Been a Busy Little Bee!

January and February have been full of firsts. It is the first time people that I don’t know personally started following Fire Poppies Stitchery on Facebook. It is the first time an order was placed in the online Fire Poppies shop by someone outside of South Carolina. It is the first time I had to submit sales tax to the state. It is the first time that I have really gotten excited about potential locations.

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It's Here! It's Here! It's Here!

When you see sites offering related products, engaging descriptions, multiple filtering options, and a gazillion other touches that make their sites seamless, you can rest assured someone had to spend a lot of time putting those capabilities in, as well as thinking through the user experience. Make sure you say a silent word of thanks to them for taking the time to set all that up.

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Loving the Small Stuff

When I proclaimed to both sides of our family on Thanksgiving that I had an announcement to make, the first thing that popped out of their mouths, damn near simultaneously, was the phrase, “You’re pregnant?!” After wiping the bewildered look from my face

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Going Shopping!

This time I thought I’d chat about shopping. As of this moment, the goal is to get the online shop launched before the end of the year. So, this last week has been all about “shopping” for inventory and let me tell you it has been a ton of fun, mixed in with a teensy bit of nervousness (will it sell, not sell, am I ordering enough, too much??).

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Oh, the Swirling and A-Twirling!

I think we should bring back “Show and Tell” as well. With wine. Or beer. Or both! Maybe you found a cool gadget or a designer that is new to the scene. Maybe you just finished a piece. I say we have a monthly event with the aforementioned beverages, show off said gadgets, etc. and generally have a jolly good time. You in?? I thought so!

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The Birth of an Idea

So, let’s get back to the “why”, shall we? Opening a shop had always been one of those “wouldn’t it be great someday” thoughts that I kept carefully tucked into the back of my mind. It was safe there, and I could always bring it out when I wanted to play with the idea a little.

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