Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Oh Happy Day!
Oh my gosh! It is here! My fabric has arrived. It's quite a whirlwind in the studio. Crazier than ever. Whew! See I am even typing fast. Well I guess you can't tell that. Let me slow down, back up, and explain....
My fabric has arrived and that is exciting. It's hard to believe a year ago I was staying up until all hours of the night designing away on what I hoped might be fabric someday. Fast forward a year later and wow za! I have it in my hands. My wonderful fabric company suggested I make matching buttons. They promoted them along with my fabric and once again, it was more than I could have imagined and we are swamped with orders. I now have three super fantastic employees. Ask me a year ago if I had wanted employees and I would have said no way. Now, I can't imagine life without them. It's so much fun. Next big change from a year ago...a new studio. Yes, I am pretty sure I have sworn, on several different occasions, that I would not move my studio again. But that was way before all of the above came into my life. I am currently looking at spaces. It will be a few months before the move and I will keep you posted in future posts. I have taken over every inch of the basement and garage and I still don't have anywhere to set up my Quilt Market booth. Yikes! My family is being patient, but I can tell it's not going to last forever.
So boy... oh boy what can happen in a year. These next two weeks are insane, loads of buttons going out, fabric is shipping, patterns are going to the printer, and I have a big ol bead order. Yes, for those bead fans out there, I am still making them. I promise some new jewelry projects soon, they are designed on my work table. I just need someone to come make them. Got any volunteers?
I guess what I am saying is please stick with me for a few more weeks, I promise to get back to my regular blogging self. I miss you all.
As for fabric, if you check out other fabric designer sites, you'll notice beautiful shots of fabric. They will all be stacked up so neat with flowers and other props. Well, after a weekend of all night(seriously, all night) sewing, here is my new fabric. Embarrassing for it's debut, eh? I will have a pretty shot soon, the photographer was here on Sunday shooting it, I promise.
Below I was able to shoot the three color ways from the fabric samples I have. They are so pretty, if I do say so myself. I wish you could feel them. They are so soft. I am having so much fun sewing with them.
As for the sneak peek at the top of the page....As I mentioned, I am working on four sewing patterns. They are off to the printers this week, fingers crossed, I will reveal more as I can.
Alrighty, I am real Happy I could sneak in some time for a blog post. ...
Have a great day,