Sunday, July 15, 2007

my first offical project

I don't know whether I've mentioned it or not but I have this whole other creative life aside from my 9-5, and my writing here, and my writing for Apartment Therapy. When I say I have 10 jobs...I almost do.

I started making these little kits a couple years ago for baby gifts. Each paint can has 3 onesies in it [sometimes more for my friends] and because I've had friends with a girl, a boy, and recently one couple who chose to wait -one that fits for either or. Hence my Cutie Pie Kit, Little Man kit, and the It Kit. [TM'd so don't even think about it]

About 6 months ago I had a store approach me to place a small order. Most people would be excited about this but I know myself and I like designing but I don't necessarly enjoy the manufacturing. I tried to source it out and when my vendor flaked out I had to start all over and do it myself. I think it's been about 6 months since they placed the order but I finally did it. I got my business license, my DBA, all my stuff. Essentially I'm in the hole for a heck of a lot of money now for one order. But I'm glad I did it. I'm thinking positively that this will turn into something else. Something that will allow me to be work from home in my old age and a couple of bucks so mamma can buy a new pair of Manolos.

So here they are The the back of the car ready to go to market this morning.

If you are interested in one. I ship...They are 50$ [+shipping costs] and make quite the spectacular baby gift if I do say so myself. Available in Organic [couple extra $ for those] or standard. Onesies are by American Apparel who are sweatshop free and made locally in Los Angeles. For more photos click over here to my baby site. Not all of the pieces are posted but you'll get the drift. The boy set is still missing...sorry!


J Lee said...

great idea and the kits are super cute! i'll definitely keep them in mind for baby gifts :)

good luck with them!

franki durbin said...

okay, superstar.. you and I need to pow wow - and quick. I can offer you some aid in terms of getting publicity and breaking out of your holding pattern. you need to let me help pimp you out. These are fab and you need to be shouting from the mountaintops that you have these chic little gifts. Look out world, here comes Richele!

seriously.. shoot me an email, love. We should chat by phone. soon.