Where to start.. where to start!
Oh, I have a volunteer assistant now and his name is Bryson, my 5 year old. The first time he "threaded" my machine, he had my help. This was his second time threading it and he did it (almost perfect) by himself! Of course I stopped him once he got to the actual needle because of common sense. But he is already aware of that particular area of the machine since he was 3! He knows to be extra careful to not be in that area. He just loves to help!
Hmm, what else.. OH! About a month ago, I walked in to visit a highly popular Midtown Fabric store, and walked out with a position. "Thank you Mood"! OMG. Beau-ti-ful Fabrics Galore!! If you have never visited this wonderful fabric store before, do your research first. Know almost exactly what fabric you're looking for and be able to describe what it will be used for it you don't know the name. The Sales staff is Very helpful but we can't read your minds. hehe. It can also be quite overwhelming to a first timer too! Three floors of awesomeness from wool suiting, cashmere, spandex, sweater knits, and even St. John-esque wovens all on the top floor. Fancy lace, sequined fabric, brocades, metallics, cotton shirting, poplin, jersey knits, poly's, buttons, buckles, studs, trims all on the second floor. And finally, upholstery fabrics upon decor fabrics, tassels, beaded trim, embroidered dupioni silks, chenille, canvas, linen, vinyl, leather and fur are all on the bottom level. This place is a gold mind so be prepared to stay a couple of hours.
I'm also still helping others to make their own dream of having a handbag design company of their very own! If you or you know someone who is interested in having a prototype made and ready to shop to stores, please tell them to contact me so that we can further discuss the details via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Everything is totally confidential and I'd be more than happy to sign papers stating so.