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The Flower Patch, Sweet Annie



I want you to meet Kathy from The Flower Patch. I love her Sweet Annie. It is preserved and not dried and I recommend her Annie to all of the crafters out there. It has a wonderful scent and does not turn brown and fall apart. I think her pricing is very reasonable. Thanks Kathy for taking the time to visit my blog and answer a few questions. Thank you, Alice, for inviting me to be a guest, on your blog. Where are you located? I live with my husband and two children in the country, just outside of Medford, Wisconsin. How long have you been selling your florals? We started growing flowers eleven years ago. That first year, I made mostly bouquets and went to a couple of different farmer’s markets. The second year we tried preserving our flowers and selling at craft shows around Wisconsin. Five years ago I started my website and just about this time of year, four years ago, I started selling on eBay. Your swags and bouquets are beautiful. Did you take a floral arranging course or are you a natural?
Thank you for the compliment. I have never taken a floral arranging class. When I have time, I like to look through magazines to see how people are decorating. Sometimes I see something that gives me an idea and I do a quick sketch of an arrangement that would work. Those sketches end up hanging from a wooden clothes pin in my work shop, until I feel inspired to try it. What made you take the plunge to make your hobby into a business? I had gone on to school for graphic design and was employeed full time as a Graphic Designer, for nine years. Then we had our first child and we decided that I should become a stay at home mom. So, I stayed home and did freelance graphic design, for a large company. During this time we built a new home, had a second child and the deadlines for projects kept getting tighter. I found myself staying up to 2am to get projects done, so I could be a good mom during the day. That’s when we started growing flowers. It was something our two small children could help with and it got me outside during the day. We built a shed that looks like a barn, with the drying area upstairs and my work area downstairs. I tried doing both jobs for a year and finally took the plunge three years ago, to go with just The Flower Patch. What is your best selling item? My best selling product, is my bulk Preserved Sweet Annie groupings.

Anything else you would like us to know? If you place an order with me in the future, just let me know that you read about me on Alice’s blog. You can do that by typing the following code (sweet wimzees) into the message area on PayPal, when you pay me. I will then include a little extra item, with your order. Thank you, Kathy The Flower Patch You can find Kathy here: Website EBay Listings

3 comments :

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh the florals are wonderful, I love em.


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Sunshines*Creations said...

Kathy Thanks for sharing that info with us. I love your sweet annie.
Alice thanks for posting too..
Kaela

Alice said...

I purchase my sweet Annie from Kathy.
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