bag.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your comments Tad and New Start, we are having a table top sale with the coffee morning but they will be in seperAte buildings, my stall will be along side our usual nice stalls, Country Markets, vegetables, greetings cards and books, a bit more select  I can always try a little bit more and if there isnt any interest swap the label. I just didnt want 3 50 to be too much, I never like pricing things up! Im usually happy to cover costs, but it would be nice to make a bit too.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flourgirl - love the bag!  Very topical in our household as we have a pair of owls taken up residence opposite.

When we used to do antiques/bricabrac/book fairs, we used to think in terms of what the customer likes to give ie a pound, a fiver, a tenner, and what change she would expect.  I always found that say, 4.50 was awkward, as was 7.25 etc.  So, 4.99 is perfect in those terms.  Or, for small items we used to do say 2 for one, 5 for 3 etc - that's how we sold 2nd hand paperbacks.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I learned a new skill today.  I have always been fascinated that people knit in different ways.  So today a very kind lady taught me to knit continental style.  After 40 plus years it is very difficult to relearn a new skill.  There was a competition at the shop and the prize was a parcel of wool.  I won it and gave it to the charity knitters. I do not need any more wool that is not planned to use and I am sure they will have more use for it than I.

I hope today goes well for everyone.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flourgirl, I would definitely pay 4.50 for your bag.

Suzan, what a lovely gesture donating the wool to the charity knitters.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all for your kind words, I will let you know how it goes.

My makes for today are cakes and scones, we have a family dinner tomorrow for my daughter in laws birthday so we had to have cake didnt we



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Chocolate Beetroot Cake, Victoria Sandwich and fruity Scones.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking tasty! Think I'll go pop a lemon drizzle cake in the oven to use some more eggs.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday motivated me and my queen sized crochet rug is now back out.  It doesn't have that far to go but last winter I was not motivated at all  So this afternoon some work has been done.

Keep up your efforts ladies as each little thing adds up in the end.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:41 pm    Post subject: Making it in March Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have done several rows on my crochet quilt.  On Wednesday I hope to paper piece again.  Other than that domestic chores have taken priority.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:03 pm    Post subject: Let it be noted that at 21.50 on March 31, 2014 Reply with quote

That Suzan has done her last coloured stitch on the everlasting crochet blanket. It is now queen bed sized. All there is to do is darn in ends, and I have already done many. Then to add the border. Relief. Thanks is extended to Miss Nimbus, the cat, for helping with yarn tensioning on and off throughout the project.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:34 pm    Post subject: Yeah! Reply with quote

Well done, Suzan! I think congratulations are in order!

Have you any way to pop a photo on here for us all to see your labour of love? If anything, it will help remind me not to give up on my 6' rag rug!

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