Where have I been?

I’ve been busy! Meet the other Oliver!

I’m thrilled to announce the birth of our precious son, Oliver Edward Hodgson! He arrived on October 22 and we’re madly in love!

We’re also pretty busy tending to his every need. This whole parenthood thing is no joke!

New Bib Sets

I’m so jealous of the snow that has hit so many of my East Coast friends… even those in the deep South! We’ve had to settle for gloomy cold weather here in Austin but no snow, I’m afraid. It’s been a relaxing weekend and I’ve managed to get a lot done and sleep in (my favorite weekend pastime). I’ve been working on moving everything over to the new Etsy shop and so far, so good. I’ve uploaded a few new products and I love these new bib sets:

Weiener dog bodysuit and Dressy Drooler bib set ($32):

Wiener dog 3-piece gift set in breeze lei floral print ($36):

Lab bodysuit and Dressy Drooler bib set ($30):

I’ve got some new stationery products to photograph and upload as well. Not sure I’ll get around to it considering the laundry, nap and hours of Grammy Awards and red carpet pre-show coverage that await me…

Thinking good thoughts

So I’ve obviously had a lot going on lately and I am doing my best to take it all in stride and embrace the change. So far it’s going well but it never hurts to remind myself to look on the bright side. What better way than these fun prints from around Etsy?

Bright Sunshiny Day by Farouche ($30).

Do What you Love 8×8 by Happy Times Co ($18).

Let the Sun Shine in Screenprinted poster by Slide Sideways ($28).

A Quiet Calm print by Blue Bicicletta ($20).

The World is Amazing and So Are You print by The Love Shop ($18).

Custom Sunshine Print by Nella Designs ($19.5).

To Make Plans by Janny Pie ($8).

What Enlightenment Means by Nector Girl ($29).

Eames Typographic Print by Blue Sky Clouds ($8.5).

Letterpress Friendship card by Sycamore Street Press ($4).

Do One Thing Every Day…print by Popcorny ($38).

Make Something Good Today by Please Be Still ($40).

Retro Letters Collage Poster by Green Nest ($14).

You Me and Our Garden 2009 by Me and Mac ($200).

Change is in the air…

Welcome to the new site! As you can see I’ve been gone for a while and busy with lots of changes around here. Last fall I discovered that it would be necessary to change my company name in order to file for proper trademark protection for my products and business. I’ve learned many things through this journey of BellaBlu designs and now Oliver Blu designs…which I plan to share with you in a future post…but perhaps above all else I’ve learned that you’ve got to be ready to tackle what is thrown your way. And inevitably, things will be thrown your way (and usually at the most inopportune times).

So change is upon us and I am so very excited and proud of my new identity and my new site. Once again I’m working with the fabulous Jenny Medford of Websy Daisy here in Austin and I could not be more thrilled with the way everything is shaping up. I’m still working on the online shop portion of the site and hope to have more products listed in the coming weeks. Hopefully this will be an easier alternative to Etsy for those of you not familiar with the site or adverse to registering for yet another account.

I have also been busy moving my Etsy shop over to the new location and I’ve got a few Valentines listed if you’re feeling amorous. Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so get ready to spread some puppy love!

As always, I can customize with any breed or combination of breeds so give me a shout if you don’t see what you’re looking for.

Thanks for finding me here on the new blog and check back to see how the site takes shape as everything is finalized.

Welcome to the new site!

I am so excited for all of the changes in store for 2010!

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