Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What a beautiful morning!! The sun is shining and it looks like spring has finally arrived, trees are springing leaves and the Mayday trees are starting to bloom :)

Today is a sewing day after I tend to some medical stuf f in the morning. I will attempt to get the MG order all cut (order was increased) and sewn as much as possible.

All fabrics have been ordered that are needed in the short term to complete these orders which are in the wings.

Oh, there is a waking little quiet part of the morning is over LOL....Ben has been so much fun the past few days! HE is growing like a weed suddenly and getting more bold and bruiser like. I suspect he will be walking in about a month finally, he seems to be changing from baby to toddler right now before my eyes and it is very bittersweet to see him progressing but as my last baby it is also sad.

Have a wonderful sunny day all!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Trade Show Results

Wow!!!! What a wonderful weekend I had!!

I had the pleasure of my mom's company over most of the past week and also participated in my first trade show.

It was a resounding success for BB Butts Diapers!! There were many new contacts made, sales were healthy from the instock and the custom orders were quite plentiful!! I have plenty to keep me busy over the next weeks now :) I am VERY glad that I took the plunge and did the show and the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce did a bang up job!!

The winner of the Kitchen Gift Pack was DEB BRIGGS. She has been contacted to pick up her prize...Congrats Deb!

So now it is time to keep a list of customs for all to be able to check in on their orders Look for your initials for your order status....

MR ~ Completed will contact tonight
MG ~ In progress, all cut, one complete
M&M I~ In progress, some cut
MC/ LW/ LC~ In wings

We have continued to work on the website today and over the next couple of days hope to have it fully functional. We had to turn off some of the pages as I was unable to meet my end of the deal...needed more hours in the day, days in the week, less time at the hospital and 10 more sets of hands to get ready for the trade show LOL

Keep watching!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Long weekend? What long weekend LOL...well actually it was a long weekend!

Been feeling a little cruddy again this week, and ended up in hospital Sunday but did get out very late last night. Back on high dose steroids, just as I was only a week away from being rid of them so I am not a happy camper but I DO enjoy breathing so it is a trade off. I have not slept since 630 am Sunday morning. Joy but I did get serger ends tied off on over 1oo wipes!

I am still busily getting ready for the trade show this coming weekend and the illness setback is not helping! The web design is coming along as well but I am feeling overwhelmed and will not have it (well my portions of what the designer needs from me) 100% complete prior to the show but am hoping that we can switch over to it and complete in the days following the trade show. Only so much of me to go round ;)

Tomorrow is a day in hospital (scheduled) that will hopefully put me into a batter space illness wise in a couple of days. Another write off day.

My mom is coming up on Wed. She has not been here in just over a year and is coming to help out with the trade show. I need to clean up my house at some point before she arrives Wed morn too (she needs SOMEWHERE to sleep since the guestroom is FULL of fabric and projects) will be good to see her and have her support though. I am really nervous about this, I do not know why, I guess I just do not know how to prepare and I am disappointed that I am not taking some items I had hoped to debut there. (That only so much of me to go round thing again).

OK, I guess I should go do some snapping for a bit. I have an order to get out tomorrow. I hope that I get some sleep tonight as well...I could really use some sleep!!

Friday, May 15, 2009


Well I have been crazy busy and will continue to be so for the next week or so.

I am getting ready for the Vanderhoof Trade Show on March 22/23 at the Vanderhoof Arena and at the same time having the main website get an HUGE overhaul! I am feeling overloaded and I know I am likely holding up the designer some but I only have so many hours in the day and I FEEL like I need another 10!!!

Today is sewing whatever minutes I can during naps and moments of calm, I have about 6 dozen kitchen cloth and napkins to do and also have to make up some items for an auction. I also need to work on some diapers and a whole lot more, the list is longer than my arm LOL.

I will be so glad when this show is over! It is my first "big even" and I really have no idea of what to expect for it and as a result I am fretting. I am trying to have all of my products available and also an assortment of them in different fabrics or scents. The unknown really is the biggest fear isn't it??

If I do "overprepare" I will have plent of stock to list on the new site and in my Hyena carts so all will not be lost. If I sell out...welll YIPEEE.....and I will then be a busy gal for weeks to come doing customs, two of which I already have lined up for the week following.

Got to run, crying little one...more to come later!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What a few days!

Well it has been eventful the past few days! Over the weekend we had such plans for Sunday. Got up, made the coffee and out goes the power...thankfully we had coffee! We did not have power for the next six hours however so work on insulating the basement halted (no light) and my sewing spree was also halted. I did reorganize the sewing room however and I can finally see most of my fabrics.....YAY!

I am 100% caught up with orders to date. I am now onto working towards having enough stock for the Vanderhoof Trade Show on the 22 and 23rd. I have a custom order in the wings for right after the trade show of 24 dipes as well as another for a few I suspect from another repeat customer.

Last night I had a very worrisome evening. While watching the news I hear a notation of a fire near the town I grew up in and on the highway we lived on. Of course, kids being kids, they get all loud just as they say WHERE and I miss it!

My parents still have the home I grew up in there but my brother is living in it with his wife currently while the folks help out my step mom's mom in her advancing years at her home. I called my dad to see if he has heard anything and Grandma says they are not there so I ask where and she says they are headed to the house. I ask if it is in regards to the fire and she replies yes but has no idea what is going on.

I call my brother...our relationship has been strained to say the least but this is serious and I call. He answered and it sounded like a war zone, I can hear helicopters and the line is cracking! The fire is right at the house and it was not looking good then at all! There are three helicopters there bucketing the lake trying to keep the fire at bay and the winds are high.

I check in a couple hours later and things seem to have died down a little. Dad and mom have just arrived, and the helicopters had just pulled out as it is getting dark. The mountains on both sides of the house are burning. Our home is safe for the time being.

I really hope that the winds have stayed calm overnight, it is still too early to call for an update, they may have had a very LONG night and I do not want to wake anyone if they are catching a little sleep. I will check in later this morning.

Izzy got up at 6am puking her little face off so our day schedule has changed. No school for her today which will actually make the day go easier in many respects. Hopefully she sleeps lots and will fight this bug off.

I dyed some bamboo last night, so I am hoping to play with it today. I also have to work up a couple of patterns for fitted and flat diapers today. I will update on the fire when I know more later on!