first, a question for you: in your opinion, when does one-of-a-kind not become one-of-a-kind anymore? i’ve been struggling with this one a bit in my brain as of late.
up until this point in my business, i not only haven’t duplicated my embroidery much, but i also haven’t really duplicated names for hats.**
and now, i think it’s time to draw a line in the sand and declare that i have ‘lines’ of hats. suddenly, there are embroidery motifs that i don’t want to let go of, styles that i want to duplicate, only so many things that will fit on a head. there is also similar embroidery themes that pop up again and again, even if not exact, and naming everything differently has become a bit of a chore.
brown bubble chaser hat
recycled sweater wool
hand dyed thrifted wool
new lamb’s pride wool/mohair
i am still keen to name any hat that puts itself forth to need a name, but some names i’m so happy with that i feel attaching a color to the beginning of the name would be the way to go. i suppose that is how the business grows and i must say, it’s strange to see it growing. i know i’ve been working on it, but i still don’t expect things to change.
one decision i am making is not to have more than one of each ‘line’ hat in my stock at one time. i want to maintain as much variety as possible in both color and style. so, although i’ve lines now, don’t expect to see things more often unless they sell more often… unless you sell, little bubble chaser hat, you are the one and only for the Handmade Arcade.
** the exception is the name ‘mountain berry hat.’ i didn’t catch it because one referred to the embroidery and one to the juicy color.