(just to calm any fears, joys, etc. that anyone may be having…no we are not adopting again…so far it is just the six of us and one crazy spoiled ShihTzu)
I LOVE my clothesline. If I only used it for sheets I would still be happy, but it gets more use than that. My dear, dear friend and I talked forever about getting a clothesline in our yards. When she called to tell me her husband was making one for both of us, I squealled…and I am not the type to squeal.
So imagine, the other morning, the neighbors seeing me out putting clothes on the line on a cool winter morning. But wait, what the heck is their odd neighbor up too? Those clothes are not wet. They are bright and springy, fresh and stylish…not her usual laundry line digs. Now she is taking pictures, yeah, she’s finally lost it. All those hours in the winter cooped up with her kids finally did her in.
It was too nice not to. I put the kids in front of a movie to keep them out of the muddy back yard. (Of course, it didn’t work, they were at the back door wondering why I was allowed to go out in the muddy yard.) I hung the dresses, fixed the knots just so, and took a few shots in the natural light. Don’t they look so pretty! So here is the news:
I am opening a shop on etsy, I have fabric on order, the countdown is on!
It won’t be hundreds of dresses and tops, but enough to keep me sewing (my new therapy that doesn’t kick my butt like yoga…which I’m still doing and still hurting.) I will take custom orders for specific pieces. I will work with farics I love to place ready-to-wear pieces online for sale. I will work with fabrics you love to make pieces for your loved ones. It is still in the planning stages, but I have a name (inspired by Ilean the dog) and I will announce here when it is open for business!
Ok, deep-down inside, I am nervous and a bit scared about it. It’s outside my norm, but I can’t wait to get started! All that to say, be nice. I am already doubting myself, but pushing through anyhow.