Thinking of Products

  • Posted on April 7, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Over the past few weeks, I have been very quiet on the blogging front. During this time I have been going over exactly what I would like to stock, what products I think would appeal and what I enjoy making! This has a lot to do with the fact that I will be trading at the Craft and Quilt Fair in Sydney in June.

What would I like to see there? What would I buy if I were there as a customer.

On the quilling front, I know I like to get papers and books. The problem is, most of these seem to come from overseas. While the Australian dollar is performing well, there is still the cost of shipping to consider. Also, it appears quite a few craft shops now stock quilling papers. SO, I have been exploring and testing the world of Australian quilling papers. While we may not have the number of shades nor the long papers, I am still finding the quality to be really good. Therefore, I am going to have a bit of a mix. For the books, I am still contacting various distributors. As much as I would like to stock every quilling book available, I do have to have to limit myself!!

Quilling tools are also important and I am quite excited that I can source all the tools I need right here in Australia. The accessories on the other hand will need to come from overseas.

For kits, I am also going to source some from overseas but I am going to develop my own. I want to offer something a little different. Maybe a kit for a birthday party? Make something other than a card? This is where I am getting quite excited as it is where my creativity will be unleashed!!

For the Paper Beading side of the business, I am really happy with the tool kits and glaze I now stock. It was certainly a lot of fun testing the different glazes I bought! Some left a tacky finish, others seemed to change the colour of the paper, others still were too thick and gluggy.

I will also be offering kits to make different paper bead projects. Again, it is my creative side I will need to use and am loving some of the ideas I am coming up with!

If you have any ideas as to what you would like to see or something you have been looking for and can’t find, please comment!

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