My Little Creations business is purely an online business venture. I post my products on the web, get orders via email or texts/SMS and deliver the orders via courier. Twenty-first century technology has allowed me this but the downside is, I never get to meet clients in person.
So it was a nice surprise when an opportunity came forward for me to meet Analyn, my first Little Creations client who first bought sandals from me using Ebay. I started this biz with just sandals in mind but when she requested for dresses, I was challenged and eventually found my niche.
She lives at nearby Laguna province and we’re supposed to meet at Starbucks, Festival Mall Alabang, Metro Manila. We will do a “Swap Meet” for some Sylvanian items I am willing to part with and the same for her. Here was our hour and half together…
When I went in at Starbucks, I noticed her right away. Why, you ask? She has this wonderful set-up on her table. It was a happy sight to see. Cream Cat mother as Analyn and Red Deer mother as our common friend, Pinky. They started their little picnic with Baby Cream Cat tinkling on his piano where everyone seems to be having a good time.
This is Analyn and I love her vintage pieces she found by rummaging through various stores in the Metro. She started collecting Hello Kitty but now has branched into Sylvanians and is hooked.
These are what I got from her. A fantastic display case perfect to showcase my beaded sandals collection, an electric hair dryer (brand new in box) to help Madame C dry her hair quickly in the morning, and two Re-Ment pastries perfect for tea and mini celebrations. And a small two-level Cottage House. The small items we traded, the house I sold.
And these are her picks from mine. Blue Accessories set, three pairs of Baby beaded sandals color red, black, and fuschia pink. And a pair of beaded sandals for mother in her fave color fuschia pink.
We talked about everything Sylvanian and hoped that we could meet more SF collectors especially now that we have the community page of Pinky – the PH❤Sylvanian Familes at Facebook.
As our time draws to a close, my new friend presented me with presents. Lovely presents fitting for a dressmaker. A book on Needlework and Wrapping, book and magazine on Handicrafts, a set of crafts materials, fabric with handsewn stitches, and a mannequin to hold my creations.
Not only that, she gave me two sets of DIY craft projects because she knows how I like creating with my hands. Awww! Isn’t that sweet?!
Here’s a closer look of her thoughtful gifts for me. I especially like the bottle of wine as I really do drink red wine to help me wind down at the end of the day. Doctor’s order! Swear, pinky finger’s honor!
As a token of our meeting, I gave her a Grandmother Dress set in lilac.
We parted with promising that this won’t be the last time we’ll see each other and next time it won’t be just the two of us.