Life Update...

Thursday, August 4, 2011

So, Dan is employed at the moment, doing a "Trial" period at a shop in town. The hours are almost too good to be true and we actually get weekends off together! The best part is, they are paying him a decent wage. What did I learn from this whole cafuffle? Unemployment is not the end of the world... and that Dan and I are pretty darn thrifty.

I am going down to 4 days a week at my job and will re-assess the situation shortly after the wedding and honeymoon. My immediate plan, aside from sewing wedding stuff and alterations, is to sew a bunch of ready-made few of a kind accessories, panties, rompers, dresses, and camisoles to re-launch Ohhh Lulu in October, just in time for Christmas.


I am getting some new props for Ohhh Lulu photo shoots, including this Dress Form from Vintage Style Mannequins, and plan on doing a fall-harvest photo shoot, conveniently in the beautiful field behind my parents house.

I also want to start doing some small-time advertising. I had a great opportunity to put a banner on The Vintage Wife's Blog. I had her link back to my blog, since Ohhh Lulu is currently "oh vacation." I've had a lot of traffic and success without really trying, so I'm hoping advertising will increase sales. Do you know a highly-travelled blog that offers ad-space?

Tomorrow I have my first dress fitting. I love any chance I get to put on my dress and I can't wait until I have pictures to show everyone, because let's face it, the dress is one of the most exciting parts of the whole thing!

4 comments:

  1. I'm so pleased to hear about you and Dan, it is true that things tend to work out ok in the long run! Long may it last for you both!

    Excellent news on the job / ohhh lulu front. I think you can really make ohhh lulu work if you have a little more time on your hands. You probably already know Casey's blog, but it would be a great place to advertise. She has monthly 'sponsors' and also does a write up about them and she has over 1,800 followers: http://blog.caseybrowndesigns.com/

    I also love the dress form you plan on getting. I have my eye on a couple of nice ones too for when I finally manage to get a shop up and running. The right dress form can make such a difference I think!

    Oh and I can't wait to see photos of your dress/wedding! Good luck with it all!

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  2. What an awesome dress form! Love it.
    Hey and as for blogs with high traffic check out these two blogs that have HUGE traffic every day and have sponsors. Now they may be expensive so check out some of their sponsor's sights and links to other sites they advertise because they all have great traffic too.

    http://frecklednest.typepad.com/la/
    http://selectivepotential.blogspot.com/

    Good luck on expanding your business! :D

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  3. Great news. I'm really pleased things have worked out for you. I love your new mannequin.

    Have you thought about asking Gertie from www.blogforbettersewing.com for add space? She gets hundreds of hits everyday at least.

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  4. Thanks everyone! I will check out all of the blogs you've suggested, they all look great! :)

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