And here are some of mine: http://mamaalanna.imgur.com/
Someone asked me how much I'd charge for the mermaid quilt. I quoted her $5000, and that's probably not paying myself minimum wage.
Those are so gorgeous. The fairy tale ones reminded me of the Reading Rainbow, which I haven't thought of in years. Thank you for sharing so much loveliness.
One of my favorite things about Burning Man is the number of crafters there who know what it takes to make something, and will compliment you lavishly for things that you've created (also, being there is like a visual fairyland of craftiness for a number of arts). It was actually sort of amazing, because some friends of friends who saw a few costume pieces that I was working on for Burning Man (skirts made to be worn over a hoop skirt or a crinoline) started doing that "oh, can you make one for me! that's so cool!...it would cost HOW MUCH?!?!?!?! $700!?!?!?!?! <eye roll> you'll never make money selling it for that price!".
1) The base fabric was $25/yard, and it took nearly 6 yards of fabric to make it
2) I'm pretty sure that I said it was for me to wear to burning man, not something I'm trying to sell
3) the LED lights that I'm placing all over the skirt cost another $60
4) just taking the time to piece the fabric, poke the LEDs through from the inside and then stitch the cord to the inside of the skirt took around 20 hours. drafting the pattern, making a mock-up, & finalizing the pattern took another 12 hours. Cutting & sewing the actual fabric for the skirt took 10 more hours (the fabric was a satin that had giant roses all over it made out of the same satin, so I had to sew it super-slow, so that there was less chance of my machine becoming miscalibrated from going from thicker to thinner fabric over & over again). Binding all of the edges, & seams because it could have absolutely no fabric exposed that could shed loose thread was another 6 hours (and I kind of wanted to shoot myself by the time that was done). And then there was putting on the waistband, and the hook and eyes, and ties I'd added, so I could tie a giant bow at the waist. Oh, and sewing the inner bags for the LED battery boxes to go into, and applying those.
So yeah, it was a lot of freaking work. And cost a lot of money to make. And I think $700 is about right for that much effort. If I was going to sell it, but I probably wouldn't, because I don't like listening to idiots natter about the cost of things when they have no idea how hard it is to make them.