Friday, January 29, 2010

SALE--Through Midnight Jan 31st

I have marked down a few items in my shop through midnight on January 31st. Prices reflect a 15-25% discount!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Totes!

I just finished these totes for my favorite gift store here in Marietta. The store is called Doodlebugz and it is fabulous! They also have a children's toy store called Lizards and Lollipopz that has the BEST toys for your kids (took me an entire five minutes to spend $100, the stuff was so great!). Both stores are located on the Historic Marietta Square. The bags will be in the store within the next week or so!

The bags are paneled with two coordinating fabrics and include two outside pockets. Interlined with fleece interfacing, the bags are very sturdy. The lining is in a coordinating solid. Lining and outer fabric are 100% cotton. Finished dimensions are approximately 14" wide x 11" tall x 7" deep. The straps are approximately 23" long. And as always, monogramming is available!

These bags are $40 +tax (this includes shipping to the United States), but will not be listed in my Etsy shop. If you would like to order one please email me at aprilforshee at gmail . com.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Small Buttercup Bags!

Here are the latest and greatest Buttercup Bags! They are in my shop or you can email me and order one if you don't feel like joining Etsy.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Who knew it would be this much work?

I am working on a set of 6 totes and 6 small buttercup bags for a fantastic shop called Doodlebugz here in Marietta. While I am super excited about having my items in an actual store, a crazy afterthought hit me. I need my "business" to be legitimate. There ensues the paperwork, faxing (who uses fax machines anymore, anyway? scan and email, please), paying money, phone calls to people who know which forms to fill out, etc.

Of course I want to get this all done in one day, just like I want to get everything done that I can't possibly get done all in one day. I set expectations of myself that I cannot attain.

Now the things that add to my frustration of all this paperwork:
1) My computer will not shut down when I need to restart it.
2) Every office wants all this stupid paperwork FAXED to them.
3) Two out of four USB ports on my computer are not working. I need about 6 USB ports in the first place so this is cramping my style severely.
4) I am scared that I am going to get in trouble if I don't have all the necessary paperwork.
5) My "office" is so cluttered and annoying.
6) iTunes will not open.
7) It's 20 degrees outside and my toes will not warm up no matter what I do.

So here's what I did to fix these problems since I'm the type who must fix things immediately. I shopped for a new computer and have picked out the one I need/want so that when the computer dies for good I can just click in three places and voila! One of my best friends volunteered to fax my document for me. The USB port magically began working again. I called my friend Chris, who has plenty of experience starting businesses. He was a big help. He always is. About the "office"...that is going to have to wait. iTunes still won't open and it's still 20 degrees outside and my toes are still cold.

Did I mention that my beloved VW is in the shop with electrical problems that my mechanic has yet to diagnose after having it for 2 days?

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Camera! Finally!

My wonderful husband surprised me (to the point that I jumped up and down...and it takes a LOT to get me that excited) with a new camera for my birthday! It's the Nikon D3000 and I love it. So I decided I should learn how to take real pictures...



So now that I have a fancy camera, does that make me a photographer?