Are you interested in selling your crafts?

Are you interested in selling your crafts?

How do I sell my handmade crafts?  I have asked myself this question a few (dozen) times.

If you want to sell your crafts locally, where would you go?  A few possibilities are:

Farmers Markets, Flea Markets, Local Craft Fairs, Facebook Marketplace, Consignment Shops or Craiglist.

You can sell handmade crafts online in your own store built with a platform like Shopify, on third-party marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. Using social media sites like Instagram and Facebook can enhance the brand and propel you to success.

Where is the best place to sell handmade items?  Etsy is the number one online market place for handmade products. It's the best-known global marketplace for unique and creative goods from unique handmade products to vintage treasures.

Everybody wants to know, how do you price DIY crafts?

In her Tips for Pricing your Handmade Goods blog on Craftsy, artesian entrepreneur Ashley Martineau suggests this formula:

  1. Cost of supplies + $10 per hour time spent = Price A.
  2. Cost of supplies x 3 = Price B.
  3. Price A + Price B divided by 2 (to get the average between these two prices) = Price C.

Could it be as simple as these 5 steps.

  1. Create your online store. 
  2. Set up your product pages. ...
  3. Select your apps and sales channels. ...
  4. Pick your payment gateway. ...
  5. Market your handcrafts store.  

It takes much more than these steps.  It takes hard work, attention to details, plus quality products.  Retail whether for your DIY or a brick-and-mortar shop can be a fun and adventurous trip. 


Join us for a Fleur di Lis small quilt workshop.   During this class you will cut out your fabric, learn techniques for piecing the quilt top, and start sewing your quilt.  A special benefit is spending a few hours with fantastic people.  Please join Joelle for a fun filled class.  You will meet on October 28th  and November 4th.  




Remember to check out Monday the 23rd for  The Essential Nine Patch and come back Monday the 30th for Prarie Point Ornament. 

Baked Shrimp Casserole


  • 1 pound (450 grams) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (240 ml) chicken broth
  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup (100 grams) grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup (25 grams) grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

For the topping:

  • 1 cup (100 grams) breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a baking dish with butter or cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and minced garlic.

Place the shrimp in the greased baking dish, arranging them in an even layer.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, heavy cream, dried thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper.

Pour the cream mixture over the shrimp in the baking dish, making sure they are covered.

Sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese and grated Parmesan cheese evenly over the shrimp and cream mixture.

In a small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs with the melted butter until well coated.

Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture evenly over the top of the casserole.

Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the sauce is bubbly.

Remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve the baked shrimp casserole hot as a main dish. It goes well with rice, pasta, or a side salad.