Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Little More Personal .....

First off ...  This is me ....  Corline ... Owner/Designer of www.overthetopaprons.com.   It is time again for a disclaimer.  Most people just assume that I am the darling model of the aprons on my website.

Here is the cute model ...  Syd .... University Student, premed student ... marvelous model for www.overthetopaprons.com  Our staff calls her 'Our Top Model'.  (Next post I will share with you our 'Top Mini Model').

I started my website about one year ago and people have been very, very supportive which I sincerely appreciate.  When I decided to do a website I was actually discouraged about the idea from several people.  Their recommendation was to go on some selling site like Etsy or Art Fire .... both wonderful sites but for me (because of my age ... and young in spirit! ) I decided it was now or never.  I opted for the now.  I am so glad that I did and I would encourage anyone debating about starting their own website to go ahead.  The cost is minimal depending on the hosting site you choose and if you can maintain the site by yourself.

I am very pleased with Pappa Shoppe for my hosting site; they  are very personal, always available and very quick to assist you and walk you through any problems you may have. They are always adding new free templates with a range of styles.   I am definitely still in the learning stage but if anyone has any questions about Pappa Shoppe or just starting a website I would be glad to share what I know.

I will be giving more updates of what I am doing, resources I use ... answering some questions that my customers and viewers have ask.  If I can be of help to any of you, please do not hesitate to drop a comment and where I can get in touch with you.   Have fun with whatever you decide to do ... go with your passion!


Anna said...

I really like your blog and your models are cute and brighten up your aprons. Even if you don't look so bad yourself!
I can fully understand why you use younger models. This is why I use my children on my blog for jewellery. I just don't look like a fashion model. It would distract from my pieces. But just to be fair, you can see what I look like on my Christmas post:


Best wishes,

Over The Top Aprons said...

Thanks Anna for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. Darling little girl! I will pot over and see the 'real'anna.

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Nice to finally meet you! I, too, thought that you were the model! You have such beautiful aprons :)

Auntie E said...

Wow I never knew.. really thought you where the model. I like visiting and I love collecting aprons. Although I do not seem to have a following interested in my collection. Love your styles, some bring back great memories.

Split Rock Ranch said...

So good to be able to put a face with the name! I thought you were the model, as well. I tried and tried to get my daughter to model for me and she wouldn't do it. Now, this girl was a contestant in the Miss Colorado/USA pageant in 2007 and wanted to be an actress! Oh well, my Mindy Mannequin gets the job done I suppose.

Clairity said...

I too thought you were the model. She's very pretty and your aprons are gorgeous :)

Mhar's Display said...

Hi, nice to see you. I admire you for doing what you really love. I like to pursue what I like but I do not have the resources. Plus, I am scared to take the risk.