Tuesday, August 5, 2008

FLIP FLOPS



Awhile back I decided I had to have a monogramming machine. At that time I had two granddaughters and saw all these cute outfits that were monogrammed. Look at the money I would save if I could do it myself!!! I got my plan together and convinced my sweet husband that I could pay for this machine by monogramming for others. (In my mind I was thinking that worse case scenario...I would have the cutest little outfits for Breanna and Maddie if I never sold a thing). The week after I bought my machine my daughter, Amy, came home from work and told me about the "cutest" pair of flip-flops that she saw. "Mama, you can make them!" My sweet husband saw $$$ and asked Amy if she thought any of the teachers at her school might want to order a pair. FLIP-FLOP BUSINESS offically began that day!! I am not complaining, but I will tell you that it took me and my entire family one weekend to get the first orders ready. For the next several weeks my basement became an assembly line. I found the best place for me to get my flip-flops (that were good quality) were Academy Sports. I bought every brown and black pair of flip-flops in the store. When they restocked the next week I was there again. You should be pushing a buggy that is piled with flip-flops and see the stares you get! The orders were amazing....NO ADVERTISING....I made flip-flops for bridesmaid gifts, flips-flops for All-Star moms with their son's numbers, school colored flip-flops....you name it---I've made it! Who would have ever believed FLIP-FLOPS would pay for a monogramming machine!!!!

9 comments:

Julie said...

These are so great! my girlfriend makes these also and I love mine. She also makes ponytail holders with the button monagrams on them my nieces love them they got their school colors!

DaNella Auten said...

How cute! How much do you charge?

Pajama Mama said...

Sue,

Thanks for visiting my blog! Love yours! ANd those flip flops-my daughter MUST have a pair! They're so cute!

-kristen

Cathy said...

Hey Sue...thanks for stopping by my place! I love your flipflops, that is the only kind of shoes I wear...99% of the time!
You have a really cute blog.
Cathy

Stephanie said...

Hey Ms Sue! Amy gave me your blog link and let me just tell you I am VERY impressed! My mom can check her email and sometimes get to a webpage but other than that, Peg is scared of technology. ;-) I got her an iPod for her b'day this summer and it's been a nightmare; what was I thinking?! Anyway, it's great to feel in touch w/ you and I LOVE these flip-flops! I'm going to have to come see you and get a pair.... Take care and say hi to the Coach for me!
Love,
Steffi

Darlene said...

Those are the cutest flip flops, love them!!!!

Nancy said...

Hi Sue, it's me again, love the flip flops..Do you sell them on here or on ebay? Would love to have a pair. Nancy

nikkicrumpet said...

I'm not surprised...the flipflops are ADORABLE!!!! With the ribbon and the monogram they are just the cutest things!

Kele said...

Sue, I am going to help you pay for that monograming machine! LOL.
Seriously, I want some of these for my oldest daughter and niece. When are you posting more info!!??
I will check back to find out more...
P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog, you and your daughter seem so very lovely!