08 July 2009

How I Price My Animals

Like any starving artist, I'm always looking for potential customers for my work. I've had a few people recently ask me how much I charge and how to get in touch with me. So this post is to address that.

My prices are based on the amount of time I takes for me to complete an animal. The Fuzzy Mitten Patterns are the quickest, but still take me 4 hours to finish. The animals like the sheep, llama, and hedgie take even longer and then need to be felted which takes an extra hour or two plus drying time. The materials cost is just the cost of the yarn and polyfill if I'm running low. I pay for the facial features and the neck ribbon. If you want more than one color, you pay for both skeins of yarn. Usually one skein is anywhere from $2- $15 depending on how soft you want your animal. Acrylic is the cheapest and comes in fun colors and textures, but it's not that soft. Wool and silk cost more but feel so soft! Prices are as follows:

Bunny (or any animal based on the Fuzzy Mitten bunny pattern) - $15 + Materials
Ex. Giselle, Vernon, Augustine

Sheep or Llama - $20 + Materials
Ex. Maisy, Alice, Shelbert

Hedgehog - $24 +Materials
Ex. Gerald

New animals are coming soon!

I'll send you pictures of the yarn before I start and I will send you pictures of your animal in progress, so your animal comes out exactly how you want it.

If you have any questions or want to buy a custom softy of your own, please email me at iriscanine@aol.com.

Thanks for reading!

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