💥Bralette SUPER Clearance! Get Y-Back and Scoop Bralettes - 2 for $60!🔥

Every Day Free Shipping on Orders Over $200! - for Shipping Within the United States

Hemp clothing, good for your body and the planet.

$0.00
0

2013 shifts

by | Sep 28, 2013 | Fashion, Lifestyle, Productivity | 1 comment

I’m one of those people who thought that 2013 was going to be the shift into some amazing and wonderful new reality. I still do think so, but man it has not been an easy one! Starting the year off with a bran new bouncing baby boy, the love of my life full time and a couple of cute ‘n crazy new step kids (in addition to my own big kids), is one thing. But if you happen to be a crazy inspired fashion designing business woman, there you have a juxtaposition! Never mind, I’ve worked with a baby in tow before. It’s been a while, but it is somewhat like riding a bike. Strap the kiddo on and get to work!

IMG_1338

We started by renovation the Sweet Skins retail store. Tore down a few walls, moved everything to the opposite side of the space and built new dressing rooms. Lighting. New back stock shelving. It’s beautiful and feels much more spacious. We love it!

IMG_0078 IMG_0094

Next, we scored a deal on an awesome new studio space. Finally the workspace of my dreams. A place fit for laying out wide bolts of fabric, for doing pattern work without bumping into walls, a corner for my inspiration boards and color charts. and my desk. a play area for the kids. a place for all my gals to gather together and do the work that is ‘making Sweet Skins’!

IMG_1312   IMG_1115

But wait! no sooner had I signed the new lease on the new space, that my home owning landlord sends me an email telling me that she’s selling the place, “ in 30 days!” For real? Is that even legal? Apparently so. Not a moments peace after receiving that news. She had contractors and painters and yard workers over at my place almost every day until we moved. 5 years worth of living, loving, working and raising kids in a home, packed up and out in 30 days, baby in tow. We considered living in the warehouse, like a couple of punk rock kids. But we’re not that anymore. Instead we found a temporary home, small but sunny on the wrong side of the tracks. Just a cheap & simple roof over the head, while we recover from the trauma and dream up a new dream..

IMG_0686

This summer of 2013 we have had many bumps and bruises, a few broken bones and a run in with whooping cough. But lucky for me, all the ups and downs have been sweetly sprinkled with so much love and joy. lots of long walks and cozy moments with my guys. first steps of my baby. leisurely homemade brunches. what more is there to want for?

..well, there is fashion; a patient friend of my, who quietly beckons me to come play. Somehow I manage to get a little of this into my busy life. Despite all odds, I am able to keep the organic clothing rolling off the hemp bolts and onto your beautiful bodies! And for this I am giving myself a big pat on the back (instead of a kick on the butt, like I was doing). I have created the opportunity to play with fabrics, design clothing and make them come to life, out of thin air this summer. And I celebrated that fact, along side other amazing local designers at www.eugenefashionweek.com, with a twilight dusted Fashion Shows in the heart of the city. Life is a never ending project. and it IS good!

1 Comment

  1. Kristen Cotter

    You are just amazing and I am so glad to read about all the joy, family and love surrounding you!! Blessings for the new year! XOXO

    Kris

    Reply

Share your thoughts

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loving Bali

My first trip to Bali was purely for pleasure. A much needed get away after many years of...

love our Super Models

One of the coolest parts of my job, is working with the ladies. First of all, most of our models...

Fashion is deep sh*t

A lot of people think fashion is a shallow thing. That fashion designer is a non-essential,...

Hibiscus Passings

It seems that my sweet and abundant pink hibiscus has finally finished flowering for the winter....

Road Trippin’

Festival Season is on! Here's a little peak into our recent trip to Cali for the Whole Earth...

2021 Planning

I find myself a bit reluctant to create goals, in such strange times.. But this simple chart that...

We have a Winner! photo contest 2014

You, our gorgeous customer absolutely rocked our world with this years photo contest! We were...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
    0
    Your Basket
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop
      Calculate Shipping
      Apply Coupon
      for store credits, please log-in or enter your email on the checkout page first!