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Calorie Mate
05-09-2011, 02:40 PM
I keep on thinking about opening up my Etsy store finally, selling plushies and custom t-shirts and buttons and accessories (I have access to a professional vinyl cutter and screen printer) but I can't even bring myself to start a thread in Talking about creating to drum up interest. I'm too scared to even do that.

DO IT

Falselogic
05-09-2011, 02:42 PM
Yes, cause I need to give someone this pile of money I have reserved just for cute plushy metroids

Mara
05-09-2011, 02:44 PM
Do it Luana! :D

BEAT
05-09-2011, 02:47 PM
DO IT DO IT DO IT

ASandoval
05-09-2011, 03:03 PM
What everyone else said.

Willm
05-09-2011, 03:04 PM
http://www.elsaelsa.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/nike-just-do-it1.jpg

Obey the swoosh

PapillonReel
05-09-2011, 03:09 PM
Yes, cause I need to give someone this pile of money I have reserved just for cute plushy metroids

Thisthisthis. I WILL PAY MONEY FOR THESE.

Elements
05-09-2011, 03:36 PM
Sell me things! I demand them! Enable my horrible addiction to cute objects!

Luana
05-09-2011, 03:52 PM
Okay, okay! I'm heading out the door in a few moments, but when I get back I'll put a bunch of stuff up that you guys can look at! In the meanwhile, as a sample of what I can do, here's the Link that I made tungwene for Festivus many moons ago:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4586177/photos/linkplushie.jpg

It was my first time attempting such a thing, so there are a bunch of rough edges and whatnot. It's completely washable (I don't use felt because of that) and all of the clothes are removable!

Meditative_Zebra
05-09-2011, 03:57 PM
http://personalmoneystore.com/moneyblog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/decisions_yes_please.jpg

McClain
05-09-2011, 03:59 PM
ME WANT ZELDA PLUSHIES!

:D

Kylie
05-09-2011, 04:24 PM
I WILL BUY IT. I WILL BUY IT NINE TIMES.

Falselogic
05-09-2011, 04:34 PM
Before you do any of that though I want me Megaman friendship bracelet Luana!

Or we just might not be friends anymore!

I'm kidding we'll still be friends I just won't have a cool friendship bracelet.


I'm not crying, I have allergies.

Jerks

tungwene
05-09-2011, 04:52 PM
Okay, okay! I'm heading out the door in a few moments, but when I get back I'll put a bunch of stuff up that you guys can look at! In the meanwhile, as a sample of what I can do, here's the Link that I made tungwene for Festivus many moons ago:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4586177/photos/linkplushie.jpg

It was my first time attempting such a thing, so there are a bunch of rough edges and whatnot. It's completely washable (I don't use felt because of that) and all of the clothes are removable!

<3 <3 <3

It is as totally awesome as it looks, folks. Luana is a talented lady!

Kate or Die!
05-09-2011, 05:01 PM
I'd love to see some stuff you've silkscreened!

Luana
05-09-2011, 05:33 PM
(shhhh, I'm hiding from my mom and Lor at the mall)

I'd love to see some stuff you've silkscreened!

I'm going to do a test shirt this week sometime once I mock up a design I like. My uncles own the printer (I can't afford my own, sadly). When I have it I'll show you!

Lady
05-09-2011, 05:51 PM
that plushy is totally adorable :x (tungwene, does he have... underwear?!)

shop make time GO

Al Baron
05-09-2011, 05:57 PM
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4586177/photos/linkplushie.jpghttp://i53.tinypic.com/5ph35d.jpg

Also if this crashes and burns for you, make sure it gets on Regretsy.

Balrog
05-09-2011, 07:33 PM
How long you been sittin' on this here goldmine?

tungwene
05-09-2011, 08:23 PM
(tungwene, does he have... underwear?!)(no, just tights >.<)

Destil
05-09-2011, 08:26 PM
This is relevant to my interests and I would like to subscribe to your news-letter.

We're not making it to PAX this year (really need to get a second car). But I would love a Motherfucker pin to death. And one with my current avatar...

Luana
05-09-2011, 08:41 PM
I should put a summary of artitude here before I begin talking about my dreams of entrepreneurship:

Hi! I'm Luana! Here is my creative background and stuff.
creative writing since 10
studied journalism for about four years
did freelance writing for a short time
took a bunch of graphic design and regular ol' art classes in high school and college
clothcraft
papercraft
painting
pretty much anything you can think of<insert photo samples here when Flickr Pro account is renewed>Anyway, here is my plan for this here venture! (I like calling it a venture because someone once offered to help me get started.)

I want to open an online store and hawk my handmade items of awesomeness. It doesn't have to be through Etsy -- in fact, I would prefer to have it go through a storefront linked to my website -- but for right now, it seems to be the best bet for me because I'll be able to gain a decent amount of visibility that way. Because most of my networking has been in the world of VIDEO GAMES over the past ten years or so, I would probably offer a lot of game-related merchandise, especially concerning the plushies. However, I figure a lot of the papercraft will also include other designs. Lor has quite a few pieces that would translate well to greeting cards and stationery, and she has some mini-comics that she wants to sell as well.

Here's a sample of what I want to sell:
plushies (mostly video game stuff, but I would also consider doing other types)
pillows (larger plushies. first on my list will be a giant Percy head)
tote/shopping bags that are video gamed out
portable system cases
other electronics cases
cards and stationery
decals (like the ones you can put on your car or computer)\
buttons
t-shirts (both appliqued and screen-printed)The t-shirts are where you come in! I would totally make TT t-shirts for interested parties! I would prefer to have a few different designs so I could make more than one at a time but I can also do singles. Not only that, but I also can hand-paint clothing as well. It would let me use a wider range of colors, but would also be more time-intensive (and therefore cost more).

So there you have it! Over the weekend (the parts that are not on vacation) and the next week I should have some sample goods for you all to peruse. In the meanwhile, pipe up if there are any things in particular you'd like to see!

Kate or Die!
05-09-2011, 08:43 PM
I'm going to do a test shirt this week sometime once I mock up a design I like. My uncles own the printer (I can't afford my own, sadly). When I have it I'll show you!

Silkscreening is a pretty cheap hobby, actually...but maybe we're talking about two different methods. Anyway, can't wait to see!

Also, how's your time it takes to make stuff vs. what you can charge for it? I'm so slow when it comes to crafting I could never charge a reasonable price to make it worth my while.

Garrison
05-09-2011, 08:43 PM
I want things. I want to pay money. I want to pay money in exchange for things.

You should totally make me a Metroid plush and take all my money.

Luana
05-09-2011, 09:04 PM
Silkscreening is a pretty cheap hobby, actually...but maybe we're talking about two different methods. Anyway, can't wait to see!

I don't actually have the money (or supplies!) to do the silkscreening by hand at the moment (although I do want a darkroom in my permanent abode someday for photography), so what I'm going to do is work with my uncles to use their commercial screenprinting supplies. I can make a tidy profit that way and also produce the shirts quickly.

Also, how's your time it takes to make stuff vs. what you can charge for it? I'm so slow when it comes to crafting I could never charge a reasonable price to make it worth my while.

Shirts and other wearables that I'm using the printing gear for would be the fastest. I'm thinking a week or so turnaround on that. Depending on how elaborate the plushie is... that could be a bit more. The nice thing is that any humanoid plushie could be easy to pump out because they'll have the same basic body. Otherwise... depending on the size it'd probably take me a few hours to pump out a Metroid. I don't have a job so I have the time. :P

Bobby N. Cognito
05-09-2011, 09:15 PM
Yes, cause I need to give someone this pile of money I have reserved just for cute plushy metroids

I just had stole Falselogic's an idea...I will setup a budget for plushies.

Falselogic
05-09-2011, 10:35 PM
I just had an idea...I will setup a budget for plushies.

Had the idea? More like you stole it!

Bobby N. Cognito
05-09-2011, 11:00 PM
Had the idea? More like you stole it!

Apparently I can only do wrong today. Mixing up my words and whatnot all day.

Or I could be secretly upsetting people on purpose so people remember me.

Falselogic
05-09-2011, 11:04 PM
Apparently I can only do wrong today. Mixing up my words and whatnot all day.

Or I could be secretly upsetting people on purpose so people remember me.

Fiendishly clever! Not yet a real person, but someone who I have a vague recollection of!

Luana, friendship bracelets? Can we buy those from you or Lor? Lor should help.

Chu
05-09-2011, 11:17 PM
Luana, I want to support your creative endeavors! Also please check your PMs because I want to ask you something away from the thread. (Ooh, doesn't that make it sound mysterious!?)

Falselogic
05-09-2011, 11:18 PM
Luana, I want to support your creative endeavors! Also please check your PMs because I want to ask you something away from the thread. (Ooh, doesn't that make it sound mysterious!?)

Luana made shirts with Chu art on them?!

Lady
05-09-2011, 11:36 PM
we can only hope.

Chu
05-09-2011, 11:45 PM
I didn't write about shirts in my PM, but I certainly wouldn't be against contributing art for Luana-made shirts! :D

tungwene
05-09-2011, 11:47 PM
There needs to be better photos of Plushie Link besides one old Festivus shot to do him justice. Lemme get on that.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/b597ad9d.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/f8a9232e.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/a8c95bbf.jpg
Hey Link, watch where you're climbing. It's danger-

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/3925beed.jpg
-ous!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/03b3cc0d.jpg
What did I tell you? Losing hats and shoes left and right.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/909600ef.jpg
! Link! Where are you?!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/52b81631.jpg
Oh there you are. Don't scare me like that!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/56912a1b.jpg
How dare you take off your clothes, young man. You ought to be ashamed of yourself.

tungwene
05-09-2011, 11:49 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/cab9c33c.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/4e24f468.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/89bd848e.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/8e0cdf18.jpg

Mara
05-10-2011, 12:22 AM
PAX meetup T-shirts? :D

Olli T
05-10-2011, 01:49 AM
I will pay good money for a Lobster Shirt Link.

Dhroo
05-10-2011, 05:03 AM
I have a sudden and implacable need for plushies.

I will pay good money for a Lobster Shirt Link.

Also this, times a million.

Brickroad
05-10-2011, 05:15 AM
PM sent!

Kirin
05-10-2011, 11:23 AM
Oh man, I love the Adventures of Link (In A Tree!). Clearly, we all need to by plushies from Luana and then have epic adventures and post pictures, Festivus-style.

T-Brew
05-10-2011, 12:59 PM
Does Link have a bevy of fabric items to cling onto? A master sword or bomb or jug of milk?

Could he?

I will pay good money for a Lobster Shirt Link.

Or a detachable beard!

You advertised your stuff in the right place.

ASandoval
05-10-2011, 01:06 PM
I'm gonna start dreaming up the perfect TT T-shirt today. In the meantime I gotta go run errands. This thread will probably be in my head all day though!

Kate or Die!
05-10-2011, 01:18 PM
Might I also suggest geek-themed cat toys (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=642538&postcount=347)? 'Cause nerds and cats go together like....nerds and cats.

Luana
05-10-2011, 01:46 PM
Does Link have a bevy of fabric items to cling onto? A master sword or bomb or jug of milk?

...Or a detachable beard!


He could, yes!

Oh, one of the items that I'm working on right now is a pillow Master Sword and shield combo. It would be person-sized so that way, well, you could use it.

Kirin
05-11-2011, 11:02 AM
Might I also suggest geek-themed cat toys (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=642538&postcount=347)? 'Cause nerds and cats go together like....nerds and cats.

My cats still play with those things! I could totally see them selling, and I imagine they're not hard to make. You can even grow your own catnip with little trouble (it's like a mint - not very fragile, and spreads on its own).

Austintatious
05-17-2011, 05:57 PM
I will totally splurge all my moneys on Luana plushies and TT shirts and things she has made.

Because rad.

Falselogic
05-17-2011, 06:01 PM
Luana,

We're still waiting for the store! Open it with just two or three items! Maybe even one the important thing is to do it!

Luana
05-25-2011, 10:20 PM
I got a bit of cash money, so I went to go buy some supplies today.

Hopefully I'll finally be able to finish this guy:

http://pics.campl.us/f/3/34e63a5504dfb9089b953c90d8b42e9e.jpg

... but for now, I'm going to be pumping out keychains for some quick and easy cash. Here's the first work-in-progress:

http://pics.campl.us/f/b/b4c9dfb5eb0383dfe98483151f3dfb63.jpg

edit: He's nowhere near perfect (meaning I don't think he's quality enough for selling), but finished!

http://pics.campl.us/f/a/a11e3058dbb9867be3268320f4cd4e52.jpg

If I had the right color thread, I would've had this finished in five minutes. :s

Kirin
05-26-2011, 02:12 PM
B Lunch! Spaghetti! CurryRice!

tungwene
05-26-2011, 06:34 PM
Those look adorable!

fugu13
05-26-2011, 06:43 PM
That's plenty high quality enough for selling :P

Now open an Etsy shop :D

Luana
06-04-2011, 12:59 AM
Pulled out the clay conditioner and did a test mage for one of you guys to consider. Paint's still got to dry on the edges, and needs a bit more TLC but:

http://pics.campl.us/f/e/ee2eee2c148ef38ccaee673f9389f673.jpg

Violentvixen
06-04-2011, 10:00 AM
Oh, one of the items that I'm working on right now is a pillow Master Sword and shield combo. It would be person-sized so that way, well, you could use it.

I'm all over that.

Luana
06-04-2011, 11:57 PM
http://pics.campl.us/f/a/aea6ad20d033dce9dd617c21a56156dc.jpg

Krakenbrau
06-05-2011, 03:22 AM
I still want to commission a plushy Zig. And I'd buy a TT tshirt, but I have no design ideas, so I'd have to see some first.

Also, I can't afford to buy anything right now. But I'll let you know!