Friday, February 4, 2011

Special Thanks

Where to start...

I'm just going to get right into it.  This is going to be the biggest thank you ever written.  Stefanie Ponting from her own business Middle of July Photography is awesome.

Stefanie emailed me one day asking about working together.  She found my little Etsy shop and was wondering if I was interested in her taking pictures for me.  I was thrilled with this!  This was exactly what I was looking for and here's a lady coming to me!  Well, we talked, I threw her some ideas of what I would like to see happen and we struck a deal.

She came a few days later to pick up my items.  I asked her to sign a receipt with all the items she was going to take...  She asked me 'why do I don't swindle you?'  Well yes to be honest!  She of course did not say this with any ill intentions and she was more then willing to do so and thought it was a good idea also.  I explained to her that I had been seriously taken advantage of before with this kind of thing and was merely trying to protect my self.  You see, our "lawyer" (she wasn't even a paralegal, she clearly lied to us about this as well!) ran away with the money of the sale of our house...  So, $185,000 was gone...  We were floored!  But this is a whole other blog...

So away my items went, with a nearly perfect stranger.  Needless to say I was still a little worried.  But Stefanie contacted me a few times to ask questions, and I asked many in return.  She had quite a few pictures for me with in a few days.  I was thrilled!  I wanted to ask her if she could do a few focusing on my item.  She called them product shots...  Can you tell I'm no photographer?  lol  She had all my items done that same day I asked that of her!

As she started getting more models in I noticed that my sizing may not be quite right because her models were older then then the size on my stuff.  So she offered to put ages on all the models for me under the pictures she'd already given me.  She had this done with in an hour or so to!

It's a rare thing these days to find some one so genuine and honest.  She does great work and has gotten many many amazing pictures for me and fast!  She is so great to work with, and I look forward to working with her for much much longer.  I find her easy to talk to about any thing that concerns me to do with our work together.  She's very easy going.

Stefanie Ponting from Middle of July Photography, you are amazing.  That doesn't even seem to cut it!  Thank you isn't enough, but...  Thank you!  :)!/Stefanie.Ponting

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Introduction to Me

Welcome to Ewe 'N' Me Boutique's blog!

I think I'll start off with an introduction.  I learned to crochet when I was little.  My grandmother taught me a few things as well as my mom and my sister.  I really enjoyed it but never seemed to have the time for it.   I wanted to learn to knit so I started with a simple dog coat for my dog.  I figured she wouldn't care how bad it looked once it was done  :)

I did fairly well on the dog coat.  I liked knitting.  But still didn't have much time for it.  Then, I got pregnant...  Our goal was for me to be a stay at home mom, so we decided to downsize.  So we sold our house and moved to an apartment in Cambridge.  Then I had lot's of time.  So I really dug into knitting and crochet to learn as much as I could.  It was a lot of fun!  I made the odd thing here and there for others but never thought it would go any where.

One day visiting an old friend in a retirement home I had brought along a project to work on while talking.  I noticed he was wearing converse style slippers!  I commented on them saying how awesome they were.  He told me if I could make some like them I could do well at selling them...  This got me thinking, he was on to something here!

So I made up some converse style slippers!  Sold a whole ton of them on kijiji to!  But slowed down a bit after that.  Then I got into some very cute hats, found Etsy and the rest seems to be history!

Now I'm really working on my Etsy to try and get that moving.  I'm working on getting into designing my own crochet patterns to.  I've designed five now I think.  I really should write them down...  hmmm...  ;)

Diaper cover fully designed by me

Strongly based on another pattern by Speckled Frog Crochet
Totally me, just used a picture

Base of hat from Speckled Frog Crochet, everything else me (eyes basically lol)
Totally me, knit on a loom

Well I hope you've all enjoyed reading!