I recently took some new fabric baskets up to Explore Park. They have been selling baskets I make in the visitor's center.
When I arrived, the baskets were displayed on this ladder. I thought it was a fun display.
They did mention moving the baskets to a different location as I had brought up more .
We discussed lowering prices on the baskets to sell more and sell them faster. But, the profit margin is so small, I decided to try making smaller baskets instead.
I tried some much smaller baskets. But it is too hard to manipulate the smaller ones under the sewing machine.
They were also too small for the charms I like to add to each basket. The little baskets were cute, but took almost as long to make as the bigger baskets.
I tried a mid-size basket. (At this point I'm feeling like Goldilocks and looking for JUUUST right.).
The mid-size baskets are pretty cute, but I haven't gotten up to speed on making the new size, so I am only saving about an hour on each one.
I am also finding size creep. I don't want have too many different price points, so I want to have each one be a similar size. I find my self adding a few rows of coils on each new basket I make. I need to be careful about that. I have made so many baskets, that my muscle memory sometimes takes over from my conscious mind. Removing coils to make a smaller basket seems silly.
This one is the biggest of my mid-size baskets. But I really like it.
I'm liking these new baskets and will take a few up in the new year to see how they do. I'm not sure how many I should make until I see how many sell versus the larger ones.