Sunday, June 19, 2011

What's New with Two

It's been quite some time since our last post. With being a single mom, raising two daughters, running my own business, and trying to get settled into our new home, can you really blame me? Time is a precious commodity...and when someone can bottle it, I'll start buying it by the jug!

So what have we been up to? I know you are asking yourself this.

For Two Seaside Babes, we've begun to really take a new direction with our business. Not only did we get a new logo "look" a few weeks back, but we also received a totally new (and equally fabulous...if I can say so myself) look to our boutique. Deb of Lilac Ave pointed me in the direction of This Chick Designs a few weeks ago when she made a massive change to her online site. I checked out This Chick's Designs and fell in love with a particular one. And after many (and I mean MANY) emails back and forth regarding color changes, fonts, and logos, with the ever-patient graphic designer Jennifer, this is what we have:

And boy, do we LOVE it! It is exactly what we are looking for in the "feel" of our shop. We always try to stick with that beachy feel...the blues, greys, and white. Jennifer made a wonderful suggestion with adding a beach glass green, and it couldn't have come out better. We're so pleased with her work and we're hoping that it takes us to that next level we're eager to hop to!

We've also been working on a number of new products for our boutique and our local shows. One of our favorites so far is our Crocheted Flower Applique Onesies. Each onesie is made of 100% cotton jersey and features lap shoulders, short sleeves, and bottom snaps. 3 crocheted flowers have been firmly sewn to the onesies with coordinating buttons. Each flower is accented with lime green polka dot ribbon. So far, we have 6 different color combinations, with each available in 6 different sizes (Newborn - 24 months), for only $14 each. And...we have matching headbands too! Made of 100% white lace elastic (with the same matching crocheted flower and polka dot ribbon as the onesie), they are available for purchase for $5 each.

Many thanks to Alexi Killmer of Child Essence Photography for her uber adorable photos! All photos are copyrighted by Child Essence Photography...please do not copy or use without permission.

Neapolitan (left) and Shades of Pink (right) - our Best Seller locally!

Shades of Yellow (left) and Shades of Purple (right) - my personal favorite!

Shades of Blue (left) - My daughters' favorite and Shades of Green (right)

Personally, we've been doing a lot of painting around the house. A LOT. We've been working on each room little by little. Instead of smartly doing one room at a time. The girls rooms came first:

My oldest daughter's room. Originally dubbed "the Bug Room", it is now the Blue and Pink Horsie Room. Yes, she picked the colors. And yes, I painted the mural. Can you guess what is her favorite movie of all time? ("Spirit"!)

And my youngest daughter's room. "The Dinosaur Room". She's a little sad to see the dinosaurs go. Although I'm really not too upset...seeing those things in the middle of the dark night...kind of creepy (even more so with the bugs!). But she's quite happy with the colors that she picked for her room...purple and yellow. We're waiting for her to decide (with 100% certainty) what she wants her mural to be. She's leaning toward giraffes right now.

That's it a nutshell. One CRAZY nutshell. We're loading all of our products into our boutique (to concentrate more on that as opposed to Etsy), creating new products, painting our house, and working on inventory for our next show. Which, by the way, will be the Fishers Freedom Festival on June 25 - 26. We would LOVE to see you there!


Deb said...

Loe it all! Love the website, Love the onesies, Love the horses, Love the purple and yellow! Love it, Love it, Love it!

Jessi said...

Thanks so much Deb!