As I mentioned in the first post introducing Blub Blub, I wanted to complete a second version with an alternative pattern. I've now done so! Here he is, stripped!
From a crafting stand point, I probably shouldn't admit that this is the first time I've ever made one of my patterns twice, and I'm glad I did. I did end up making modifications to the original, mostly to make it look the way that I wanted it to look in the first place. They were all minor changes, but I think they helped a lot, and clearly I've got to acknowledge that I'll have to remake all the rest at least once, also, and possibly update them. Another advantage of remaking it was that I got to see how long it took me to make when I wasn't worrying about patterning it, which is essential if I'm going to try to "mass produce" for sales purposes. In this case, it took about 4 and a half hours - a fish in solid colors would have gone faster, though. Based on this, I have a question/poll for folks reading this:
How much do you think would be a reasonable amount for me to charge for Blub Blub the Amigurumi Fish (striped) - based on what you think it's worth, NOT considering the investment of my time/materials?
1: $20 or less
2: $21 - $30
3: $31 - $40
4: $40 or more
Next steps? Well, now I write up the entire pattern, edit it with my moms help, go over to Ravelry to find someone to test it (also will be a first for me!) and then...up on Etsy! I'm going to charge $2.50 for this pattern! :)