So I guess technially since I haven’t blogged in over 2 weeks the title of this post should be “Oops, sorry I’m behind”. I do have a good reason for being so absent though – I have been working on not only one new pattern but 4! Yes that’s right, 4 new patterns. My deadline? September-ish. I just love putting more stress on myself. Between the house demolition, teaching like a mad woman and working fulltime I have no stress at all right now (insert sarcasm here). Seriously though, I love what I do and making patterns makes me happy. My good friend Jeannine of Nina Lemons (follow her blog!) and owner of J9 Design is helping me out so it isn’t too bad. I mentioned in my last post a couple weeks back that I was trying to “step things up” a bit and that’s what I am doing. This past weekend I made a sample of the new zipper top bag and I am in love! I was asked a while back to make some zip top purses which I feel is way overdue anyway. I was working on this “great” design but something wasn’t right. It wasn’t looking “great”. So I asked my husband for his input (Yes, you read that correctly). He is actually really good at figuring out what isn’t working and more importantly what I don’t like. So a few changes later and voila, a new bag. And I must admit, it’s pretty freakin fabulous. I can’t reveal too many details yet but I will post a picture soon (when I have a nice one to show). The outside has some pockets and of course a simple to install zipper top. Inside are more pockets – very important to have pockets to organize. And the shape is different from my usual, simple rectangular bags, yet very easy to do. I think this pattern is a winner and I hope you will too. Next on my to do list is the JUMBO zip top bag that all of my students have been waiting for.
I found out this week that there are many perks to having Moda Fabrics distribute my patterns. I feel so naive sometimes, like I know absolutely nothing, but I have to come to realize that if you don’t know something, just ask. And so I did. I inquired with my contact at Moda about getting my hands on some of the newest fabrics they offer so I can make these great new bags in great new fabric. And my wish was granted. I should be receiving some very cool fabrics next week! They have some great new lines coming out this fall and I am so excited to get my hands on them before they even go to the shops. Another perk – after asking about the fabrics I was also told that I can send Moda my new patterns & samples to be displayed at Fall Market in Houston this October!!! I will be sending samples with Pattern Peddlers as well so I will be at Market without actually being at Market. It’s been a great week!!
And now on to much more important things: Adam Levine
Adam Levine – a man who’s voice and sheer sexiness can bring me to my knees. I have been listening to a lot of Maroon 5 lately – One More Night is my favorite song of the moment. I have been rocking out to their music while working on my new patterns and I think Adam Levine has stimulated my creativity immensely. So why this rant about Adam Levine and Maroon 5? No particular reason but I hope it made your day as much as it made mine to say Adam Levine’s name so many times. On a final note, I don’t usually talk politics (it’s just not my style) but if Adam Levine ran for president I would definitely vote for him.