Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sharing...


I am been on overload lately.  GenMarie is expanding rapidly, and with that, comes a whole new business plan.  If you would have told me 2 1/2 years ago when I started my company, this is where it would be in such a short time, I would have said no way!  I started my company then because of my infatuation with fabric, and children's clothing.  Now it has become so much more.  I lay in bed every night exhausted, yet I can't go to sleep, because my mind is spinning thinking about everything there is to do, or new design ideas.  I am very close to securing a sewing contractor.  This is good, very good.  That means more time to develop new ideas, spend chatting with my amazing customers, and play with my girls.  This is what I want.  I will do my best to keep all of you in the loop, as the new plans unfold.  I am very excited and nervous all at the same time.  But getting the great feedback from all my customers is what makes it all worth it.  I love every minute of this process.  I am getting a manufacturing education on the go right now.  But enough boring business stuff.

I have to share this beautiful photo of two of my beautiful little clients.  This is Kaya ad her big sister Hailey.  They are the exact same ages as my girls!  Their mom, Diane, and I, have become close through our email chats.  One day I promise Diane, I will get out there to see you!


Although you can't really see, Hailey is wearing my Fishy set from last summer.  I still love this set!  I love how you can see the love the girls have for each other.

OK, soooo....GenMarie will be celebrating it's official 2nd Anniversary next month!  WOW!  I don't know where 2 years went.  First, I have to thank all of you, my amazing and wonderful customers.  Without you, there would be no GenMarie.  I am so fortunate to have gotten to know so many wonderful woman over the past 2 years and their families.  I feel as if I could travel the country, and have a place to stay in almost every state.  I love that I chat with my customers, and we share our lives, and although, for some, understanding the bond we have over the internet is hard, it is there and strong, none the less.  Despite the fact that GenMarie is growing, one thing will NEVER change, the time I spend chatting with you all.  This is very important to me.  I love our chats, and getting pictures of your sweeties!

With this in mind, I am doing a giveaway to celebrate 2 years in style, and all of my lovely customers.  Post a comment here, and you will be entered to win one of 3 pieces from my new collection, Autumn Sky.  Names will be chosen at random through a random number generator on August 1st!  So get posting!  See it pays to read my rambling thoughts, lol.  I thank you all from the bottom of my heart...
 

24 comments:

  1. Congratulations on all of your success! Here's to many more years of beautiful design!

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  2. wtg girlfriend! I am amazed at all that you have accomplished in such a short while!

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  3. Wow! I'm so excited that my Haley and Kaya made the blog! Thank you so much for your sweet comments about them. I love chatting with you too Christine, and you're right, genuine bonds can be made on the internet, and I believe true friendships can be made.

    I am so glad to know you, and thrilled to witness your business blossom and grow. You are certainly talented and deserve every bit of it. Happy soon-to-be GenMarie anniversary! Congratulations and cheers to a successful future!

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  4. Way to go on the rapid growth and happy anniversary! Best wishes:) Renee

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  5. Congrats on the business success and best wishes with the continuing growth. OH and happy anniversary. Renee

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  6. Congrats on 2 years! I wish you all the best.

    Linda

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  7. Congratulations! Your work is so, so beautiful...I wish you lots of continued success! xo Shannon

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  8. another giveaway?! you are amazing! i can't wait for the girls to wear your creations! congrats on this wonderful journey!

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  9. I'm a new customer---can't wait to get my knot/pants set! It must be a bit scary, yet also so thrilling to see your company growing in leaps and bounds!! Congrats to you!

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  10. Happy 2nd Anniversary! Love your designs!

    Erlinda

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  11. Congrats on two years. Your designs are gorgeous and I love your blog. You're very inspiring!

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  12. Christine,
    Congrats on all your success! I have enjoyed following your business and hearing all the great feedback about your work.
    Heather

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  13. Congrats, Christine! Two years of such great success is really something to be proud of. :)

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  14. Congratulations on your 2 years. Your designs are beautiful. Can't wait to see what you have in store.

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  15. I hope to be enjoying sucess like you've had 2 years from now. i am just starting out and at times wonder if I have lost my mind;) Congratulations! Here's to many more wonderful years of business:)

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  16. Thank you so much everyone! :)

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  17. I can tell, the best is yet to come.........keep on keepin' on!!

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    P

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  18. I love your clothes so much- and admire you for actually doing something you love to do- most moms just dream about other things they would like to do- but you made it happen! COngratulations!
    Stacey

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  19. I have been reading various boutique blogs for awhile now and for some reason wa yet to click on yours. Wow! You have an amazing talent - I am going to have to add you to my list. :) I hope to order something from you someday!

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  20. Congrats on 2 years!!!!!1
    Thas so awsome!!!!

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  21. Christine...you deserve every bit of success that comes your way!! You are one talented lady and I'm so happy to be one of your customers!!!

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  22. Congratulations! I look forward to my daughter wearing her very first piece of GenMarie very soon!

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  23. Congratulations! I've enjoyed seeing your designs on Etsy. You are incredibly talented!

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