back in more ways than one

We're back in business... sort of. As far as we know the kids' school still has no power so we're not sure when they're starting up again. There are still many homes and businesses in our area that have no electricity. We came back home on Thursday night and were lucky enough to get power two hours later. We were beyond excited.

Thank you to everyone that kept tabs on us during this whole thing. Your comments and emails meant a lot. Thank you!

It turns out that all our neighbors had fun while making lemonade out of lemons. While they waited for the power to return they had a huge grilled feast as meats thawed out, played Pictionary, drank wine, had the kids playing outside all day (what else was there to do-nice change) and in general had a wonderful time. The camaraderie has continued and today we all went to eat to a restaurant together—all 19 of us.



I managed to get a lot of work done during the weekend and finally made a decision regarding my pattern designs. I will be selling fabric produced at Spoonflower from my Etsy shop (which I had abandoned a while ago). I'm excited about this and I'm really curious to see how I do. I only have the gray fabric in the shop and it's still missing some photos to show scale. I'm still narrowing down the designs and color choices that I'll be offering so I hope to have everything fully up and running in about a week or two. But I just couldn't wait to share the news. Here is a small preview of a design in two colorways. The swatch on the left is the sample I got from Spoonflower to help me with color choices.

24 comments:

  1. SO beautiful! I want to make some Blythe dresses out of your patterns.

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  2. OH my gosh gosh gosh....

    Yay you are back, in all ways..

    And yay about the fabric...! I so love your other stuff but I work in fabric, so double yay for ME!

    Prices? And is there more to come and will there be more than one or two coord. pieces???

    I love to have 3 -4 for my projects, and a stripe! I sooo need a stripe...

    Sheesh, demanding little bugger aren't I. Sorry, you have me terribly excited here!

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  3. Just saw the fabric on Etsy...love the design and that price was for a fat quarter?

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  4. Glad to hear you and your neighbours are ok, it must have been so scary, we have heard a lot about it on the news in the UK. What better way to pull through than getting together for a party! Look forward to the new fabrics in your Etsy shop they look great.

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  5. Thanks everyone! :)
    Yes, Carissa. The price if for a fat quarter. If I find there to be interest for yardage I'll be setting that up at a different price.

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  6. very cool! congrats! and so glad to hear you have power again!

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  7. yippee! just got some from your shop - wow I'm so excited :)

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  8. I am so jealous. You got your power back on Thursday while I got mine on last night.

    Even worse you now have some fabulous fabric.

    I think I look good in green (with envy, that is!).

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  9. Phew! I'm so glad you're back home, safe and sound! It's so sweet to hear how all your neighbors pulled together to have a great time, despite the circumstances! And the fabric is fantastic!

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  10. Alice -You're too funny! I'm so sorry that you had to wait longer than us but I'm glad that you're up and running again.

    And thank you Stephanie for being the first one to purchase some of my fabric!!! :)

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  11. I do believe that I snapped up your last piece! It will work great as part of a pillow cover for our living room -- we jut painted our walls grey. So glad to hear that you're back to semi-normal with power and all. ;)

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  12. Oh yeah! I can't wait to see this in your living room. I'm so flattered! :)

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  13. Your work is beautiful!

    Friendly regards,
    Magda

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  14. love the two patterns. i'm sure they will be a hit.

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  15. Welcome back - glad to hear you got lots done during the weekend! I tried...and tried!

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  16. Wow, great stuff! Sounds like you had fun with the neighbours and the fabric looks amazing! Congrats on getting some produced!

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  17. I think the screensaver design you did a while back for the kids computer would make a most wonderful fabric. I'd love love love it if you would. hint hint.
    and as a Texas-Ex patriot, I must say, you guys did a great job taking this Ike mess in stride.

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  18. Glad to hear that things are getting back to normal. How wonderful that your neighborhood decided to make the best of their ordeal. The cookout and the games sounds like so much fun! The new fabric in your etsy store look great. Can't wait to see more!

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  19. I love that fabric! I'm in desperate need for some fabric with orange and blue (and neutrals/browns) so I really hope you offer those colors in yardage..

    Best of luck getting back to normal!

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  20. I hope everything settles down so you can do some more blogging! I love to read!

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  21. How exciting! I love your spoons fabric.

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  22. It's really nice to get back into the swing of things, isn't it?

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