Monday, August 25, 2008
"7 years ago, my life changed forever, I became a Mommy, I have never been more excited and terrified at the same time, you, my dear sweet little girl, are one of the most precious gifts God has given me, I am proud of everything you have achieved and all you are, you are beautiful inside and out, kind to others, brightly smart, a perfect big sister, and good hearted, I know you will always reach for the stars because that's just your nature. Today on your 7th birthday, not only am I celebrating your life, but mine as well, because life as I know it today started when I looked at your pretty face for the first time. May all your wishes come true today and always my princess. Love, Mommy"
Saturday, August 23, 2008
My Mom taught me how to sew when I was about 10 years old, my first projects included Barbie Doll clothes and Cabbage Patch Kids pillows, we had friends in the show business and their fashion designer would give me scraps of the fabrics they used for their show outfits, so, needless to say, my Barbies and my dolls were always wearing the loudest handmade clothes made by a 10 year old LOL. When I was 13 I made my first skirt, my Mom bought me this navy blue with small white polka dots fabric, made me measure everything twice, made me iron every piece I sewed on, piece by piece, then that darn zipper ... it was such hard work, I bowed not to sew ever again ... hahaha, so much for my good name at 13, because since then, I never really stopped.
Mom has always been there to help in my business, her and I have always worked together with all these cute projects we sell at Natitys and she always provides her 2 cents on the design process. Last year, she and my Dad came up to South Carolina from Florida on the week of her birthday, so I knew I needed to do something special for her, but, what can you give to someone who has it all? ... AND in many colors! lol. I had bought her the new Amy Butler book of course, because it's a tradition to give her a good crafts book as a gift in all occasions now, but I also wanted to make something for her, well, I grabbed some of Amy's fabrics I had home, and made her a handbag (I made my own, simple pattern), the fabrics made it beautiful and the thought was really what mattered. I knew the handbag was going to be a hit for her because she, unlike little dull me, is a handbag addict. (among other accessories lol).
She absolutely loved the handbag, as expected, what I didn't realize was that this one, simple, handbag was going to be the starter of a new chapter in her life! As soon as Mom got back home, she suddenly started taking her fabrics out, and making more and more handbags, the girls at her office loved them, so she started making them for them as well.
Yesterday, Mom called me, she had the day off as there is a "Hurricane" on top of Florida, no power outage, no internet outage but this hurricane doesn't want to leave, so, she decided to finally open her own etsy shop and needed help with graphics and pictures etc. So, of course I gladly helped. Check her shop out at Chic Bazar she's been adding items since yesterday and will continue to do so as long as there are beautiful flowers in this world. Yes, the "Bazar" portion of the name is in Spanish, we are from Puerto Rico and she wanted to include something in there that would say that. She is working with designer fabrics and has a little of everything for every budget and taste. Not only does she have handbags, but she also has accessories like Business Card Holders, Sunglass pockets and more really cool items.
I am very proud of this step she has taken, and I know you will see lots of new developments in Natitys as a result of this in the near future, so please make sure you stop by and take a peek, she would love to hear from you!
Friday, August 22, 2008
Natitys Designs belongs to a design group of extremely talented artists online who offer gorgeous products for decor, fashion and accessories. You can find the products on ebay and etsy by typing "OKID" on your search, this will show you all the beautiful products. There is also a beautiful blog where we keep our new products, sales and news www.okiddesigners.blogspot.com.
Until further notice, we are offering a 10% discount on your entire order when you use this coupon code in one of our websites OKID10. This coupon excludes etsy and ebay shops but can be used at any of the OKID designers websites that can be found by visiting the OKID Designers Blog.
Enjoy shopping with us!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Hmm, nothing like a long, relaxing summer vacation, I know a summer vacation combined with the words "kids", "move" and "drive" might not sound relaxing to some, but after the move and the hectic full throttle weeks we had after the move, nice, long vacation with the girls was simply a must. As you may have noticed, we even shut the website down for 3 weeks, no emails were responded, no orders were worked on. To my pleasant surprise, business continued as usual, I have to thank all our wonderful customers for their patronage and trust. This was a real great surprise for sure! Now, we are back to work, fully recovered and full of ideas that you will see in the next few weeks.
This is my little 4 year old, Claire, in Cocoa Beach, I had to take the girls and Daddy had to stay back home to work, as you know he's in the Navy and we have to be extremely selective on times he takes off ... not to mention we also have to wait for him to actually be able to get away from work, so, he had to stay behind, but the 15hr drive from VA with a 6yr old and a 4yr old I'm sure was nothing he was jealous of hehe.
Well, thanks so much again for your patronage, I will be posting new sales next week, as soon as I figure out what those will be, have a lovely week and thanks so much for reading.