Sunday, July 18, 2010

etsy and walmart

Once again this week several people who know I make books asked if I had considered selling them on etsy. And once again I had to explain that I don't have time to make a lot of books right now and that I'm not sold on etsy. You have to pay to post items wether they sell or not. I'm not about to put out money like that with no guarantee of investment. I may look into local craft malls or make a goal of selling at some of the "arts" fairs next summer, but for now I'm just going to make the CB books.

That project moves forward in snail like fashion. One step forward two steps back. Ripping pages, but still don't have hard wood covers. I also wanted decretive corners, but the Lowes "no longer carries that sort ot thing" Lord I hate the WalMartization of America. It's turned us in to red necks. Cheep, but here's no quality or substance anymore. Perhaps that is why places like etsy are doing so well. People actually DO want something fine made and are willing to pay for it.