Woops

And then I disappeared for a few years.

Oops.

In my defense, this happened:

Families Red Tea Photography Photo

Baby James caused all sorts of upheaval in my world, prompting one long and a few short vacations from the shop and sewing.  He’s almost 2 now, and I’m slowly getting back into the shop.  I’m working on the weekends and evenings, and a full time stay at home mom the rest of the week.  I’m exhausted on a level I didn’t realize existed.  Some days I cry a lot.  I question my decisions. But every day is full of laughter (sometimes through the tears), and I’m ever so slowly finding a balance, finding my way back to myself and my work.

This new situation has prompted a change in how I run my business.  I made the decision to stop taking commissions, and to instead focus on creating full size runs (in limited quantities) of costumes and dresses.  It allows me to have a bit less stress, and to work at my own pace.

I’m currently working on a small Halloween release, and I’ll be sharing sneak pics soon!

Get in the Swing this Spring!

I was featured on the teatimeshopping blog yesterday! 🙂

Tea Time Shopping Guide

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With this gorgeous Black and White Swing Tank from TrappedInTimeDesigns – $20.00

The newest in their Spring line, the Swing Tank!  This style is adorable.  A little shorter, a little full in the body, it has great movement and great drape.  It’s both flattering to the figure and comfortable. Great layered with a form fitting tank top, bathing suit or even over a dress. This is a great top for those warm days to come!

Black with a woven white triangle print. Slight scoop neck, straps thick enough to hide bra straps, shorter length, and side vents at hem.  It’s extremely versatile and extra comfortable.

Model: Nancyjane ( http://www.modelmayhem.com/2403245 )

Feature by Jfay, Studio 3B

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Pinterest Wednesday

Another Wednesday? What?  This week is flying by.  Had a little photo shoot Monday morning, and I’m still editing images from that.  (if you’re a fan of my facebook page, you’ve seen some of the new images and items for sale)  Hope to have some to share in Friday’s post.

Until then, you get my favorite Pinterest finds of the week!

Antoinette Meets Austen {Sarah Gawler Photography}

Antoinette Meets Austen {Sarah Gawler Photography}

The Ghost Woman, vintage sideshow performer.

The Ghost Woman, vintage sideshow performer.

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Giovanni, detail

Giovanni, detail

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Ann Mansolino by Blood Milk

Ann Mansolino by Blood Milk

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 **As these are images found on pinterest and similar sites, credit may not be associated with the image–if you see anything mis-credited or not credited at all, and you have more information,  please let me know.  And, of course, I claim no copyrights or rights or involvement in any of these images.