Thursday, October 29, 2009

Spring 2010 Preorder Time! Girls Edition...

I did this last fall and had LOTS of interest in placing preorders for Spring 2010 outfits. A few reasons to preorder:

  • Get your outfits EARLY in the season
  • Get your outfits at a slightly discounted price
  • If you order NOW you can use these outfits as Christmas gifts!
  • Get your outfits before anyone else!
  • FREE shipping!
I'll only be offering this through the blog, and only on select designs. The preorder option will only be available for two weeks, so order as soon as possible!

And now....for the designs:

"Emma" 2pc capri set in Flower Power (shown here as pants)


"Alice" Dress in Darla


A major change

I realized that I have left out lots of details about the store, Sweet Dreams Designs, trunk shows, my trip to Quilt Market and lots of other things that some may be interested in reading. But it seems that everything is happening so fast and leaving little time to blog about it. So, I'm thinking it may just be best to skip ahead. Maybe...just maybe I'll have time to go back and fill in the blanks!

I have felt for the past few weeks, as I'm finishing up trunk show orders, that I'm kind of spinning in circles waiting for this big change. Like nothing else can happen until I "get this list done". The first thing on that list was moving my mother in law into our home. Not as scary as it sounds! The move went well, and Jeanette and "Miss Kitty" are living in our basement (aka The Mancave). However, the "cave" has been transformed and has turned into quite a cute little home for Jason's mom! The second thing on the list, of course, was finishing up trunk show orders. I had to finish the orders before I could do the big thing #3! The third thing was moving my entire sewing studio to the second floor of the shop!

I have been very anxious to get this done for several reasons. I'd like to be as "hands on" at the store as I possibly can as well as still keep up my sewing for Sweet Dreams Designs and Grandmother's Joy. I can't do that if I'm stuck behind a machine at home. Another positive thing about moving is that it is out of my house! I feel like if I can put myself on a schedule and sew at the store during work hours, then when I come home I can spend time with my husband and be a wife. It would also be nice for my rear end to see my couch cushions once a while! Granted, I'm not much of a couch sitter, since there is always SOMETHING to be done when running a household! But, on occasion it would be nice to sit alongside Jason and watch Thursday night TV!

So, now I am facing a major change in the way I do "business". In order to put myself on a schedule, that means getting up and getting ready and hitting the road every morning! I'm sitting here writing this in my PJ's at 11am, thinking "what have I done!?!?!?!" lol....

As soon as everything is arranged, I'll post pictures of the new studio. It's not super cute or anything, but I think it will be more functional than my home studio since it is much larger and has built in shelves, an attic, etc. It also has a bathroom, refrigerator and microwave, so I may never have to leave!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Busy October

Thursday I leave for Houston for the International Quilt Market! I'm a little nervous about traveling all by my little ol' self, but I'm guessing I'll make it there alright! I'm meeting up with a bunch of crafty girls like myself that I have become friends with over the past year through.....TWITTER! Yes, my online friends will come to life this week!

I'm meeting up with Mary on Thursday evening, and then staying with Missy and Liz on Friday and Saturday. Then all along the way, I'll be meeting Patty (who you have all heard me talk about before...pattern testing, fab fabrics, etc), Paula (more fabulous fabrics and some upcoming clothing patterns I can't wait to get my hands on!), and many more great ladies and designers who I can't wait to meet! Oh, and there will be fabric there too! I'm hoping to find the very best to bring back to you guys for upcoming seasons! I'll be bringing my laptop too, so hopefully I'll find time for lots of pictures along the way and maybe a blog post or two! I've been waiting for this trip for months and can't believe it is finally here...making October officially the busiest month of the year.

Last weekend was Jason's sister, Erin's wedding in Rome, GA. Probably one of the prettiest weddings I've been to in a while. It's also possible that we worked harder on this wedding than we did on our own, but it all came together beautifully. It's called teamwork people! It's called family....

Here comes the bride!

Jason's Floral of the many arrangements he made for the wedding!

Speaking of family...we are gaining a family member in our household next week! With the marriage of Erin came the moving in of mom...Jason's mother will be moving in with us within the next week or so. After the wedding festivities, we loaded up a U-Haul and brought all of Jeanette's things back to Birmingham with us and packed them up in a storage unit. We will be transforming Jason's "man cave" into Jeanette's temporary new home. Hee! Not sure exactly what that word means at this point, but time will tell! Until then, as Tim Gunn says...we'll "make it work"!