Thursday, October 7, 2010
so here's where it all began/begins!
my daughters forced me to it.
no, that's not totally accurate...their presence inspired me to it...
inspired me to create for them. for other kids. for friends. for strangers. for neighbors. for children anywhere and everywhere!
my sewing addiction began with this gift:
my first project on the machine was the banner that hangs in our playroom/craft space...the project went horribly. i had to call four different relatives who have sewing backgrounds to bail me out on multiple occasions.
--i sold so many of them last holiday season in my old shop (still open by the way for hair accessories and the like) that i was forced to better my novice skills.
and an absolute love for dressing my girls in fun, kinda funky, bright and unexpectedly un-youthful patterns and styles molded from my hands...and you get this...
do you know the song, "chickadee, chickadee! fly through my window. chickadee chickadee fly through my window...find molasses candy" ? that cheerful, upbeat and contagious children's song caught my daughter's ear and now lingers in mine. i thought its message and mode aligned well with my ideas for a new shop...cheerful, upbeat, contagious. hopefully this blog and the behind the scenes view it will offer will be just those adjectives (and more!).