For those of you who've been with me since the beginning in 2006 - and remember my first post ...it may seem odd that I've been taking such a BIG break from blogging! But like everything else in life, this too gets a bit boring. Sometimes we just need a break, a refresher.... to re-think what else we'd like to try & hopefully accomplish in our lives. So, here's a small look into what I've been working on lately.
Ever since Noah popped into the mix - I've been thinking more & more about clothing for KIDS. I LOVE TO CREATE. I love painting, drawing, designing & coming up with new ideas & concepts. In fact, both of my businesses were about ART that I created for people's homes. So, after contemplating this for quite some time, I decided to try my hand at a market that is completely saturated & competitive. I'm talking about kids apparel.
Trust me, I realize I am taking a BIG risk in jumping into an industry that is already full of wonderful talent. Even with the same hesitation & fear many of you felt at first... I am ready & here I come!
As I said, this is a NEW market for me. My head keeps going back & forth between fear & excitement. I had forgotten what this fear felt like after running my previous business, Made By Girl for over 10 years. Throughout that time, I remember many women emailing me & asking how they could start their own businesses. They always wondered if they would be able to put aside their own fears & introduce their business ideas to the world. I often wonder what many of those women ended up doing. Well, here I am, back at the 'starting line' with another adventure ready to be introduced.
For me, this is yet another medium to express my art. I am super EXCITED about these hand-drawn designs for kids tees I created. I really think other moms will love them too! The t-shirts are all screen-printed & we will be launching ONLY 8-10 designs to start! We will ACTUALLY be RE-branding the Cocoa & Hearts website & launching it into this new brand. Hope it doesn't cause too much confusion! If you want to know the launch date + news updates - feel free to sign up to the newsletter here.
I hope you will welcome this NEW & fun kids brand we are launching SOON - from one MAMA to another, THANK YOU in advance!!!!
-images & post by jen ramos