Behind the Scenes

Well we have outgrown the house sewing area and expanded into the new studio which is a old building on the same property as my house that was built in 1920.  

I now have a screen printing area, much more storage area, a play area for Miss Chanel and of course SEWING area!!  So much more room and a lot more organised.

Here are some pics of the new studio and hubby building my new screen printing table!! 

My wonderful hubby putting together the new screen printing table!

The table all finished and ready... 
The office :)

Dresses, dresses and MORE dresses...

Love that my little Miss can be with me while I work

The Art of Dyeing!

26th Feb 2011... 
Today is a big day...  I will be dyeing all my beautiful fabrics.   First up tea staining!  Love the aroma of the tea while I am dyeing all the beautiful cotton fabrics!   Tea staining gives such a gorgeous vintage tone!  Now must have that quick cuppa while I wait! mmmm :)  

x Photography by me x

Want to win a $20 Gift Certificate?

21st Feb 2011...
So I thought...  what kind of competition will I have for you all.  I decided since I was so excited about getting our little Vintage Poodle Tops in the magazine I would base it around that!

Sooooo  to win you must comment below this post what page in the latest issue is Chicoco featured on in the My Child Magazine?   (and no sneaky My Child Magazine staff should enter) ;)
Go for it!!           

The beginning...

The start of a wonderful friendship... the new blog!   I hope this blog brings lots of reading and enjoyment to all the Chicoco fans and lets you in on behind the scenes!

Most of the time while I type I have my usually wonderfully adorable daughter Chanel who is 10 months old. She loves to touch the keyboard while I type and I am forever deleting or fixing my posts and emails as I go.  

So now you know why I don't get anything done and my orders are always behind. I try so hard but when you work from home and a Mum as you all know it is hard in between feeds, nappy changes, playtime, screaming  :)   I do have a wonderful husband and when I catch him before he runs off I usually can get him to do a couple of things.  
My background is in the Banking industry and after 10 years decided to join my husband with his business.  We have built many businesses in the past.  Some sucessful and some not.  But you take the good with the bad.  We then ventured in the world of Perfume!  Ohhhh yes..   my heart was singing ha ha  loved it!  We created our own fragrance 'Flourish' and it has been very sucessful and still is.  So why did I leave the perfume business you say?   Am I mad?  Well after a while you can't smell that sweet fragrance anymore.  Your nose becomes a bit dead.  Anyway I decided I needed a new direction in life and have once before attemped to start a childrens label but just didn't get it going.  So here I am now... very happy I have pushed and sweated to get here. 

Where are we headed...

No stopping me...

The new blog...

x Photography by TamaraJayne Photography x