yesterday I was straightening out my studio and realized I had a bit of a pile - enough for a sale - so I posted it on my FB and announced a really last minute sale. I know it was really last minute, but I promise I will have more sales and really appreciate everyone's support. I am almost at the point where I feel I am running a bit thin, but luckily I had a good weekend of interviews with prospective employees for the studio assistant and intern positions. I am narrowing it down and I think I have found some help...whew! trying to keep me afloat till I find someone is my brother and his partner (thanks guys!) - a picture of adam helping me with all my letterpress orders - they are all done! yeah. so for the longest time I have been making storage boxes and I think they are the best things, so useful and practical - but I have always made them with 5 sides (not fun to cut or put together, especially when you make hundreds of them) so on the back burner was the idea that they would be redesigned and made with less pieces - so here you have it newly revised and so much faster to make - I also like how the print goes around to the bottom. usually my bottoms were unprinted (to save on time) - I have also eliminated the small round storage - I am trying to cut down on the many items I make - in the hopes that it will increase my production time. I am starting with these two prints and will be adding more, one with a green print and the other a red and grey print. I made them to be very similar in dimensions as the older designs. I am getting smarter about designing products that are not time consuming. I'll let you know when I have them for sale online. john and I have also been working on our apartment upstairs, painting and straightening up - for an upcoming photo shoot, which I will have to tell you about at a later date.
on another note - piper said something to me the other day that I found a bit distressing she came up to me and said "mummy I want yellow hair" - I said "whaa?", at first I was confused and than I realized what she was referring to, I am all for gender neutral things and have never pushed the whole princess thing on her - I try to dress her in different colours not just pink etc. you know what I mean - I'm not against it. I thought it was just a phase, but pretty much everyday she keeps mentioning the yellow hair and I keep telling her she's beautiful with dark hair and I don't think I was convincing. not sure what to do. I told her for halloween she can wear a wig, but I don't feel convinced about that decision either. geez parenting.