by pat111otter 28 Mar 2015

Made quite a few of these, in six inch hoops, but told that they are 'old fashioned' and won't sell!!

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by lolly3 29 Mar 2015

Hi pat111otter, Well I think this is stunning. The black background really brings out the colours in the flowers. I think you will sell lots of them. Thankyou for sharing. Regards Lorraine McNeill of South Australia

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by mi30kaja 28 Mar 2015

I love this. When I first started making my Towel Toppers I was told that I would never sell them. Wish I had kept count of how many I have sold as it must be close to 300. You can only try but I think yours is beautiful.

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by highlandermom 28 Mar 2015

I love old fashioned these are very pretty. Better than shimmy sham mass produced ready to fall apart not long after you get it home junk.

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by pcteddyb 28 Mar 2015

Beautiful!

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by dragonflyer 28 Mar 2015

Well, I think they are lovely...there is no accounting for good taste...is there?

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by joann1 28 Mar 2015

I think they're lovely and I would won't them. Do you need my address. ha ha

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by tlp22 28 Mar 2015

Lovely! I have always loved hand made better than mass produced.
You can't get the love and thoughtfulness in a mass produced item.
No matter what you make or receive, the hand made item takes time thought and effort. It was made with love. Great

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by craftysewer 28 Mar 2015

These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Pattern? Leila

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pat111otter by pat111otter 28 Mar 2015

The flowers and leaves are FSL and came from Ace Points Embroidery on Oregon Patchworks. I glued the fabric to the hoops, then glued on the flowers. Very easy !

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by lbrow 28 Mar 2015

They may be "old fashioned" but I l them , maybe because I am old fashioned. Take heed to some of the hints from other cuties they have some excellent ideas about thinking outside the box/Lillian

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by katydid 28 Mar 2015

I know you have a lot of time involved in each one. I think the flowers could be used as a pin and put on a hat or hair band. Maybe think out side the box for their use. Kay

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by pldc 28 Mar 2015

I think this is quite lovely! Perhaps the person was going through something difficult in his/her life & needed to vent. we all have our own hurdles...........I think the person who purchases this will be thrilled with it& she/he will find the perfect place to display in their home. ~hugs~

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ladyrose by ladyrose 28 Mar 2015

I think they are quite lovely and would love to make them since I love free standing lace flowers.

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by noah 28 Mar 2015

love it very lovely hugs

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by spendlove Moderator 28 Mar 2015

They look lovely to me - just as they are. It is my experience that the British public aren't particularly interested in painstakingly hand made articles - unless they are very, very, cheap. They'd rather pay more for something mass produced with a "designer" label.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 28 Mar 2015

You are so right about people not being particularly interested in hand made articles. I think they are the sort of people who can't do much themselves, and have no idea how much work goes into the things we make!. I've had some ask me if I would make this and that, and have the audacity to say 'All you've got to do is ...." Which makes me want to say "If you think that's all I have to do, why don't you do it yourself?" Yes, it's all designer label stuff with some of them.

pldc by pldc 28 Mar 2015

very true ..... sad too

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by sonjapotgieter 28 Mar 2015

They are Stunning...I have used them on Runners,tableclothes AND still get compliments!!!!Friends ask "where did you buy them"...So will always be a attraction!!!!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 28 Mar 2015

Thank you. I do get compliments on the things I make, usually from people who can make things themselves, and know just how much time goes into the article.

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by tfk 28 Mar 2015

It is very pretty and you have done such a great job :)
Theres nothing like old fashioned....and trends keep coming back all the time!
Its just what we like.... we do and we get! Every individual has their different taste and preferences and I would love to buy something like this!
May I know where the deigns are from? I would like to try make one myself :)

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pat111otter by pat111otter 28 Mar 2015

Thank you for your kind words. I bought the designs a long while ago, but if you go to Oregon Patchworks, and click on Ace Points Embroidery, you can still get them. They are listed as 3D FSL Flowers 3, APE2041A.they have a sale on as well !!

tfk by tfk 28 Mar 2015

Thanks a lot dear :)

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by decojo 28 Mar 2015

It is a lovely work of art ~ very nicely done!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 28 Mar 2015

Thank you very much.

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by keitha 28 Mar 2015

I think the comment about 'not selling' depends on 2 factors. The venue itself determines who the clientele will be. Church bazaars tend to have people who have limited incomes or looking for deal. Craft shows have people more interested in crafts and not so much focused on the price point. One of a kind shows are the most trendy and people are more willing to spend but these visitors are younger and more chic.
Secondly, you have chosen very 'traditional' colours. Perhaps you could try to funky them up a bit to appeal to the younger set. Choose brighter colours (think Caribbean) and colours that appear more youthful and modern. Go to Google and search Caribbean colours. They are happy, bright and cheerful and not necessarily botanically correct.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 28 Mar 2015

Thank you for your comments.

honeyshouse07 by honeyshouse07 29 Mar 2015

Oh I think updated funky colors is a wonderful idea!

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by jrob Moderator 28 Mar 2015

That was only one person's opinion and you know the saying, we all have one.
You may have a selling niche that you will find for people looking for exactly something like this.
We are not all alike and neither are our tastes and isn't that a wonderful thing?

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pat111otter by pat111otter 28 Mar 2015

Thank you very much. I shall try again with these, but I'm having a lot of success with selling the flowers , in the colours that I've done, and you are right, we are not all alike, nor are our tastes !!

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by joyfullcreations 28 Mar 2015

Awwww.. they are not old fashioned. They beautiful and so delicate. X

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pat111otter by pat111otter 28 Mar 2015

Thank you very much

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by airyfairy 28 Mar 2015

What if they are old fashioned - they are exquisite.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 28 Mar 2015

Thank you so much.

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by julou 28 Mar 2015

What a pity-nothing old fashioned about them! very lovely- anyone would be delighted to receive one

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pat111otter by pat111otter 28 Mar 2015

Thank you very much.

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by Sewmum1 28 Mar 2015

I think this is lovely looks like they would have taken a while to stitch out. nice touch with the butterfly. What did you use for the centres of the flowers?

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pat111otter by pat111otter 28 Mar 2015

Thank you. They didn't take that long to do. The flowers, leaves and butterfly are all freestanding lace, and I put hot fix crystals in the centre if the flowers.

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by lidiad 28 Mar 2015

They are absolutely beautiful! I don't know if they are 'old fashioned" or not, I love them!
Hugs, Lidia

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pat111otter by pat111otter 28 Mar 2015

Thank you very much.

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by baydreamer 28 Mar 2015

This is stunning!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 28 Mar 2015

Thank you very much.

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by Trish56 28 Mar 2015

Well I don't think they are old fashion at all, go right ahead and put them up for sale, and when someone buys one , rub it in to the person who gave you negative comments, they are lovely, people like that needs to be ignored, ... I keep looking at the pic and say wow to myself and one day I hope to be able to make something like that.

Keep going. Trish XX HUGS to you

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pat111otter by pat111otter 28 Mar 2015

Thank you very much, that's made me determined to have a go at selling them! Of course you can make the same, the flowers and butterfly are all freestanding lace and glued on to the fabric which was glued into the hoop. Although I think I used some of those sticky back bits that are used for decoupage, no way will the flowers come off !!

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by laffma1 28 Mar 2015

Well, it is quite lovely. Don't lose hope - You never know who might happen to come by and fall in love with a piece of your work.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 28 Mar 2015

After all the lovely remarks made by you cuties, I feel a lot better about them now.

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