Thursday, September 10, 2009

What's That Hiding in the Other Room?

You know how I am completely obsessed with fabric? Yeah. Well, imagine the amount of obsession that comes with getting fabric that you made! MWAHHHHHHHHH! It is a whole new level of amazingness. I get it out and touch it all the time, and rub my face on it, and smell it. This was the first thing I have printed using Spoonflower, and I have to say that I am completely hooked, and already working on a few more designs! There were a few issues with my repeat, but I think I have them under control now, and it's that not surprising considering it was my first try making one. So, without further ado, forty million pictures of my birdie fabric!Lesson I learned today: It's pretty much impossible for me to take an adequate picture of myself holding fabric.SO, now I have a question for you fabric folk, "market research"* if you will. I am thinking about doing a few more designs and then selling them on my etsy store, do you think there would be more interest in just the raw fabric than in say, bags and stuff that I would make out of it. Or, in simpler terms, should I try and sell things from the fabric, or just the fabric itself? Or, do you think there would be interest in either? I am a bad decider, let me know.*Ok, so this week I was supposed to participate in a market research groupy-thingie, and so I went there, and filled out another form (after an email and phone interview), and sat in the mirror room with 12 or so other women, and then they started calling people's names to go into the other room, and they called EVERYONE BUT ME! I was rejected! My opinions were REJECTED, but they still paid me $60. $60 dollars to not have to listen to me talk. Kind of impressive, no?

16 comments:

ayumills said...

your fabric is so cute!!I'd love to see it itself in your shop ;)

Sew Many Ideas, So Little Time said...

I really like the fabric by itself. It is a great design, congratulations on such a great idea and following through with it until completion. I just love it, you did a wonderful job.

rachel said...

Do both - your own items and your fabric. They're fabulous!

Did they say why you weren't picked to be part of that group? Harrumph....

Amy said...

I am clearly underpaid. I get paid zilch for everyone in my family to not listen to me!

As for your question: I'd ask myself about the money. I'd consider how much the fabric cost and how much time I would have to spend making something and how much I could sell it for...

Amy said...

PS - your fabric is fantastic

kat said...

Both! :)

J said...

I would love to see the fabric in your shop.

mama turtle said...

I think your fabric design is fabulous! I would recommend looking up other Etsy people that design and sell their fabric as well as make there own items to sell too. Thank you for introducing me to Spoonflower!

Vanessa said...

Birdie love!! Those little birds are adorable.

Messy Karen said...

i love your design. and you should do a little of both.

Kathy said...

Your fabric is great. I like the birdies!! Very cool. I would do both, you always make such cute things.

anne said...

I'm probably to late to officially be counted in your market research, but I would have voted for both anyway! Your birdie fabric is adorable.

Amy said...

I'd love the opportunity to buy your adorable birdy fabric!

Sarah said...

I would love to see the fabric in your shop! I would definitely buy some!

Robyn said...

I adore your fabric at least 6 times over. It's perfect! Well done with the birdies.

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

I love your fabric! I would love to buy the fabric as is since I sew, but I'll bet there are lots of shoppers on Etsy looking for finished goods. Either way, I think you've got a winner.