to sell or not to sell

A couple weeks ago Thuy told me I had to make three zippered pouches and three totes by June 15. She further instructed me to sell these items on ebay. I made the deadline!
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Okay, so here’s the thing. I don’t know if anyone is going to want any of these, so I think I will start by offering up one pouch and one tote on ebay next week. Any suggestions as to which ones I should auction off first?
On another note, Amyville Amy asked me to thank everyone for their kind comments about her wares. Her stuff is really great, so if you don’t have any yet, go buy some!

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32 Responses to to sell or not to sell

  1. melissa says:

    i like all the totes and think you should offer all those for sale. i like all the pouches too, but i think the mushroom one has a vintage feel that will sell fast.

  2. ann says:

    aligator pouch and the bobble tote.

  3. susanne says:

    wow, ann picked the same ones i would pick–and i’d be all over those if you sold them!

  4. Jan says:

    I would say the alligator pouch and any of the bags.
    I’ve been wanting to sell on eBay for a long time, but haven’t gotten around to actually figuring out how to list, etc. Maybe you’d share your experiences?
    Unfortunately, I have the buying down pat.

  5. claudia says:

    Mariko, those are all awesome. I think you might be surprised how well they sell.

  6. Raquel says:

    Love them! I think the first should be the chick pouch and the tote on the far right. 🙂

  7. Leslie says:

    Alligator pouch and pink tote! Adorable, all!

  8. Laural says:

    Those are all really lovely, and I would be surprised if they all didn’t get snapped up right away. If I have to pick a favorite though, I like the aligator pouch and the bag on the right. But they are all cute! I really like your labels too, can I ask where you got them?

  9. carolyn says:

    i like the alligator pouch best. but i think the mushroom one would probably be a better seller.
    and of the three bags, DEFINITEY go with the one on the right. that fabric is totally sought after. the army/navy store by me was selling wellies made out of that!
    so you actually want to make money off this now? and not just give them away to your friends? thats crazy talk!! (JUST KIDDING, your stuff is so worth money!!!!!!!)

  10. clare eats says:

    Are you crazy?
    They are so cute! When are you opening your online store with international shipping to Australia?
    How about 3 packets of Tim Tams (with shipping which is expensive) for a tote?

  11. dana says:

    Hi Mariko!
    I love the zippy pouch with the ladies on it and the tote on the far right too. I think you should put them all up on ebay though!

  12. Jessica says:

    They are going to sell like hotcakes. I can’t pick a favorite. They all rock.

  13. Celia says:

    Yup. Put ’em all up for sale. They are all damned cute.

  14. alice says:

    I love the mushroom pouch th best, but I can’t choose a favorite tote. I love them all!!! I’m going to be betting on one of the totes for sure when you put them up on ebay. I am smack in the middle of choosing a new tote for my lunch bag!!!

  15. Kathy says:

    I like the alligator pouch as well, and the bag on the far right. But honestly, if you list them all, they will sell handily. I know you don’t see it, but everyone else does!

  16. Jess says:

    I used to deal on Ebay, and given that you have a fan base and all, I would heartily recommend that you list them all on the same day for 1 week. They will sell. And you will get a better response if you have more than just two things up every week.

  17. corine says:

    your stuff is adorable. why haven’t i seen you in the backtack swap? you seem like such an obvious candidate. come to think about it, i don’t see you in many ‘alongs’ at all. i guess that explains it.
    love your stuff. keep it up.

  18. tara says:

    i love your work mariko (i’m a long time lurker here), and these pouches and totes are no exception. super cute, especially the tote on the far right!!

  19. Nicole says:

    Hi, Mariko! I love ’em all. But if I were buying for myself, it would be the alligator pouch and the pink tote.

  20. Meredith says:

    Oooh, the crocodile pouch and pink tote…I want them both!!

  21. Eva says:

    I think you should list them all. Then post on your blog that they are up for auction… You will have no problem selling them all!

  22. erin says:

    I agree with the “go for them all,” though my favs are the giant flowers bag and the french-looking zippered pouch.
    I really like the “supereggplant” tag!

  23. Daphne says:

    The only reason not to put them on eBay is I might not win! LOVELY.

  24. Christina says:

    I think you should put them all on at once BECAUSE they look so cute together — I think the combined visual appeal will make people realize they have to buy one — kind of like when they put all the car dealerships in the same neighborhood.
    They are all so very very cute —

  25. Becca says:

    I agree! They are all so super cute. I especially like the mushroom pouch and the tote with the red trim on the bottom! Are you going to be posting the link to the ebay sale? Good luck. I think you’ll be surprised how well they sell!

  26. myra says:

    Oh they are all so wonderful! But if you don’t go for selling all of them at one time, I love the croc pouch and the orange dot tote!

  27. Melanie says:

    They are all fantastic! I love the zipper pulls on the pouches.

  28. gina says:

    i really like the alligator pouch and the bag with the tassles. but they are all very cute.

  29. Krista says:

    I vote for the pouch with the people sitting in chairs and the tote with the orange bottom. I can’t give any good reasons. I just like those two best, though I’d take any of them off your hands if they were just piling up to the point of becoming annoying around there. And, I’m almost certain someone out there would purchase them. The question is: how much?

  30. Lisa says:

    I LOVE the alligator pouch… please, please put this one one along with the link so I can bid on it… or better yet, just promise to sell it to me directly – how much are you asking for it??

  31. Amanda says:

    oh dear GOD!
    I love the little alligator/dino pouch, it looks so lovely!!! I adore your tags as well, where did you get them printed…or did you print them yourself? either way, they look wonderful.
    I need to know when your going to auction the gator because I.Love.Him. ok, thanks 😀

  32. Sharmee says:

    All the bags are great! I have been reading your blog, everything you make looks so cute and functional.
    If you want an alternative to Ebay, there’s a great site called Etsy ( They’re a place where you can list products you want to sell. Everything has to be hand-made.

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