Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Out with the Old

It looks like the CPSC is doing some fine-tuning on the new lead testing law that will take effect in February, and that DamestarBaby will be able to keep on truckin'. We officially fall under the "wool and cotton" category that's being exempted.

Whew!

We are, nevertheless, planning to overhaul the shop. We're going to have a massive inventory sale, so keep your eyes peeled for that. And we're going to give ourselves a new name. DamestarBaby still holds a special place in my heart, but it was kind of a hasty decision, to begin with, and I'm really tired of having to say it three times and then spell it (it's D-A-M-E, like Dame Edna (seriously), then "STAR", then "BABY", all one word). Plus, no one ever gets the double capitalization thing right.

This is not to say that our new name will be easier to remember. It's simply not like us to choose something common, and it's pretty late in the game, so half the trouble is finding a name that still has an available domain and Etsy username.

SO, good luck with that, huh?

Just when you all were getting used to us. Well, maybe we'll throw in a few new designs for your trouble.

6 comments:

Amy said...

I told Scarlett to be thinking about ideas for a new name and she came to me the next day with a few suggestions.....
Summer Sun
and
Moon Loom

soulyluna said...

you're what?!?!

soulyluna said...

that means starting over with your etsy store and your blog and your cards and your tags and everything? phewww, seems like a lot of work...

really? i like Damestarbaby :(

soulyluna said...

:( i just read that wool & cotton are exempted, but the dyes used for them are not. so unless you are using only undyed/ natural wool & cotton, you still are not compliant, yet.

Amy said...

soulyluna
Of course we will wait until the law actually passes before we decide what direction DamestarBaby is headed in. We will be sure to abide by the law (whatever it may be) Thanks for looking out for us.

soulyluna said...

yeah, sorry. i was just headed back to delete that comment from your blog. i'm so silly sometimes.
i have an idea...
but i'll email it privately this time ;)