Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What's in a Name?

We made the decision for the shop to not go to Houston for Quilt Market this year, and I think that was a good one, but now with all the buzz about Market online, I'm feeling a little bummed about not going. Harris Publications (Quilt Magazine) invited me, as a contributing designer, to their 30th Birthday Bash at Market, and I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself about missing out on the fun. So I've been turning my attention to Spring Water Designs business.

First, I finally got my trade name registered! I had registered with my state a long time ago for my sales tax number, but never registered my name. So now after all of my foot dragging, I have the paperwork and I am officially Spring Water Designs :) I even bought my domain name online, so eventually I will get my .com website up and running! ...Then I had these cute little labels made with my wishing well logo.

I'm currently sewing them onto my quilts and inside my Trick or Treat Bucket Totes that have been really popular locally, and are also listed in my Etsy Store.

The labels were made for me by Monkey Graphics by Kerry, another seller on Etsy. She had a really quick turn around and was great to work with ~ I will definitely purchase from her again!

It's amazing how much time these little business details take! Now that I'm all "official", I think I'll use the time that I would have been at Quilt Market later this week to make a couple of designs that I have in the works, a reality. Having an official trade name makes me feel very productive :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn


Anonymous said...

Thanks so Much for mentioning me Dawn!! You are a pleasure to work with and your Items are AMAZING!! Kuddos to you~!

Monkey Graphics

Rita said...

Congratulations Dawn! Your label is so cute.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So sorry that you are missing the fun. But you have made lots of progress. Love your label!

Carol said...

Congratulations! Love your label!