20 October 2009

Sick, sick, sick

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

Taking a break from bags

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

Wednesday, just the day before Thursday

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

Continuing the promotion...

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

What a day...

This has been a busy, busy day. We uploaded quite a few of our slouch bags today - check them out. We also decided to try different types of photos to display our items. What do you think?

TwoStep Studio enters into the world of blogging.

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.