I love people. You never know what they’re going to say next. One woman came along to my stand at the Kirstenbosch Market on Sunday and said, “Has that woman gone yet?” When I asked who she meant, she said “The stupid one from earlier who said there was a crease in one of the pillow cases on display – what does she think happens to them when she sleeps on them for eight hours?”
The stupid one bought two pillow cases for a gift for a friend, and the sarky one bought four pillow cases as a gift for herself. Lots of other people bought some as well, and some ordered specific designs or specific colours. Two people have also ordered duvet covers, which is something I hadn’t anticipated – but I have no problem with it at all!
All set up at the Bonnievale Christmas Market
This is very encouraging, and I think for the first time since I started this creative/marketing/self-employment lark I’m on the right track. Don’t get me wrong, I love crocheting and sewing and selling beanies and bags, but I think handprinted bed linen is going to take me further down the road to sustainable income in the long run. And let’s face it, in just six years time I could justifiably be thinking about retirement, anyway… (Pun unintended).
Unfortunately crochet is very time consumming. Glad you’ve found something that brings a better return.
Well done. As a side line you record the quips and when you retire you could write them down . I hope you make pots of money and heaps of fun🎉🎪
You do sound positive, instead of exhausted, irritated and staggered at the sheer idiocy of the human race! I think you’re right about the bedlinen. Your profit margin can be greater because you don’t have to invest so many hours, it’s perceived as a more ‘valuable’ commodity than personal adornment, perhaps, and so long as the quality is good, I think people will spend the money. Plus it gives you an opportunity to branch out a bit: tea towels, table linen, baby bedding, etc.
Bed linen is good, customers won’t be thinking they could make their own!
So pleased you have found something that you can make a good return on. We all need an idea like that!