On advice from a good blogger friend (you know who you are) I backed off from running straight back into making, photographing, making more etc, etc. Instead there have been walks along the prom, cups of coffee, relaxing with feet up on the sofa. The bags, of course, managed to get made in their own time anyway:
And because there was no pressure, it was so enjoyable. The relaxation time helped me to think about the pricing mechanism too. Or rather the lack of one. While I was picking up fabric as and when, the ability to price correctly was poor to say the least. There was too much averaging out done, not enough exactly happening.
With these bags I started from the selling price - a price that I would be happy to sell them for, then worked backwards. How much all the costs would be, apart from the materials, leaving the amount I could spend on those materials. It worked so well I surprised myself. Because I knew the maximum I could spend on fabric, if I was going to spend more on the oilcloth, then savings had to be made on the lining.
There you go - another step forward in becoming organised.