Monday, September 17, 2007

Shop diaries 3

Every inch of my brain is being devoted to work at the moment. Somehow I managed to host a birthday party for Malo on Saturday, but still kept shop business in my head.

I've had a change of heart about the name. It wasn't really doing it for me, I think because I want the shop to be so much more than just a baby shop, and honestly, unless you're in the market for baby stuff the name "Babylicious" is only going to hold marginal interest. Also, my shirts are mainly sold in gift/design stores, so it is following that strength too.

I decided since it is MY shop, I can call it whatever the hell I like. So "Wanda Harland" is reborn, as a shop.

It feels right. It means I can sell whatever I please. I was initially resistant to the name because I imagined people finding the blog and thinking "cor, she isn't very professional", or something. But now I think that I'm not trying to create an empire, I'm doing this for myself, for fun and hopefully some money. I can't name the shop my real name because of that other Martha.

I may have a change of heart in two days, but at the moment I'm really happy with Wanda Harland.

13 comments:

Joanna said...

I really dig on the name Wanda Harland. It sounds exotic and familiar at the same time.

aka Special K said...

Like it, like it. Babylicious is great, but yes, it gives the impression of just baby stuff. Awesome.

tinks said...

I like it! Sold!

Miramar Michael said...

Good call!
Looking forward to purchasing a range of stuff from your shop :-)

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Love it. Superb.

nix said...

At risk of sounding boring,

Me too / all of the above / ditto

The Editter said...

bloody brilliant!

unless you went with The Other Martha.

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

I had to comment again, just to say that I'm very excited about your shop. Oh, and very procrastinating right now. Back to the school work.

mitch said...

I like 'Wanda Harland' too, sounds sophistimicated

Susan Harper said...

As http://xkcd.com/137/ says "The solution doesn't involve watering down my every little idea and creative impulse for the sake of someday easing my fit into a mold."

Marjorie Dawson said...

Catching up after our UK vistors have left. Yes, like the shop name, it gives you more flexibility doesn't it. You can decide what you want, and put it in!

Good luck :-))

Martha Craig said...

Yikes, I'm being such a bad blogger at replying to all your comments.

They mean the world to me. I suspect if I didn't have this network of lovely supportive bloggy people, I'd feel a bit "on my own" with the new biz thing, but you're all splendid at making me feel chooooooice.

I'm exhausted and incoherent, but hopefully you get the idea.

Susan Harper said...

Glad you liked it. It's susan at sean.geek.nz