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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Chaotic Bliss

This "arrangement" doesn't look quite as chaotic in black & white as it does in color. As you can see I love a good contrast and you can see it with a whole different "eye" in black & white. The sewing room has been completely taken over by polkadots! To the point my kids come in and say, "holy cow mom do you think you have enough black and white polkadots?" There's just something about black & white...I mean seriously...look at my living room furniture. And that pic hasn't been adjusted!
Aprons in assembly-line.


Maybe the kids are right...too much black & white...Oh...I. Think. Not.

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Patterns

New patterns have arrived in our Etsy shop! The Mod Girl Purse pattern is now available for purchase at
http://www.etsy.com/shop/pompomsandpolkadots. We are all so excited to finally see all the hard work come to life! Two more patterns coming this week!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fall Around the Corner

The last few days our nights have been nice and cool, some mornings too. Makes me think of Fall with the kids going back to school next week. Can't wait to put out my Fall deocorations but I won't do it until after school starts. I promise I won't!...well maybe just a cute glass pumpkin or two! Tomorrow's high is 95 though so I guess we'll turn our thoughts back to summer for a few more days. Came up with this apron for a fun Fall project. Even cut a kit to go with the new pattern. Taking them toThe Creative Connection in a few weeks! You should see some of the fun kits we're putting together here at Pom Poms and Polkadots!
P.S. I even saw a few trees changing colors yesterday! hee hee

Monday, August 23, 2010

Nancy and Jo

Aren't these gals beautiful? And smart too! Both are editors, authors, visionaries, moms, creative souls, entrepreneurs, etc,etc,etc! They are the co-founders of The Creative Connection event coming up in September in Minneapolis. You wouldn't believe the work they have done and the team they have put together to make this incredible event happen. This is sure to be the art event of the year! Can you tell I'm excited to go? I realize that's all I talk about anymore but my whole summer has been spent gearing up for this event. I've been working hard getting things designed, written, printed, cut, decorated, developed, sewn, created, packed and shipped!! Whew! Even put the fam to work: son is the computer extrodinaire, hubby building displays for booth and ordering supplies, teenage girls are sewing and helping with computer work and of course Chloe the design assistant is...well... fast asleep at the moment!! Darn dog! Click on Nancy and Jo's websites on my sidebar to read all about the happenings at this fun event!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

If you haven't visited Earth Angels' blog you're really missing out! Jen O'Connor is loads of fun! She has one of those smiles that look like she's up to something or going to bust into laughter at any moment! She will be at The Creative Connection and I'm very anxious to see her and all of her stuff (she actually sells items for LOTS of artists from all over the country) and she's quite the photographer! Jen was also featured in the Winter 2008 issue of Where Women Create Magazine. Stop on over and see what she's up to at http://earthangelstoys.blogspot.com/ . You'll be glad you did!
That's Jen on the right. See what I mean about that smile?!! She is posing with her friend Caramia of
"Hotcakes".

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Look at the cute little couches and chairs on this fabric, cute huh? Whodathunk to put couches and chairs on fabric?  My mom used to call couches davenports.  Haven't heard that term since I was a kid. Kinda silly I know but makes me smile! hee hee...Bet my sister remembers and is chuckling cuz I know she's reading this today! Have a great weekend!



Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Meet Molly

Meet my new assistant Molly! She usually works with my lovely friend Annette but she let me "borrow" Molly to take with me to The Creative Connection. Molly will be working very hard modeling aprons and purses in my booth. She had a photo shoot today and I think she's exhausted! Haven't heard a word out of her all evening! You might catch a glimpse of her on Annette's blog now and then http://www.dancindaisydesigns.blogspot.com/. Annette has a beautiful personality and it really shines through on her blog. Start your day out with some
"pretty" and check it out!!




Didn't know Molly was a purse snob! She didn't like the first purse she showed with this apron so she ran and grabbed a different one!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Sneak Peak before the Sneak Peak

 Just a little sneak peak of a few of my new purses I'm taking to the Sneak Peak  at The Creative Connection event.  Gearing up! Can't wait! SO EXCITED!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hot Off The Press!

New pattern covers hot off the press! SO Excited! Been dying to share my new patterns with you...Don't you think Kaylin did a great job with the photos and graphics?!! If you click on the picture you can see a larger image. There is one more purse pattern on its way soon! Hope to have these patterns for sale in my Etsy shop in the next couple of weeks. I'll be taking these patterns, kits and finished purses and aprons to The Creative Connection in September...SO EXCITED...sorry I already said that didn't I?!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Run, don't walk!

Run, don't walk! Go get the latest copy of Where Women Create magazine! This has to be their funnest issue ever! (Of course I say that for every issue, but seriously this time...I'm just sayin!)
All the women in this issue will be at The Creative Connection Event. Can't wait to meet all of them...inspiration and creativity will be around every corner! Click on my sidebar to learn more about Where Women Create and The Creative Connection Event!