Thursday, August 26, 2010

Omonom is Moving!!

Well, I am. Being the youngest member of our little team, I am headed back to school for the fall semester! I already hated packing before we began this endeavor, and now it's sooo much worse. Packing up all my fabric, pillow forms, polyfil, beads, shipping supplies, sewing machines, and various sewing accoutrement takes forever! So please allow me a small grace period, and wait patiently if you order one of my personal products (jewelry, pillows, or towels) in the next few days. I will be back to full shipping potential next week.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


It's awesome. Right now we're in the phase where we restock supplies and start to maybe think about getting ready for the next convention. Which basically means procrastinating.

In other news, I saw the Scott Pilgrim movie and greatly enjoyed it! It was a great adaptation of the comics, which my boyfriend made me read hours before the movie. I didn't quite get all the way through the comic, so I can vouch for it being enjoyable whether you've read the comic or haven't. Gamer references and hilarity abound.

Also: I've been listening to copious amounts of La Roux, who is pretty awesome. If you haven't heard her song Bulletproof on the radio yet you should definitely check it out!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Omonom Photography Studio

We've been working hard to get photos of new products online. Our jewelry photo studio? The back of a grand piano in our parents' living room. Professional? Definitely.

Pretttttty sweet.

Monday, August 2, 2010

They say it's your birthday

Happy 1st Birthday Omonom!! We are back from Otakon, and man are we exhausted!! Being our first repeat convention as a team, we were excited to compare it to last year's awesome level. Naturally, it again exceeded our expectations tenfold. We met so many new faces, premiered tons of hit products, and generally had a blast. We already have pictures on our Facebook page if you want to check them out.

Some highlights of the convention:
Selling out of so many items. We did this last year, and we did it again. We still cannot believe how many people love our stuff. It is an awesome feeling, and we love every single smile we help to create.
Awesome customer stories. One mother just had to buy a luma because "her five year old wants to be one this Halloween." One man bought a luma to "woo" a girl. Another person bought a fairy because they were "creating a Legend of Zelda display shelf in their house and the only thing they still needed was a fairy in a bottle."
Fire evacuation? This Otakon featured the first convention fire evacuation we have ever experienced, and we were very impressed with the staff's preparedness and organization. Considering just how large a convention Otakon is, the whole operation took very little time. Yes, standing around outside in the heat for an hour, desperate to return to our products, was not the most fun thing in the world. But they proved their definite ability to keep us con-goers as safe as possible.

Overall, it was a great success. In the next few weeks, we will be posting our Otakon premiere products to our website and our Etsy, so be sure to look for them!