Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Too Many Greens

So, my little EOS Lip Balm Holders...


...have been selling well. Very well. Surprisingly well.

One sold on Christmas Day. One sold on New Year's Day. And I keep making more to replace the colors sold.


When I first listed these, I only had one made of each color. I soon learned this was probably not the best idea. I marked "out of stock" as I sold colors and only put them back in stock once I replaced them.

The other day, I finally got around to replacing the "grass green" one. At least, I thought it was "grass green". (I think the yarn color is actually called "limelight".) I made it, changed the availability on the site, and a few days later it sold.

But something was nagging me. The color didn't look quite right.

Turns out I had two similar greens, and I had used the wrong one...


The one on the left (the one that was made) was actually a "sage". Ooops.

I quickly made it in the correct color and shipped it out. Although, now I have one in a color not listed. (And now I'm out of that yarn.)

They're close, but the difference is visible. At least to me. 

So, the question is, do I get more of the "sage" yarn and add it to my stock? Or am I right? I already have too many greens.  

And, what other colors should I add? I went to the yarn store to look for other colors, and I was flummoxed as to what to add. I have just about every shade. (I was planning on making an orange, but they were out of orange. Sigh.)  

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your sales. I hope you make enough money soon that you'll question your day job :) Wouldn't that be just great?

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  2. They are cute; I can see why they are selling so well. I kind of like the color "sage" plus it sounds "cool". You do have a wide assortment of colors too!

    betty

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  3. What a delightful idea! I say you should use bright colors, really bright. Those "eos" lip balms are marvelous, but often disappear in the abyss of my purse.
    I love this idea! How do I order??

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    1. I'll have to buy out the "neon" section of yarn, then. I like bright, though.

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  4. One can never have enough colours. I would add a beautiful royal blue and a lavender, dark cherry red...ooooh it is endless:)

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  5. Congrats on your success! So cute. I have a weird allergy to some ingredient they put in most lip balms, so I use Carmex. These are tempting me to give eos a try. Love the royal blue and gray.

    VR Barkowski

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  6. They are cute. Maybe you should use some of that multi-colored yarn for one. That might look cool.

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  7. They are seriously so cute. I think you have a plethora of colors to choose from but if you wanted to add a couple more, I'd go with an orange (if you can ever find it) and maybe a lavender (I think Birgit mentioned that color too). I'll have to check out your shop because these would make great teacher gifts!

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    1. I picked up the lavender in the yarn store...and then put it back down again. Well, that's two for...

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