Sunday, February 14, 2010

Kangadu Grand Opening Today @ 3pm EST

The day has finally arrived. I am ready to open up shop. Wool soakers and longies will be available @ 3pm EST. So, if you love wool, come on by and see what I have stocked @ Kangadu Children

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Kangadu Grand Opening Delay

So initially I was planning on doing the grand opening yesterday but, life got in the way. In a good way. :)

We have almost finished moving our junk from downstairs. We will soon be ready to rent the lower level of our house. Thanks are in order, my father-in-law, my hubby, and a couple of other guys worked really hard. Teya also took a 3.5 hour nap, (yeah, that's what i said 3 and a half hours!!). So I was able to help move and rearange the junk in our sheds.

Anyways, back to the store. The grand opening will be taking place on Sunday February 14th at 12 noon (PST). Be sure to check it out then @

Until then, here is a preview of some of the items that will be available.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Coming Soon....

I have been working on getting my online store ready for the world to see. I will soon be stocking my store with wool soakers and longies made from recycled sweaters.

So far preparations for this endeavour have been extremely exciting. I have spent the last two Wednesdays, with my Mom, running around town in search of wool sweaters. I'm not a pro yet but, I have gotten pretty good at spotting wool from a few feet away. I have 40 wool sweaters to prove it!!

On Friday I got all the materials for making my tags. When I got home I went strait to work cutting, stamping, and ironing. They are not perfect but, I made 100 tags. In case you are interested, this is what they look like.

Tonight Greg helped me get together a tracking system. When I get ready to cut up a sweater, I cut out the tag, put it in a binder, and give it an id number. He created a spreadsheet that keeps track of the items I make with each sweater. It's a really neat system and I am glad that he is helping me keep this stuff orgainized.

Well, if I'm gonna get this shop up anytime soon, I better get back to sewing....

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

So I Have Been Thinking......

This last weekend we were all sick so, we didn't do much of anything. Just lazed around, watched movies, and slept a lot.

During this time I got to thinking about a children's story I had written two years ago. I would really love to get it published but, am debating on weather I should send it to a publisher or try to publish it all by myself.

With everything I have going on right now that I don't think it would be smart to try to self publish. There is just too much work involved and as much as I would love to have full creative control over my story, I don't think I really have enough time to do it properly.

I think I am definitely leaning towards sending it to a publisher. Wouldn't it be super awesome to see the name of a well known publishing company stamped inside my book? Yeah, that would be the ultimate in, "See, I did something successful!"

Truthfully, I am a little scared to send it off and it be rejected. But, what author isn't afraid of rejection, right? Seriously, if they like it, they like it. If they don't, they don't. End of story.