Saturday, March 26, 2011
We are having a great week! Last night we were a vendor at the Trumbull Preschool's Big Night Out and it was so much fun. It was a night out for Moms and some Dads with great shopping and amazing food. the ladies who organized the event were so great to the vendors - I can't wait till next year! I got to spend the evening at a table next to Julia from Innerglow and she was handing out seaweed. Apparently it has antioxidant qualities and she is so fabulous people were munching away!
Today my crew (DH, DJ and Jessie) worked on prepping the catalogs and they are going to be mailed on Monday! We are so excited and I think you are going to love them. When we were putting on the mailing labels we were calling out the states that the catalogs were going. It is so amazing to me that we now have customers from all over the country from NYC to Oklahoma to Texas. I feel very, very lucky that moms and girls love Jessiegirlclothing and can't wait for the future!
If you are not on our mailing list but want to receive a catalog - follow this link and request one!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
We are home! What a nice weekend at Morristown and we loved the armory! We have never done an indoor art fair before and learned alot about display. At Grand Central a kiosk is provided and your display is contained within that space. At this fair we had a lot more room which was nice but we really needed to bring more items to set up our back display. I did my best by hanging some dresses and skirts up on the rafters and trying to position our racks in an interesting configuration. But that gray fabric they use is hideous! I will definitely bring my own fabric to hang nest time. Maybe some Jennifer Paganelli - that would be cool!
The people in New Jersey were so kind - I loved meeting everyone and talking fabric and little girls! My new design did well - so I was really excited! I also brought some 12 month dresses along and sold those - so I may be adding those sizes!
By Sunday night I was ready to go home and my roadies (aka my family) came and helped me load out. I was so proud of my son - he got right in there and took apart racks and loaded up the car. He is ten and it is an age where I am starting to see glimpses of maturity and what he might be like as a young man. It is very bittersweet!
This is my hard working crew! DJ worked hard - I think Jessiegirl thought she was on her lunch break.These are my must haves at an artfair! Extra large Dunkin Donuts coffee - to get thru load in and those first few hours. AI am trying to cut down the amount of diet soda I drink and my friend Julia suggested to drink a bottle of water first and then the soda - so I am trying that.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
So it is the night before the first big show of the season and of course I am trying to get a million things done before collapsing in bed. I think I need to accept that little sleep before a show is the norm and embrace it!
We will be at Craft Morrison tomorrow night through Sunday and I am eager to kick this season off. It is an indoor show at the Morristown Armory so no need to worry about rain or tents blowing away. I am excited to see the response and meet everyone who comes out. The artfairs remind me a little of my theatre days as you prepare for the audience and you get the jitters but then it is so much fun when the curtain rises. Loading in to an artfair can be alot of work and despite my best efforts at making lists I always forget something - but it always works out well in the end.
If you haven't added your name to our list for a catalog on our website - do it now! We are getting them next week and they are fabulous!
We also are participating in the fortytoes giveaway. Amazing stores check it out!
Friday, March 11, 2011
This is the new Jessiegirlclothing design that we have been working on! I love it - Thanks to Kimberlyvphotography for the pics. It is based on the trapeze dresses little girls use to wear in the 1970's. The collar is given a more modern cut and I added two ruffles to the bottom. There is some definite twirliblity in this design as well. I think it is perfect for summer and super flattering! These are the two designs that we have available on the website - but I am working on having some limited edition ones at the craft shows this year - one in linen!
We are beginning to pack up for Craft Morristown next weekend. It is inside the armory in Morristown and I am trying to plan how to organize the booth space. I am relieved that we don't have to worry about the weather or the stability of the tent. So excited to be doing another fair!
Our first catalog just went to printers ...if you would like to receive one visit our website and request one!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
DH and I are working furiously on our new website and getting all our spring designs loaded and we should be ready for launching this weekend! We have some really cute spring designs and I am lucky to be working with some fabulous photographers.
What I love about this online community is the wonderful Moms that I have been lucky enough to work with. Melanie Weyer Photography sent us the picture we are using in our header and some beautiful ones of her daughter Holland. Kimberly and her beautiful daughters are working on something special - can't wait! And we love StellaMarie - they will all be on the website in our new spring designs!
Here are some new pics to enjoy during the wait....