Saturday, February 28, 2009

Countdown: 5 Days!!

Just 5 more days until the Art Show!!! I will be showing my new collection in the Life Arts building in downtown Riverside on Thursday, March 5th, 6-9pm.
3485 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
2nd Floor, Studio 24

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Happy Ending

Well, I definitely won't be getting any more of the green faux leather, but I did find this awesome red!!!! No bags are ready to photograph yet with it but here is a sneak preview. :)
****Countdown 7 days until the Art Show!!!****

Friday, February 20, 2009

Hard Lesson Learned

Being a new business owner is never easy, but being a new business owner and a new designer is really hard! Here are a couple of lessons that I have learned so far:
~Never buy fabric from a local fabric store
~Never buy purse hardware from a local craft store
~Carpeting is not the best choice in a sewing studio

Okay, well those are just a few of the many, many lessons, but here is a huge one I learned this past Saturday:

~If you see a bolt of fabric that you like in Los Angeles, BUY THE WHOLE BOLT/ROLL!!!!!!!!

See that adorable green hobo bag in the photo above? There is a huge possibility that I will never be able to sew one of those again simply because I only bought 1 yard of the fabric to "try." When I went back to buy more of it, the entire bolt was gone, and the shop owner is unable to order any more of it. I am so sad, but now also totally paranoid! My next trip to LA, I could just come back with 10 rolls of fabric, who knows!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Arts Walk, March 5th, 2009

I am so excited to participate in next month's Art Walk, which takes place in some of Riverside's most historic buildings downtown. My bags will be shown in the Life Arts Building (pictured above) in Studio 24. My computer is giving me problems tonight, so I am unable to upload pictures of the actual studio, but those will be coming soon! So for now, just plan on coming down on March 5th between 6pm and 9pm. Directions and more details will be posted in the coming weeks!