Posts in Ideal to Real
From Ideal to Real - Part 7: Trademarking

I shared my idea for these bags and straps very tentatively with just a few select people. I wanted to get an idea about whether this was as different and desirable as I thought it was. One person I shared my idea with was my work neighbor, Wendy. She informed me that one of her closest friends from Marshall Law Group- Trademarks The Spot was a trademark lawyer and she would be happy to set up an introduction...

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From Ideal to Real - Part 4: F#%k! S$&t! I broke another needle!

My kid has started repeating everything, and while I decided long ago that curbing cursing in front of him was not going to happen (he is going to have to learn the difference between inside words and outside words quickly), the expletives while I was fighting with my sewing machine were excessive. I was using my mom's machine from the 70s, and it was not thrilled to be sewing through 9 layers of fabrics. In fact, it was so unhappy with me, it quit three inches prior to completing my final seam on my first tote prototype...

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