2009 isn't over yet, but we are already thinking of what we can do differently for 2010. Kelly is back to her crocheting and I'm thinking I could do more knitting. So for 2010 look out for kneedle arts pieces, perhaps some blankets and I'm thinking of adding aprons. However, for the next 4 days I will be finishing up people's Christmas presents. Looking forward to doing these "fun" projects. Check us out!
16 December 2009
Our Fleur de Lise was picked up last week. The customer is only 4' 11" and asked if we could shorten the straps so it wasn't too long. No problem - just took the bag apart, shortened the straps and sewed it up. TwoStep Studio prides themselves in making custom bags that includes your choice of fabric, pockets, and length of straps. Check us out at www.twostepstudio.com
It's really amazing how Christmas seems so far away, then all of the sudden it's right around the corner - at least we got the tree up last week. Between work and daily life, plus all the events going on at school, it's hard to find the time. I've made some progress in the presents department, but no where near where I should be. I've finished only a couple of projects and just realized yesterday I have a gift to make for my daughter's teacher. I may have to dig into my inventory and see if there's something that matches her personality. I've got until Thursday night to decide. Once it's over, things will seem so much slower.
26 November 2009
I have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day. TwoStep Studio has made great strides over the past year. Between Facebook, Tweeting, Blogging and more, it's amazing what marketing can do for a business.
Well, back to cooking and baking.
Well, back to cooking and baking.
15 November 2009
It's been a week, alright! It started off slow, but did get some sales in late in the week. Plus, I took some time out to finish up my new window treatments for the living room. Quite proud of them - however, that now means I need to re-do the pillows that I did the last time I decided to change the curtains. Oh well, creativity does have it's downside. As far as my sales go, kind of sad to see the bags go. One of them was favorite of mine that I promised to myself if it was still around at Christmas, I would keep it. It was a sign that it got sold. On to the next one.
I did finish taking photos of my Tote Bags. They really are quite cute bags. Not too big and not too small. They can really hold a lot without anything getting lost. I love them!
02 November 2009
It took some work, but got through Halloween. I was so proud of myself that I got all the stuff and still was working on Marie's costume until the very last minute. Getting sick just was not a good thing.
She loved the costume, not so hip on the makeup I made her wear. Oh well, it was part of the costume, I kept telling her...she still wasn't buying it. This was a milestone year. First time she went trick or treating with her friends and not her parents. Granted we were at the house that was "home base" but still...there she was out on the streets with her girlfriends.
20 October 2009
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to write, sew, or pretty much anything since Friday. My daughter was sick and good ol' mother fashion, I came down with it too. So I lay down, sleep, wake up, sleep, watch tv, lay down, well you get the picture. I was able to start on Marie's Halloween costume on Thursday. Got he cape cut, now just need to sew and get the pieces ready for the pants. Not too bad. We'll see.
16 October 2009
I finished up my bag last night. Took longer than expected thanks to all the pockets that were requested. I hate pockets. I know that people want/need them, but that doesn't make me like them. Anywhoo. I decided I may as well start on Marie's Halloween costume. She decided on being a vampire, not a cutsie one but a true blue Dracula. That's fine by me. Those princess and fairy costumes were always a bit much for me. Feathers and fuzz, just aren't my thing. So I'm off to make a black w/an electric blue lining cape. I'll finish up the pants this weekend perhaps. Either way I WILL NOT wait until the last minute. Last year I was up all night finishing the costume because I had to travel during the day.
14 October 2009
I'm stitting in front of my computer instead of in front of the sewing machine. I still need to finish up this bag. Shouldn't be that difficult, right? I just feel like I need to promote, promote, promote, which is really taking away from the sewing which is the entire reason why I'm promoting. Just a never ending cycle. Ugh. What to do what to do.
11 October 2009
So today is Sunday, supposedly a day of rest. Instead I have been researching more ways to promote TwoStep Studio. There's so much stuff out there, it's almost overwhelming. I'm really ready to get back to sewing. I have a bag to finish before Thursday, so I do need to get motivated. It's been fun, though, learning all about the new techy things to do. I've become pretty good at adding badges to my website - www.twostepstudio.com. HTML, no longer scares me. I'll post the bag as soon as it's complete.
09 October 2009
Now that I've been spending hours promoting twostepstudio.com, I'm looking forward to what this promotion will achieve. I'm kind of tired looking at the same photos over and over. Now that everything is place - Facebook, Twitter, Flickr - I feel as though I can get back to sewing, which is what got me here in the first place. I have one order I need to complete by next Thursday. My goal is to complete about 3 bags a week and get those posted. Keeping things new and fresh seems to be the way.
I re-did all the photos, but now I'm thinking I may need to re-do those. People seem to really like the ones that are taken by the window. I just need to keep playing around. Thank goodness for digital cameras.
Here is a bag I posted last night.
06 October 2009
So after a year in business, deciding on what we wanted to make, how we want to promote and all that other stuff, it's now time to start writing a blog. We didn't really understand what was the point of blogging, but now we get it. Even though there are so many places to promote your wares there isn't really an opportunity to talk about what's going outside of "what are you doing" short status updates. So here we are, blogging. What do you say in a new blog? Talk about who we are? We are two women who love our bags and want to share them with you. You’ll find modern one-of-a-kind items in fun fabrics and construction that will last.
That we now have a website - www.twostepstudio.com. That we are listing new items everyday on Etsy - www.twostepstudio.etsy.com. That we have a Facebook page - TwoStep Studio. And that we Tweet - www.twitter.com/twostepstudio.
It's a new an exciting time in TwoStep Studio world. Hopefully, you'll come along with us for the ride.