Sunday, April 4, 2010

Choosing a Craft, Part 1 .... Expense

There are a lot of different things you need to think of before you dig into a craft the biggest one for me is the expense!
You always have the obvious costs in a craft that you think about right away but there are generally a lot of "hidden" costs involved or things you just didn't think about. like tools you need for a wire project, or the electricity to run a soldering iron ... not to mention constantly replacing the tips. Research on this part it literally pays off. there are so many places to find tools and materials, it's just a matter of spending the hard time researching it all to find the best deals. And believe me there is a big difference in prices out there. Quantity can play it's role as well, some sites give you a better price the more you buy. which can be great for some but for others ... what are you going to do with 5,000 googly eyes. When I review a craft or project i will always breakdown the cost to make the item or items. If you know of any websites or stores that have good prices on the particular craft or project I'm reviewing please chime in! your comments are greatly appreciated.

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Getting Started

There is a lot to choose from out there in the crafting world, picking the wrong craft can cost you! Trust I am a habitual dabbler! Yes i admit it, I still dabble all over the place in way to many crafts. But hey all that dabbling is going to help all of you so at least it's not a total waste. Not to mention all the fun times I've had. The problem with dabbling is the expense and space. I highly recommend buying a book or two about the craft you are thinking of trying out before you start in. Most all of them require a lot of tools and it seems that they are never the same tools from craft to craft. I hope to help with the choosing aspect throughout my blogging by going over different crafts and reviewing craft books. Some are better than others! I've also found throughout my crafting that there are a lot of different places to buy all these tools and supplies and that part alone could drive someone crazy! I live on a budget so finding the right price is important to me, I'll share what I've found through the years ... but its always changing so the process is never over.

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