Monday, December 21, 2009

A pre-Christmas catch up!

Well what a busy few weeks it has been! Firstly, I had my first ever Market at the Epping Twilight Markets! I had an insane week of late late late night sewing, but I had loads of stock which was great. The markets went really well! I made my first sale before opening time, and as far as I was concerned, I could go home then  :)  It was great to meet people, and get some feedback on my products. I also got quite a few orders from people who liked a particular hat, but wanted a different size, or liked a shirt design but in a different colour. My fav request was for a train t-shirt, and an elephant t-shirt for twin boys to wear on Christmas Day! I love making things, but I REALLY love making things that I know people want!

On the competition front, we had 3 winners! The winner of the blog post was Anita Forbes (selected a sunhat), the referral award went to Sarah Irvine, who referred like a bizillion people! (selected a nursing cover), and the last winner was the random facebook fan: Jules Bee (selecting a bucket hat). I just love giving things away, and was tempted to keep going... But thought why not wait and spread the cheer over the year! So for 2010 Taylored4Baby will be having a monthly giveaway! What are the details?? No idea yet! But I will come up with something!

And lastly, this morning I discovered that one of my hats has been featured on an etsy treasury - Summer Lovin! Australian Treats! I am SO excited. Mine is the red & white Saffron Craig sunhat!

Well all of my orders have been made, and the last one shipped out today. So I guess it's time to finish off the Christmas shopping! Happy holidays people!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Something for the boys!

So you know how during interviews you always get asked what your weaknesses are... and you always come up with something like 'I'm a perfectionist', 'I just care too much' blah blah blah. Well, if someone were to ask what my weakness is in regards to my home business, that would be easy: I DON'T THINK BOY!

As you may or may not know, I have a 13 months old beautiful girl. I find that when I am creating, I just naturally think girl! Ideas flow so easily I need a lid for them! But boys... not so much. I am sure if I am lucky enough to have a boy one day that this will change, but until then, it's takes active effort!

Here is my first definite boy effort: Hats!! It's just hit summer here in Australia, and we need hats to protect those precious little heads - esp for those hair challenged like my daughter  :)  The trouble that I have, is that when I look at fabrics, I think 90% of them are too 'girly' for boys. For the two newborn hats pictured I chose 'softer' fabrics, and I LOVE them. I think they work really well. Maybe I just need to bite the bullet and trust my instincts a little more.

So the next challenge... boys t-shirts! Fabrics?? Designs?? Do I go traditional trucks and boats, or maybe animals... Stay tuned... I have no idea what's to follow, but something will!

On a more personal note, I just have to share how much I LOVE Snow Fairy body wash by LUSH! I discovered it about 4 years ago when I was living in California. It's released every Christmas, and each December I buy myself just one bottle. I could buy enough to have it all year round, but it wouldn't be as special. It has the most amazing smell... You really should rush out and treat yourself!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Competition Time!!!

Yikes... I have been in denial about Christmas, and I was told last night it's only 3 weeks away!! So, I really need to get started on my huge Christmas giveaway!! So how do you win? There are 3 prizes, and 3 ways to win:

1) Leave a comment on this post... how easy is that? Be sure that I can contact you though! Or check back on the 16th!
2) Become a fan on the Taylored4Baby facebook fanpage - See link in the right sidebar below
3) Refer your friends to become fans of the facebook fanpage, then have them email me at and tell me your name!

So you can enter draw 1 once, you can enter draw 2 once, but draw 3... there is no limit!! Get cracking people!!

What can you win? On the draw day, the three lucky winners will to choose ANYTHING that is for sale in my madeit store! ( ANYTHING.... how cool is that! Competition will be drawn on Dec 16th, just in time for Christmas!! Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Promotion for the Epping Twlight Markets!!

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I will be having a stall at the Epping Twlight Markets (NSW) on Dec 11th, from 5-9pm. As it's my first market, and because Christmas is coming up, I will be marking all of my items on sale! And, the first five customer to mention the $5 promotion will get an additional $5 off any one item (One discount per customer). So if you buy something like a hat or fabric block, or one of my new t-shirts or singlets, you will get an absolute bargain!

Spread the word to anyone you know in the area!!