...a (not-so) little girl from Kansas went to market. Yeah, that's right, I'm going to blog about market now after over a month. What's it to ya? Besides, John thought he was last and someone needed to help him out of that. lol! Well okay, it might also be because I have something kind of, sort of, important (to me at least!) to tell you :)
I'm going to back track a wee bit.
I believe I mentioned one or ten times I had booked my trip and been so graciously invited by the amazing Melissa Averinos to join she and her bestie Beth Dunn at a fabulous bed and breakfast for the stay in Minneapolis, MN. When Beth and I arrived at the B&B after meeting up at the airport this amazing piece of gorgeousness greeted me as I walked through the door. Now I know I showed you this pretty little peacock before but I didn't fully explain the significance. Yes, I happen to have a bit of a vintage chenille bedspread addiction, but it was more than that. I was a million shades of nervous about this trip. I almost backed out until Melissa extended her invitation and then the timing felt like fate. So when I walked through the door and saw this sweet bird greet me, I seriously about fell the heck over. I may have screamed.
You see, I was putting all my eggs in one basket with this trip and I carried them all in my little petal messenger bag that I designed for market especially to carry this important package. What was in this little package that had me shaking in my shoes?
After screaming and possibly dragging Beth into my room to show her and explain why I had gone completely mad I pulled out my sketch book and my design portfolio and dropped them on the bed to show her.
That, my dear friends, is a tiny little sneakie peak at my design portfolio on the left and my sketch book in the center lying on their sister-spread. I was at market to show my portfolio and and try to sign with a fabric company as a licensed fabric designer. It was a goal that I achieved and that I hope to tell you and show you a lot more about soon.
And since my peeps over at the Portland Modern Quilt Guild scooped me, I better just tell you now!
My name is Violet Craft. I am a wife, a mother, a children's clothing designer, a craft-a-holic-maker and I just happen to be the new licensed designer for Michael Miller Fabrics.
OMG, that feels so darn good. I won't have anything out for MANY VERY LONG MONTHS so your patience is greatly appreciated. In the meantime I hope to fill these posts with my journey to becoming a fabric designer and some fun reveals and projects along the way.
So, come on, let's ride this train!