My mom asked me to sell her Dish-Clothe Doilies at a home boutique she was unable to attend. Each doily had a tag attached that read, "Untie my ribbon is my wish, So I can help you wash your dish." I didn't what to do it, but she bated me with, "Why don't you make some hand-made and sell them at the same time?" which persuaded me.
Every dish-clothes sold while only 2 cards were purchased. One purchaser invited me to sell my cards at a trade show, which I accepted. At the trade show stores discovered my cards. As the line grew, sales reps offerer to carry my cards in their territory. The rest is history.