Well, I've been having a lovely Sunday playing with swatches of French Hatbox, and going to Starbucks for hot chocolate, and taking a walk with my crazy family, it's always an adventure with them truly.
Trying to get ideas for samples to make for market with FH. I think it would be fun to make a little crazy patchwork dress, maybe for a little one. Won't be getting any real yardage for a while but like to just play to start getting ideas.
Have to tell you I'm always a little nervous about putting up a new collection, I mean you all are so incredibly supportive and just plain nice but there's always the chance that someone won't like it and will say so, which would be ok, but, ya know, I want you to like it!
Obviously this collection is super fem, the colors do remind me of the Sophia Coppola film, Marie Antoinette, all sherbet and candy. It's allllll girl, sort of like a sugar cookie with pink icing and those cool silver sprinkle things on top, and I can't wait to make some pretty things for Ava's bed with it...
By the way, I am a total Facebook convert. It is way fun to be able to keep up with people in real time that way. After I got over the initial weirdness of it (if you join it's likely you'll run into people you haven't seen or heard from since kindergarten) I really got into being able to just check in with what my friends and creative peeps are doing in real time. It's just fun, like a real conversation that you can participate in but don't have to.
I even started a group there called Proud to be a Haus-Frau. I put it up as kind of a joke between me and my best girl but apparently it resonated because we already have 44 members. Here's the description I put on Facebook:
For all women who are so busy schlepping kids around that they find themselves make-up less at kids soccer games, the supermarket, work, etc. on a regular basis. You know who you are, women who haven't had quite enough "mirror time" since their first baby! But are strangely happy that life is so full even if it means they don't always get a daily shower in! Haus-fraus unite! Let the world know about "Haus-Frau Chic."
This group was inspired by my best friend who, when given the eye by a cute guy on the street, exclaimed "don't look at me, I'm a haus -frau." This cracked me up and ever since then I take every opportunity that presents itself to describe myself as a (very proud) Haus-frau.
Come join if you are indeed a Haus-Frau!
Hope all you wonderful people had a wonderful Super Bowl Sunday!!!