Saturday, 4 July 2009

So im trying to sort out my website (and the rest of my life!)

I have been trying to get my website up and running for a while now and there always seems to be something to get in the way, it doesn't help that i only have one designated work day when i deposit by baby with the childminder and then work non stop till i pick her up again, so as you can imagine with that and working in the evenings i am going pretty much non stop!
I now have another distraction, i have booked a trip to Vegas to go to the Magic trade show and i am on a mission to get enough money together to pay for it, so once again all that sitting at my pc and sorting out the website has been put on hold for me to be a whore to my sewing machine and knock up dresses and everything else i can think of to sell on awful ebay!
I sometimes feel like i am doing two full time jobs and its exhausting!
So hopefully i will get back to it and sort it all out soon, i don't know about other crafty people but i sometimes find i have so many new ideas and things to do that i have no idea where to start....the website will be worth looking forward to i can guarantee it.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Starting a journey on the road to alternative childrens clothes

I have decided its time to start a blog as i thought it would be interesting to look back on the progress i make as i set up my business.
I am in the process of building up 'Alternatots' which is aimed at all the goth, punk, rockabilly and emo babies and children out there.
Since becoming a mum to my gorgeous daughter Alicia who is now 20 months old i did what most other mums do and thought 'i want to try making children's clothes!' Although unlike most people this wasn't a huge step away from what i did before i had her. Since graduating from the London College of Fashion i had a couple of jobs both designing punk, goth and rockabilly clothes for adults, first working for 'Living Dead Souls' and then 'Hell Bunny' and 'Mercy'. As well as designing and making my own 50's Rockabilly dresses and other bits and pieces.
When i was expecting Alicia i was on the look out for cool clothes i would want to put her in and funnily enough i couldn't find any! (Well the odd thing here and there, i do like Sourpuss!) so i decided that that would be my next venture, i found that most of the alternative children's clothes were just slogan t-shirts or plain bodysuits with a print on them so thats why i am embarking on 'Alternatots!'.