a redesign on the store layout, and Pretty Jane responds with
new products like baby bonnets, bibs, tote bags, and a wider line
of Tween Wear. The web page gets a makeover, and a brand new logo
is developed. Web store launches. Pretty Jane and Beehive highlighted
in Fortune Small Business magazine. Whew.
partners with Felted Heart
to host a trunk show at the Beehive. Mailings go out, reinforcements
are called in, and new designs are developed. It's awesome.
stays up until the latest latest hours of the night (and WELL
into the morning) rethinking designs, renewing focus, and rejuvenating
the spirit. Mr. Pretty Jane very supportive and encouraging, though
his sleep was often disturbed.
hosts her first trunk show, to rave success and tons of word-of-mouth.
Plenty more shows follow, with piles and piles of work in between
(hand constructing each garment takes time, people!)
week, Pretty Jane officially launches its line at the Beehive
Co-op down on Peachtree St. in Atlanta.
A close friend
of Mr. and Mrs. Pretty Jane hears their Great Idea and suggests
retail space at the Beehive.
Pretty Jane jets on over and shows samples to Petra Geiger, the
Brilliant Mind behind the 'Hive, and secures a position in their
Mr. and Mrs.
Pretty Jane are driving around the neighborhood in the car, as
they sometimes do, talking about Important Things. Mrs. Pretty
Jane points out that she's always wanted to make clothes, and
thinks if she were to start a business, that's what she'd like
to do most. Mr. Pretty Jane points out, in reply, that there's
no time like the present, what with just having made a new baby
to model said clothes, and all.