I am most certainly still here. Since my first pitiful post almost 2 years ago, I have made some changes. Read on.
August - I made my first pattern ever. Then, I decided to make a business. Southern Creed was born.
October - Changed career paths and switched from independent school life to real estate for more flexibility to grow my business.
January - Sold my products to a store for the first time to SoPo in Mid-City New Orleans.
February - Products were first available at Plum Uptown New Orleans.
July - NOLA.com featured one of my pillows in a story. Love the press!
August - Hattie Sparks contacted me about carrying my line.
November - Decided I needed to sell my house and move somewhere with fewer distractions than New Orleans to focus on my business. After Mardi Gras, of course.
December - Highest dollar amount in a day's sales at a holiday trunk show with Bats on Strings. This could really work...
April - House in New Orleans sold and moved to Memphis, Tennessee on April Fool's Day. Seriously.
May - Fleurty Girl began selling some of my products. Realized I can't sew everything anymore. Started looking for manufacturers.
August - Trip to Arkansas to meet with makers. Finally found a producer for the collars and leashes.
September - Largest business expense to date: purchasing silk ties, bow ties, and pocket squares in 8 patterns to start. They are on the web site for preorder, or I'll let you know when they arrive!
October - is tomorrow...
From NOW on I really will post blog entries. Really really. Next time they will probably have pictures. I will be surprised if anyone has read this much. Also, look me up on Instagram @southerncreeddesign for frequent (but not too many) pics. I don't post food or coffee. That's a rule.