Sunday, January 13, 2008

Valentines Collection

I like the sound of that title!

This year I want to have more structure to what I do :: Last year I seemed to just go from day to day and didn't have any plan of what was going to happen next :: If I was lucky enough to receive a big order then that's all I would work on for hours on end :: Which meant that my various online shops all slowly emptied and never really got filled again ::This year I want to shrink my range slightly, to make it more manageable :: The Grand Plan is to hold stock of everything and NEVER run out !! I only ever sell what I actually have made, rather than making to order (too much time pressure there!) so BIG orders really do knock my shop sales. I toyed with the idea of giving up on wholesale but have had second thoughts and have decided to just be more organised with my time. (sounds easy, right?)This will be a completely new way of working for me, usually if I have no orders to do I flick through my pattern folder and see something (usually the cupcakes) and think...ooh I fancy making a few of those...but this new way (for me) of thinking will be a lot more productive.Maybe this way of working will mean I can manage my little felt business rather than it's customers managing me!!

9 comments:

Blooming Felt said...

Hi Sarah - I know exactly what you mean about trying to keep a stock of everything. I just seem to work on orders as they come and never manage to keep a stock of anything !! I really need to be more organised too ! Thanks for the felt by the way - yummy colours !! Sarah x

Katy said...

Sounds like a plan to me - I need a plan, and then I wouldn't run around like a crazy headless chicken the whole time

Claire said...

Good luck with all the organising, I need to make a start tidying my craft room after it was demoted back to a bedroom for christmas.
I love all the felt hearts, so much that i feel inspired to make some lavendar filled hearts for my friends for valentines! x

Kitty said...

As always, beautiful pictures - I love the felt hearts with the buttons and ribbon hangers - so pretty. x

Vanessa said...

We should all take a leaf out of your book!

I'm feeling a little inspired to get back into my sewing room after seeing your lovely hearts.

mollycupcakes said...

Hello sarah wow you've been a busy bee this weekend, it all looks so gorgeous, I've fallen for the white heart with the pink button can you put that a side for me? and I'll buy it when I place that biscuit, cupcake and happy heart order.
Please let me know when I can do so.
Hugs.

Catherine x

NIa said...

Wow- all those gorgeous pink hearts look so wonderful! When will they be in your shops? x

Monkee Maker said...

What a load of lovely hearts!

:)

Working Mom Knits said...

Those pictures are wonderful - such a nice way for me to ease into a work week : )

xx