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Old 12-20-2011, 11:10
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Hi ladies -

I hope this is the right place to ask this...

I love making my fabric flowers...but find myself not really liking lining clips, attaching to headbands, sewing on brooch pins, etc. Do you think it would be a good idea to shift my focus to making the flowers themselves as a supply for other accessory makers to put on their clips, headbands or whatever other use they can think of?

That way, I get to do what I love....but not sure if any one would be interested? If I do it, should I start up a new business? Or add it to my existing shop?

Thanks for your help!

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Old 12-21-2011, 06:39
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Are you going to faze out your finished items or keep selling them? If you keep selling finished items I'd set up other store for wholesale flower supplies. Your flowers are gorgeous!!! I "liked" your fb page.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:11
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wow, I love your flowers!

We sell pre-lined clips wholesale if you want to give them a try, I could mail you some samples.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:45
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Hi ladies -

I hope this is the right place to ask this...

I love making my fabric flowers...but find myself not really liking lining clips, attaching to headbands, sewing on brooch pins, etc. Do you think it would be a good idea to shift my focus to making the flowers themselves as a supply for other accessory makers to put on their clips, headbands or whatever other use they can think of?

That way, I get to do what I love....but not sure if any one would be interested? If I do it, should I start up a new business? Or add it to my existing shop?

Thanks for your help!
I thought you made all those little flowers? They are really cute. Yes...if you can make them yourself then go for it. This may encourage you to try something new as well. Possibly a new design? Your shop is very pretty and the pics are great. Very colorful and eye appealing. I checked it out yesterday when you posted on that no so nice thread yesterday. Keep your business the same just add to it. That is something I noticed...you did not have enough of a variety to look at. Bring in more fabrics. Oh you will be loved by so many if you can make items to match Matilda Jane, Persnickety, Georgia Grace, Missie Moose, Momi Boutique,....etc.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:58
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Do what you love! I hate lining clips as well, that's where I turn to my lovely HG's and buy them pre-lined lol
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:05
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I'm still trying to decide, but I'm thinking I'll keep offering finished items as well, unless I can generate enough business with the flowers as a supply. I sure do love making them, but have a hard time staying interested in finishing them. I have an entire tupperware container full of ribbon blooms that aren't attached to anything LOL

Thanks for the advice on the colors, fabrics, etc Ronnie I'll definitely check those companies out for color ideas.

Thanks for all your help ladies! I knew this would be the best place to ask for advice!

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Old 12-22-2011, 11:03
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Wow, I love your flowers. Have you thought about hiring someone else locally to do the part of the work that you don't enjoy so much?
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:02
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I would love to hire someone but would have to be making a lot more sales to even consider it. Maybe someday
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