Thursday, June 9, 2011

a note to you

me + my girl with my first delivery

rikshaw has some news for all of you...
we are moving to a new office!!! and hiring (more on that later)!!

i have been hammering on and on about this and it's happening!! it really is!
i have been an emotional wreck about all this change as well..i adore change and usually thrive on it when it's in motion..but there is something about change that gets me all teared up and want to stop and think about why i started this little biz in the first place...because it's not going to be the same as its been for the past 3 years.
i started it because i had something i wanted to create..even if i only sold one piece of it. I wanted to make my mark in that one person's room, then i would feel satisfied. also, i remember thinking how intimidating it would be to sell to stores..Oh no..they would be so judgemental ect..and then my first account gobbled up the line and has remained a loyal store ever since! its funny how your fears just dwindle away..

i have loved having this business, even though the hours have been long and the schlep unbearable at times. It's clearly ready for more space physically and creatively. as it's growing, i wanted to take a moment and thank you for reading this blog, re-blogging about rikshaw product, leaving me encouraging comments, buying product, sending me photographs of you and your family in the product, and of course giving me endless hours of inspiration that i get from your lives. You have been my everyday wake-up call and it has meant more than you know.

onward and upward ..(right?!...ack!)


22 comments:

Lovin That! said...

Congratulations on your new space! Love your products!1

Ryland Woodard said...

So happy for you- you look so HAPPY!

Molly said...

oh my gosh! SO exciting for you!! please tell me I can work for you - I can schlep better than anyone I know :)
the passion you have for your adorable and successful business is beyond inspiring...

Anonymous said...

very exciting! This is random but where is your dress from in the picture? adorable.

Aura said...

Congratulations!! I first ran across your line way before I ever dreamed of having a baby, and have loved it ever since. I am so, so happy every time I walk into Elodie's room and see the beautiful Goa bedding. I have had so many people on my blog raving about it, and I hope a few new customers are enjoying your gorgeous creations because of it.

Keep doing what you're doing :)

Nicolle Cannone said...

That is just great! You truly are an inspiration.

all the best
Nicolle
www.jackandsalma.com

Happenstance said...

Congratulations Catherine! So excited for you. I have a feeling this next chapter is going to be even more amazing!:)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Very exciting. There is so much emotion wrapped up in starting your own business. Watching it grow is like watching your baby become a grownup. Of course you want them to grow up...but you still have incredible nostalgia for your baby!

Margaret said...

I give you MAD props for going out there and taking a chance. A lot of people are just crippled by the thought of even taking that chance! Use the anxiety to power through. The hardest part is already over!

P.S. I cannot wait 'till I have munchkins because they are SO going to be decked out in Rickshaw!

Keep up the awesome work!

xo,
Margaret @ Rummage Living

Keenan said...

Way to go Catherine! What a great, big, proud step this is for you! Congratulations on all the success!

Brilliant Chic said...

Catherine, you deserve every bit of growth with Rikshaw! congrats and keep me posted on the new series! Jennifer

Hellohello baby said...

Oooohh! I want that elephant cushion lying on the floor there! :D

Pay day to morrow. Do you ship to Norway?

erika @ small shop said...

You're adorable! Congrats on all of your success thus far which is very well deserved!!!

Designwali said...

Great news!! you'll do great!

Krista Salmon said...

Congratulations Catherine.. What an accomplishment. I can't wait to see what the future brings!

xo-
Krista.

alex t said...

Congratulations on growing your wonderful company! The baby gifts I received from Rikshaw were my most favorite...you can see one in use here: http://bit.ly/jJsAFV

Am local in Mill Valley and would love to hear about who you are "hiring"!

Emma said...

Oh please, please say that you are opening an office in Sydney...

Emma x

Jennifer said...

Congrats Catherine! Very excited for you! You know how much I LOVE your designs - looking forward to see what else you have up your sleeve!

Style Studio said...

Catherine-so happy for you. I am sure it was a big decision for you. Your creativity is amazing and your passion for what you do will let you soar! By the way, you should read Maria's Colour Me Happy post today. It's about blogging, but in essence, it's really focused on the things we choose to commit to in life, somehting you havedone with your business. Congrats and good luck! Tanya
STYLESTUDIOLLC.COM

Shorely Chic said...

I loved this post, and so relate to the change. I opened a little shop this summer in Connecticut after two years selling online and blogging. Having the real estate is certainly intimidating, and the rent daunting at times. But I always remind myself, what's the worst that can happen? You go back to the way it was!

Good luck, and happy that your brand is growing so much!! You deserve it :)

paula said...

I really am so excited for you :) I wish I could work for you. Love your designs.

Natalie Ryan said...

I think your designs are lovely. Keep up the good work and good luck!