Last week I shared these glitter ornaments, one of the ladies in my office saw my blog post and asked if I would be able to make a personalized ornament for her niece. I was so honored that she asked me, she thought my ornaments were cute and glitter and she was willing to pay for a handmade gift sight unseen. My co-worker then came back to me a few minutes later and asked if I could make an ornament for her son, which I agreed to do. Later in the day still sight unseen that co-worker spoke with another lady in the office who requested that I make one for her daughter, and that person told yet another person who requested 2 ornaments one for her son and one for her family. I couldn't believe it in less then 2 hours I had 5 personalized ornaments to make. I was shocked and honored that my co-workers would ask ME to create these little pieces of art for them.
So this past weekend I got to work making the ornaments. I had so much fun! It felt so good to make these ornaments for people I know and for people who were so excited to see their personalized ornaments. To be honest it sparked a fire in me to think more seriously about opening an online store maybe I should be making that a goal for 2012.
I was able to finish the ornaments and I brought them to my co-workers yesterday. I was so shocked by their reaction to their ornaments. They were so happy and showered my with so many kind complements, again I was so honored and shocked by their response. I couldn't believe it in my mind I thought I was just making a couple ornaments for a few co-workers but when they saw it I realized it meant so much more to them.
Once I brought in the ornaments for these co-worker I had another co-worker approach me to make another three ornaments for her children. Thankfully I had three ornament balls left so I am able to make three more ornaments and then I am going to have to "close shop" until next year.
Ok let's get real.... I liked the glitter ornaments but honestly they are glittery ornaments, well at least that's what I thought. I never realized my art (if you can call it that) would make people so happy.
After seeing how much my co-worker appreciated these ornaments I have a lot of ideas running through my mind for next year I just have to remember I can not over commit :-)