Thursday, April 23, 2009

I Just Can't Keep It To Myself Any Longer!!!

I am so unbelievably excited!!!! The other day I received a huge surprise. An email from Creative Smocking, a well respected pattern distributor. Thanks to a very special friend, they were told about me and then directed here to see some of my work. They want to carry my patterns, and help get me on my way. With a little bit of luck soon my patterns will be in quilt and fabric shops across the US and maybe even further. They also want to showcase my work at the International Quilt Market in mid-May! Needless to say, I have a ton of work to get done in the next few days to prepare for market. Lots of samples to sew and patterns to work on. The patterns themselves will not be available for several months but once they are you will also be able to purchase them directly through me here at my site.

I really cannot tell you how thrilled I am to have this opportunity to share my designs with all of you who love to sew. I cannot wait till the patterns are out and I can see what you all come up with and how you interpret them for your little girls. It will be so much fun to see my designs coming to life through others.

Also, A HUGE Thanks to Samantha who believed in me and helped give me that little push to get me on my way. As a fellow designer she is a huge inspiration and I hope to learn a lot from her. If you haven't had a chance to see her adorable patterns and her blog at The Handmade Dress, you really must go check it out!!! You will instantly fall in love with her!!!! I also want to thank Sabrina another dear friend who has been a huge support and mini cheering squad. I am sure she will be instrumental in keeping me motivated and encouraging me through this whole process...in other words "My personal Drill Sargent!"

THANKS SO MUCH to both of you!!!!

15 comments:

MaryAnne said...

Congratulations! I was guessing your news might be something like this, you really do make stunning outfits for your little girl!

Stephanie said...

That's so exciting. Do you know/have you decided which dresses will become patterns first?

KBriggs said...

That is so awesome!!!
I CANT wait to buy your patterns!!!!!
I am so happy for you. You will do just great. :D
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pipnmillycreations said...

Fantastic!! Well-deserved recognition of your stunning work.

Amy said...

Congratulations!! This is wonderful and well deserved news!!

Fiddlestitches said...

congratulations! I look forward to seeing which patterns you will offer.

Goosegirl said...

I am so excited for you! Your dresses are so gorgeous and your passion is so contagious! I can't wait to see what designs you offer.

If you need any testers.....I would love to be considered.

Dawn said...

Awww thanks so much everyone! Currently I'm taking a little sewing break because I am just exhausted. I've been up sewing for about 12 hours with just little breaks here and there. I need caffeine, sadly I don't drink coffee or tea and we don't have any soda in the house...ugh!

little dresses said...

YAY! Does it feel real yet?

I'm sorry I didn't call you today! I got sidetracked and by the time I looked at the clock I was afraid it was too late! The housework just sucked me in! LOL! That doesn't happen very often so I just went with it :) Ben's pretty glad I did too! LOL! I will call you sometime next week after some of this market craziness has calmed down.

Love ya girl! So glad you are doing this! Thanks for all the love too!

xoxo,
Samantha

MaryAnne said...

I left you an award on my blog - no need to pass it on unless you want to but I think your blog is fantastic!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

congrats!!!

Sharon said...

DAWN!!! Congratulations! That is SO INCREDIBLY AWESOME!!!!

LiEr said...

Hello! Just came by from MaryAnne's blog. Am so glad I did - what amazing dresses! What a lucky (and beautiful) little girl! Congratulations on the wonderful news, too!

Mika said...

You know, just last week I was thinking-WHEN is she going to start publishing some of her awesome patterns!!!!! I've been thinking it for months and months but now I'm just so flippin excited! I can't wait!

Elizabeth said...

Way to go!!!
This is so very exciting!

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