Thursday, September 25, 2008

I guess this is a good problem to have...

Our hoards of fabric have begun arriving. So VERY exciting. Only problem is we are running out of storage space under our cutting table.

With all the new fabric arriving I am so amped to work on the line. Sadly my back is not as excited. I am under doctors orders to tone it down a bit. I have been to a chiropractor, doctor, acupuncturist, tomorrow physical therapy, and an MRI on Saturday. I'm trying not to let that slow me down, but it has. Good thing I have awesome studio mates who will lift fabric for me, and cut the center of markers when I cannot reach across the table.

Speaking of my awesome studio mates......Sarah and I may have gotten a little carried away with the label maker Carolyn brought over to help us organize. This is my favorite:

Today was a cat party at the studio. My building was being treated for bugs, so out the pets had to go. Muku was the only one allowed to have free reign of the studio, but that is because he helps us cut and sew.

Ok not REALLY, but he's so damn cute, and cross-eyed.

Friday, September 19, 2008


I am LOVING this fabric. I don't usually go for wovens, 45" wide fabric, or Robert Kaufman. But DAMN! I love it.

Down to the last SKU

I am down to my last SKU to sew for fall. I am so proud that I was able to get everything else into stores. Actually the dress I have left to sew, sold so well at Lucia all of them are going there. Most of the Orange colorway sold out in the first week! I hopefully will get some more fabric to make some more for other shops.

Got back from Las Vegas last week. I purchased 737 yards of fabric. I cannot even tell you how EXCITED I am about that. It is for Winter/Holiday and Spring. Tonight I made 4 prototypes for winter, and I want to wear all of them. Major nerd times.

Only bad thing to report is that I have majorly messed up my back. I wish I could say I was doing something cool, but sadly it has been me gradually abusing it. I am wearing a back brace and getting adjusted a bunch. If you need the name of an excellent chiropractor let me know. I haven't been able to bend over at all. Luckily I have full range of motion on my arms, so I can still sew. I have good studio mates who have been helping me lay fabric, and move the fabric rolls around.

This year we have gathered a Race for the Cure Team. The race is Sunday. Unfortunately I have been advised doing the entire 5K walk is not in the best interest of my back. So I will be at the starting line, and then setting up the after breakfast at Lucia. I am really excited because we should have close to 20 people on our team, and we met our fund raising goal of $500 for the Komen foundation. This is an important event to me. My grandmother died of breast cancer, my aunt is a strong survivor, my mother and younger sister have both had things removed from their breasts. 10% of Lucia sales will be donated to Komen foundation on the day of the event. So now you have a good excuse to shop!