Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Name and Location: Buttons by Lou Lou - Melbourne, Australia
Your business? Fabric buttons and Accessories
How long has Buttons by LouLou been operating?
Buttons by Lou Lou started about 9 months ago on a bit of a whim and has grown from there. Now I love it and so even though I struggle to spend enough time on it I can't give it up!
Where do you get the inspiration for your range?
Fabrics, fabrics and more gorgeous fabrics. There are so many nice fabrics around that I always have too much! Of course there are lots of lovely designs for girls but I always make sure I have a few boys fabrics in my range as well as I have 2 little boys myself. Ideas for the accessories that I add my buttons to tend to come from people asking for something in particular and if it works then I will make more.
What are your top 3 best selling items?
Anything with Russian babushka dolls or little red riding hood on them and my robot sewing buttons.
What is a “typical” work day for you?
There is no 'typical' for me except that it is typical for me to fit little bits and pieces of things into little bits and pieces of time. Luckily I have a product that suits that! I spend most of my days with my one and three year old boys so a lot of my making is at night when I have the energy or on weekends when I can convince my husband to look after the boys. I am working on having more of a set routine and some more dedicated business time over the next few months and beyond as my business is getting too large to squeeze into those slots these days.
What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?
Sleep in, lazy brunch and read the newspaper, shopping, coffee, movie, eat out for dinner...this is what I dream about...please people with older children don't spoil it for me and tell me that it won't happen in a few years time!
Plus links to your website and blog if you have one.
Lou has generously provided us with a gorgeous giveaway!
All you need to do is have a look at her website Buttons By LouLou and tell us your absolute favourite product. You'll then go in the draw for a set of little red riding hood hair elastics and set of 3 robot sewing buttons. (That's if I don't snaffle them myself!). To be drawn next Tuesday, 8PM.