In addition to the Noah's Arks I had some Gnomes and tree ornaments.
With this set up I always made my expenses, along with some pocket change. But like so many others I soon became disappointed with the sales. My disappointment caused much thinking and analyzing, which caused me to remember why I started to sell in the first place. I'm retired! This is not my job! This is a way to let me continue to do the things I love to do. Whittle/carve and make Noah's Arks. In fact, as soon as I realized this, I began to lower some of my prices. Lower prices means more sales. More sales means more folks happy to have my whittlings/carvings and Noah's Arks.
Moral of the story: Don't forget why you whittle and carve. Unless, of course, you're a much better wood carver than I'll ever be; and need the money from sales in order to survive. Instead, I think I've convinced myself that I need to whittle and carve to survive.