Thursday, February 25, 2010

PickleFace Place

I feel like I've been running on all cylinders lately! I finally finished sewing the first batch of ties (60 of them!), and sent some off to my AMAZING photographer just yesterday. I can't wait to see the images she captures of her little models in my ties! I feel like a proud mama. She's also working on a logo for me since I finally settled on a name for this new venture.

PickleFace Place

It may seem a bit unusual, but it's something that brings back some great memories of growing up with my only brother. My Grandma Martindale nicknamed him "Pickleface" when he was just a little boy because he absolutely LOVED to suck on pickles. Funny how little things like that create lasting memories. I thought it made a catchy little name for a shop devoted to decking out our little boys, and it reminded me of the little boy I grew up with.

I'm now in the process of setting up my shop, trying to contact all my family, friends, and acquaintances (just to get the word out), and setting up a Facebook page and a blog as well. It takes a lot more time than I had initially thought (the setup, not the tie-making!), but I'm really enjoying the creative process. It's amazing what our minds can conjure up, isn't it? I'm trying to get it all ready for a tentative Grand Opening of March 15th, but we'll see if I can make that deadline! I have to remind myself that I still have 5 children, a house, and a husband to take care of--all of which have been a little neglected lately.

I'm hoping that after this week of BoxTop submissions (yep, I'm in charge of that for our school, so I've been spending my evening hours counting...), the next two weeks of getting some paperwork done for Mike's new little adventure, and putting all the pieces together for PickleFace Place, I'll finally be able to take a break and let things just happen.
Oh yeah, and clean my house.


julie said...

Dang! I actually had a dream about this this morning and I just about called you as soon as I woke up but life...Allie... got in the way. what about
String em up and tie em down. or Stringham up and tie em down. Ha. Ha. play on your last name and ties. get it? okay. May be pickle face place works better but I thought it was pretty creative. I thought about a cute picture on your etsy page of all your girls and doggy piled with Dixon on top and all tied together with the ties.

Jonesy said...

Julie, you crack me up! I'm quite sure that image in your mind of the girls all dog-piled w/ Dixon on top is one that will play itself out without any coaxing on my part. It's nice to know I'm taking up some space in those dreams of yours! Now dream up some more ideas for me...

Tasha said...

What a great endeavor Amanda. I don't know why, but your ties are a lot cuter than mine. But I still love putting one on Evan and he gets lots of comments at church, so I guess they're not too bad. :) Thanks again for the tutorial. Can't wait to see how darling yours turn out on the little man models. That will be awesome!

p.s. Congrats on the weight loss!!!!