Sunday, March 15, 2009

Business name registration

OMG !!! it's official - the business name is finally registered - I am officially "Flattery"

I wasted no time in registering a domain name and am just waiting for my chosen cart host to get back to me. They're based in the US so I'm not sure if it's an ideal situation having a host overseas..... They have such a great cart - better than anything I have seen locally so I'd really like it to work. Then I can get to designing my site - wow that's going to be a BIG job.

I have been busily sewing and have in fact finished my first "batch" of products,

Today my designer fabric arrived and gosh... it's lovelier in real life - I am so in love with the colours and designs - there's a bit for the girls and a bit for the boys - and there's even some unisex fabric if you'd rather not be restricted

I've been having heaps and heaps of fun with my overlocker - it's so fast and so neat. I was expecting to have trouble with threading but you know it's not that bad. Everyone warned me but after an initial problem where my tension knobs weren't taking up the thread it's all good now. I'm having the most fun at the moment making snap-in boosters so I just had to make a little something for Evie. She's a bit young to show her appreciation yet but she seems to like it ha ha

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My first blog post ever

Welcome to my brand spanking new blog. I have been meaning to start a blog for quite a while now and a broken sewing machine has amazingly opened up a fair chunk of free time. I've been busily sewing in anticipation of the opening of my new store - date undetermined - the opening of my store depends on a whole heap of factors....

Firstly sewing enough products to actually make it worth someone's time to come and have a look, secondly and pretty importantly - I need my business name registration... There is no point in me registering a domain and starting things up before I even know that I will get the name that I want.

I have got a whole ton of fabric in stock - all the fabric for the play with me range, and my first shipment of minkee arrived last week. Now to decide what to embroider on those first minkees - anyone with any suggestions go ahead and let me know.

Here's my minkee colours so far

we've got navy blue, sage, hot pink, baby blue, maroon, light yellow and baby pink. All my embroidery will be from EmbroideryLibrary so anything you find on there can be added to the minkees shown , so long as the image is no bigger than 10cm by 10cm.

Evie has been agreeably trying out some nappies for me - this one is a cutie - but I have since decided to make the back snaps (for the booster) hidden because I think 2 big snaps on the back of a nappy can ruin the look of it, and one of my pet hates is booster snaps at the front of the nappy because you have to stick your hand in the unsavory contents to unsnap the booster.

We haven't had any leakages so far but I'm on the lookout for testers so i can make sure that the style of the nappy will suit bubs with thighs a bit skinnier than my chunky bub. I'm really loving the new style of booster, it absorbs so quickly - before any wee can roll off the microfleece and run out the leg (grrrr don't ya hate that - a leaking nappy but a dry booster) but the bamboo will also hold onto a whole heap of moisture - Evie routinely has 2 to 3 hour sleeps in hers and doesn't leak at all.

Oh we had to test another factor of nappy fit this week. I have been on antibiotics for tonsillitis, and as I'm breastfeeding it's all gone through my milk and Evie has had a reaction to them... lets just say she's had an "explosive" reaction. Due to the nappies being such a lovely snug fit I've managed to save her clothing and sheets - there's just a whole heap of nappy washing going on in this house.

I'm hoping that they my sewing machine will be back tomorrow and i can get back to making some gorgeous stock for my store. Check in my next blog entry to get a sneak peek preview of my fave product to come :)

I welcome all comments to let me know what you think and especially at the moment to make suggestions for embroidery on the minkee