Sunday, March 19, 2006

Pixie Sticks

Well, I spent some time this weekend making these stick puppets, which I've decided to call "Pixie Sticks". I was inspired by Blair's post about some finger puppets she'd made-so cute! These were so fun to make, and a perfect way to use some of the fabrics I've been buying up! I'm debating whether I should make more and try to sell them, maybe on Etsy. Like I said, they're pretty fun to make, but I don't know whether I could sell them for enough to make up the time spent to make them. I think I'd need to sell them for about $20 in order for it to be worth it. Any feedback from any of you?

In case you haven't noticed from reading my blog, I'm trying to come up with a way of making a little bit of extra money from home, with some sort of art or craft. So far, I haven't had much luck. It's really difficult for me to sell my collage artwork (because it's so personal), and even when I've tried, I haven't had the greatest luck. So I'm trying to come up with something I can make that I'm not so emotionally tied to. We'll see what I eventually come up with!

On other notes, it was a beautiful day in Seattle today, so Jason and I took Riley to the nearby dog park for a nice walk- what a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! We are having a fence built this month, and plan to get a puppy soon, so it was also a great place to do some research!

15 comments:

lindaharre said...

corey.....these are darling and i would think that they would sell for 20.00. maybe you could try selling the few you have now and see how it goes. i am going to try Itsy myself! good luck....~L.

Tonia said...

You're getting a puppy?? Hooray! :-) What breeds are you considering? That is very exciting! (you know me, I get far more farklempt about animals than babies ;-) Not that Aunt Tonia doesn't think little Riley is the cutest thing since sliced bread, 'cause she does!
Anyway . . .I love these pixie sticks and I don't think $20 sounds unreasonable. I recently paid slightly more than that for a silk-screened print (one color!) and I think these take more work. I know that from my own sewing venture this weekend (more to come). I agree with lidaharre, try these first few out at that price and see . . .hey, you know what would be fun? To give them personalities and include some of their info on a tag with them!

ULLA said...

Yes Corey! I agree, they look wonderful in a group too. I especially like Tonia's idea of adding a personal little name tag, with a story or personality. I have been thinking about etsy too, let us all know how it goes. They are wonderful!!!

Anonymous said...

Corey...I love your blog! I also love the pixie sticks...they are adorable!I have a new baby nephew named Riley....I think the pixies are really cute for gifts...or birth announcements etc.

vicci said...

Sorry..that was me that posted above...

tararossstudios said...

I think they are so cute. I'd love to have some. I think they would sell for $20.00 too.

I think ebay would be better.

blair said...

These are so so so cute! I love "pixie sticks" and wouldn't it be fun for you to sell these, knowing that they are probably going to make a wee one happy. Your photos are beautiful of these by the way. Very nice work.

~vicki said...

i just discovered your blog from alice lands...she mentions you and, well, i love your idea of pixie sticks, they're so adorable! they are original and fun and worth the $20.

best of luck to you!

Rosa said...

How sweet. I just found your blog and need to spend some time here! It is wonderful!!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Hi COrey with a M!
I love your pixie sticks! I love the name too! I thnk a group pf them are nice, how about one for $30 and three for $60...???? Or trade me all of them for lunch in the south of france ;)

delila said...

This are so cute! You do such a wonderful things :)

Sharon Wisely said...

Hi Corey, I would love to buy your Pixies--sweeter than sweet!

annax said...

Ooooh fabulous!! I really love these :)

Gillian Greding said...

Just wanted to chime in a say that I ADORE your Pixie Sticks. Such a fabulous group of little critters!

bugheart said...

i think your pixie sticks are so cute i could sceam!
;)
i think the best place to sell them would be on
etsy...
have you seen these felt cuties!?
xo
from a seattle girl stuck in dc

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