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Friday, 26 July 2013

Toodles Noodles










Beautiful stationery, gift wrapping, totes,
 prints & much more, I am loving Liora's range


Gift Wrapping


Let's chat with Liora as she shares some more... 

How did Toodles Noodles begin...

I am originally from California and moved to New Zealand about 6 years ago. I found myself suffering from some insomnia back in early 2011. I've always wanted to have my own business and seeing as I suddenly found myself with quite a bit of time, I decided why not give it a go!





Toodles Noodles



I love your business name! Where did it come from...

When Toodles Noodles originally started it was a business that was run by me and my sister in the US. I would design everything and she would print and ship. Since our middle name is Nudel, we quickly got the nickname Noodle growing up. When trying to come up with a name for our business we wanted something close to our hearts and easy to remember. One night we were signing off as usual saying "toodles noodles" when I yelled "that's it!" - the name stuck.

She Believed ~ Print

What is your daily routine...

First I check my phone for emails, facebook notifications, orders that may have come in during the night. Quick protein shake and out the door to the day job (I'm a full-time graphic designer for another company). During lunch I get back to any enquiries that may have come in during the morning and do a social media update. Once the work day is done, I try to make it to the gym then back home to finish any items of business for TN. Which usually includes answering emails, updating social media, packing orders, blog posts and if lucky doing some new designs. Rinse and repeat.



Stay Awesome ~ Tote Bag


Do you design and make all of your products...

Yup!


What do you love about owning your own business...


I'm my only limitation. If a new design or product comes to mind, I don't have to run it by anyone as I'm the boss and anything goes!


Cupcake Toppers


What is your favourite product that you make...

Oh there are so many to pick from! If I had to pick one it would be the perpetual calendar. My mom always had one hanging in the kitchen - it reminds me a lot of home.

How do you stay motivated...

The amazing feedback and support I get from people who follow TN. Every time I start getting frustrated or that "blank" feeling my customers always seem to pick me right back up. One of the best parts of running my own business is seeing the joy people get from my products. It's such an amazing, heart warming feeling.


Fabric Gift Wrap



Do you have any advice for others thinking
of starting a business...

If you don't try you'll never know. Have a clear vision of what you want to create, who your audience is, what your goals are and run with it. A clear business plan (as annoying as they are) will be your best friend in the end.





Bows Bows Bows Gift Card





How do you relax...


I LOVE to cook. I really love coming up with new meals, trying out new recipes, and turning individual ingredients into something new and delicious. Lately I'm into trying out a new soup recipe every week - delish!


Where to from here for Toodles Noodles...


Oh gosh... only time will tell! Though I can say that there are a few collaborations in the works and some new gift wrap designs for the holidays - yay!





Full of Hearts Paper Garland



Connecting and Buying...


Pop over and view Liora's gorgeous website www.toodlesnoodles.com

Visit her online shops here:
Etsy
Society6

Toodles Noodles also has a list of retailers in NZ, see her website for details.

Pop over and 'like' and connect on Facebook

Twitter: @tootsnoots
Instagram: @tootsnoots
Phone: 021 808 464
Email: hello@toodlesnoodles.com




There are so many beautiful designs at Toodles Noodles and Liora is clearly one talented designer! I look forward to following her business.


Giveaway...

Liora has very kindly given me two of her gorgeous notepads to giveaway! To enter please follow the giveaway tab at the top of my Facebook page. Winner will be announced on my blog on Friday 2 August at 8pm. Good luck everyone!








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