Posted on Mar, 11. 2010 Category in the studio Tags
Okay, simple question–look in the purse you are using right now, around your sink counter, in your coat pocket, maybe even right here next to your computer screen. How many tubes, pots, and sticks of lip gloss do you have? If you’re like me, they are probably EVERYWHERE!
One of my former customers, Heather (remember her awesome Cabo wedding with close friends, ocean air, and scrapbooking?), is a fellow addict and has started a very sweet business developing her own line of homemade lip balm called Kustom Kissers.
The really cool thing about this product though is that Heather uses your own photo or design on the tube of the lip balm. This is something I’ve seen produced en masse from overseas crappy party favor companies, but the care Heather puts into each order and the quality of the product is something they can’t match. If you’re looking for an easy, personal, and practical (the guys love that) wedding favor, I think this is a great choice. You could use a picture of you and your spouse, or just include a personalized thank you message.
Kustom Kissers lip balm is made of all-natural ingredients and without animal products. A package of custom tubes would be an easy, affordable favor for birthdays, bridal showers, weddings, baby showers and more. They are also perfect for a business promotional item or simply a treat for you.
So I highly recommend this stuff, and Heather is a sweetheart! Also check out her blog to get to know her and learn more about business from this fellow-small business owner. xo
Posted on Mar, 09. 2010 Category in my closet Tags
I feel busier than I have in the last year. Why did I take on so many projects and responsibilities in the last few months? Oh yeah, because I am awesome and I can do it! (Self affirmations have been getting me through a lot lately.)
I’m in final negotiations to move into a new studio workshop. I have big plans for the space and I am excited to bring something to Omaha that our creative community really needs. When I get into this space I hope to hire an intern as soon as possible to begin helping me with fashion week projects, publicity, maintaining the store, assembling kits, etc. So keep that in the back of your mind if you know a young lady or gentleman who would be good at that. This workspace is awesome so cross your fingers that the negotiations work out!
I’ve been asked to contribute to a book and my studio photos and project are due in the next few weeks. What kind of project would you like to learn from me? What would make you buy this book? What in my studio do you want to see?
I committed to show five pieces at an Omaha Fashion Week runway preview show and charity fundraiser on March 31, so getting the accessories together right now is weighing on my mind. Click here if you’re interested in tickets for that.
And I have a lot of errands and chore-y things to do.
Gotta take care of some business with the IRS (joy).
Gotta open a new business account at my bank (glamorous).
Gotta get some quotes for insurance (blah).
Gotta finish bookkeeping for February (I actually enjoy that).
Gotta order tons of fabric.
Gotta pick models for the March 31 show.
And I have a lot of customer-y things to do.
Gotta figure out a few invoice issues.
Gotta finish photographing and listing new headbands in the PL store.
Gotta ship six kits and three bridal orders.
Dress: Alice Pinkerton
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Ring: Forever 21
Necklace: Forever 21
Bangles: Pierre Cardin
Plus a Mr. Lasertron outfit. Home from a long day at work playing Xbox and eating Chinese food, I’m sure! Love that man.
Jeans: Seven for all Mankind
Posted on Mar, 08. 2010 Category around the house in the studio Tags
I know I have a lot of crafty and creative readers, so I wanted to let you know about an upcoming conference and market event called The Creative Connection! This is the inaugural year of the event created by Nancy Soriano and Jo Packham of Where Women Create magazine for women and women entrepreneurs.