Sunday, January 25, 2009

New Robes!

Yesterday I spent a nice afternoon working on two of three more robes that'll go up in my store soon. And since I went through an inexplicable blue period last November and STILL haven't sold off any of that stuff (what's with the blue hate, people?) I went with a round of pretty, feminine pink. 'Sides, it ties in well with Valentines day!

I went with a soft coral pink and white with one robe - very restful, I thought. The pink is from (LOVE that place!) and the white is from Joann's. It has the faintest of patterns embossed on it which seems to give it some nice depth, not that you can see it from here.

This is my favorite. The body fabric is from a cute little quilting store near Austin that we stopped in on while visiting my grandparents over Thanksgiving. Sooo soft and smooth and great colors. And the velvet adds such a great, luxurious edge to the look.

I still have to press, hem, and topstitch them and clean up the threads but at least you can see what they look like! I'm proud of them.

Friday, January 2, 2009

A peek at my 2009 plans

I apologize for letting this blog slip. I've got the standard excuses of end of semester crunches, holiday rushes, and the like but really I just plain forgot to post. I resolve to do better this coming year!

And as for this coming year, I've got some big plans!

I'll try not to give away too much but a few things I'm working on -

- Solidifying my Grace Tunic pattern and finding a consistent supplier for the fabric so I can offer them made-to-order in a range of colors

- Offering both the Grace Tunic and the Lara Robe in a wider range of sizes.

- Continuing to expand my line of therapy bags and related spa items

- Bath tea? Maybe?

- And, my biggest, most exciting project: A small line of patterns specifically geared towards the beginning seamstress. With DVD instructions included, to make it all the easier for a newbie to sit down at the machine and make something they're proud of.

Obviously that last one will take a LOT of work and funding so it might be a while before you see it ... but hopefully it'll roll out this year! So keep coming back for updates and I promise I'll be far better about keeping this blog fresh!