Hope not! I've been gone a while, huh? I have a good excuse-- I went and had another baby. OK, do the mental math and yeah, not a person-baby. I'm still good with the 5 month old (who is nigh on crawling, I tell you. Rocking on hands and knees and moving his legs-- wha-aaat?!)
So, the baby. It's this little one-- Hoot Baby. Right about 11 months ago, my husband went out of town on business, and I was lonely, bored, and decided that I needed a project. I'd never sewed a garment before in my life-- never even cut out a pattern. That first pair of pants was sad-- sad, sad, sad. The second pair was better-- but hey, you should finish your seams. Especially if you are sewing for a rowdy little boy. So those didn't last long very long. But then I made another pair. And another. And a dress for a friend. And a coat. And a skirt. And some more pants. Pretty soon I was sewing every day. I sewed while in labor. I sewed with a baby strapped to my chest. I sewed into the wee hours of the morning, during naptime, on the weekends. Along the way, I learned a whole lot, read a lot, and made a LOT of mistakes.
But then a funny thing began happening. People began asking me to make things for them. And giving me money for those things. Hmmmm. It is certainly not something I've ever thought about before. But suddenly, the path before me seemed clear, and I began to sew. I learned to draft patterns. I sampled garments-- lots of them. I hired a photographer-- our dear family favorite Cophia-- and we took a LOT of pictures. And suddenly, my spare time is filled with web design and marketing plans. I'm launching a real, live business folks. For the moment, I'm hanging out on Etsy. But I have a few little plans in my head for the months to come. I can't wait to share them with you!
I promise this little blog isn't going to turn into a plug. I love sharing my family--the work of home and hearth and motherhood-- and that isn't going to change. But indulge me for just a sec and take a gander at these amazing images Cophia created. I'm smiling from ear to ear.