I just finished this one up over the weekend. The pattern was written wrong and had to work from the pictures..yes..it is an Annie's Attic publication. I have found so many mistakes in their publications that now when I decide to work one I just assume there will be a problem. But it turned out in the end.
I finished this one up too. It was a very quick and easy pattern..I found it online at Crochet Memories..it is called Trio of Hearts doily pack. It is only 12" smaller than what I normally make, but pretty none the less. I just listed both in my etsy shop, maybe they will sell and maybe not.
Ok..it is what it looks like..my craft room has been invaded by a machine. I am not happy about it, I don't like it, but I have to do something. So...There is a tv on the opposite wall..makes the walking a little more bearable..You know walk and hour..crochet 2....Ok..I have a rant and you don't have to stay around to read it if you don't want..remember this is only my opinion, I don't mean to hurt anyone's feelings and it is not directed at any one person..It is what it is...Just a rant...You all know that I have a shop on Etsy..I make doilies and maybe they will sell and maybe they won't. I only have an Etsy shop because I make so many and it helps me get more thread. My rant it this..how can some shop owners sell their crochet items so cheap? It almost doesn't cover the cost of the yarn or thread. I believe it devalues our craft and the time and effort to create this wonderful things. I also believe that the people that buy these cheaper good believe that most of us are over charging, because the of the few that really devalue their goods. I know the thread I use is more expensive than other brands and I take that into account..but really how can they sell the exact same doily made with cheaper thread for less than 75% than mine? Don't get me wrong..I am not going to get rich on Etsy..I do so many more sales out of my home and at the one craft sale..but to undervalue and undercut not only myself, but the other crocheters out there just to make a sale? I guess what I am trying to say..is this..if one values their creativity, proud of what they create, and considers themselves good at what they do..then let your price reflect it. Ok rant over..Did I go over the top? Like I said at the beginning of the rant..It is just that a Rant..not directed at any one person..and definately did not mean to offend anyone of you. What is your opinion..and am I wrong?