Friday, July 24, 2009
I cant remember if I ever blogged on here about the huge custom order that I have been working on. A gentleman in Georgia (his wife is a traveling nurse in the hospital where I work) saw one of the bags that I made her and really liked it. He works for Tyson Chicken and they have a big convention in September that he goes to...well he ordered 13 bags from me. He wants all of them to be done in chicken print fabric. He called me yesterday and ordered 6 more bags for Christmas presents. He is so much fun to talk to on the phone. Big southern drawl and all, he sounds so much like my daddys brother that I feel like I'm talking to family. So that is what has been keeping me busy. That and my boys. Also if you remember a post from awhile back about something big going on well it was this. I got asked if I could make a cookie lee bag for a lady to use as a incentive for her sales girls. The highest sellers would win my bag. She told me that there could be orders as big as 50 to 60 bags. Well I was super excited until reality set in. First off to make those bags is an absolute pain in my you know what! It takes ALOT of time and I do mean ALOT!!! Second: the cost to make these bags are outrageous, which cuts into my profit in a big way. To even make a profit off of this bag I would have had to charge her around 95 to 100 dollars. Which she does not want to pay. She wanted to stay around the 35 dollar range. So I told her no. I am only one person and it is not worth my time with my family to spend 3 DAYS making one bag for a profit of 8 dollars! She was very nice and I feel bad but I can only do so much and then it just gets completely overwhelming. I am so glad I listened to my head!