One day, I brought home some fuzzy, stretchy scarves that were on sale at the drug store. That evening, my daughter, my housemate, and I had a lot of fun playing with the scarves. “Look, it’s a dress,” said my housemate. “Look, it’s a hat,” said my daughter. “Look, it’s pants,” I said. The three of us looked at each other. “Pants?” we said in unison. “Pants!”
“Pants would be so cool,” I said. “I have to have a pair. I’m going to find some on the Internet.”
I searched the vast Internet marketplace and couldn’t find any stretchy, fuzzy pants. Obsessed with the idea, I decided to make my own. I made a pair of pants for myself and a pair for my housemate. On the first day I wore my pants out to run errands, a clerk at the grocery store said “Wow, those pants are cool. I’m seeing them everywhere. Can I touch them?” (It turns out he had seen my housemate wearing her pair in the store a few hours earlier.)
Everywhere I wore the pants, people asked me where they could get a pair for themselves. People would stop me on the street, and then give me their phone number, asking me to call if I ever went into business selling the pants. I finally started making them, and quickly sold my first dozen. Three years after I started making Magic Fuzzy Pants, I was able to quit my corporate job and focus on the business full time.
Now, six years later, I have a thriving Internet business selling Magic Fuzzy Pants, vintage clothing, and other Magic Fuzzy products all over the world. I even get to make custom projects for theater productions and circus performers. And my products always bring smiles. Life is good!