Monday, January 24, 2022

Cabbage Patch Kid adoption and upcoming Quilty Orphan Adoption

Imagine my surprise finding this 30+ year old Cabbage Patch Kid at thrift for $1. She even has her hair ribbons! I laundered her clothes and sponge bathed her in Tuff Stuff. It is hard to read on the back of her neck but it appears she was manufactured in 1979. 

I am not sure if this is her original outfit. I am pretty sure the pants are and I will repair the elastic. Back in the Cabbage Patch kid craze, I was able to wrangle new dolls for both of my kids. I have no idea where those dolls are now. 

Reseller update: My latest listing session was new CDs. I also pulled from the listings CDs in the following categories: country, classical, artists over 50 years old, CDs in mass circulation. Moving on to quilt blocks and pieces, here is the best of the bunch.

Even though I made total sales of $1,200 in the past 30 days, my net sales minus taxes, eBay fees, and shipping were $600.  

I am not sure what I aspire to but one reseller on eBay business was able to buy a house and use half to store product in the garage and master bedroom, and then rented out the remainder of the house as an air bnb. 😲

In 2021, sewing patterns were 40% of my total sales, books at 24%, and CDs at 19%, with the remainder in needle kits.  

Reporting back on sewing patterns pinned to Pinterest. I believe I sold 2 right off the bat from that exposures. I am also testing these listed quilt pieces, and will let you know of the result.

I have saved a couple of pieces of patchwork to give away at the upcoming Quilty Orphan Adoption online event in March. 

Quilting is more fun than Housework

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You really got a bargain in the Cabbage Patch Doll. The place where they are made is the next county over from where I live. It is a fascinating place to visit. You get to watch a baby being born. My daughter loved it and got to pick out her own baby. That has been about 40 years ago.