Monday, July 23, 2007

About Me

I am 29 and holding...I can't believe that. I feel 19, and sometimes still get carded for beer so that's a good thing right? My husband and I met when I was 19 and he was 17. We eloped 5 years ago on top of Grandfather Mountain in gorgeous North Carolina. Someday we'll retire there. My husband Matthew is a musician and works as a Firefighter/Paramedic locally. We have a 4 yr old red-headed, freckle faced daughter named Guinnevere, and identical twin sons Mason & Spencer who are 9 months old. I am an only (lonely) child who always begged for siblings. I love to create things, paint, craft things, imagine things, but I have a serious problem following through with my ideas. If something doesn't happen easily or perfectly on the first try then I usually give up. Recently I've been attempting to sew. The problem is that I want to cut some stuff out and sew a masterpiece like I envision, but I don't want to take the time to measure, make patterns, use pins, or read directions. So, my first attempt at sewing yoga pants ended up with the legs sewn together. The wearer would have had to waddle like a penguin! Now I have resorted to sewing things that only require sewing in a straight line....OK, I am rambling now.

Back to business...I have always had a passion for retail and always knew that I'd love to own my own store. But for the past ten years I've had trouble figuring out just what I'd sell. Then the boys came along. We were so blessed to have literally received a truckload of disposable diapers at our baby shower. That supply was due to run out about 4-5 months after they were born. My husband and I discussed how expensive diapers were going to be. Believe it or not he said "what about cloth diapers?" Funny thing is that I had recently met some cool mamas online who use cd, I just never thought he'd go for it. So I said "yesssssssssss!" I price shopped online that night and literally (no lie) woke up the next morning and told my husband we were going to use cloth diapers and open our own business selling them.

And here I am.


cotyposh said...

OMG Julie! I know EXACTLY how you feel! Did you see my post on TMMB about wanting to sell stuff at craft shows? Well, that week (this was like a month or two ago!) I ran out and bought a bunch of supplies and a fancy new sewing machine that even does embroidery. I pestered my DH to set up my craft room in our office and get me a table to put the sewing machine on. Well, fast forward to now. All my supplies are still in the bags I bought them in and I haven't even TURNED ON the sewing machine! I think I am scared that my stuff will look like crap or I won't be able to run the sewing machine right. I am way too much of a perfectionist for this! I also just want to cut out a piece of fabric and run it thru the sewing machine and VOILA! a perfect beautiful end product. :sigh:

Jennifer (NorthwoodsTwinGirls)