Monday, January 31, 2011

Busy, busy bee............

Wow!! I just cant believe how fast this year is going!
Do you all agree?

I'm a Princess headquarters aka "the dungeon" has never been so busy. I have had to tidy up the dungeon tonight as I couldn't see the floor through all the lace, doilies and ribbon. I didn't get it finished as I decided to fully rearrange the furniture!! My brother has offered to finish it while i'm at work tomorrow.
No you all cant have him;)

We will be involved with so many great markets for 2011-
Young Australian Designers Market
Poppyseed Market
Mathilda's Market
Billycart Markets
Redhill, Mornington and Flemington Markets in Melbourne
and Gerringong Markets.

I'm a Princess now has a growing team of helpers! The help I get from my family and friends is wonderful and without them I'm a Princess wouldn't be possible, so a BIG thank you to all of you!
My brother Mat can now sew an entire dress, even the hem;) I am so proud of him!

We have a week off markets and then we will be back at Miranda with the Young Australian Designers for another week of trading.

our display at Miranda. I was very happy with how it all turned out, we only found out that we were going to do this market early the week before it was on and had to design the stand.
Many thanks to my in laws for the day i will own the wardrobe below but cant imagine how I would transport something like this for my stall;)

I am looking forward to launching my website very soon. You will be able to shop online. YAY!

This Princess is now off to bed, good night all,
Belle xx

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Back to blogging with how I mange it all!!

Well it has been a very long time since my last post and I am hoping that I will be able to maintain a regular post for you all.
I love to spend time myself reading other blog's and feel very limited with what you can write in your status on FB.

It has been a very busy start to 2011 for me, Mum of 2 children, working a full time job and running my own business.
I am often asked how do I manage to work full time and run a successful business so I have decided that I will let you all know how I try and do it in this post:)

I must say that I am a very lucky girl. I have a husband who does so much around the house including all the washing and cleaning. My parents live next door and our in-laws aren't to far away so you can imagine we get a lot of support from them.
We are looking at employing our 4th Au Pair as our children's Nanny left us just over a week ago. I don't like my children to be in full time childcare so find this the best option.

I have a passion for my day job, an Implant Product Specialist for an Australian Dental Company. Yes thats right I actually enjoy dentistry, I don't think many people would say that!! This job see's me visiting many clinicians all over Australia, I'm even off to NZ in February to visit some clinicians over there.
I'm a Princess business is normally done when the children are in bed. Late nights sewing is the norm and would normally wrap up at around 1pm. Again I get a lot of support here with my 2 best friends helping me out and another girlfriend in Melbourne who does a wonderful job! I even get my younger brother behind the sewing machine and cutting out patterns for me!!

2011 will be a busy year for I'm a Princess. We have just become part of the Young Australian Designers Market that will see us set up in Sydney's Paddington every 2nd and 3rd Saturday, Poppyseed markets at various locations and dates throughout the year and some Mathilda's Markets in Canberra, Adelaide and Sydney.

Hopefully we will launch our website shortly, a lot of work goes into the design and set up, I didn't realise the extent and work load for what is needed. I am lucky as my older brother is a computer whiz and has taken on this task, even though he is on the other side of the world in the US.

I think that is enough for now:) I have given you my life run down and hopefully not bored you to tears!

I will leave you with this gorgeous photo of my children, my inspiration.

Belle xx