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I've added a few more Plumpies to my shop!

I bought some new backgrounds at the craft store last night...polka dots...

...a lovely purple which makes this bunny POP...

...and FINALLY a beautiful blue. I've been looking for a nice cornflower blue background for a long time. This one has white mandalas printed on it that you can ever-so-slightly see in the picture.

My shop is actually, for once, reasonably well-stocked. It's a new year and I've finally upped my prices. I've debated for a long time about this, but finally decided to pay myself fairly for my work. Each creature takes 2-3 hours of work or more. The average is 2.5 hours. I've been "auditing" myself to see how long each one takes and evaluating if what I'm charging is paying me for my time. It really wasn't. I'm happy that I was able to offer so many creatures at a low price for a long time, but this year I'm resolved to pay myself what I'm worth.

So, my new pricing reflects the time and effort and skill that goes into making these creations. I'm sure they'll sell slower, but in the end I will continue producing beautiful art for a fair price. That's all I can ask!

Given that each piece also comes gift wrapped with a special note and often includes a freebie, I think my pricing is more than reasonable. It's hard to get used to a full shop, but I'm so proud of the work I've done and how far I've come in less than a year!

Happy New Year to all!

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  1. That's wonderful! I'm always glad when a fellow crafter pays themselves fairly. Too often we undercut ourselves, justifying it by saying, but I enjoy it so I want to sell to keep it going. What we are really doing is undervaluing our time and undercutting the value of handmade creations. So YAY!

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