This morning I met with Karen about sewing bags for me. What a lovely lady - so professional and willing to give it a go! I really feel like a huge weight of pressure has been lifted from my shoulders - and look forward to seeing the clutches by her.
This is an important step for me as I cannot do everything here by myself to grow my brand. I also believe strongly in Australian Made, but also locally made. The Blue Mountains has a high unemployment rate so by using Karen's sewing business, we are maintaining our local economy! I would eventually love to be able to take on local apprentices or something... (sigh) these are dreams for the future.
Karen has gone off on her merry way with a huge bundle of recycled fabrics to create clutch purses for me to take down to Melbourne 19-25th March.
I am almost done on my Springboard application. This is due in next Monday (yikes!) and yesterday I received three fabulous references to go with my application. These brought a little tear to my eye as these guys are incredibly supportive. So stay tuned!
Lastly, I got my fabulous, beautiful dress yesterday from Jane Bon Bon from Canada (yes, I know, not Australian Made!). By only measuring myself every which way and emailing to Jane, she has created my ultimate dress. It fits like a dream, very retro and very fun. I highly recommend her - especially for us ladies that make a DD cup look like an A cup!