Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I Just Wanted To Show You.....!

       Hubby took some really good photos of...what I am now calling...my Hobo Yoyo Circles Bag! I wanted to show you the photos...and something else too. But first...the bag! :-)
       I probably should've put something in it so that it would look full or something.....Ummm...I just now thought of that! ^_^ Okay, so I'm a Yoyo bag crocheter whose kinda slow! 
      Oh Well, it's too late now! I already listed it in my Wuglyees shop! :-) ... I had a hard time with the pricing thing too. I enlisted hubby to help me out. His original price was ridiculously low...in my opinion.
      So what we decided to do was do some Etsy research!...How much would a crochet bag similar to my style bag...because there's none out there EXACTLY like it, I don't think...go for?! Here's some of the gorgeous bags we turned up!
       This Over-sized Tote by TheFyberStud, going right now for $180.00...
      The Bead Knit Drawstring Evening Bag by eggmoney, going for $180.00...
        The Crimson Tide Shoulder Purse by PopTopFashion, for #200.00...
     The Giant Crochet Hobo Bag by IMBUTTERFLY, for $265.00...
       And the Madder Onion Bag by SusanoftheEast, for $385.00...
      I can see how much work and materials they put into their bags. And we saw that some of their other bags in their shops sold for these prices too! So we felt comfortable pricing my Hobo Yoyo bag at &225.00...What do you think?! Too high?! Too low?! Whatever. As I said yesterday, if it doesn't sell...oh well! :-) In fact, if I still have it when I reach my 1,oooth follower, maybe it'll be the Giveaway gift! ^_^ You never know with me!
     There is another bag I wanted to show you though. It's this Handmade Black Knit Bag by hibbe...
       This gorgeous bag wasn't a part of our research though. This bag was in the treasury entitled Black alone and Black with color done by AWITCH...
         Along with the Crochet Flower Button Sock Slippers from my Wuglyees shop...
     ...she also included in thistreasury this Crochet Flowers Bib Necklace by wearaddiction...
       These Elegance Crochet Gloves by VaiZONE...
       This pretty Crocheted Bracelet by mccustomjewelry...
        ...and this fun and colorful Long Gypsy Skirt by subrosa123...
        I love her theme...'Black alone and Black with color'...and I can see with every piece how she stuck to her theme..."Thank you for including me!" :-)
      On a kinda sad note...for me anyways...I ran into a 'snaffu' with the 'Pastel' colored scarf I was going to give away. I ran out of the purple and green shades I was using. :-( I've had hubby running from store to store to store for a few days now, and no one has the shades I need to finish it! :-(
       So I'm going to have to take the whole scarf apart now and try to configure it in a way that those colors stay in it, but not to the degree that I had originally intended. :-( So, if you entered the Giveaway for the 'Pastel' scarf...sorry. It'll be those colors, but more like a 'Wuglyee' version of them now...That's what I'm gonna be working on all day today.
      I hope you all have a good day today too.  :-] What are you working on?!!

Never As Expected

Why can't things go as expected?
No left turn. No oops!...'Snaffu'!
There's always got to be a fly
in the ointment, soup or stew!

Why can't things go as they should,
Without a hitch, impending doom?
Instead of 'Steady as she goes'!
There's always Click, click, click! Then BOOM!!


  1. wow!!!

    Thank you so much. Its so cool

  2. ana, My pleasure!! :-)

  3. What a beautiful hobo yoyo bag! It is so unique - you definitely priced well. And lovely showcase of other work. Thanks for including my Crimson Tide purse. Kudos!

  4. Go for it! A handmade bag like that takes lots of time and work and if you sell it for less you're paying yourself almost nothing!

    Don't worry, my Hubby (or GP) underprices everything I do lol! But he also complains when he pays $2.50 for a loaf of bread, so pricing is not his forte!

    Have a great Tuesday!


  5. PopTopDiva, Thank you so much for the nice words about the bag, and the encouragement about the pricing too...I was very happy to include your bag and to know that somebody out there knows what they're doing!! :-) It's a beautiful bag! Thanks for your comment, and please come again!

  6. Lisa, Thank you!! And how funny about your GP. He sounds like my hubby, except that my hubby doesn't normally pay attention to the things I think he will, and pays waaaay more attention when I think he won't! LOL He paid $40.00 for a small piece of Kobe beef at the supermarket one time...and hadn't even realized he had!!!! He hadn't paid attention to the grocery bill! But another time when he was buying work shoes he was all excited about not spending more than $12.00 for them! O_0 Craziness!!!...By the way, $2.50 for a loaf of bread? That's cheap, isn't it?! ^_^ Have a good day, Lisa!

  7. Anonymous9/27/2011

    ouaou! I loved you post in the blog!!!! they all look so nice!! Thank you so very much and I do feel sorry for you not finding the yarns you were knitting with :( It happaned to me too once.... and I could no believe that I could not find the same yarn....anywhere!
    But as they say... every obstacle is for the best!! at least thats what they say in my country:))))
    have a lovely day knitting....
    Stamatia ( AWITCH)

  8. Some great bags! I love the Madder Onion Bag
    Re pricing I was reading something about it the other day - if only I could remember where???? Perhaps someone else can??
    Enter me!

  9. Stamatia, Thank you so much for the nice words...But I don't know if it's for the best that I couldn't find my yarn. Maybe whoever received the scarf will have to let me know about that! ^_^ Have a good rest of the day!

  10. gill, Yes they are some great bags! And the Madder Onion one is made with some really nice materials too!...I've read all kinds of articles on pricing, but the reality is that pricing is a fickle thing. So many things to take into consideration...and even still it's p to the one pricing it as to whether it's fair or not. *smh and hunching my shoulders* I did the fairest job I could with the pricing. Now let's see if somebody thinks so! ^_^

  11. your bag is wonderful sweet friend. This is a fun post. I love that skirt! oh and some of the other bags are lovely too xo

  12. The bag looks great! Pricing is the hardest part. I'm always told that my prices are too low. But I'm a tight wad and try to price according to what I would pay for something.
    Congrats on the treasury! Seems to be an epidemic on my end too.
    I know that the scarf will be beautiful no matter how you put it together. I can't wait to see the finished product.
    Hope you had a great day.
    I put my back out (again) and so I've had a painful day. Seems to be getting a bit better now.

  13. Katherines Corner, Thank you very much! :-) I like that skirt too! I wish I had been the one that thought of making it first! ^_^ Have a good evening Katherine! And thanks for the nice words.

  14. CinLynn, Thanks for the nice words about the bag...and the scarf...my friend. :-) At the price the bag is now, I know that if someone buys it they'll REALLY want it! That's important to me after all the work I put into it...And considering how beautiful your jewelry is I KNOW you could ask for more!!...The scarf will be a definite 'Wuglyee Original'! ^_^ ... I am sooooo sorry to hear about your back! :-( TAKE IT EASY, Bead!! You don't want it to get any worse and totally side-line you for a longer period of time!! :-( I'll be praying for your speedy recovery...I know that praying for others has great power! :-)

  15. LOVE your poem, they never fail to make me laugh, calm me down, draw a tear or give pause for introspection. Thank you so much for sharing your gift so freely. The bag is great too, btw! :)Pam

  16. SOiNTOiT, Awwwwww! That's the nicest thing anyone has said about my poetry in a while! ;'_'; I believe that you almost just drew a tear...from me! Thank you so so so much!...And thanks about the bag too. :-]


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