Thursday 20 June 2013

Grumble Cave Monsters Sewing Patterns

   I've not had too much success with Grumble Cave Monsters. I did quite well in my first two months, but things quickly fell quiet, and I've not sold a monster for months. As the time has gone by, too, I've grown tired of sewing. I don't have a machine, and it takes me literally 5 hours to sew a baby monster and 6.5 to sew an adult, by hand. £30 is an extortionate amount to sell plushies for - or, mine, anyway - but it still felt too little given the amount of time I put into them. As a result, I sort of purposely let the shop slip. I stopped promoting, I stopped renewing, I stopped doing more or less everything. If I got an order, I would certainly fulfill it, but I wouldn't enjoy it.

   I'm very proud of my designs, however, and it killed me to think of them just sat around not being used. And so I did the only thing I could think to do with them: turn them into PDF sewing patterns and sell them that way. I'm hoping that the lower price will help them sell better, and it'll certainly prevent me from spending hours and hours bent over a table, sewing.

   It was fun while it lasted, but I do think that this is for the best. I'm still selling the constellation plushes, however, and a couple of premade monsters, but otherwise, the monsters are being kept as PDFs.


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