Thursday, December 29, 2005

looking ahead...



... well i can't believe that CHA LV is only 1 month away! wowizers! it seems that for every step we take forward, i am still taking 2 steps back. we are still recovering from MT right now. i am thankful to all of the patient customers that we have... it was truly a challenge for us b/c of the sheer volume of orders we had at the last show - we are only now catching up. it has been hard - you plan for x number of orders and have product ready for x number of orders and BAM! you get 2 or 3 times that number - then you sit back and say "now what do we do???"

if you could only see us running around like hamsters on the wheel behind the scenes! LOL! deb and i are like non-stop hamsters but now i have to rest a bit with a baby hamster coming next year... and we are starting to learn to delegate. i can still remember when we used to get like 2 calls a week, and maybe 1 or 2 orders a week. well THAT has changed. so we have good friends who help us out now and make it easier. but as a company, the majority of the things we do ourselves - from meeting the suppliers to designing the products to ordering supplies to updating the website to deciding on catalogs and working on the trade shows. the sheer magnititude of all of that is tremendous.

but looking ahead, i will give you a sneak peek of some ribbons you might see in our near future. sorry the scan is poor but i only have some small samples before me before the final approvals are finished - so yes, you do see paisley here - look also at how delicate and intricate the patterns are! the good news is that some of our new ribbon line colors will be matching our old ones! we do see lots more paisley and other top secret designs in our future but this will have to hold you over for now...

have a great new year!

7 Comments:

At 12/29/2005 03:13:00 PM, Blogger Heather said...

oh.MY.GOSH.... LOVE them! Caroline - I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeves!

 
At 12/29/2005 03:13:00 PM, Anonymous Shirley said...

You and that baby hamster rest when you can!!!! ;)

And you are SUCH a tease with that snippet of ribbon.....M U S T G E T H A N D S O N......

 
At 12/29/2005 07:14:00 PM, Anonymous Karlyn said...

fabulous fabulous ribbon. but then it always is! can't wait.

 
At 12/30/2005 11:11:00 AM, Blogger Chrys said...

beautiful ribbon!!!!!!!

 
At 12/31/2005 09:59:00 AM, Blogger Gretchen said...

that ribbon is absolutely beautiful! goodness... that looks like a must have!

 
At 12/31/2005 05:00:00 PM, Anonymous Melissa said...

Love, love, love that ribbon girl!! Can't wait to see you in LV!

 
At 1/02/2006 04:40:00 PM, Blogger Heather M. said...

GOOD LUCK getting everything ready!!! I LOVE that ribbon! Paisley = good!

 

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