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Leiiki 03-30-2012 02:04 PM

Would you be interested in these?
 
I call them Hide & Squeak bags. I started a page on FB and have sold a few to friends and family. Do you think it's something you would buy for your child or as a gift for someone else's?

Description: Hide & Squeak bags are sturdy, double-sewn fabric bags filled with poly-beads and charms (and an optional squeaker) that wander around inside the bag, waiting to be found through the clear plastic window. Find a specific item, look for colors, play I Spy, and more. Each bag comes with a card listing the contents. Hide & Squeak bags make great car toys because there are no pieces to lose!

http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/...Inc/file-1.jpg
http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/...20Inc/file.jpg


http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...3234315&type=3

ETA - also, they are currently made entirely of upcycled materials with the exception of the poly filler - all the charms, fabric, and ribbon are reclaimed from thrift store bins or other sources.

blathnat 03-30-2012 03:11 PM

Re: Would you be interested in these?
 
That is really cute. I would be interested in something like that.

Geckmumto3 03-30-2012 03:14 PM

Re: Would you be interested in these?
 
Cute! I love the chicken one!

hpfgirl 03-30-2012 03:22 PM

Re: Would you be interested in these?
 
I like them. I see them on HC and Etsy as "I Spy Bags". Check out the competition.

Leiiki 04-01-2012 08:22 PM

Re: Would you be interested in these?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hpfgirl (Post 14879084)
I like them. I see them on HC and Etsy as "I Spy Bags". Check out the competition.

Wow, looks like alot of folks with similar ideas! Some follow up questions:

-Does the upcycled material factor make you more likely to purchase one version of a similar product over another made with all-new materials?

-Do you think anyone will want the squeakers? I like including them because DD loves her squeak bag and it doesn't bother me, but DH thinks most people won't like the noise.

-Do you think my pricing seems fair? From the Etsy results, it looks like I am making generally larger bags and offer a few unique features. I used the formula of cost + labor x 2, which I understand is pretty common?

hpfgirl 04-01-2012 10:46 PM

The reason I haven't bought one is because I didn't see a print that I liked, the listings had terrible pictures, and the stuff inside didn't seem interesting. Quality is also a major concern since kids will play rough with these and they can't break. I like that yours is a little bigger, the squeaker sounds cool, and $20 is a good place to start. I don't really care about up cycled materials or not. Cute stuff from the scrap bin would be good too.

doodah 04-03-2012 02:07 PM

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So its $20? I don't know...seems pricey to me but I have no idea what the cost is for the filler and such. I like the idea but there are A LOT of similar items out there so lots of competition.

weesej 04-09-2012 07:50 PM

Re: Would you be interested in these?
 
I like them!

Jen

tygr2410 04-10-2012 10:38 AM

Re: Would you be interested in these?
 
I like the idea and I like the sturdiness factor. I also like the card with the list (I assume a picture list?) of items to find in the bags.

ETA- i think squeekers should be optional, as I would hate that. I can see how some kids would like it, but i'd think they would best be used in a car, dr. office, some place where you want the kid entertained but quiet.

swensect 05-15-2012 07:10 AM

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I like them, but would be nice if the card was somehow integrated into the (back?) of the item so that it's just all one piece.


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