Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thebes Stool, Upholstery Project Done!

With a custom embroidered silk fabric, I created this Egyptian revival topper for a customer's antique Thebes stool. Cushion is cotton batting, a nice firm seat or footstool.

Done! Next....

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Inspired to Work by the Buyer's Market of Philadelphia

Back from a trip to the Buyer's Market of Philadelphia this week. Just visiting, not selling. I was lucky to get to tour the floor with my friend Monica and Jen Menkhaus, the former Assistant Show Director. I was able to connect with some great young sellers like Betsy of Foundling , Sofi Masri and some seasoned sellers such as Michael Michaud and Melissa Finelli. I even saw a few familiar faces from Baltimore in action Barbie Levy and Lisa Cimino, both had stunning displays and beautiful products.

I was very inspired by the day. I better understand what needs to get in line in order to really be prepared to do a show of this magnitude. So, off to kick start production, maybe make some new things.

Solid products, line sheets, display, confidence, courage... I feel like we are kicking off the new year to a good start!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

All Things Halted

So we are not on top of things around here, even though there has been some down time. The snow has proved to be draining and distracting. My poor customers are asking about their orders, but I can't get to the post office any time soon. If the mail trucks can't make it here, I can't make it there! So, things are still on hold...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Spring Sneak Peak, Bridal Party Favors?

I scored some really cool vintage flowers from Japan and Korea on my trip to NYC this past December. I am fooling around with some designs for next season. Using my silk buttons and little bouquets of these flowers, I'm looking at brooches, hair clips, headbands, barrettes.

I'm considering custom wedding work, too. I could see making buttons with wedding fabric scraps, special keepsakes for the bridal party, or sweet sixteen court, or some other fancy occasion. Custom work is my specialty, I love making things special for people with meaningful materials.

I love these flowers!