In just a few short days I will be done and back to shooting and being that goofy lady with the camera. Until then, I am stuck in redesign wasteland.
Do I want yellow and gray? Do I really like polka dots enough to permanently bond with them? Is chevron going to be one of those patterns that goes out of style in another 6 months but Im stuck with it for 5,ooo more cards? Square pictures? Circle pictures? How MANY pictures? Stripes? Should I add any information or just stick to the website? Is that REALLY going to attract eyes or is it blah? Kraft paper—friend or foe? What is most cost effective? Now, how about getting on the subject of bulk ordering and devoting to all these choices? GAHHHHH!
I am not a person who likes to be stuck with an old design, I STILL dont quite have my name the way I want it, not sure of the font or the little icon I want with it. STILL. And I am supposed to be placing orders like last week.
So, with my devoured bag of cheetos and my burning thighs from my computer thats been on a couple hours too long, I exited out of all of the chaos to whine. Wine….hmm.
On a less scattered note, my props are getting GOOD. I was nervous about trying to tackle the photography side as well as the look of each shoot from scratch by making my own props but turns out, it is as easy as following through each inspired idea I have. And I have about 10,000 inspired ideas everyday, grabbing and executing ONE of those a day has been cake. And I am surprised at how well they’ve been received! My shop is actually selling!
I know very little about retail quality stitching. I have got to say, handing over my first bonnet with my final stamp of approval on the hems and edges was about as nerve racking as seeing a cop turn on his pretty reds & blues for the car in front of you!
But, all in all, it looks like 2012 will be just a tiny preview of the growth 2013 has for me. The business in its entirety has taken off faster than I ever anticipated. It has had some bumps and learning curves that popped me right in the mouth but those have very gracefully sanded the edges off some of the things I needed to change for this year to hit the ground running in style.
So, for now, until my next baby girl gets here Sunday, here are some of the things I have finalized including the packaging, rear window advertisement, and Ill even throw in a stamp logo so you can feel how incredibly bored Ive been! Design is not my thing, just give me the baby! 😀