Saturday, October 13, 2012

A philosophy about....mittens?

I have said it before...

It is important to me to buy local and from people like me. 

I want to buy from someone who struggles to fit everything into their day because they love what they do.

I want to buy from someone who has a passion and specialty.

This is important when I shop for my business. 

I am a full time teacher. During the school year, I do the best I can to keep up with Whimsical Perspective but school it my top priority. I think I am doing pretty well at managing both but I have to know when I need help.

I need help. :)

During the school year, I simply can't find or make everything I need to supply my space at Carter's Cottage, Na-Da, and the Flea Market. I don't have the time. I tried to get as much done as I could this summer but I will never be completely prepared.

I sat down and thought about how I could figure this out. Ordering from a catalog was out of the question. So I thought about the things I love. 

Then I remembered a gift I had gotten for my birthday last year. 


The warmest and cutest mittens I had ever owned.  The gift giver informed me that she bought them from a neighbor. I didn't think much about it but I wore those mittens EVERYDAY last winter. They are perfect!

So I took a shot in the dark and called the maker of the mittens. I told her what I do and my dilemma. I asked her if she would consider making a bunch of mittens just for me. 
She agreed and now I am in business! I am so excited to be bringing these mittens to The Na-Da farms event and to Carter's Cottage.
First, I need to decide which pair I am going to keep. :)

4 comments:

  1. Those mittens are adorable! I can see why you're excited to add them to your shop. I'll keep an eye out for them next time I'm in!

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  2. What a great idea, asking for suppliers to fill your shop! And such an awesome product! You will sell out very fast, they are wonderful and look soooo warm.
    Debbie :)

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  3. OK see you proved you are a teacher,always thinking...and planning and making to do list....My Hubby is in Education...I think this is really special!! and so glad she found you and you her...

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  4. Love these and definitely a pair at the sale! See you soon!!!

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