In addition to Everlasting Blossoms bonsais, my mother also crocheted butterflies in order to decorate her garden.
An Export businessman found that Everlasting Blossoms could make an excellent export business. After he visited my mother, he realized that Everlasting Blossom couldn’t be produced as other handcrafts. Just as an artist that every picture he drew or sculpture he sculpted would not be always looked same.
But may be the butterflies that my mother crocheted could. If the jobs can be separated into 6 categories:
- Upper wings.
- lower wings.
- decorate the wings
- Saw the wings, body together and install the antenna
- Put a pin at the back of each butterfly.
There should be 6 different group of people to work it out. In this division of labor manner, the butterflies can be produced in large quantities.
My father was an Air Force captain. A wife of a serviceman would understand better the arduous live of serviceman’s family. At that time, there were many unfinished products from export factories which needed to be finished by human hands. They sent these unfinished products to those serviceman home who need to have some extra money for their daily living. My mother thought whatever the export businessman suggested would benefits those families. She excepted the suggestion.
The deal both sides agreed was:
- The export businessman supply all the materials and tools. To pay the labor on time.
- My mother will take care of make the designs and look for workers and teach them how to work it out.
The news spread out and was responded very well. Because the work was not hard, will not take too much room, was no filthy. Besides, the remuneration was very good!
The export business man was very satisfied with those butterflies. He started to sent out the advertisements abroad and waiting for the orders.
—To be continued—