Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Countdown....

I can't believe in one week I will be a WAHM! This is like a dream come true for me. I'm sitting here busily preparing my web site and Etsy shop for my big grand opening in just a couple of weeks and it is totally surreal! Is this really happening?? I just had to share my excitement with you!!!! Just one week to go....

One the other hand, I feel like I am losing some of my very best friends in this world. The ladies and gentleman I have had the honor of working with for the last 7 years have become part of my everyday life and I know I will miss them greatly. It is amazing how much you really do learn about your co-workers and how much a part of your life they become. If you really stop and think about it, when you work a full-time job in a small office like mine, you spend more waking hours each week with your co-workers than you do your own family! This, of course, is one of the main reasons I've worked so hard to be able to quit my job, because I should be able to spend more time with my family!. Unfortunately, we are not at a point financially where I can be a SAHM with no income, but really, both of my dreams have come true. I will be able to spend so much more time with my family, while still pursuing my passion for designing custom boutique clothing!

Sorry, I tend to digress, my point is, I have had the pleasure of working with some truly special people and I just wanted to let each of you know, how much you mean to me and how much I appreciate all the support and well wishes I've received for my new venture! I love you all!!

So, this is it, just one short week to go! I can't wait to share all of the new fantastic designs I've been working on! You'll be getting a whole lotta Emerson Rose Designs here'll be able to find us on Etsy, eBay, and our new website (still under construction....LOL)!!!

To new beginnings :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pretty Princess....

I have a few updates for you this evening!!! First, I just listed these super duper cute sets on eBay :) Just click on the photos to view the auctions!!

Now on to my sweet princess, she is only 4, she's still a baby right??? Apparently not....she's already learned to ride her bike with no training wheels! She got a new big girl bike from Santa this year, but she learned on her smaller one, it was a little easier for her to balance, but already she is riding the big one now too with no one having to run next to her! She can turn and everything!! We still have a little work to do on her stopping abilities on her big bike since her feet can't touch the ground, but we're getting there!!

Thank goodness for my wonderful neighbor Shelley who is in excellent shape (unlike me) and was able to run back and forth about 150 times over the course of about 2 hours or Emerson definitely wouldn't be riding a bike without training wheels!! LOL!
So there it is, my baby is growing up **sniff sniff**.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fairtytales do come true......

I just listed these two adorable Fairytale sets on eBay :) Just click on the pictures to view the auctions!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

How Yummy Are These.....

Look what the UPS man brought me today.....

A little sneak peek for my first collection that will be offered on Etsy and my web site :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

I know I promised it wouldn't be so long this time, but the holiday season was incredibly crazy for us this year! I have so many exciting things to tell you about, but for now I'll just start with a few!

First, we added a new pet to our family.....

I've had Bianca, the kitty, for 11 years.....but Cinderella (Emerson named her, of course) is our newest family pet. Don't even ask me what I was thinking when I caved to her request for a guinea pig, but I find myself loving the little thing! When I fetch her fresh veggies from the fridge, she "popcorns" with happiness (don't ask me why they call it that, I just read it on a web site somewhere that when guinea pigs make this crazy purring noise its called popcorning). I sit on the couch with her and she snuggles up while we watch TV together. Oh yes, and Emerson is enjoying her as well!

I participated in my first craft show the weekend after Thanksgiving, so most of the last few months were in preparation for that event. I definitely learned a great deal from the experience. I don't believe it was the right venue for my items, but I did get a lot of positive feedback and met some fantastic people and made some new friends! So I definitely think I'll be trying this scene again, I just need to look for a bit different clientele.

We went to North Carolina this year to visit my in-laws for the holiday season and just got home a couple days ago. I'm finally getting the chance to catch up on emails, etc. and will hopefully be doing some sewing here in the next couple days! I'm dying to create some fun new goodies!! I have lots more to share about Emerson Rose Designs' future.....but next time, I promise :)