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Re: What should I sell at conventions?
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2007, 01:55:57 PM »

I don't know about a giraffe hat, but if you're interested, there's a knitting pattern out there for a hat that looks like a chicken.  Like, the kind you find on the table, naked, dead, and headless.
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« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2007, 02:23:33 PM »

http://alohamedia.net/sarah/hats/chicken-viking/ theres lotso f intresting knitting patters out there. i havnt moved into knitting in the round yet but i wanna do teh cthulu doll for a friend
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« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2007, 06:42:23 PM »

That is so awsome, thanks for the link! I'll put a link up to a picture of the dead animal scarf when I'm finished with it. :-D
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Re: What should I sell at conventions?
« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2007, 10:11:42 PM »

I'm weak in knitting...  I can do intarsia, and I can use a little plastic knitting nelly, and...  that's it.  No special stitches, no circulars, just scarves and square-shaped bags that may or may not have pictures knitted into them.  Ahh, how I envy people who bring tons of knitted things to craft shows and cons.  T-T  But I am rather fond of my disturbing little knitted anime dolls.  XD

So there's another bit of advice if somebody is thinking, "I'll bet everyone does exactly what I do, so nobody will buy MY things at the con."  Only you do things the way you do it, and sometimes you're the only one bringing that kind of poduct to the show, period.  (I'm constantly reminded this by my sister when I panic.  ^^; )
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Re: What should I sell at conventions?
« Reply #49 on: April 22, 2007, 01:26:39 PM »

I'm still not great with various stitches, but I can do a basic crochet stitch and from there I can figure out strange things to do with it. :-) Nothing fancy, just the basics in very odd shapes. You're right... worrying that people are going to bring exactly the same thing is kind of silly. I mean, even if they bring the same thing, it's still not going to be what I made, so why worry?
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« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2007, 08:31:35 PM »

As promised (what seems like ages ago!) here is a link to my dead-animal scarf. :-) I love the look on my face, it just screams "I'm a big dork!" LOL  http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/54654856/
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« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2007, 08:34:24 PM »

ahaha, hilarious. Not what I thought it would be, but just as good  X3 Those are VERY cute, and I highly encouraging making some for a con--people would love them.
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« Reply #52 on: May 05, 2007, 12:20:35 AM »

Quote from: aurianfae on May 04, 2007, 08:31:35 PM
As promised (what seems like ages ago!) here is a link to my dead-animal scarf. :-) I love the look on my face, it just screams "I'm a big dork!" LOL  http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/54654856/
that rocks. it looks liek a ratty to me(which is a good thing, hehe) too bad im always broke.. im even paying for the php help for my new site with a barter syestem, lol
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Re: What should I sell at conventions?
« Reply #53 on: May 05, 2007, 10:49:11 AM »

Thanks guys! I'm going to make a few more of these for the convention, and someone from devArt wants one as well. I'm hoping that they will sell. :-)
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« Reply #54 on: May 05, 2007, 11:46:46 AM »

Quote from: aurianfae on May 05, 2007, 10:49:11 AM
Thanks guys! I'm going to make a few more of these for the convention, and someone from devArt wants one as well. I'm hoping that they will sell. :-)

just make a few, because these look more like they'd be higher dollar items considering the time and material it takes. And of course, higher dollar stuff leaves slowest, so don't make too many.
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Re: What should I sell at conventions?
« Reply #55 on: May 05, 2007, 12:25:00 PM »

you know what I found really odd? Last year at the con, I had all sorts of stuff from my webcomic, which was selling ok, but I also had some  random art that I had done with my new tablet... so I thought "what the hey!" and put a couple of them out there.

Oddly enough, this 20 min speedpaint I did of a tiger became my biggest seller. Ontop of that everyone started asking me to draw animals for them on commision. ...I was wondering why this was... since it was an anime convention (then again, maybe this just says something about my comic art =_=). But seriously, that tiger picture was kind-of bad. It was like the second drawing I did with a tablet in my life.

Well basically, all I was trying to say was that there's no telling sometimes. I'm comming fully stocked with wildlife art this time.
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