I've hesitated going with a distributor in this business because I was afraid I might run out of ideas for patterns (not a problem . . . my head is overflowing!) . . . and I'm a control freak . . . I admit it. But one thing I'm not . . . is a sales person. I love visiting the shops, meeting the owners and shoppers, feeling the good vibes of the shop and knowing my patterns will have a good home there (yes, they feel like my babies). Then . . . I'm no good with the follow-up. Do people like them? Did they sell? Do you want some more? Remember me? Am I afraid of rejection? YEP! Luckily I've had re-orders, but it's not because I'm a go-getter!
So, I've decided to try the Big Leagues! I'm going with Hoffman Distributing Company. They can reach many more shops then I could find the time to visit . . . not that I wouldn't enjoy visiting them all! And they can handle the rejection without sharing it with me . . . chicken little that I am. Of course, if they never re-order any that would be rejection in a big way!!!
So here is my first Hoffman order awaiting the trip to their warehouse! I've been a printing fool! I've worn off my fingerprints, and nearly blistered each tip, printing, folding, bagging and bundling 336 patterns! It's been a sweat shop around here this weekend!!!
Your mama loves you . . . ~*