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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Working Mom Wednesday

Linking to awesome working mom blogger Julia @ Work, Wife, Mom, Life, this weeks prompt is: How do you stay current in your area of expertise?

Innovation - it's what all our clients request, every year, every meeting they want a little thing called innovation!

What is that?

Well it would be a super attractive fabric for a plush toy that has never been done before and is gorgeous, cheap (sorry I mean affordable) and is just simply amazing!!!

We nod our heads as if to say I have just the thing back at the office, prepare to be amazed.

In reality we run straight to the stores/boutiques and check out what all the high end plush dealers are doing these days. Gund, Jelly Cat, Douglas Plush Toys, TY, etc and we copy them - okay it's not quite that easy. We simply look for inspiration. Last year the plush world was abuzz with this plush owl cushion at Target because it is just so darn creative.
But I haven't seen anyone successfully clone it because what works for this beautiful piece does not necessarily work for other characters.

My big success last year was this Paisley Pooh Collection, I designed the background fabric print myself! It's sold exclusively at Walt Disney World.

So here I am in Asia, looking to find new materials, new ways of doing things - looking for that elusive innovation. When I find it I'll let you know!


crazywildberry said...

You job seems so much fun!! If I lived nearby, I would use my connection ;-) and get myself a job where you worked. JK. The Paisley Pooh Bear Collection is adorable. I love that you designed the fabric yourself!! Great WMW post!

Julia Ladewski said...

wow!! adorable pooh collection!!! so cool you designed that!!

i'd love for me "job" to be to go around and shop boutiques and stores to see what's new! ;)

Amanda said...

Can I tell you how much I LOVE the paisley collection! Love, Love, LOVE IT!!! Especially Tigger! :) I was telling one of my students about you being over there...the student is doing a project on Vietnam. Fascinated with why you are there.

kt moxie said...

The Paisley Pooh collection is so cute! I hope it is still around by the time I take the family to Disney World! Tigger is my favorite, too.

Caterina said...

That is really cool :) I would love to do something like that one day, for real.