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Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Farm Chicks

Serena from The Farm Chicks will be attending The Creative Connection Event in Minneapolis in Sept.  She will be signing her books and will be one of the women-in-business panelists.  Lots of fun peeps at this show!  Check out her website and blog and hear about her new shop in Spokane, WA with all things Farm Chicks!

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Weekend

Jump-startin the morning! After all, it is FRIDAY!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sweat Shop

OK..enough of the family stuff. It's been a real sweat shop around here...cutting, matching, sewing, writing, designing blah blah blah! A few pics to prove it:
Finished bags.
Matchwork and patchwork (more all over the floor too)!
More finished bags.
Multiple cuttings.  Better get back to work!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pretty In Pink

I love this pic of my Emily with her dear friend Kylie.  They have actually been mistaken for sisters which cracks me up since Ky is like a foot taller than Emily!  They are both very sweet and very cute.  And funnnny!  You should hear them sing!!!
You read about Kaylin in the previous post...she, Emily and Kylie are like "The Three Amigos"!  Or is it "Charlies Angels"?  Oh ya I's "The Three Stooges"!! hee hee
Kaylin, Kylie and Emily, three of my favorites in the whole wide world!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Photo Shoot

This morning we're doing a photo shoot with Emily's dear friend KK of Kaylin Ishak Photography She does the most amazing things with her photography! She will be snapping pics of my new purse and apron designs for the covers of my new patterns. My girls will be the models. As soon as the patterns are printed I'll be selling them in my Etsy shop. I'll post some pics of the shoot, should be a kick with all those girls!

Kaylin Ishak
Emily and KK, friends since 1st grade!

Kaylin and Emily

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Studio

OH MY GOSH AM I EXCITED!!! Hubby put my new shelving together that we bought at IKEA in Seattle so after a day-and-a-half I finally got it all organized.  Love the new storage! 
Both machines have their own 1950's vintage tables...they are so sturdy!
The computer corner.  The fam can still be at the computer but not in my way and I don't have to push a sewing machine out of the way to make room for the laptop anymore when I'm writing patterns!
The new cutting table is "THE BOMB"!  FYI:  That's the teen saying for "Awsome" these days!  Most of my fabrics are stored in the boxes in the cubbies by color.
My faborite books are at eye level at right at "the ready"!
Design assistant Chloe, exhausted after all that organizing!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Meet Jo

This lovely lady is Jo Packham, creator of Where Women Create Magazine. It's a beautiful publication that comes out quarterly and features great photos and stories of artists and their studios.  She, along with Nancy Soriano, are also the creators of The Creative Connection event which is happening in Minneapolis in September.  My business, Pom Poms and Polkadots, will be a vendor at their Handmade Market!!  Can't wait!  There will be so many talented people there and it will be such a great time! Check out their websites and

Thursday, July 1, 2010


So, Kristen's friend Kelsey (one of our extra kids) donned one of my aprons and struck a pose in my messy sewing room and here's how it turned out!  Teenagers!  Ya gotta love em!!  She was trying to be B.A. but she started cracking up!