Tuesday, February 23, 2010

one snap or two?

When I first designed the cozy/cuff SNAP, I added a pair of snaps at the top and bottom of the band. (Like the picture below.) After some feedback from friends, I decided to try one snap in the center (like the picture above.) I've been making both versions, and I took both versions to the gift fair, where the reaction was about fifty/fifty.

I thought about continuing to make both, but its making keeping inventory on hand difficult. Now I have to keep twice as many styles in stock!

So, I thought I'd ask my wonderful blog readers - which do you like better, one snap or two?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

cozy/cuff featured in this month's Cooking Light magazine

The cozy/cuff was featured in this month's Cooking Light magazine as one of their editor's picks. I couldn't be more excited!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Well, I'm back from the gift fair (you can read my full account over on Crafting an MBA) and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't having a hard time getting back in the swing of things. It takes so much energy to prep for and exhibit at a major show. And when you combine that with the crazy snow we've had this week, I really just wanted to hibernate.

But since I always feel pressure to keep working, I didn't really take any time off. Instead, I've sort of been half-assing my way through work this week - feeling guilty about not getting enough work done AND not taking enough time off.

This has been a really great week for some things. The guest post on Design*Sponge sent a ton of traffic to Crafting an MBA, and I've been overwhelmed by all the positive feedback and kind words I've been getting. It means a lot to me that I'm creating something of value to other people.

I guess I'll end this rambling blog post by saying that hopefully I'm getting back into my regular habits. I just made myself a to-do list for tomorrow, which is a sure sign I'm feeling more motivated. And tops on that list is tracking down a copy of Cooking Light magazine - rumor has it my work is featured in the new issue!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

design*sponge biz ladies post

Today I'm excited to announce that I've got a guest post in the Design*Sponge biz ladies series. Its all about finding a (local and reputable) manufacturer for your product ideas.

I've also posted some additional resources for finding a manufacturer over at Crafting an MBA.

Please take a look - I'd love to hear your thoughts!