Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Get What You Give

We've surely said it before, but we love what we do and where we do it for so many reasons. Spring is beginning to show its face and warm us right down to our souls. It also gives us warm fuzzies to hear feedback from our customers.

Better still is to see kids in our clothes.

Living in a small (and sweetly supportive) community affords us this opportunity somewhat often, but it never fails to make our hearts go pitter-pat. Particularly when they're captured on film in the Spring sunshine by one of the most talented photographers we know.

Thanks for the warm fuzzies, Briana.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Beauty in the Gap

When I first became pregnant with Tallulah I got a lot of comments about having another baby seven years after the first one. Some were positive but the majority seemed to focus on the negatives, like "they won't be close to each other because they'll be into different things" - "you'll have one in high school and one in first grade" - " the baby will just get into her stuff and annoy her" - " when the first one finally leaves the nest, you will still have an 11 year old" blah, blah, blah. Personally, I think with enough effort put forth any family situation can work. Where all members feel close and connected.
So to all the skeptics out there (none of you guys of course) here are just a few bonuses of having a large gap in ages.

The girls don't seem to mind a bit, and I love it so much I may just wait seven more years until the next one.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

For the Everyday Woman

A few well-placed words of encouragement for those who don't (get to?) spend a whole bunch of time in front of a mirror every day.

And well performed, I might add.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Dreaming up Dresses

If ever there was a time to be inspired to make some new dress designs, it is now. The muse is upon me and is coming from all different directions. What, with all the high fashion of the Oscars, which is really just as much about the dresses as it is about the films. And the winner (declared so by my Academy of One) is...

Diane Kruger.

*photo property of*

Next, there's the release of Alice in Wonderland, which I loved and can barely stop thinking about since we saw it four days ago. Amidst her fantastic Wonderland surroundings, our heroine is featured in at least four fantastic frocks. Here's one, but you must see the movie yourself to view this Academy's choice for Best Dress in this category. It's actually a tie between two: one which is whipped up by the Mad Hatter in seconds and the other demanded to be made for Alice by the Red Queen. See it. See it.

Bonus Trivia (and, um, Dork Alert!): Did you know that the Mad Hatter's frazzled orange hair and fallow skin is the result of overexposure to mercury in the hat-making process?

Sorry, I can't help myself.

Finally, lately the girls and I just can't get enough of Project Runway. It's really the only reason I've ever wanted TV, but that's why God made Netflix. We've been rushing the mailbox like fiends, and we're only on Season 5. (perhaps another Dork Alert?) The show has inspired all of us: I've been trying my hand at pattern-making; Eden's walk has taken on a certain dramatic sway of the hips; and Mazzy's been doing her own designing.

I know, right?!

Stay tuned here and watch our shop as Spring nears to see what's come of all this drawing and dreaming.