happyhippierose has branched out: I started a business selling tie dye!
A group of my friends suggested it one day, and I was giving them all these reasons why it wouldn’t be a good idea. I was saying it would be too much work and not enough money, no one would want to buy tie dye, yadda yadda yadda… Finally, my friend Jenny made the whole concept sound feasible. Something about the was she presented it to me, it just clicked; I knew I had to do this.
I started brewing all these ideas, but I wanted to wait until Matthew called till I started to do anything. (my husband Matthew is currently deployed) The next time Matthew called, I told him about the idea and he was all about it, and even joking that he can’t believe I hadn’t tried to do this sooner. It was so awesome how supportive he was on that first phone call, and how supportive he’s been on every call since. He’s so excited to get home and get involved, I love that!
So once I knew my husband was supportive and cool with me starting this, I didn’t waste a minute! I ordered some pro grade dye right away, and then went out and got some baby onesies, toddler tees and shirts… once my dye came in the mail, I was off and running, and I haven’t looked back!
For the past few weeks I’ve been a dying fool, creating so many awesome happy garments! I’ve been having a blast. Every time I tie dye, I have fun doing it. I was worried that I would start to hate it (it was one of my fears in starting a business selling it), but nope, the opposite has happened! every time I dye I get all excited to see what I can do. I’ve really been experimenting a lot with my technique and trying to keep stepping up my skill level one garment at a time!
There’s been a lot for me to learn business-wise, but I like a challenge and it’s been hard in a good way. I’m really proud of how I’ve been managing the financial aspects of this company, keeping up with my balance sheet, and just staying really organized.
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I’m really proud of how far I’ve come in about a month. I’ve already dyed and shipped out a fair amount of orders, and everyday more are coming in. And the best part? So far, my customers are loving my work and they seem really pleased with the garments they’ve bought from me! I love my customers so much, and I’m grateful for them beyond words!
THANK YOU amazing customers, xoxoxo!!