Back at my corporate design job, I would spend my days in my cubicle dreaming about sewing and starting a family. I thought it would be amazing to be a work-at-home mom designing fabric. Almost two years later, I am doing just that! Back then I had no way of knowing what a colossal juggle it would be, and it truly is, but each day I put one foot in front of the other and somehow it all comes together. My first fabric collection, Sugar Pop!, is in stores now.
It is a dream come true to be surrounded by my very own fabric collection in my very own studio. It was hard work and quite challenging at times to put it together while pregnant, but now as I see it all before me, I know that it was truly worth my greatest efforts. It is hard to remember what it was like to work so intensely with such determination and focus. That was the way I used to work, but for the last six months I have slowly learned a new way. My days are broken up into lightning quick work sessions, never knowing when I will get the chance to come back to my task. I use a lot of notes and lists to keep myself on track and to stay semi-organized. Weekends have now turned into marathon workdays when I can enjoy a little extra concentration because Ryan is here to help out. But this new way of working is very welcome and it is inspiring to find out that I have choices in which tactics I employ to reach my goals. Motherhood requires that I invent all sorts of clever ways to get things accomplished. Multitasking, delegating and becoming more selective in my endeavors are just a few of my newest and most sharply honed skills and strategies.
I feel so blessed to have this place to blog everyday, or at least to blog as often as I can. I would love to blog everyday, but somehow there is about a three week gap between idea creation and blog completion. But I am ok with that for now. Thank you for reading my words and for all of your thoughtful compliments about my fabrics. Your support means so much to me. I hope that you enjoy sewing and playing with this fabric as much as I enjoyed designing every little bit.
It is truly thrilling to see the creations that have already been made with Sugar Pop and the kind things that people are saying about the fabric. Stay tuned for a little round up of some of that good stuff.
Any orders of fabric from my WonderFluff shop will ship within two business days. So start planning your spring projects!
P.S. Happy Valentine's Day!