Friday, March 11, 2011

My dreams were in San Francisco...

Photo by me
They were doing a whole lot of construction in San Francisco this week... PANIC!  Thankfully, my husband drove, and I could sit in the passenger seat, sweating and clutching the door handle.  The navigation on my phone kept having to "reroute" due to the endless "no turning" signs, and if it told me to make a u-turn one more time, I swear I would have thrown it out of the window.  I'm always amazed how different the drivers and pedestrians act in the city.  Cab drivers squeezing in between a car and the curb 3 feet away, cutting you off just to make a light... aggressive much?  Thankfully, I don't live in this madness, I would not be as pleasant :)

So I met with Monica this weekend, a pattern/sample maker and owner of Tag Studio.  She has been assigned the huge task of making my dreams come true.  As instructed I bought a preemie onesie (to serve as the middle-of-the-range size... there will, eventually, be a size bigger and a size smaller), and a doll that fits that onesie.  I have a total of 5 designs, but she thought it was best if we stick to the two easiest for the time being because I'm so new to this process.  Poor Monica... I had NO CLUE what this process would entail.  Thankfully, she talked it through with me, step by step, as if I was a third grader.  I could feel my heart violently beating as she handed me my new "honey-do" list.

My lovely husband was so gracious, and sat quietly in the corner with a smile on his face, taking pictures. 

...pinning the preemie pants...

...more pinning...

...schedule check...
Monica called me yesterday to inform me the samples were complete, and that she would mail them this week.  SCREAM!!  My next huge step is to pick my fabric, a MUY IMPORTANTE step according to Monica.  I ordered a Fashiondex book a couple days ago, and will soon start the daunting task of finding the right fabric to use in the line.  This means sending samples to companies, waiting for them to respond, calling, calling, calling.  Not looking forward to this step... 

But everything is happening!!! So excited I could just pee!!

A question for you...
Ok, so I wanted to talk about something else, and I am in desperate need of some advice.  As you know, I have two blogs... this one, and PeachHoneyPreemie.  Man, it is very difficult to balance my time between the two.  I'm torn because I want to offer consistency to both blogs, but it's impossible to keep up with that kind of posting schedule, while starting my business.  I'm adding to my to do lists faster than I can cross things off, and I'm feeling extremely overwhelmed.  Something has to give, so here's my proposal... I want to combine the two blogs under the name PeachHoneyLove.  I want to share my PHP news with my PHL peeps, so I find myself double posting.  It seems a little absurd to me.  What do you think?  Any suggestions?

6 comments:

Laura Catherine Otero said...

Jess, I think combining the two blogs is a great idea. Since you're creating PHP and your art from your heart, I think both sets of readers will enjoy the merging of the two spaces!

Creatissimo said...

I don't see a problem combining two blogs. People read what they're interested in, so they can choose (all from one blog, too)!
Take care!

Brandi said...

Oh, man, you sent me a text about that question the other day and I didn't respond! Sorry, friend!!

But yes, I have to agree with the others. I think combining them into one blog is just fine. Then you can have PHP posts and PHL posts!

Baxter's Mom said...

I say combine them! You have so much on your plate right now, no reason for double work! And, just like Laura said...they both represent Art from you Heart!

Jess said...

I'm so glad it was a unanimous vote!! Thanks, girls!!

sara said...

wow Jess, this is awesome! So excited for you! I think combining the blogs is a good idea and will save you time :-)

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