After 13 years as a stay-at-home mom, I successfully launched a SIMPLE IDEA into a NEW PRODUCT.
The boxes are arriving from the manufacturer, the website is being launched, and the online shop is open for business in a few days. WooHoo! This is really exciting!!…The things I have learned…From learning to even turn on and use a sewing machine to make my own prototype; to researching all about the realities of manufacturing; to writing my own patent application.
And to think, it all started on a muddy soccer field one chilly fall day almost 2 years ago. My then 4-year-old boy was playing his first game as I watched, and waited for a text from my other two boys. Trying to juggle a camera, my precious iPhone, keys, and a lip balm proved unsuccessful. There they went in the mud. I thought, “There must be a way to carry around my stuff without wearing a fanny pack.” With all my standing and sitting, I definitely did not want ‘phone-butt’. As I was already wearing a scarf to keep warm, I believed maybe I could mesh the two.
So after thousands of hours of research, sewing, testing, and tweaking, I am thrilled this day has finally come…And just in time…My now 6-year-old is starting this fall season on the football field.