Well, I've been busy...that's for sure. Like everyone else in the world I guess, I mean I don't know anybody who isn't ridiculously busy these days. Was it always this way? Been having some fun in the midst of the craziness (patterns shipping, Darla samples to sew, 2 other collections to finish by the deadline) though. Just got my sample yardage of Darla so I've been sewin up a storm. It really is my favorite part of this thing. It's weird though because when I first take the fabric out of the box I always think, "oh no, I've made a huge mistake...this, this and this should be different". But as soon as start sewing I start falling in love. It happened again, I love my girl Darla. Taking pics of Ava decked out in Darla today was so fun and reminded why the really busy pace right now is worth it. I mean, it feels weird to admit, but fabric makes me just stupidly happy.
Patterns have been selling incredibly well so thank you so much to everyone who's bought them for themselves or their store. I just really mean thank you from my heart as it means the hard work is paying off and hopefully the things I design are making other people happy.
I've missed blogging, haven't even been reading my favorite blogs which I really miss but I have been seriously bogged down. So busy in fact that I had to turn down an incredibly exciting and flattering opportunity, a book. I never thought I would turn down such a thing, I mean jeez a book with my name on it, crazy. But it wasn't the exact right project at the exact right time so I had to be mature (no easy feat for me) and turn it down. Hopefully, the right book project at the right time will present itself because I'd love to do it.
But I am excited about some other upcoming things. Got to work with Matthew Mead, the amazing, incredibly talented stylist and author for a Christmas shoot in Country Home. Matthew is a complete genius in my opinion and also a completely lovely person. I'll post pics of it as soon as I get the magazine.
Anyway, I'll be back soon, really!!!! No, I mean it, soon....