Prompt #3.) I often daydream about…
Having my own store.
Bags by Jill has been in my basement for 4 years now.
It's usually a big mess because personal stuff gets mixed in with the business stuff. And I have a small space to work in.
I try my best to keep things organized, but it's not easy. At all.
A revamped ribbon rack has helped a ton!
But what I picture in my head is...
A wall of ribbons - about 10 times bigger than what I have now.
That room is filled with fabrics, large tables, cutting boards, and cutting tools. The fabrics would be on bolts just like in fabric stores, because this is the easiest way to store them while easily cut them too.
Next to that room would be a room with a nice, big embroidery machine and all the thread & tools needed for embroidering.
The sewing would all take place in a room next to the embroidery room. I imagine 3 machines with nicely organized, easy to access thread, rulers, fabric pencils, scissors and more.
These 3 rooms would all have an iron & ironing board in them. (Nobody ever told me ironing was such a big part of sewing.) I wouldn't necessarily need 3 different rooms - 1 huge room would work too.
But there would also be a front room for the customers. This is were I would display large fabric & ribbon swatches. I would also have many products ready to sell, shown on shelves & display units. Like a small boutique with a handful of employees.
I would also need an office. We can't forget about the accounting/bookkeeping part of it!
Can you picture it too? Anyone what to give me a few $100,000 to make my dream come true? Anyone? Anyone?
I girl can dream, right?