I have definitely grown thick skin over the years as I have continued this art form. But it still gets to me sometimes when someone publicly scorns me for the price I put on a baby. Recently, I advertised my baby Lauren Grace as being on sale for $600 + shipping in the USA. I was very rudely responded to saying that the price I was asking was way too high. Since it is not in my nature to return the ugliness, I thought I would respond by simply giving a break down of exactly what baby Lauren Grace cost me and just how much money I am truely making. Here goes:

Vinyl: $150

Body: $25

Hair: $70

Paint: $15

Stuffing materials: $10

Clothing ensemble: $50

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TOTAL: $320

 

****NOW...LET'S GET TO THE TIME INVOLVED****

Hair: 48 hours

Painting: 22 hours

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TOTAL HRS: 70 hours

 

****NOW LET'S DO THE MATH****

$600 - $320 (total of supplies) = $280

 

****$/per HOUR****

$280 / 70 hours = $4/HR!!!!

ENOUGH SAID!

Deborah