When you become a business, you start thinking about what your dreams are for yourself. How big do you want to take this? I’m old enough to realize that dreams change often. The idea of Little Bug in the beginning was much smaller than what I am dreaming of now. It’s exciting to think that maybe it will get even bigger than I’m imagining.
Ideally, at the moment, I don’t want my business to get so big that it takes away from the personalization. When you purchase something from our business, you purchase something I made. With my hands and love, most likely made while my babies are sleeping. I don’t want to get too big to leave that feeling.
One big step in the right direction for our business is to be available for purchase at local shops. We are in the learning stages of how to do this with everyones best interests in mind. Recently, my very, very, very good friend, Willow, showed her mom the whale designs I made for her adorable twins that you may remember from an earlier post. (Instead of saying best friend here, I went with 3 verys. It almost drives home the point more, right?) Here’s a photo memory:
Her mom owns a quilt shop in Adel, Iowa called Adel Quilting and Dry Goods. It is such a cute shop. A true crafter’s dream. Not only does she stock a lot of fabric, she also has a lot of little projects around for people like me that need to see examples and a blueprint before starting something of my own. Honestly, I could spend most of my day in there. Unfortunately, Tommy and Juliet couldn’t.
Adel Quilting is the first shop carrying our designs! You can get them now if you happened to be in Adel. Or tomorrow if you can’t make it today. Here are some photos of our drop off. I cannot contain my excitement about having my designs in a local shop. It is the next step for our little business with where we want to be in the future. Our dreams are becoming reality.
Stay tuned for our whale collection post so you can see ALL the cute whales that I pumped out for the shop.
It’s here! We couldn’t be more excited. All of a sudden we are able to go outside and shed the jackets. We had a beautiful Saturday in April down at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. My sister, Teresa, set up her massage booth next to our Little Bug booth. It was fun working together. Plus I was able to steal 5 massage minutes from her. (My sling is called the Maya sling. It is amazing; I get asked about it all the time. I LOVE it. Yes, Juliet is sleeping in there. Can you see her super cute shape?)
Our kids are both outdoor lovers like their parents. It’s amazing how your mood can lift when you get some fresh air and sunshine. Tommy is hard to photograph at this age. He doesn’t stop moving. Do they offer camera classes called “How to Photograph Toddlers”? They are both wearing the same egg design, just different fabric choices.
With the warmer weather comes new Little Bug designs and short sleeves! Yippee! We are always working on new seasonal apparel. The first designs we rolled out have to do with our Royals. Nothing says summer like baseball. We can’t wait to take Tommy to his first game.
We also recently made some custom onesies for babies in our life. This is what we love to do the most!
Look for more designs being added to our Etsy store!