Monday, March 23, 2009

Mine, mine... ALL MINE!


The trademark finally came through!



An off-the-cuff encouragement (to a customer under serious pressure to make purses) spawned a slogan and a blog name. Now that it's trademarked I can use it as I please.... I can even add my website address to it!

And best of all - in an act of blatant self-promotion - I'm going to let YOU use it, too!!! If you'd like to add the button to your sidebar you can use this code...

<a href=" http://nicolemdesign.blogspot.com/"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3464/3378336507_3956110136.jpg?v=0"/></a>

Perhaps if you've gained something from my tutorials and want to share the love...? I'll certainly love you for it!!


EDITED TO ADD: The giveaway is finished... but I still appreciate you adding my button to your blog!

By way of appreciation - and at the risk of sounding like a mega-pushy marketing type - I'm thinking giveaways here.... Leave a comment if you add the button to your blog and I'll draw a name out of the proverbial hat in a month's time. The winner will recieve one of these purses (made with my very own hands!).


PS. Sorry for the lack of new and interesting crafty projects lately. I've been a bit under the weather and spent more time in bed than at the sewing machine (or anywhere else) over the weekend. I'll be back on track soon.

55 comments:

JodieMo said...

That's wonderful! I happily added your button to my blog ( and even did a little post about you too! )
Congrats! Keep up the good work!

Lil Knitter said...

YAY!! Love your purses and your blog. The button has been added. :)
Hugs!

laura said...

I was more than glad to add you to my sidebar! Good going!

Allyoo said...

You rock so of course I just HAD to add your button !

Stephanie Pettengell said...

That's really great to get your trademark through, brilliant news. Love your work.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I visit here often so I added you top my side bar!

Leisurely Lesley said...

Not a problem.

Lara said...

Congrats on your trademark! I added you to my sidebar! Still waiting to finish my PhD so I can take up sewing again. I think I might start with the Large Tote & Satchel, or maybe the Day Bag... Hmm... the purse kits look funky too... How to decide?!

Sophie said...

Congratulations - a trade mark - that's fantastic. I'm please to be able to add you button and send more people your way! Of course the chance to win a purse made by you is also very attractive...

Marty said...

I did just that! Any time I can encourage a woman who sews, I'm all for it!!

Katherine said...

Yes! Fabulous news, Nikki.

Happily,I will add your button to my sidebar.

Handmade said...

Dat Bewdiful! I am proud to have your button on my sidebar!

Mandy said...

Congratulations, I am very proud to add your button to my blog :-)

Fer said...

Woohoo!! I was going to add the link to my sidebar anyway but now you've given me extra incentive!

Cheryl said...

Hooray for getting your own button! I'd love to grab your button, I follow your blog regularly, you're very talented. But, wordpress keeps deleting a portion of your code, which means it won't accept it! If you have any ideas, I'm open to suggestions! I do have a link in my sidebar though!

our shabby cottage said...

I'm doing it now Nikki! After seeing the gorgeous purse that Jodie came home with from the show I would love one of these cute purses!

rousabout studio said...

Thanks for the button, Hope your feeling better soon.. All that S&C has worn you out.. no wonder.

beccasauras said...

yay, i'll add your button, to easily refer to you know I say "see side bar". Well Done!

Handmade by Mai said...

Congratulations, I hope you will be feeling better soon. Please add my name to your list for the give- away.

chris said...

congrats on the trademark, and no apologies - you gift us with a great blog and website, tutorials and the occasional freebie. Get well soon.

maklang said...

no problem..will put u in my link list!

tashalou said...

woohoo!!! nothing quite like having something that is "you" is there? I hae added your button to my blog ;) Love your work those purses are gorgeous and I'm not normally a girly girl! :)

Leonie said...

Done! looks fab on my blog!

Anonymous said...

Are you feeling OK now? Is it just a case of the "too-much"es and the body has just gone, nuh-uh - can't do this anymore? I hope you feel better soon Nikki.

I send you virtual shoulder rubs and hot chocolates with three marshmallows.

Allison

Anne said...

I have your button on my blog!
http://iheartgiveaways.blogspot.com/

Pinktulip said...

Hi! A few months ago I discovered your shop via a google search on fabric bags, and more recently your blog. I am addicted to making bags and have to tell you that I think you are the most talented bag designer I have come across. Your designs are fresh and new and not like the usual you see on the net. I plan to order some of your patterns once the exchange rate will settle down a bit.
Congratulations on your new trademark. I love the slogan - it sounds fun, which is essentially what your blog and designs are! I have posted your button on my blog and have subscribed to ensure I keep track when you update your blog. Keep these lovely bag designs coming please!

Kirrily said...

Congrats Nikki!

(ahem, I think I've already got that button)! Just sayin....

running thread said...

What a milestone in your business and certainly worth celebrating when you've got a minute! I admired your work at the Stitches and Craft Show. You have been sewing girl! Very happy to add a button to my lil ol blog.

Di said...

It's there in my sidebar! More than happy to send readers your way for some inspiration!

Jenny said...

Good on you!:)Am more than happy to add your button.

Susan Meindl said...

Your purses are so beautiful!!

Katy said...

Your button has been added!! I hope i win!

Serena said...

Congratulations! I've added your button to my blog. Your information on interfacing has been a great help to me!

Sue said...

I have had your button on my blog for ages :) since I put an order in with you and had such great service and thought that i should help spread the word about your fab blog & store ^_^

Kristy James said...

I love reading your blog because I always pick up interesting techniques. I just wish I had more time to put them into practice. I don't have much time to sew.
I really hope you feel better soon.

Jo Anne said...

Thanks for the chance - I have made this purse but yours would be sooo much better to take on my cruise to Alaska!!! I don't have a blog but your tutorials help me heaps.

Heather said...

What an honor! You are super talented! I just wish I lived a few thousand miles closer!

MissyP said...

with pleasure!

Liam's Mummy said...

Congratulations on the trademark! I have added your button to my blog. I also have some wonderful hats on there that I made from your pattern that I purchased at the Stitches and Craft Show!

My Black Cardigan said...

Congratulations Nikki. You're on my blog!

JazyJae's said...

Your purses are so cute. I have added your button to both my blogs.

Kylie said...

Nicole - just letting you know that I too have added your link to my blog - well done - it looks great - and oh to win one of your purses already made - that would make my day - dont seem to get to the sewing machine as much as I would like at the moment!

knitandputt said...

I don't have a blog to add you button to, but I wish I still could win one of your purses, they are very, very cute.

BonTons said...

You've inspired me, Thank You! I added your link to inspire and help others.

Gina said...

Love the puff purse... but happy to add you to my sidebar whether I get it or not!

Nikkers said...

I've happily added your button to my blog. I have visited yours quite a few times since first finding it. Your easy how-to patterns and the beautiful results they produce has actually prompted me to dust off my sewing machine!

debbie said...

Hi Nikki, Sorry no blog, but would love to be in the draw.

méri said...

I can't believe I was missing such a pretty giveaway!!!!
It's done, I think, it is in time, isn't it?

Natasha said...

Your trademark has been added to my blog. CONGRATS!!!

www.novicenatasha.blogspot.com

Purple Paisley Patch said...

Hi Nicole, I was sooooo excited to find your blog. I've visited your online shop many times and love your bags. I've posted about your blog and linked to it. I've also added the "You Sew Girl" button to my blog. Thank you for the chance to win a purse made by you, I'd love it! :-)

angelique said...

I forgot all about this. I'm off to put your button on my blog right this instance.

Eileen O. said...

Hi Nikki:

No blog for me...nor facebook either. But I spread the word of your fab patterns far and wide here in the States.

from Beautiful Wisconsin, USA

Fibrenell said...

Great helpful tips and turorials. Happy to add your trademark to my blog.
Helen

Connie said...

I added your button on my blog. Thanks for sharing the great tutorial for making the plastic template sleeves for the bottom of the bags.

cheekychook1307 said...

Hi Nikki
I have just added your button to my new blog. I am teaching myself to sew and I have learnt heaps from your site and videos so thank you very much.xxx Peta