Curtain Call for Catapult Earth – Thank you for those that have supported us!

Catapult Earth

Catapult Earth

It’s been a learning experience. I realise we tried to start a business and then had baby number 3 so that limited my capacity to go out selling our tees. If only we had cracked the www. market, or even the mainland market maybe??  We missed out on a grant. No networks. So many factors that ultimately has meant no more fabulous tees made here in Tasmania.

How can we compete with the big outdoor gear labels when they sell 2 x merino tees for $50? Our tees cost more than that per unit to make! …. But it was never about competing! It was just about creating and making an income from something that was going to grow and evolve overtime. Giving people an opportunity to own something unique and made with love. Something limited. A walking piece of art!

Maybe that’s the wrong attitude? It was never meant to be a short term investment but after 5 years of planning, creating and bringing our business into being it’s time to read the writing on the wall! Not once have we had any negative feedback. We haven’t had much of a budget for advertising. We maybe should have not put our tees into shops on commission as there is no incentive to sell? Who knows. Ultimately I believe our drive was purely creative and not selling… We thought the word would spread. But it’s just not the right product.

But I still have this unfulfilled drive to create a business that works for us and the family. I wont be going away. At the moment though we are at a loss to know where to start. Children get sick and being number 1 carer, taxi driver, chef, gardener… the list goes on. But over the next 2 – 3 years I feel a change in the wind. When all are at school. I just have to be more patient and just keep researching when I can. Talking to people and believing that I might still be able to make something work in the end?

Anyhow, we have limited numbers of merino tees left. I’ll forward the list here incase anyone is interested in getting in touch. They are very limited and very unique. Designed and made in Tasmania. There aren’t many things that can boast of this. And a bargain at $90 plus freight. Email me if you are interested at nomewome@gmail.com

Thank you again to those who did buy a tee! We are humbled by your support and we are sorry to let you down. We know some of you bought over consecutive years and were eager for more! Believe me, we wanted to give you more! ….. All good though. Stay tuned for the next big thing 😉

Have a fabulous day! 🙂

Nomewome

Elements – Women’s Merino
Large: 2 x Red
1 x Brown
Medium:3 x Brown
Small:1 x Red
Elements

Elements

Blown Away – Women’s Merino
Large:1 x Blue
1 x Green
Medium:5 x Blue
1 x Grey
Small:1 x Blue
Blown Away

Blown Away

Catapulted – Women’s Merino
XLarge:1 x Green
2 x Red
Large:1 x Green
2 x Red
1 x Brown
Medium:3 x Red
3 x Brown
Catapulted

Catapulted

Man V’s Rock – Men’s Merino
Large:2 x Red
Medium:4 x Medium
Small:1 x Green
Man V's Rock

Man V’s Rock

Aqualung – Men’s Merino
Small: 1 x Blue
Aqualung

Aqualung

Elements – Mens Merino
XLarge: 1 x Brown
Large:4 x Brown
Medium:3 x Brown
Small: 4 x Brown
Elements

Elements

Freak Out – Men’s Merino
XLarge:2 x Green
Large:5 x Green
Medium:3 x Medium
Small: 1 x Small
Freak Out

Freak Out

 

Friends at Floriade

Friends at Floriade

Friends at Floriade

Hello and Happy November. We have been away and seeing more of our great country. From camping to staying with family. To holiday rentals and motels. We’ve experienced the lot.

From 80th birthday’s in Geelong, to cruising the Sydney Harbour to weddings on the beach at gorgeous Mollymook. What a frantic paced driving experience for two and a half weeks with three kids in the backseat surrounded by stuffed toys and pillows. It was all BRILLIANT!

I haven’t had time to process it all in my head but thought I needed to share just one little piece with you. Floriade in Canberra is once a year. They create a park of gorgeous flowers. We were there on the last weekend of it only to learn the bulbs are all torn out of the ground the week after the show and the park ceases to be full of vibrant displays until next spring.

Thanks Amie for showing us around.

Cheerio

Nomewome

Going places!

Cradle Mountain by Naomi Petrack

Cradle Mountain by Naomi Petrack

 

I have been going through my old photos and moving them to a new drive. I do feel slightly uncomfortable not having print-outs or negatives. I am guessing I am not alone in this feeling. Of course people take so many more photos these days and it would take a room to store mine all printed out by the end of my career… Maybe sooner? But they are my legacy! A visual diary of a life lived! Really interesting for others to study in a 100 years time. My descendants maybe?

Anyhow, I came across this one. I actually sold a version some years back to be used in a brochure! I love it. The girls are tweens now. Time just flies! But it is also relevant to our lives now as we currently pack to travel for a few weeks. Unlike so many other families we know we will be staying in Australia. Probably spending twice as much by doing this but we have some family commitments along the way!

Looking forward to leaving this wet-windy State I’m sorry to say. It hasn’t been an easy winter for the outdoor pursuits with a family in-tow here in Tasmania!

I will be in touch!

Enjoy your October!

Nomewome

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo from home!

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

I am so frustrated! I know I could have done better with my photos but do you think I could get my glass doors unlocked with one hand while they glided around my verandah in front of my nose! AARRGGHHH! So frustrating! One day I WILL get a shot I feel worthy of my wall! I WILL! They are my animal! The one that I feel privilege to see!

Not sure what is going on here?

Not sure what is going on here?

Yellow-tailed Black Cockies. They must know me by now! This freaky lady that rushes out to say hi whenever they glide by!

Yellow-tailed Black Cockies. They must know me by now! The freaky lady that rushes out to say hi whenever they glide by!

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

A friend who visits and we know then the weather is bad in the highlands!

Have a great week!

Nomewome

 

Wear it this way Mum!

Catapult Earth Merino Tee Made in Tassie!

Catapult Earth Merino Tee Made in Tassie!

Now honestly, I’m back on the path of discovery. What beautiful light we had tonight….. totally out of the blue when the weather has been so crap! That is raining and cold for at least 6 weeks now. I’m starting to think we live in the Antarctic region where in winter, the penguins never see the light of day! But today for the briefest of times it showed it’s face and I thought I would get daughter no. 2 in one of our merino tees to give our FB page a bit of a lift!

Was happy with the result and wanted to share!

Cheers

Nomewome

Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

On the beach earlier on in the year!

On the beach earlier on in the year!

Appropriate I thought for this weeks photo challenge!

Have a great weekend!

Nomewome