Happy New Year!

Goodbye 2011, hello 2012! I hope you all had a safe New Year celebration and are ready for another great year. I’m on a family trip now and the hotel charges for internet so I’m updating from my phone. Reflections, resolutions and other projects will have to wait another day (or two). But I just have to say, this was a great year, with Yuki turning one and “you & mie” being born. Both will grow a lot this year and I can’t help but feel excited!!

Thank you to those of you who have supported me this year. Here’s to a great 2012!!

you & mie Labels

Look what arrived today!

I ordered these woven clothing labels to put on the clothes, fabric books and other things I make.  It was a bit of a splurge, but I thought it would add a professional touch to my products.  So anything I make from now on will be adorned with one of these pretty babies!

I ordered these from Linx Corporation.  Overall, I’m glad I ordered them.  I don’t know how their price compares to other companies, but it seems like a reasonable price.  They have great customer service/communication.  I must have gone back and forth with them at least 20 times about the design and they always came back with a new mock up.  Part of the reason we had to communicate so much was because I am a perfectionist and I need things to be EXACTLY the way I want it, but part of it was because I was having trouble with the artists on their side.  They kept changing things I wanted to stay the same and the changes they made, or mistakes, were not things I could look over.  That was the downside.  The entire process took waaaaaaay longer than I had hoped because we had to go back and forth so many times.  But at the end, I’m glad that they were willing to hear my feedback and make the changes I requested and I am satisfied with the final product.

I literally JUST got them so I haven’t had a chance to sew them onto anything yet, but if you buy something from my etsy shop, you can check one of these out up close!

The Etsy Shop is now open!

It’s finally here!  The you & mie Etsy shop grand opening!  Well, it’s not that grand, but at least it’s an opening!  I had originally imagined I would create a stock of products and a whole line of children’s clothing, but I was being far too ambitious.  When the reality of just how much time I needed versus how much time I actually had sunk in, I decided to just post a few items at a time.

So I’m proud to finally share my first two products, the Custom Fabric Photo Book and the Fabric Color Book.  I’ve spent a lot of time developing these two books and I think they’ve come out really great.  They are definitely wonderful gifts for babies and young kids that will become treasured keepsakes.  I hope you take a look and like what you see!  If you know of anyone who might be interested, please pass on the links.  And remember, I will be adding a lot of other GREAT stuff soon, so check back often!