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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Not so small...

When I started thinking about turning my one small keep-me-busy-while-the-husbands-deployed craft into an actual business I thought I would start out with just a few products. I figured I'd start out with the blankets, bath towels, and maybe bibs. Now that I've started the process I've got 11 products on my list and it's growing daily!

I've sent some ideas to my brother-in-law who is a graphic designer about what I want the logo to look like and the type of graphics I want on the website. I'm so excited to see what he comes up with for me and to finish building the website so you all can start to enjoy my products too. If there are things that anyone wants to see in the store when it gets up and running, please let me know and I'll do my best to make it happen!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Work and Play

I spent most of the night working on fabrics for Baby Battle Rattle. While I was working my husband was laying down with our daughter next to me and playing with her. Well I guess they were all worn out from the day, within 5 minutes they were both sound asleep and covered up with her blanket. As I was working I got more and more inspired with other product ideas!

I am so excited to be designing the website and working on the logo design. I think I have found a fabrics company to supply the MARPAT, ACU, and other military fabrics but with the blizzard that has hit the East coast this week (and last!) it's put things go on hold until they can dig out. I've decided that for those who would like, they can mail in their own cammies for have their blankets made with or they can us the fabric I provide. Stay tuned for more updates on our progress!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Webpage design

I spent a long time looking at different web hosting sites last night. For someone who isn't too familiar with web design, code or anything that falls in between this was a lot of work for me! I have narrowed it down to two web hosts and web design programs. I am so excited to start working on getting the web page for the store up and running. I have so many decisions to start making about how I want the website to look and how to set it up so it's easy for you all to navigate and shop around the site.

Since my husband and I are in the process of moving right now it will still be a few weeks before babybattlerattle.com will be up and running. I look forward to hearing what everyone thinks about our products and how they like (or dislike) the website once it is up and going! Stay tuned and I will let you all know as soon as it is launched.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Beginning

Baby Battle Rattle began as a small idea during my husbands second deployment. We found out shortly after he left that we were expecting our first baby. In true military wife fashion I wanted to stay as busy as possible while he was gone. I decided that I would make our new little bundle of joy a blanket out of Daddy's old uniform. Little did I know that this project would spark the interest of so many friends and family! After I finished the blanket I posted pictures of my handy-work on facebook. I had so many people asking "Where did you buy that" and "I want one!" that I decided I would start a business.

Baby Battle Rattle will have blankets, towels, washcloths, burp cloths, pacifier clips, and robes all for Military Brats. They can be personalized or monogrammed and will be available in a variety of colors and styles. I am so excited to be starting this company and cannot wait to share these products with the rest of those military babies out there! I will keep you all posted as I go through the process of starting up this new company.

Our daughter Madison napping on the blanket that launched the idea for Baby Battle Rattle.