One of the unexpected perks of starting this online journal has been connecting with other artists + crafters + designers. I particularly find it very inspiring when I come across other mothers running their own businesses while raising young children--two very demanding, yet rewarding roles. Last year I met Jen, founder + designer of the beautiful children's clothing line Sophie + Lili. She sent over some of her gorgeous signature fabric--a modern floral print on fine-wale corduroy.
I incorporated patches of this fabric into a custom wall + pocket for Jen.
And now it is hanging up in her house.
It was a fun experience working around a particular print, especially since I hadn't made any pink + green wall + pockets before. I ended up liking the finished wall + pocket so much I made another one in a similar color scheme, which will be for sale in my little online shop. What's that you say? Yes, it's true, I've been trying really hard not to mention the "S" word around here lately, you know, the "shop" that I was supposed to open eons ago. But for those wondering and those who have sent me email inquiries about purchasing wall + pockets and other goods, please know they'll be available online "sooner" than "later". How's that for being vague? So far I only have a few completed items, but I'm hoping to have a handful of wall + pockets, pin + boards and fabric + cards, all ready for the taking, for the grand opening [which I'll announce here, so don't worry about missing out]. Until then, I'll leave you with a sneak peek of what is to come.