Jan 2, 2016

Santas

Selling as sets or individually?  Beautifully stitched and finished, almost all on sage or khaki Aida.  Some have the same Aida backing, many are fine corduroy. Not sure how to price them - would you help me with the price I have listed?  Good deal or too much?  Shipping not included.

 18 Aida  - $5 each or $35 set?
Seriously considering these for myself.

 Cream Jobelan  $5 each?






I'm buying this one.

18 Aida - $25 for the set?
   
Jobelan with ultrasuede (?) $4 each?


 
 18 Aida - $4 each?


Jobelan set $5?

14 white Aida set for $5?
 
 
  18 Aida $3 each?
 
 
Linen? and 14 count Aida $3?
 
 
Be honest!!
Thanks.
 
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43 comments:

Chris said...

They are lovely. I think that the prices are a little low.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marly,

The price are too low!! You couldn't buy the materials alone for those prices.
You need to start at $10.00...at least! "Happy New Year!" Your blog always makes us smile. Thank you.


Anonymous said...

Happy Healthy New Year Marly! I say VERY good deal, mind you I have never bought any pieces that someone else has stitched, so I don't know the "going rate".
I do know that I love the one you are buying, and as for the top (11) for 25.00, and the (8) for 35.00 I WOULD buy those two groups if offered.
Wishing you and yours two legged and four the best the new year can bring, Debbie in IL

Carol said...

I agree--the prices are too low, Marly... What a beautiful lot of Santas! So many hours of work went into each one!

Anonymous said...

This comment is for all of the 143+ "readers" who came out of the woodwork when there was a giveaway here, but had no comments on other posts.
There is so much work involved updating a blog daily. If you enjoy reading "Samplers & Santas" or any other blog, then show some appreciation and at least leave a comment or say, "Thank You" to the blogger for their time & effort!!! Type two letters: "Hi" and that would suffice. (Marly, Forgive me for venting on your blog, but we think alike, so I know you were probably thinking the same thing. LOL.)
"HAPPY NEW YEAR" and Thank you for your most enjoyable blog... *I* appreciate it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow...
At those prices, especially the sets, they are steals. Consider the cost hours spent stitching just one. Divide the cost by hours spent, plus cost of material. Not many people who would work for pennies an hour, which is what the price of most of these is suggesting. One must consider what their work per hour is worth, then add on the cost of materials, to determine price. Real bargains to be made here. I have seen far less detailed work selling for a lot more, on etsy.

I enjoy reading your blog.
Have a very happy and healthy New Year.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

WoW...what a selection! You could do a "Make offer" silent kind of auction with a deadline date. That would let you know for sure their worth and fairness to all. But then that might just become too time consuming. Otherwise I haven't a clue.

Keep safe with Peace & Blessings for all,
Barb

Susan R said...

I agree -- prices are too low! I also enjoy reading your blog and love your sense of humor!! Happy New Year! Sue

Heritage Hall said...

Great items and prices.... could be increased.... Put me
in on the bid for the first 8....

Karen Budnick said...

I think your prices are very low - don't underestimate the value of your artistry and time. Let us all know when you're ready to sell. Thanks!

Jan said...

I think your prices are too low. Don't underestimate the value of your handmade items. You can always take bids on your account and sell to the highest. I have many of the same ornaments or I would be purchasing them. Good luck, they are beautiful.

Jan

Kate said...

One heck of a deal at those prices, lol!!! I think they should be priced higher, much higher.

marly said...

It's me! Just wanted to thank anonymous, but also say that I don't leave comments on every blog I visit because I would never get off the computer. I usually don't reply to comments since almost all are no-reply now. I have to right click into properties and check the details of each comment emailed to me because the program doesn't show return addresses, just the name. I was wasting a lot of time replying only to find out that they went no where! So I don't mind and understand that we can't leave comments all the time, and readers receiving the posts through their email can't leave comments at all. So I thank anonymous, but I am guilty also!

lynda said...

I agree that your prices are too low...these ornaments are beautiful!

Dixie said...

Prices way too low! Couldn't even buy the supplies for $5 and all the work is worth something.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

The prices are low. I would sell them individually because then you could buy the ones you like.

Maureen said...

Marly I think you are underestimating your work.I agree with all who say your prices are too low. I would feel guilty buying them for so little

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

It has all already been said - your prices are far far too low. They would hardly cover the cost of materials. I know you can never be paid enough to cover time spent but these are ....... well ....... far far too low!!!! Irene xxx

Maureen said...

oops, I read blogs via Bloglovin,recent posts to older sooo I left my comment before reading you are selling these for someone else. (your kindness is sure far-reaching) Didn't realize they weren't your handiwork but still think prices could be higher.

Annie said...

I agree prices are way too low.They are beautifully stitched AND finished. $5 each would be a super bargain for the pattern alone.

Linda McKenzie said...

Just saying,,,,,your prices are too low....Don't give them away!! I have made most of the Schooler santas and they are time consuming....Never mind the finishing!! And I truly enjoy your blog....You make me smile some days and laugh out loud on others.
Have a very Happy New Year

Rugs and Pugs said...

The prices are way too low, but if you insist on selling the PS Santas for $5 each, I'll take them all...lol!
Hugs :)
Lauren

dhenders said...

As most have said, prices you suggest are too low ... though it *is* hard to find the "sweet spot." So, playing devil's advocate, is the intent to net the highest or to move them out?

Jessica said...

$5 each seems way too low unless you are wanting to quickly re-home them. Have you looked at stitched pieces on Etsy for price comparisons? The PS ones alone would be worth more each.

Cathy B said...

Prices seem a bit low to me too...the pieces are nicely done.

I am a regular reader of many blogs but don't often comment - I would never get any stitching done! Rest assured, I read my favorite blogs each time they are updated. Speaking for myself, I'm not blogging for comments, I'm blogging for myself. It's great fun going back to read about what I stitched on a year ago, five years ago, and even ten years ago!

Happy New Year to you Marly!

Berit said...

Some of these I would completely love to have! (Santa with Nutcracker, and Santa with 2 bears especially!) I love the one you are definitely keeping. :)

I hope they are not in need of a home for any sad reasons.

I also think the prices are low, but the question about what another asked re:primary goals (speed or maximum cash) is a good one. How to handle shipping fees? I personally enjoy a higher price with "shipping included" when it comes to "remote shopping".

Thanks for showing these to us; they are gorgeous, and seeing this beauty brightened my day.

Glenna said...

I'd at least double the prices, or triple them and include shipping. They're lovely.

CathieJ said...

I would raise those prices. At least twice the prices you have quoted. Those Prairie Schooler Santas take time to stitch and they look like they are beautifully finished as is all the other stitchery. Don't give them away!

Cheryl Reeves said...

After 32yrs of great designs the Prairie schooler designers retired 2015. prices should ve higher

Theresa Laboda said...

I agree prices are too low. They are all lovely. Love seeing you in my emails. I look for samplers and Santa's first thing.

Theresa Laboda said...

I agree prices are too low. They are all lovely. Love seeing you in my emails. I look for samplers and Santa's first thing.

Anonymous said...

Marly, I also think they are priced way to low. They are lovely and so nicely finished. Don't give them away! I love, love, love your blog... You are a hoot! Cheryl

Lumiruusu said...

Your blog is a great inspiration to beginner stitchers like me ...WithBlessings,Maija from Finland

Marilyn said...

Sam here, way too low.
These are so much work, and the finishing would cost more than you are asking. lol
Marilyn

Joan said...

Are you selling these?

If you are, I want the little bird at the end. And I would willing pay $10 for him. I am currently paying between $8 and $15 for finishing alone. If you add in the cost of fabric, floss and a share of the chart ... well, those prices you listed are far too low.

Joan in VA

Anonymous said...

I agree with all that the prices are too low, but commend you for doing this for so eone else. Do love your blog!!!
Look forward to it! Happy New Year!

Mary said...

I agree the prices a low....they would be a steal! But if owner just wants them gone, they will be gone fast.

Joy said...

The pricing seems to low, however, if they are to be gone quickly, I suppose they're in line. Have a lovely day!

C Reeder PhxAz said...

These are great deals. I would love to purchase them all to use as teaching models. How do we purchase/bid?

StitchinByTheLake said...

Marly these are so beautiful - I know they will all sell easily. I'd love to see them priced individually rather than sets and I think the prices are too low. Even though I'd like to buy them every one for those prices! :) blessings, marlene

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Marly they are gorgeous...and too. too low...
Each one should be at least $25.

debbie haggard said...

your pricing is way too low. i would love to buy several- even at a higher price. how can we purchase these?

TheCrankyCrow said...

Well, obviously, I'm more than a day late and dollar short LOL....but, for what it's worth, I agree with the above 43 comments that the prices are (were?) too low! Heck....I wouldn't even finish them for what you were suggesting for prices. But my curiosity has the best of me....what did you end up doing with them? There are some wonderful pieces in there!!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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