I have been sending her pictures of the baskets I make from clothesline and fabric strips and she has been telling me I should sell some at a craft fair. I was intrigued by this idea. Plus, it gives me the excuse to keep making them as I experiment with color and shape. I gave her one of my early baskets when she
Since then I have been making baskets like a crazy woman. Well, she said in a humble voice, an exceptionally talented and organized woman with a touch of OCD.
Here are a few that I made with Christmas fabric.
You can really change the appearance by changing the thread color.
I bought a lot of little findings and things and have enjoyed combining them with the baskets. I will bring scissors to remove them if potential purchasers don't like my choices!
It is a bit harder to make handles so I will have to charge more for them. That is my big problem. How much to charge. I have seen little plain baskets for around $25. And huge purses for hundreds of dollars.
There is about $5. worth of supplies, if I purchase fabric for a specific basket. It is a little less if I use fabric left over from another project.
So I have to figure how much my time is worth. And how much people are willing to pay for a basket. Even one that is one of a kind and handmade by an ARTIST!
Can I charge more if I call myself an ARTISTE?