Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Our Fresh New Look
I wanted to share a little behind how the name of our shop came to be. Growing up I lived in the country (with a horse and many other animals, but not really a farm) and went to school in a small town. I moved to the city to go to college and after graduating I decided I wanted to stay in the city. I go back to visit my mom often and she claims I give her a hard time for her country way of life. So we joke around and call each other names to match our different lifestyles - mine being a "City Chick" and my mom's a "Country Mouse."
We always knew we wanted to have a business together, but nothing ever seemed to fit exactly what we imagined. Until we discovered a wonderful fabric shop that had the most unique fabrics that we had ever seen. Our interest in sewing was renewed with these gorgeous fabrics and we could not stop thinking of all the possibilities for our creations.
We were familiar with Etsy and thought it would be the perfect place for our new business. My mom decided we should name it after our nicknames for each other. The title was a bit too long for the allowed number of characters. So we shortened it to "City Chic Country Mouse."
Thinking about our image, we felt we needed a chick and mouse to represent us. We came across this shop and loved this little chick. So I asked if she would consider giving us a mouse to go with the chick and she came up with this. Too cute, right? Whitney was kind enough to work with us on creating a new Etsy shop banner, blog banner, and business card. I highly recommend her Etsy Shop - Whisker Graphics for your personalized stationary and paper goodies.
And now you know the story behind City Chic Country Mouse. ~p.s. the photo of us was taken at my wedding in Jamaica last year by the talented Tracy Kumono.