Wonderful article on the importance behind the prices of hand-made items. Would be a great read for, say, everyone, but particularly everyone who has ever tried to commission me and told me I was charging too much (which is 80% of people).
Why is this not getting more signal boost.
This right here folks. This.
all you crafters, heads up
This. This right here. Damn.
What people also don’t understand is the time taken to learn and perfect the craft. I’ve had people bitch at me because I’m “withholding information” ie, something i developed MYSELF to SELL. They’re mad because I’m not giving them a SHORTCUT for FREE. You’re paying for the quality of the plush and that quality took time to build. I’m not here to build you a castle if you wave five dollars in front of me and tell me that I’M being greedy.
The drama that happened when I had started selling in the MSPA fan store on etsy was funny because of how nasty and obnoxious the complainer was but the problem was still there: people feel entitled to free shit. I think it was lexxercise that said that media consumers are incredibly spoiled. It’s true. Mass production has made people spoiled and entitled. We sort of expect shit to come out of nowhere.
like fucking miracles.
THIS IS A GOOD POST omg
really though like people have to spend a lot of money on supplies to make crafts??? and from working in retail where stuff was mass-produced I can tell you: the markup is pretty much 200% at all times! we sold the stuff we got from the suppliers for twice what they sold it to us for. THERE IS LIKE ALMOST NO MARKUP ON HANDMADE GOODS. mostly not at all in my experience! just… augh… AUGH, please think about how much time & effort & energy goes into making things even setting aside costs of supplies
blargh blargh this kind of thing makes me really upset and sad
reblogged before and i will reblog again
For all those people that want me to sew/embroider them something for gratis.