Additionally, my second problem is that I crochet mostly hats, an item targeted towards colder weather. A few of my shows are in the middle of Summer and I was afraid how I would attract those buyers clearly not interested in purchasing a thick, wool Buckle Beanie in the 90 degree heat. So browsing Etsy, I came across a "new" product that I think is going to work amazingly well for Two Seaside Babes. I must note, that since the Etsy market is clearly over saturated with this item, I have no intention of selling these items on Etsy. They will only be found at the shows, festivals, and fairs where Two Seaside Babes is a vendor.
What better Summer item is there than a hair clip for your little girl? After all, why would I not offer hair clips? I offer hats, so it only makes sense that when a girl is not wearing one of Two Seaside Babes' hats that she is wearing one of our clips right? Well, at least that's my kooky thinking behind it.
I'm extremely satisfied with what I have to offer so far. While I only have a few styles so far, I plan on offering much more in my booth. I've taken alligator clips and wrapped them in colorful ribbons with polka dots, stripes, and gingham. A crocheted flower is then attached to the ribbon. Sometimes I add jewels for a little something extra. I'm even offering bobby pins for the bigger girls. While I have many more styles to work on, and numerous color combinations to come up with, I'm thrilled about the possibilities that hair clips will offer for Two Seaside Babes.
These hair clips will be offered for typically under $5, which is often something that a buyer will feel like paying for a spur-of-the-moment purchase. While they are often hesitant about spending $30 to $40 for a hat, I feel like this is something that might make people stay longer in my booth.
Yes, I'm totally in love with my product packaging. I consistently use the same image for ALL of my packaging. This gorgeous picture of Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach, modified to be very faint, aptly suits the Two Seaside Babes theme.