Posts Tagged ‘launching’

Crunch Time

November 22, 2009

The store opens Monday at 12 midnight. For those of you are night owls like myself this means that it opens very late Sunday night or as some may say Sunday at midnight. For those of you who are on a more correctly functioning calendar it opens Monday morning at 12 AM.

There’s a lot of stress here right now. I have a lot of feeling of apprehension and worry and I have yet to meet in person with a model for photos. The plan is to meet with the newest Om Nom Nom model tomorrow for photos. We will see if this does indeed manage to come to fruition. I am aware that eventually I will be forced to be my own model – but as things are right now I am not confident enough that I will offer quite the cute look I am hoping to convey.

Today three more bags had linings and zippers sewn in. I am hoping since right now it looks like I may not have photos with a model in time that items like the bags will help fill the wait for the remaining listings.

The listings have indeed been made but are not “active” on Etsy yet. I think my last count was that there were about 26 inactive listings on for my shop on Etsy.

I ask that those of you who know me in person or those of you who have come to know me from any of my other social networking sites tell your friends once we are open to help make this project become a success. Or as I like to say – don’t be scurred to spread the wurrd.

In other new – THE Ohio State buckeyes won against Michigan wolverines and it has been 2,191 days since Michigans last victory over Ohio State. May I say on behalf of all buckeye fans – we love you Dick Rod.

Store Opening Moved Up

November 19, 2009

Pro-Portional Designs Etsy opening has been moved up from Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 to Monday, November 23rd, 2009.

It looks as if there will also be another model – who shall remain nameless for the time being.

I finished another bag today and plan to felt it with the others very soon (I’d like them to be available for the opening.)

Things Have Been Better

November 14, 2009

. . . and indeed they have.

First, I finally tried out the two cameras I had pulled specifically to use for work for the shop and they both weren’t working. I finally have one up and running but the other is still giving me just a bit of grief.

Second, I just spent a few days making bags. After REPEATED runs through the washing machine AND boiling – everything white IS NOT FELTED.

Third, I feel like all the pictures I took look like poop. Will have to wait until the OmNomNomStudios model, Elizabeth K. – is free.

Fourth, I am feeling more than incredibly nervous about the opening. Worry? Launch fail.

Now that this bleak blog has been written and is ready for post it’s off to begin a new bag that does NOT contain the “colour” white so that it will felt correctly.

Sneak Peeks

November 12, 2009

These photos have already been loaded to the Facebook fan page and after this post will be loaded to the Myspace fan page.

Here are a few sneak peeks at items that will be featured in the store.

This is the first photo that I released:
sneak peeks,Sneak peek,shrimp,shrimpy,sushi

Here is the second:
Sneak peek,sneak peeks,ATHF,aqua teen hunger force

This last one is an in progress picture – which is the first picture showing the entire item.
fish,fishy,fishys,fishies,bubble,bubbles,seaweed,sea,rock,rocks,cowl

Launch Date Nearly Set

November 10, 2009

I said I did not want to open with less than twenty items and this looks like it will indeed be more than a little possible. I have a girl who has agreed to do the modeling for the shots and who also seems to intend to help put together the photos in an eye catching way for the store. My second “helper” is still away but will soon once again be available.

Once I hear back from my model – we will see if the launch date of November 25th is a lock.

Pricing

November 9, 2009

This is my attempt to explain how I personally go about pricing items.

I have been a painter for years (I know this blog is about my knitting but stay with me here). When I was in high school the price I asked people for was the price of the canvas + 10$ – people complained the prices were extreme at 30$, 40$, and 50$.

Eventually I came up with a small system. I would total the price of the canvas, the materials used, and I paid myself 5$ an hour. People then found my prices astronomical.

For the items in Pro-Portional’s store I do not pay myself a set hourly wage. Every day I work no less than 10 hours – usually closer to 14. The pricing has a lot to do with the amount of money spent on yarn – and I try to bring you the same high quality I would want. So I try to avoid using anything scratchy or that will fall apart. Buying a terrible quality item isn’t worth the money on the first place.

I do my best not to ask more than I myself would be willing to pay for any of these items if I really and truly wanted them.

I ask that you consider the fact that an item like a shrug will take me anywhere from 2 – 8 days of 10 – 14 hours of work depending on the amount of detail and the style of the knit.

If you think my items are overpriced – I’m sorry.