Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2 year anniversary and something for you!

no, i'm not referring to my wedding anniversary...

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:)


Christy said...

Congratulations Marie! Obviously I LOVE your products and couldn't think of a more deserving person for such success. Hard work indeed pays off, and it's wonderful to see how you honor God through your business. Here's to many, many more successful years of Found by Marie!

Kelly said...

Happy Anniversary!
Thanks so much for your order you made my day.

Kristen at First Name Smith said...

Congratulations! And well deserved success. You are truly a talent!

hannah singer said...

very proud of you and excited for your future! i love you!!

faith said...

Congratulations. I love all your stuff and your style in fabrics.

Forget the gift card, I want the fabric scraps!! You sell the most beautiful fabrics. I would have so much fun turning them into a quilt. :)

Flo Blankenship said...

Wow! Two years. You've done great; many, many congratulations!!
Love you! Flo

Jodi-Marie said...

Congrats on your 2 year anniversary Marie! May the Lord bless your buisness this year.

Four on the Shore said...

wow! Almost missed this!! I LOVE the "warm" filigree colorway shown above, but didn't see it in your shop, so I'll go completely different and like the Souvenier in Lemon! Always fun to do something out of the ordinary!

Four on the Shore said...

I blogged about it!

anna grace said...

Congratulations on 2 years of beautiful handiwork!

Kelly Clarke said...

Wow!! Way to go Marie. So excited for you!!
You know I love everything you order, but my favorite right now is Drop Cloth in Plum :) or Floral Bed Blush.
kelly1076 at hotmail dot com

Sarah Brewer said...

Love your fabrics, but love you even more! Happy anniversary; so exciting to hear how the Lord has blessed you!

p.s. thanks also for the sweet comments on my blog :)

Sarah Brewer said...

And my favorite fabrics are Temple Doors in Deepwater and Summer Totem in Tart (which also happens to be the fabric on my very favorite throw-pillow)

Anonymous said...

Congrats Marie!! You are awesome!! Good Job in ALL you do!!
Love, Mandi