Saturday, January 12, 2008

Counting down the days...

... until I can use this baby! I picked up the coral print last week on my shopping trip with Emma. I was on the fence about it, but the price gets me every time. I paired it with this striped fabric scrap....they are perfect...I mean perfect together. Of course, now I am on the hunt for more of that stripe! The inside and the covered button are a blue floral that is also perfect.

I also have been formulating a new plan for lulu belle. The past few years have been great and very successful (who knew) but, I was crazy busy! Spending most of the day and every evening sewing to fill orders, it was exhausting and got to be a bit boring. I had no time to create new stuff.
So, I am cutting WAY back on custom parties and turning my focus on wholesale, art shows, fundraising trunk shows, and ETSY. We will see how it goes. I started this as an outlet, to use my creativity, to get out of the house and spend time with grown ups, and to have fun. I was not at all prepared for success. And I am to much of a control freak to let anybody else do the sewing. I am very excited and have been busy creating all sorts of new things!

This weekend plans, instead of me sewing all day and night, Emma and I are going to do some shopping for her new bedroom, that I will finally have time to finish. Who's kidding who, start!
And Sunday, the whole clan off to an ice skating party.

And so the Year of Me is off to a good start, don't you think?

14 comments:

lisagh said...

Gorgeous!!!

pinkpolkadotaa said...

Cute bag! Good for you on the year of you :)

Kerry said...

Love the navy blue cord belt on etsy!

Cloggsy said...

I have to say, that bag is absolutely gorgeous!

Meg said...

That bag is darling!

I think your plan to cut back is so smart. Good for you! Yes, the year is starting out great, and I hope for you it just gets better. Good luck with your daughter's room, you know we'll be wanting to see it!

Beth G. said...

I love the coral print! Adorable bag:)

V y Yo said...

I love the bag!!!! how can I get it!!!!

melissa c said...

Fabulous summer bag - love it!

Melissa

suburban prep said...

The bag is fabulous.
So cute.
You are so creative. I am sure you will find other fabrics just like it to creat.
Keep up the Year of You.

tulipmom said...

Sounds like your Year of You is off to a great start. I can't wait to see pics of your daughter's room.

The Nester said...

Loving the mix of fabrics--I agree, your choices are no less than perfection. Who says you have to wait for warm weather to use it!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

LOVE the bag!

workinthatpreppy said...

i totally understand your cutting back..been there...i work six big hours a week at a cute store here and that actually helps my creativity when i am home. i want to finish sewing my daughter's room...i have found that i enjoy making and giving as gifts but NOT the selling part because it becomes stressful to be required to make it!of course i love the bag

dmmlandcruiser said...

You Go Girl!