Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I'm in Love!

 Ahhhhh!  Can you hear the choir singing? I sure can!! 

 That's what happens when I'm tickeled pink and just so happy when a vision  of mine turns out JUST like I want it to. That doesn't always happen, ya know?  Does that ever happen to you?

  I'm sure it happens to all of us and that is why if feels so good when "the choir sings".  I just received these images from Katie Moss of Peekaboo Photography.  Aren't these photos just fabulous?  If you think so let me know~I'd really love to hear from you.

 There are a few more images from this photoshoot, but I just wanted to give you gals a little peek before I start my day.  My girls' school schedules are calling, but I just couldn't resist not sharing these right away.  These are pieces from my "Birds of a Feather... Collection".   I'm so excited to share them with you!  She has such a great take on her work.  Yes, it's true....I'm in LOVE!

Stay tuned, gals...BOF's sister collection, ...Flock Together, will be debuting very soon.  Believe me!  It is Delicious!  Yes, that is with a capital "D".

Saturday, January 22, 2011

More Great News with just one little problem!

So my Spring show schedule is shaping up very nicely!  I got the news this week that Finds! has been accepted to participate as a vendor at the Southern Women's Show  in Savannah.  Sara, the gal I spoke with there seemed quite excited about my clothing and thought my product line would fit in very nicely with their show.  Perfectly perfect!, I thought...it'll be a win-win for us both.  Here's the problem:  Before I fully committed myself and Finds! to the event, I figured it was in my best interest to even more thoroughly check out their website, read little tidbits, and look at all of the pictures from last years Savannah show.  Guess what????  Yes, it solidified my decision to want to participate in the show, but now I want to go for my own shopping pleasure and girly fun!!  Oh, what is a girl to do?
Fashion shows, beauty and spa treatments, food demos, health info and products...the list goes on and on!  I think I might have to have a friend go with so I can scoot out of my booth for a bit to enjoy the show, too.  Yeah, maybe that is my ticket to the show!

 Check it out~it really looks Fab-U-lous!

I'll be posting my Spring/Summer show schedule soon, so stay tuned ladies!!
Oh, yes! and here is a little sneak peek of a sundress for you:

Now H.C.I.T.?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Elvis Rocks!

If when you logged on you weren't lucky enough to land on one of  the Elvis tunes....
Check out the playlist below and click on #'s 18 or 19 for a little Elvis to get you up and moving!  He was the coolest!  Great music to sew to.  This is going to get me really kickin' out lots pieces this weekend.  Busy, busy weekend ahead.  The countdown is on to the Spring photoshoot!!  So much to do yet.  I wish it was already done, but  that just isn't the case. There is so much build up to a photoshoot, you wouldn't believe it.  Maybe it will get easier as I go or maybe I'll figure out what I'm doing at this level and then I'll just make things more elaborate.  Yeah, knowing me, that's what I'll end up doing.  Enjoy the music!  Wishing you all a Fabulous, Fun, and Happy-Happy weekend!
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you...I received the best news today.  I, meaning Finds!, was accepted into the Flowertown Festival in Summerville, SC.  I've not participated in it before, but they draw and HUGE crowd, like 200,000 plus.  Wow!  now that's a big crowd.  I'm so excited to show my goods there~  It will be a new audience for me! I'm thinking this is a very good sign for me.  I've applied to other shows for the Spring/Summer, so maybe this first acceptance will set me on a wave of acceptance letters.  Again....wish me luck as I hit the beat :o)!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Looking Back and Gearing Up!

Here is my Mr. Loomis.  Yes, it's true this show, being Finds!  would not go on without him and his support...Ahhhh.

Here I am posing for a quick snap shot as we just finished setting up the night before the show.
So I'm just looking back through some pics from last year.  Wow!  It makes me feel so much  better because I can see how far we've come. Some times (acutally often) I feel like I'm spinning my wheels.  I know we all have those days, but it seems I have sooo many at certain times. It  kind of comes and goes in waves.  Anyway, check out those displays and racks-ha!  You've gotta start somewhere, right? These pictures are from my very first "big" show, which was down in Savannah for an early Spring art show. Not bad for my first crack at this show business.  Finds! was well received and I met lots and lots of great gals!  I now have much, much nicer clothing racks and displays.  The only problem is they are so big--didn't think that would be the an issue.  Just a little one actually.  We are always   messing around with the displays.  Now that I'm thinking about it, every single show that I've done we've set up the displays differently.  I wish I could say we have it all figured out, but I don't think we do just yet.  It is definitely a learning process and TONS of work!  Yes, TONS to do even one show.  I'm not even talking about all the sewing that goes into the inventory, but just figuring out the logistics and making it all work with the girls' schedule and all.  There just so much to think about.  I won't bore you with the list.  I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about as far as trying to juggle everything, make sure everyone is taken care of, and happy. Yes, HAPPY, that's very important around here!  I'm happy to report that so far it has worked out just fine-n-dandy for us.  Going to a big show is always full of excitement and anticipation~big fun. 

Oh, I LOVE and miss that apron. I should have kept one of those for me!

So a few weeks ago I was very busy filling out applications for strictly juried art shows for Finds! to participate in.  I'd like to get into them all, but there are a few that I really have my fingers crossed for...wish me luck!  Needless to say, I'm definitely gearing up for a busy and happy Spring/Summer for Finds!  I can hardly wait to show and share "Flock Together", the Spring 2011, line with you all.  I think it is simply 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Promise Delivered and Good Luck Needed!

Okay, so I promised you gals a little sneak peek and here it is: an unfinished sundress, a few skirts, and a bit of fabric that is used throughout my Srping 2011 Collection.  Oh, the name....Flock Together. 
 This Spring collection is a follow-up line to my Birds of a Feather Collection that debuted last Fall.  All of these pieces are great for layering (or not), mixing, and matching. 

 I think you'll find this line to be full of FABULOUSLY Fun pieces to skip around in! 
Oh, yes, excuse the messy studio!  This is what it really looks like in the midst of my creativity and getting all of this together and done.  A clean up is on the way, but not for a few weeks yet.  The photoshoot for Spring is just around the corner and I have TONS to sew and do before that can even happen.

 Oh! and this package????  Well, let me tell you about this! This little (actually medium sized box) had my nerves all jittery yesterday.  Why you ask?  With great reason, so I think.  I've recently discovered a photographer by the name of Kate Moss.  She's based in Utah and well known in the photography & boutique fashion worlds.  You might know her by her business name: Peekaboo Photograhpy.  She does what I will deem truly fabulous work.  Take a peek at her blog!  But I'm warning you...you must brace yourself because you're about to fall in love, I promise.  Anyhoo, I sent her a little email, feeling very sheepish of course, and inquired if she'd be interested in possibly photographing a few of my pieces.  Honestly, I didn't expect to hear back from her.  She is one busy gal, you know, with a lot of work and in high demand.  Well low and behold...she emailed me back:   "Just looked at your outfits and they are adorable!"  I  nearly fell out of my chair!!  for real.  I haven't really shown my work to many others outside my immediate circle (short of doing a couple of shows down in Savannah). 

 Believe me, I am so thrilled that she likes my goods and is looking forward to shooting them!!  So, all of that leads me up to this box.  It was packed full of Fabulous Goodies and shipped out to Kate to be photographed--yippee! I found that when it was actually time to ship it I was really nervous.  Is that silly of me?  I'm talking butterflies in my stomach!  What's up with that?  It's like I was so excited and nervous at the same time.  Believe me, I haven't had that feeling in a long, long time.  I didn't realize before that moment that it had been so long since I'd felt that. I do think it was a good thing, though.  What do you think it means?  Really somebody tell me, please.  A bit of success for me perhaps as I'm trying so hard to spread the word about my little business?  Or maybe just nervous for my pieces to be seen on the other side of our country?  who knows, right? 

  She should have the package by the end of this week.  I can hardly wait for her to get it so I can find out what she really thinks once she sees and feels my pieces in person--I'm so excited.  Wish me luck!!!
What a fantastic way to kick off 2011 for Finds!
Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and FABULOUS New Year!

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