Sunday, May 16, 2010

Wish you could have shopped with me!

Chosen by random, Kasie, The Art of Life, is the winner of the blog giveaway! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this vintage birthday girl painting she created for her daughter. Isn't it just the BEST? I just have to have a print for my daughter's room! Please Kasie!
Kasie is very talented and I am excited for her to be the winner! I also snagged the image above from her blog. It is a Zoe Pearn design.

I appreciate everyone for entering the giveaway! It was a lot of fun and your sweet comments and words of encouragement motivated me to work on my new pattern!
I attended the Craft Renegade Fair in Austin yesterday. WOW! Talk about some inspiration! There were over 2oo vendors from all over the country (most of them have Etsy shops). I felt like I found my "people". 200 etsy shop owners all in one building! Ahhh! I loved getting to talk it up with shop owners and see their newest creations and all of their hard work pay off. I also decided I am going to do some travel this next year to a few shows around the country. I really love to travel and love to connect with other crafty people.

I really wish I could meet my customers on Etsy in person to really get to know you all!
What was hot, hot, hot? Fascinators! I didn't see any baby ones though but there were felt, silk flower, cotton fascinator headbands and hats everywhere so get to work on yours and take it to the craft fair because they will sell, sell, sell all the day long and you will be one busy girl (as if you aren't already right?)
I left with a huge desire to create something, wool felt in tow purchased at The Stitch Lab.
This is the store where you can find fabric for your wedding party's gowns and even your own bridal gown. It is a small, quaint little unassuming shop but when you open the doors, you venture inside to a seamstresses paradise! She has the best collection of rhinestone buttons from all over the world and silk dupioni in 50 different vivid colors. My newest pattern will be coming out by the end of July. I am designing a children's tutu vintage couture dress. I can't wait to share it! I am in the hunting/gathering stage of design and sketching. I am thrilled because my daughters Ava and Addison will be my little models this time and so I am making them just for them. I am really keeping in mind what a 4 year old loves to wear.

Off to work!


sweeter than cupcakes said...

Wow! Can't wait to see the new pattern. Sounds fantastic!!

Cameron said...

You sound energized and inspired! Can't wait to see what you do with all that new stuff!

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Oh my goodness!!!!! Thank you so much!! I was shocked when I saw that I had won. I'm so excited. And thank you so much for your kind words about my art. It is my hope to begin selling my work in the future and you have given me a lot of encouragement. :) Thank you so much again!