Inspiration Board

Inspiration wall

Here is the beginning of little leona, this is my inspiration board for my first season of patterns.  The first pattern is called the Be Curious Top. I am so excited to get it ready for print.  I make patterns by hand, but will send them off to a company to have them digitized.  I will have an Etsy shop set up to sell downloadable patterns and will also sell paper patterns as well.  I hope you like them!

pattern ready to go

 

Carol

 

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Aug/Sept/Oct 2013

Wow.  I can’t believe I have not posted for three months.  I have been busy in school taking more classes.  I am currently enrolled in Design Principles, Manufacturing Practices, Construction and Pattern Drafting at Apparel Arts in San Francisco.  It is a full load with lots of homework.  My kids think I am crazy because I love doing homework.  I am not accustomed to scheduling homework into my already crazy schedule though.  But it’s all good.  I am ecstatically happy spending as much time as I am in my sewing room.  I am tired but inspired and know it will all be worth it.  Besides doing what gives me life, my biggest hope is that I am setting an example for my kids to chase after their dreams and that it is never too late to start.

I began my path down this dream several years ago when I was much younger, but my children were much younger also.  It wasn’t the right time.  I had way more important dreams to chase back then, dreams of being a good wife and mother and putting my kids and marriage first.  But now it is 11 years later, my kids are older (almost all of them are all grown up,) and they are amazing people.  I am still married to my dream guy and best friend.  I will never regret quitting school back then.  I needed to make that decision and my family needed it.

I have done a lot of growing as a woman.  I understand myself better and have learned to like myself. I have more confidence and a desire to share what I have learned with others.  I hope I can make my imprint on this world in a loving, impactful way.

Here are a few pics of what has been happening in my life over the last few months.

 

My sewing room.

My sewing room.

 

 

Bailey and I attended NY Fashion Week with some YWAM friends and got to dress models for the fashion shows.

Bailey and I attended NY Fashion Week with some YWAM friends and got to dress models for the fashion shows.

 

I went to Mood Fabric while in NY.

I went to Mood Fabric while in NY.

 

Senior portraits for Bailey.

Senior portraits for Button.

 

Making Patterns

Making Patterns

 

My youngest turned 16 and we spent the week at the beach to celebrate.

My youngest turned 16 and we spent the week at the beach to celebrate.

 

We turn our work days into dates.

We turn our work days into dates.

 

New Grandbaby.

New Grandbaby.

 

Spent lots of time with my granddaughters.  Lots of fun dates.

Had lots of fun times with my granddaughters.

 

My hubby surprised me with this gem for my bday.

My hubby surprised me with this gem for my bday.

Until next time.

 

Carol

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