Tuesday, October 24, 2006

As a Christian we are to go the extra mile for people. Sometimes that is a difficult thing to do. I didn't get much sewing done yesterday because the lady I digitized the design for wanted it tweaked. I should have told her I didn't have time to do the design in the first place. I did one for her last year and she wanted change after change after change. I spent most of yesterday on the phone with her and changing her design. I redid it six times and sent it to her. In all I got less than $1 per hour to do that design. She later confessed she was very picky and that she wouldn't get someone on the internet to do it for her because they wanted $10 per 1000 stitches. The design had 8000 stitches. I talked to the general last night and told him I did not want to do any more designs for her.

I did manage to finish 3 aprons. Here are two that I thought were just as cute as could be. It's a Mother/daughter set.

I must get a lot done today.

Off to sew!

Sew Long for Now!


linda said...

Well, I know how you feel. I really do. Maybe an honest talk is in order? Maybe a new policy about charging for changes, or an hourly fee?

The aprons are adorable. Happy sewing today, Cindi.

RANDI said...

Maybe you could raise your fees, Cindi! Your time is worth money!

Adorable aprons!

'Berta said...

Cindi, do what brings you the most joy! I love your aprons.

Linda said...

First, the aprons are great!

Second, I agree with the post from Linda. You need to set a fee for designs and if there are design changes, there is an additional charge. I would even suggest that you print up a price list and for future work give it to customer(s) upfront. Your time is valuable and worth something. You are no different than me. I work for $x an hour based on my skills and knowledge for the job I was hired to do. You digitized and sew based on your skils and knowledge and it is definitely worth something. Don't sell yourself short, girl! It's okay to be Christian, nice and business minded. Not fussing, I just don't like to see my friends taken advantage of.