Wednesday, September 30, 2009


As if having a baby and starting a business doesn't put enough on my plate, hubby and I have decided to sell our lovely home! Even though we love our place with all of our hearts, we know that it's time to move on. I know that actually moving out is a long way away, but yesterday I went for a walk with Little L, and found myself already lamenting our homely home :( For now, I'm sure that copywriters, photographers and auction preparation will keep me too busy to be sad, but in the meantime, I want my little house to know how many good times it has provided my little family with, and we will miss it dearly!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Welcome little chomper!

I first noticed the outlines of emerging chompers in Little L's swollen gums several weeks ago, but to my delight, yesterday one finally pushed through. After Little L decided to pull my finger into her mouth and suck on it, I felt that tell-tale sharpness and then went in for a look. There sitting gorgeously was a brand new shiny pearly white, and a second clearly on the way. How time does fly!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Spring is in the air!

There are few things that make you feel better than those gorgeous first few Spring days. It's as if everybody is coming out of hibernation. Beautiful colors start to appear, people seem to smile more, and that warm feeling that you get when the sun touches your skin is just delicious. A couple of days ago, I decided to embrace such a day by taking Little L to the park for a couple of hours. She absolutely fell in love with sitting on the warm green grass, playing with her doggies and having a turn on a swing set. Ahhhhhhhhhhh joy!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Little L bibs

I've been playing around with bibs lately and have made some limited edition pieces using characters Cosmo, Pete, Dolly and Lyly. So far, the bibs have gotten a great response, and I'm hoping to come up with more characters, shapes and styles to add to the range. Of course, no post is complete without Little L modeling her wares....

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek of Little L sporting Little L. She is wearing two growsuits layered on top of one another, both made out of stunning organic cotton from the USA. The bottom layer is a long sleeved hooded growsuit, and the top layer is a short sleeved growsuit with a butterfly applique. In this way, Little L gets extra wear out of the short sleeved growsuit as she can wear it in the winter as a top layer, and in the summer on its own. All products are designed and made in Australia.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Bogged down

It's been a hellish past few weeks, this being the reason for my slackness in updating my blog. Firstly, I got the bad news from the trademarks office that my 'yaya' trademark was too close to some Japanese company's trademark - they sell quilts and blankets, not even baby products but there is the belief that consumers will be deceived into believing that our two companies are related. Instead of fighting this for the next 15 months, I have decided to change the name of my label to 'Little L'. I've checked google and even though there is a, it's not a website that's in use and it's not a business that is trading in anything even closely related to baby products. I also conducted an ATMOSS search, and no such trademark exists. I feel like I'm ready to make the jump, and have already purchased the domain - but my experience has left me a bit scarred. These little setbacks can be so disheartening, and on top of that the real Little L has been battling a disgusting virus, breaking my heart with her high fevers and runny nose. She's been wanting lots of cuddles and reassurance, and I have been more than happy to oblige. I can't wait for my little one to feel better, and getting her better is my main focus at this stage. Once that's done, it'll be all systems go in reprinting business cards, labels, swing tags and updating my blog, facebook and twitter accounts (yep, the name change will cost me a pretty penny and a whole lot of time!) Stay tuned... xo

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Yaya no longer, Little L is here to stay!

Due to some trademark issues, I have decided to change the name of my baby range from Yaya to Little L. Obviously, there is no need to explain the meaning behind my new name - since Little L is my inspiration, it's only fair that the products be named in her honor! Now to change all the labels, swing tags, business cards, domain names, blogs, twitters, facebooks etc. I think it's only natural to experience these minor setbacks, right?