Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sometimes you just need a fresh start.

Like a new creative direction, a new line, to jumpstart the creative juices.   I haven't done anything new in the design or sewing arena for a very, very long time, so I decided to try something new.  I've had a little idea buzzing away in my brain for months and months, and now, finally, I'm setting it free.  Here's a sneaky peek at what I've been playing with lately. . . .

This line was inspired by summer.  by picnics.  by the outdoors.  by the recession.  (what?)  by this heat wave.  by my family.  OH -- and I'll be ready to launch very soon, and that also means that the giveaway is getting closer and closer!  Hooray!

Some more shop news. . . .

It's time for my Christmas in July special!  I'm offering FREE domestic shipping, 50% off international shipping on any order, large or small, new or repeat!  Just use the coupon code JULYCHRISTMAS2011 at check out, and you're good to go.  (International shipping discount will be refunded via Paypal.)  :)  Please feel free to share the code with friends and family if you like!

And random stuff. . . .

We've been in a drought for almost a full year now -- a whopping 0.16" of rain so far this year.  Yep, that's sixteen hundredths of an inch of rain.

Here's our front pasture (and my handsome hubby) late last spring...

... and here's the front pasture today.
And then there's the heat -- weeks of triple-digit temps.  I know we live in the desert and all, but this is severe, even for this arid region.  Wild fires, dust, no green.  It makes me sad.  It's almost like a cabin-fever-type sadness, only I can't go outside because it's so hot.  Soooo, I'm keeping myself busy indoors, and working on my new line is both uplifting and refreshing, mentally and emotionally.  But I sure wouldn't mind any prayers for rain if you would like to offer any for us!  ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Connie, such good news and then bad. I am so happy for your new 'line' I can feel the energy from my monitor! How you find energy for creativity is amazing, your family must be so proud of you. And then the drought, awful, awful awful. Our state (NSW) has been in drought for years, luckily we live on the coast (Sydney) so we get quite a lot of rain but our farmers suffer enormously from drought and it's devastating. Thinking of you and all of Texas right now.


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