Monday, September 2, 2013

It's Rockin Mama Baby Gear's 5th Birthday

WOW! How is it possible that it's been 5 years already?? I cannot believe how far I have come with this little business. It's amazing the things you can accomplish with a little blood, sweat, tears and a heavy dose of determination. Yes, I said blood haha I can't tell you how many times I have sliced my hand with my rotary cutter, poked myself with a pin or even got my finger caught in my sewing machine - YYEEEEE-OOOOW! I do NOT want to ever do THAT again! Oh and then there's the tears. Tears of joy. Tears of frustration. Tears of exhaustion ... hahaha ... it has NOT been an easy road - trust me, it hasn't all been fun! I can't tell you how many times I have worked from 5am to midnight - BLAH! Owning your own business isn't always glamorous like a lot of people think. There is NO vacation days or sick time. If I don't work I don't get paid! And I have to be the WORST boss in the world! I am harder on myself than any boss would ever be, without going to jail hahaha ... OH and it's definitely not over. My little adventure continues each and every day I learn more and grow more. There's ALWAYS room for improvement. 

Well, I'm not going to bore you with business stuff that NO ONE wants to hear about ... blah-blah-blah ... I don't even want to talk about it hahaha! 

The fun part is the sewing and creating! Speaking of that: Did you know this little biz started at my kitchen table?? hahaha SO crazy to think back to those days. Just something for fun, something to do since my babies were a bit older and I wasn't so busy doing Mommy Stuff. Started in my kitchen, making baby stuff for my sister who was preggo with her first and wanted something different... and ... Now this is my career! My Life! MY OBSESSION! hahaha. I just hope as I grow and get busier I don't lose the excitement for the little things. Like hearing my Etsy shop app go "CHA-CHING!" with every sale. I LOVE THAT! and my kids will yell "MOM! You got a CHA-CHING!" ... hahahaha ... Or I get so excited when friends share my Facebook posts and their friends comment by saying "I LOVE that brand!" and I just sit back and think "WOW! I am a brand!" ... OR like in July when I did an out of state event and people recognized my logo and store name. One customer says "Hey! I saw you on Pinterest! and I've pinned a TON of your stuff!" ... *sigh* I am just amazed! 

SOOOO One of my most recent exciting events is I was requested to make 1,000 pairs of booties for a very well known website who found and contacting me through my Etsy Shop. I am so honored! And VERY nervous! I have no clue how I am going to make that many but I am sure as hell going to try! ... and you KNOW I will post more about that later ... well, OFF to work! Gotta finish a bunch of orders so I can get to work on those booties!!! BYEEEEEEEEEEE 

OH wait here's a little collage of 5 years of fan photos!! Enjoy!

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