2 years ago today, (that's right, valentine's day) i officially opened my online fabric shop, FOUND Fabrics for business! let me tell you, it has been an awesome experience.
i started out with just 10 bolts of fabric:
"filigree" cool colorway
"filigree" warm colorway
now, 2 years later...
i have over 40 different fabrics in stock and have carried a variety of at least twice that! this is quite an achievement considering that i do not operate on credit at all for my business. that way, i am never stressed about selling it. i choose fabrics that, if i never sold any of them, i would be happy sewing with them for my handmade business, FOUND by Marie. in fact, i regret to admit that i have sometimes been dissappointed a little when a customer buys like more than half a bolt of one of my favorites:)
here are just a few reasons that i love retailing fabric:
hand-picking lovely fabrics from brand new collections
meeting other handmade business owners and supplying them with designer fabrics for a couple of bucks under the msrp. (every little break on fabric counts, especially if you are intending to resell it in a finished item)
the excitement of shipping all over the world! my children love to ask where each package is going!
i get first dibs on all of the fabrics that i want most:)
being able to donate materials for fundraisers
and many more...
in the last 2 years:
401 sales were made
to God be the glory!
because sometimes, being found on etsy can feel like an impossibility
i have many thoughts on things i would like to share about having an online etsy store, but first things first...
discount time! giveaway time!
to celebrate my 2 fabulous years in business, i will be giving away a $20 gift certificate to my fabric store for you to use on anything you like! you can enter by:
following this blog, visiting my shop and picking a favorite fabric, favoriting my fabric shop, passing along the word (do you blog, tweet, fb, whatever? mention the giveaway for an extra entry)
make sure to leave me a comment for each entry, and i will draw a random winner in a week!
i will also be drawing a secondary winner who will recieve several pounds of fabric studio scraps! perfect for small projects:)
lastly, use coupon code TAKETEN at checkout to recieve 10% off your order!
rejoice with me and go get yourself some fabric, girl!
for all of your business and support these last 2 yrs:)