Wednesday, June 13, 2012

… a little stitching here. . .

It's been a draining week or so, getting the last fabric line all prepped & completed.

But, it's done, (. . . inside I'm doing a happy dance, but outside, I'm a wee bit too tired!), & last evening I uploaded & sent the off the files. (whew!)

It's amazing to me of how the whole process starts off so tactile - so hands-on - for me. . . & yet there is now this technological part of getting the drawings, paintings, sketches, & vintage fabric pieces that I start with, ready for the fabric mill to be able to produce it.

Me. . . while I love the whole process of design,
. . . I'm more of a tactile person. 
So over the last week, in the evenings, when I just couldn't look at the computer screen & 'paint' another detail for the fabric line, I sat & played with my Betsy's Closet dress designs.

I reduced their size - so that this will be a little quilt size,
. . . & I had such fun!

. . . stitching the fabric prints!

. . . one would lead to another. . .

. . . & to another. . . until I had all of them done.
(I was actually a little sad when I was done stitching!)

But today. . . with the last fabric design completed & sent off. . .
I'm going to spend the day in the studio making the little sashing  & borders for my little Betsy's Closet stitcheries. (. . . & I can feel another happy dance coming!)

. . . & yes, since many have been asking for this over the years, I will be making this a pattern. First it will be an exclusive on the website (& there will be a limited number of kits too!), so keep a look out!

Hope you have a wonderful day!



Darlene said...

Oh, Bren, you had me at "stitching" :-) My goodness they are adorable and a definite must own. They would be so sweet in my granddaughter, Shaye's room. I loved, loved, loved paperdolls when I was growing up so it would be a delightfully wonderful in my sewing room.

Auntie Pami said...

Thank you! You read my mind.

Odry said...

Congratulations for your beautiful work.
How much delicacy, I love it.

Greetings from Palencia (Spain)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is just so beautiful and something I would really enjoy making, so I must be on allert for your post! Another fabric fun.

Carrie P. said...

those are so sweet.

Lynn S said...

I will really really love making this for my grand-daughter! This is so exciting!!

Samantha said...

I always loved Betsys Closet, so glad there's more to come!