Monday, March 30, 2009

Announcing our first Molly O class!

We are so excited to finally kick off our first class for 2009. There will be many more coming in the next couple of weeks. But we thought we would start off with our most popular request.

Over the years, we have sold thousands of boutique bows. And often our customers would say "I wish I knew how to make bows." So what better way to start off our new party adventure then to offer our "Basics of Bows" class.

You will learn everything you need to know to make 6 different styles of boutique bows and hair accessories. We have tried many different methods, materials, glues, etc. over the years and have come up with our favorite finds in all areas of bowmaking. And now we are passing it onto all of you! The class will include all the materials you need to make each bow. You will also have the opportunity to purchase all our favorite tools, ribbon, hair clips, glue, etc. to take home with you. We also have adorable boutique headbands and beanie hats available to display your new creations!

If you live in the Las Vegas area and are interested in hosting a Molly O class at your house, drop us an email at We will help you choose a class and date so you can host a fun and creative girls night out!

If you live outside of Las Vegas, let us know if you are interested in hosting a class as well. We are in the process of launching franchises across the U.S. So, we may have a "Molly O Stylist" in your area soon.

Do you have a basic knowledge of crafting and sewing and would love to own a business? Now is your chance! Contact us for more information on becoming an owner of a Molly O franchise.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A New Chapter

As the old saying goes, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.

The implementation of the CPSIA forced me to make a very difficult decision. As many of you know, I've decided to discontinue my children's clothing and accessories line. But I just couldn't lay down and let the government kick me like a tired old dog. I have put blood, sweat and tears into my business {and a few bottles of wine after some stressful months}. Hey, no judging, I was vulnerable. I have learned a lot along the way and now my head is full of information that needs to be passed on. Plus to be honest, my husband is tired of listening to me talk about fabrics, notions, pattern grading and the what silhouette will be hot next season.

So, the new Molly O Designs is reborn. I have taken my knowledge, fabrics, patterns, ribbons, buttons and any other supply that is stacked in my design studio, and created trendy and creatively chic sewing and craft parties for a generation of women who never learned how to thread a needle.

Now, I know what image just popped into your head. Frumpy, polyester wearing, home perm getting, no makeup wearing stay-at-home mom. No way sister! Let's start again.

Imagine, a mom's night out. Fun, trendy women who are getting together for cocktails, gossip and a night of learning to make the "hottest" new boutique items. And I'm not just talking about things for your kids. How about boutique designs for you, your house, gifts for teachers, friends and family. Chic, "must have" items that cost $100's in a boutique. You will learn to make it from beginning to end, in 2 hours while hanging out with your girlfriends. Oh, and did I mention how affordable it is going to be?!

In this economy, we all need a way to stay fabulous chic without killing our bank accounts. You would not believe how affordable many of the items are to make that you see in upscale boutiques. That is where my experience and knowledge comes into play. I have spent years finding the best quality supplies at the lowest prices. Which means, when you attend one of our parties, our Molly O Stylists {aka - teachers} will not only teach you the techniques from beginning to end, but you will also be able to buy every supply you need for that evening and to take home. Because you know you are going to want to make more once you get home! AND, every design is already prepackaged for you. So no stress about about choosing colors, fabrics, supplies, etc. Our designers have done it for you. Easy peasy {whoever came up with that phrase anyway?}

So now the question I keep getting over and over. When can I schedule a party?! Well, if you live in Las Vegas, the answer is NOW! If you live in other parts of the country, you may have a short wait.

We are in the process of creating franchise opportunities across the U.S. More about this exciting news in the next couple of days! As more franchises ramp up, we will start posting cities where you can host a Molly O party. We have several that are in the process of opening. We can't wait to introduce you to them!

Wooo! Did anyone actually make it to the end? Maybe that should have been 5 different posts. Thanks for sticking with me.

We are SO excited to be able to reinvent ourselves during such a difficult time. We hope you will enjoy the ride with us. I know that our new team can not wait to get started!