I've been on a sewing rampage the last few days. I woke up one morning and decided to stop dreaming about having my own little business and make it a reality! Perhaps it's because I'm finally averaging more than 4 hours sleep in a row (thankyou, Elliott) and the all-consuming tiredness is slowly seeping from my body leaving all my old creativity, inspiration and motivation in it's wake. Whatever the reason, its nice to have the old 'me' coming back.
What am I making? Why, children's clothing, of course! For ages I've been frustrated with the mass-produced slogan and label embellished offerings out there, not to mention noticeable lack of cute boys clothes... and a lot of the handmade stuff available in boutiques is super expensive. So, my aim is to make original, affordable handmade designs. They won't be perfect, but to me (and I'm hoping - you!) that's the beautiful essence of handmade. You can bet yer bottom dollar that each piece will be made with love and designed to make your little poppit stand out from the crowd.
I'm excited about my new venture and I really hope you'll support me. Confidence is not necessarily my forte, but you guys have given me the wherewithal to give this a go!
So, I'm currently buried under mountains of fabric. Cotton. Patterns. Wayward buttons and clips. My kitchen table has literally morphed into a sewing studio and we've been eating outside for days... but I've never been happier in my own mess!
I have quite a bit more sewing (not to mention, organisation of logistics!) before I 'launch' my wares... but here's a sneak preview.
'Francesca' singlet ($10), skirt ($15) and hairclip ($4) ensemble as modelled by Fern - that's a whole ensemble for <$30!!! :
Check out Elliott's little ensemble I posted the other day for a sneaky at my baby-boy wares... I'm scared to ask what you think... but go on, tell me. Be honest! Plus any tips you can give me about putting myself out there and where/ how to sell my wares out there in cyber-space would be tres appreciated! Much love...