Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Heidi Dress Giveaway

Heidi Dress Giveaway

Welcome back to our blog..............this has been way to long :(

We are very happy that we have been able to change a few things around here at I'm a Princess HQ!

We will be focusing on bringing more goodies to our online customers...YAY....

Unfortunatley we have had a supply demand issue and un-reliable postal service.....we have solved these issues and starting with our Heidi Dress we will be offering tonight along with this promotion.
We have received our large amount of fabric and have our machines ready to go!

With SO many rules to abide by on Facebook we have decided to use Rafflecopter and this blog to promote all our giveaways, because we are goodie two shoes around here! lol

So this is the gorgeous Heidi dress in the Dusky Pink worn by our very own in house model Miss Mia

We are giving you the opportunity to win this dress in your choice of colour/ size from those available.
We are hoping to do these on a regular basis, so stay tuned to our Facebook page 

Entry is easy and all the details are in below......make sure you 'share' for extra entries:)

Good Luck 
Belle xx

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The BIG Dream!

Welcome back..........its been 6 very busy months since I last blogged- I broke my promise :(
Sorry xx

Well on this wet and dreary day I have found myself thinking way too much whilst I pick and pack the large number of orders from last nights FB sale.

The thinking I do today is what I dream and think about most days when I'm laying in bed and cant sleep, driving in the car, sitting at the sewing machine but most of all when I open my email inbox!

So you ask, what do I think/dream about? well.................I think about my little handmade label and where I want to take it! 

Do I want to keep it plotting along like it is? And unfortunately be unable to meet demand and have unhappy customers, have a limited range and availability

Do I get more help in my home studio with the sewing? and not be able to utilise the work space myself when needed and increase in cost due to high labour cost

Do I outsource sewing here locally? and worry about quality and if customers will not buy as it isn't 'handmade', increased cost due to high labour cost

Do I use an aid organisation to help with production? again, quality, not made in Australia 

Do I take all production off shore and just do the design?????  again, quality, not made in Australia

Do I increase the range? and finally release the swimwear range I designed 2 years ago

Do I start (or increase) selling to boutiques? 

What markets do I do?

Do I do shopping centre Pop ups?

Gorgeous Swimwear designed in 2010

Gorgeous swimwear designed in 2010

Why do I ask myself and now you these questions? Well I LOVE my little label just how it is but the dream is big, the dream is for I'm a Princess to be a well known children's clothing label (maybe a little ambitious, but its my dream, haha)! Unfortunately I cant achieve my dream while I do the majority of sewing myself. 
One of the main reasons I started I'm a Princess was because I couldnt find pretty and afordable clothing for my little baby (now 6) and everytime I come to pricing my items I know I am under pricing for alot of it and the main reason is I dont charge for my labour, the time I spend designing, pattern making, making the garment, sourcing fabric, selling, photographing, uploading online etc. but I price it like I do to make it affordable and because I LOVE it!

The reason I have finally put all this out there for you all to read is I'm READY! Ready to grow, expand and take on the world (again maybe a little ambitious, but its my dream, haha)! 

I would LOVE your feedback and thoughts on a couple of things. 

1. Do you buy I'm a Princess because:

-It's a (mainly) Handmade Australian Label? Made by a Mum? 
-Beacuse you love the style and design and don't care where or who makes it?

2. Do you prefer to purchase:


-at markets/pop up stalls?

-boutiques or shops?

Well there it is, its of my chest! Hopefully you will all give me a little feedback so I can have something else to think about:)

Hope you all enjoyed your long weekend.


Belle x

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A lot has changed around here!

Welcome! I feel that I have neglected my little blog and this year I promised I would keep it up to date! Lets see if i can keep it up!

We certainly have had some changes around here since my last blog in October!
We have so many new and loyal fans and I feel that I have become friends with many of you, I will take this opportunity to let you know more about me and I'm a Princess!


I'm a wife to and a busy mum to Mia and Kai

(bad photo but the only one I have of all of us)

As many of you would know June last year (see previous post) saw me give away my much loved and successful career in Dental Implant Sales..................I didn't think I would be able to stay away for very long and in October last year after the company waiting very patiently for me I went to work for a competitor company (cheeky I know) part time.

close your eyes if you don't like blood:) But this is what implant dentistry is.....

A little different to the pretty floral fabric and image that comes from I'm a Princess, but I LOVE it and the Surgeons and Dentists that I visit.
It keeps me busy! and I love it. We have had to change SO many things due to I'm a Princess growing so quickly , going back to work and being so busy.

It is no longer just me, I now have my brother Mat who works for me- babysitter, housemaid, shop assistant, kids taxi, and swing dress maker extraordinaire! Mat even learnt to crochet this year, and NO he isn't gay! Just one great guy- and still single!!
When we are busy with our PoP up stalls we have the lovely Hayley that helps us out and Lou when interstate, that's when she isn't busy with her business Wigglewogs!

Here we are on our trip to Melbourne Cup- We had a PoP up Stall in Doncaster! (very convenient timing)

(Hayley, Mat, Me)
I am also very lucky that I have found some help with the sewing, I have our cousin Gayle and another stay at home mum that comes to our studio to work when I need the assistance (quite a bit lately)!
This gives me more time to design and get ready with our new ranges!
I cant wait until our winter range launches! 

I'm a Princess is my baby, I LOVE it and that is why I needed to go back to work- so I enjoyed what I did, like a hobby not a job! It allows me to be creative, I get more done when I'm busy and stressed!

This year you will see our online presence increase and popping up in locations all over!

I look forward to sharing a little bit more about me and I'm a Princess each week when I will try and remember to blog:)
Now I'm of to write my one hour presentation that I have to present on Monday at our National Sales meeting! (death by PowerPoint)!

Belle x

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Who would of thought?

Well we are well and truly over 5000 Facebook fans!

I never imagined our brand I'm a Princess would of been so popular when we first started.
When I started I'm a Princess it was truly as a hobby and something as a creative outlet for me. Today we are making a mark in children's handmade clothing and accessories. Travelling around to different markets and 'pop up shops'.

We are loving what we are doing and love that we are expanding so rapidly.

Although it can be a juggling act between sewing, administration and 'the shop'.............. oh and also my little family. We think we are getting there, constantly changing and evolving into what works and most of all having beautiful patient customers who understand:)

I asked myself, how do we celebrate 5000 fans and do you celebrate?........Well of course you do!! Why wouldn't we?

We have decided to do things a little differently, not just a random draw!
Have you purchased from I'm a Princess or perhaps received it as a gift? If so you can be part of this giveaway!
All we are asking is you send us a photo of it being worn or in the case of the TeePees maybe a picture of it being played in! please note these don't need to be professional photos:)
We will have 3 categories and each catorgry will win a $60 voucher (at market stalls or online) to spend on I'm a Princess -

Baby: NB-2years

Child: 2years-6years

Princesse: 6years-adult

So where do you send your photos? You can email them to belle@imaprincess.com.au or you can simply post them onto our FB wall.
Entries will close at 3pm on Saturday 22nd of October Sydney time.
Finalists will be chosen in each category by Belle and Miss Mia and an album created on our FB page for a public vote where it will be simply the most number of likers on the photo is the winner! The album will be created on Sunday 23rd October and voting will close at 3pm Saturday 29th October Sydney time.

We look forward to seeing your photos!

Good Luck xx

Saturday, July 16, 2011


I am going to start this blog with an image that I saw on a friends Facebook page- www.facebook.com/beautyinnumbers
Jen constantly posts inspirational quotes that make me stop and think! This one is so relevant as some of you already are aware I resigned from my full time job a few weeks ago!!! This was one of the hardest decisions I have had to make. I loved my 'job' as a Dental Implant Product Specialist, I would spend my days in and out of the car and talking to lots of people! I have only been out of it for a few weeks and I am already missing it! I wonder how long I will be able to stay away?.....................................................

I guess now my 'job' is Mother/Wife/Designer/Seamstress/Sales Person/Accountant??? What do I now write when filling in the occupation section in many forms? 

It is a scary change to my life, I have LOTS of love and support from my family and friends but as the quote above says- 'I believe'! I believe that my venture and expansion of I'm a Princess will keep me out of trouble for the next little while, what do you think? 

I think like Aaron looking into the bin, the future is full of possibilities 

A big thank you to all my beautiful customers and other business's in this industry for your custom and support that made this possible.

Belle xx

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Competition Time!!!

Well I think the Signature Ruffle Skirt won hands down!! 
and it is before 10pm, but now you have the choice so I thought we would get started

After a customer suggestion, you will now have the choice if you are the lucky winner.

We hope you have all read the previous blog post and also the information under each of the photos as to what you will be winning.

Now next step-

1. Under this BLOG POST please make a comment that will include your name and choice
2. On Saturday we will count the posts and generate a random number
3. The winner will be the person thats comment it is, this is a true random number so please don't be shy to be the first to comment!! Please only make ONE comment, others will not be counted.
4. If you have sent or posted a picture on our FB page your name will be added at the bottom of our list for each photo posted in order they were received.

GOOD LUCK, remember it all ends Saturday 7th May 2011 at 6pm

Belle xx

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

WOW, We are just a little excited!!

WOW! We have reached 2000+ fans on our Facebook Business page. 

We would firstly like to thank you all for joining our page and becoming our fans. We truly do appreciate all your comments and enquiries.

During 2011 many new things are planned for I'm a Princess, who knows where these plans will take us……………………..

Now to our little competition…………….

It was very hard to decide what we would do to celebrate this milestone and feel that having a competition that rewards only 1 fan didn't seem really fair………so along with the competition we will also be offering our lovely Facebook customers a 10% discount on purchases made from now until the end of MAY 2011. All you have to do is let us know that you are a Facebook liker in your email order or let one of our friendly team members know at our stalls.

Well here is how the competition will go.

Firstly I will put a vote out on Facbook to what you would like to win, the Ruffle Skirt or TeePee.
I will then post a picture of the voted upon item and all i ask is that you make a comment under the photo, this will be done on my blog as Facebook rules do not allow competitions, after the stipulated time i will then use random.org to generate a random number, the persons that comment was in that order will be our winner, EASY! 
BUT wait there is one other way you can increase your chances to win…………send us via email (so we can post on our FB page) or post on I'm a Princess's Facebook page a photo of you or your little princess wearing something from our range, your name will then be added to my list before I generate my random number. Your name will be added at the end of the posts under the photo and the more fan photos you add the more chances!! also added in order they are received.

I hope all this make sense, If you have any questions please to not hesitate to ask this will eliminate any confusion post our competition.

 will it be the Signature Ruffle skirt?     or....................

A TeePee?

Random.org widget that will be used to generate our winner.

Next steps-
1. Make sure you have read and understand everything outlined above.
2.Return to our FB page and comment or like the item you would like to have, the item with the highest  comments or likes by 10pm Thursday 5th May 2011 will be whats up for grabs.
3. Return to this blog- it will be a new post with a photo and details of the item, add a comment to the post (on blog) and that is you in the line to win;)
4. For extra chances to win email or post a photo of yourself or your princess wearing I'm a Princess or even playing in their I'm a Princess TeePee.
5. Competition closes and winner will be drawn on Random.org on Saturday 7th May at 6pm. Winner will be announced on here and on Facebook.

Good luck and we look forward to your comments and post.

Belle xx