I decided to start this blog quite awhile ago. Unfortunately, time hasn't been on its side. I often find myself standing at the cutting table or driving across town to pick up appliqued shirts, and all the while blogging in my head. Tonight was one of those nights. I've always felt that my business was a very personal one and that the journey itself has always been just as important to me as the end result of creating a wonderful, comfortable, ridiculously cute line. And so it is that I want to share more about what I do everyday, what it takes to keep the business going, and hopefully inspire someone else to make their passion their job... and remain their passion.
It's just after 9pm on Friday night and I'm working late in the studio. I just packed up a box for a store order and thought how proud I was of the pieces going into the box. No, I didn't sew every one of them. (Quite thankfully!) But I did just sew all 12 of the Pixie Pockets and stitch them onto the tanks one by one. Then I checked each piece of the order, tagged them, folded them, wrapped them in tissue and lovingly placed them into the tissue lined box. Every little detail that goes into each order has a little piece of me wrapped up with it. This is what I do and that is what I love.
Only six more orders to fulfill tonight. Then I will be able to sleep restfully without worrying about the business for the night. It has been a long time since I've been able to go a whole weekend without worrying about what I should be doing here in the studio. This weekend I will try.