After proclaiming the beginning of the new year a week ago, I feel I should do it again. My husband made us a bacon, egg, donut breakfast today and the first 3 have gone to their bus stops and the little two are still snoozing. School's in! This is the beginning of real work. I mean it this time! What was I talking about, wanting Christmas break to never end? I must have been crazy! (I tease) Thank you for all the sweet motherly lovey things you said in regards to my last post. Makes it feel like a team effort. What great perspectives. Ahh, you're all so wise, dearies!
My work is ramping up, with a trip this weekend , a new one in Februaury (an exciting invitation I can't wait to share with you) and this one and that one in May, whew, I'm already tired! Fabrics are just one of the many things I design, but it has definitely been the spoiled child lately. Having been a clothing designer for years, it gets back at my heart and I am seeing all my design work through textile goggles these days.
Knowing that I have alot coming up has had me thinking about how on earth I will manage it all, and then I woke up to read Heather's post this morning about the same, in regards to blogging. Wow we really are in the same boat. Only blogging for just a few months, I already can't imagine not doing it regularly. But I can imagine making you read (or not) about what I had for dinner last night while I work away behind the scenes on lots of stuff that is either in progress or can't be shared or is waiting for my seal of approval (lots of those items lying around). Although, pretty food pictures are fun.
I used to think that I would be happy doing nothing but this or this in the corner of a quiet studio, day in, day out. But as soon as I opened a boutique in1995, I was bit (hard) by the bug of selling stuff that I made and designed. It took a few years to learn to let someone else handle the making and selling, but the design is still all mine. I love the connection it gives me. I love product. I love trend (though I love to not love trend too). I love teaching people stuff. I love people enjoying what I've made enough to bring it into their homes. What a feeling that is!! In fact, I've been milling around thoughts of selling some of my own items, right here out of the studio. But I want it to be something that you can't get anywhere else. I'd love to sell you my fabrics, but maybe in a way that you can't get at the stores. Lots of ideas. Kits or goody bags of fabrics n' such is one thought. Any takers? If you have thoughts on it I'd love to know, either a comment or email.
Oh and here are some glamour shots of the Bohemian quilt I made awhile ago. I'm to be featured in an Australian quilt mag this spring so I'm gathering lovely photos to pretend like I live in a lovely and perfect place. Oh and there have been some other interesting requests along those lines, that I look forward to sharing when (if) they materialize.
New beginning friends! Join me! xoxo,AM