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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Life lately..


I can't say a whole lot of things other than the usual bibs and babies is going on right now, but it's still a lot to keep me busy and not leave much room for anything else. Something that's a little different is having to chauffeur Serena around a lot more due to school activities. She's a lot more involved with activities this year which is great. The downside is strapping two babies in and out of car seats constantly, but it is what it is. This morning I totally dropped Serena off at school in my robe. Yeah, I mean I didn't have to get off the car, but still. I went to sleep after midnight last night after spending a good 3 hours, organizing and cutting out fabric and responding to emails. 

I'm in the midst of putting together a wholesale order for an online boutique in Australia and I've got about 7 days to do it--on top of my regular orders. Good news and all.--love a good wholesale order, but I had a momentary "Oh no" moment this morning. A lady I had hired to assist with sewing can no longer help. Another lady I know for back-up has too much of a busy schedule, so what did I do? I called up 1-800-mom and asked the woman who taught me how to sew in the first place to see if she could take time out of her busy schedule and help her daughter. Thankfully she'll be coming this weekend to help me knock them out. However, it looks like I'm back to the drawing board on finding someone again, which sets me back. It's been in the works to release my first few children's wear pieces this spring and then followed by maternity.

It'll happen eventually--and it scares me. It scares me because I'm not going to pretend I know what I'm doing as far as having a clothing line, but then again, I didn't really know what I was doing when I started the business. All I knew is I wanted to create beautiful things. I have a few things I've sketched on paper and one skirt that's been done since last month. Almost every other day, I look at the skirt and sigh because I can't wait for everything else to come together and it's just sitting there. In due time, God willing everything will come together. For now I'm trying to live in the moment with my family and not get too caught up with everything I feel I need to accomplish.

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  1. akdsljfask;ldfj i'm obsessed! i really need to buy something! :)

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  2. I love that first dress & bib!

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    1. Thank you! The dress is from Marshall's last year.

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  3. pretty sure i'm going to HAVE to buy one of your gold accented bibs for my babes birthday. she doesn't turn 1 until July, but I've already decideed on pink and gold.

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    1. Love pink and gold! I recently posted a gold themed birthday inspiration collage--I think on here, if not it's on the shop blog. Would love to be part of your little ones first birthday so lets talk soon regarding a bib. ;)

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  4. Francis! You're so so talented!! I love all of your fabrics, bibs... absolutely stunning! Congratulations on your wholesale order from Australia!! That's enough to make you very very proud. I, too, had no idea what I was really doing when starting my business. It has turned into more than I could have expected. I'm sure the same for you xoxo. -Mandy

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    1. Thanks Mandy! That's really sweet of you to say! You have some gorgeous hair accessories in your shop. Wishing you the best. XO

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