Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The green green grass

Yay! The weather is finally warm...really warm. But of course it only seems really warm because it snowed/rained/hailed last week. The mercury finally reached 85 degrees and I was able to get my vegetables in. I do so love Denver but sometimes I long for California and it's long growing season. I'm going to have to baby my veggies to get them to produce between now and September.

There's so much to do in the yard that I'm having a tough time staying in my studio. We're building a sandbox for the boys in the back along my herb garden...they are going to love it. And there's a couple of really tough spots in the yard that finally need to be taken care of (finally after 5 years :-))

The weather is great for the boys as well...they've been couped up in the house since about November. They've been digging and playing in the water. It's so great to be able to take them outside when they get bored...

well, i'm off to the studio to have fun ;-) oh yea, the grass is finally green again!

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Eternal Struggle

I'm back in the studio! yay! I'm feeling very creative today and I've been able to get a lot done. I went to the gym this morning and had a great workout and I think this got my creative juices flowing again...of course it helped that my little Leo had a long nap :-)

But I have a question...Does anyone else fight with their sewing machine as much as I do?!? I have to admit that my machine (I've named Paige :-)) is over 10 years old....and I only spent$125 for it...but I'm not asking it to do much more that stitch straight, nothing fancy. I've grown attached to Paige but, sadly, I'm thinking I need to replace her. But will this really help or is this an eternal struggle?....hmm

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Motivation, PLEASE!

Yikes....i seem to have lost my focus. I was working great, getting a lot done and then I went to California about a week and a half ago to attend my brother's wedding (we had a great time!! It was a beautiful wedding!) and I haven't been able to get my momentum back...what to do? Help! Please comment if you have any advise for keeping oneself motivated....


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Summer Collection

wow...it's time to start my summer collection. I can't wait to get started!

My spring collection is made up of a diverse collection of fabrics...I used whatever caught my eye...or my heart ;-) As a result, most items are one or two of a kind.

For the Summer Collection I'm going to focus on a smaller number of fabrics so that I can make a larger quantity. From a business standpoint it makes sense but from a design standpoint, I'm finding it difficult to narrow the collection to five or 6 fabrics....I love fabric!!!

The Summer Collection will be made up of fabrics from Amy Butler's Midwest Modern collection, Joel Dewberry, Michael Miller/Sandi Henderson and Jennifer Paganelli.... modern florals, asian inspired and nature inspired fabrics. I will post pics of the fabrics soon. The collection will include burp cloths, bibs, changing pads, diaper keepers and minky blankets.

be back soon!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Introducing the new Change-Me-Anywhere(tm) Diaper Keeper

The new Change-Me-Anywhere(tm) Diaper Keeper in Amy Butler Coral MorningGlory fabric.

I love this fabric!!! This picture does not do it justice...it's soooo pretty! (Change-Me-Anywhere(tm) Changing Pad)

long time...no blog

Who knew getting a business up and running could be so much work?!? :-)

A lot has happened in the past two months...I have a thriving business doing something I love. I have been working nonstop to design new products, increase my inventory and create an effective business structure. I've become a momma-sweatshop :-) I absolutely love it! I'm having a great time. I love creating...

Some new things:
1. Change-Me-Anywhere(tm) Diaper Keepers....really fun to make! I love it! Check them out at turtleparktots.etsy.com
2. I'm selling my goodies at a wonderful boutique in Denver's Highland area (4110 Tennyson) "Love Your Earth". If you're in the area you HAVE to check it out! It specializes in locally made and recycled items.
3. My baby boy, Leo, started to crawl at 8 months (He's 9 months now). He loves to move and he's a much happier baby now....but that means no more working while he's awake...he really likes to go for my iron and eat the fabric scraps on the floor. yikes!
4. Spring has finally bloomed here (although it did snow today)....it's tough to stay in the house now that it's nice out side...

some old things:
1. my 10 year old sewing machine! does anyone else spend as much time as I do fighting their sewing machine? my machine has a very strong and stubborn personality...and she doesn't always like me...so frustrating! Hopefully I be able to buy a new one soon...
2. my absolute love of fabric....does anyone else get so excited when they find a new fabric? I get chills....

more soon!