Monday, September 16, 2013

Picking a name is harder than you'd think....

The other day I was super excited to win a contest for Candy Castle Patterns... My Salt Water Taffeta (thanks for the name +Tonya Owens ) Triple Layer Tunic was selected from a bunch of really gorgeous entries - when they contacted me though, she asked for my website and I went ...uuuuuhhhhhh.... 

So I decided it was time to get my butt in gear and start doing something with what I make... So after much back and forth with Tonya and +Kimberly Odell late night on Facebook... we came up with some REALLY good names... and about 10x as many REALLY bad ones...   So thanks ladies, you guys rock.  When all was said and done we came up with what I think are a great Etsy shop name and a great Blog name...

Tonya, for those who don't know, is my boss.  She is the owner of Ozark Fabric and Other Fun Stuff (an awesome little fabric shop on Facebook) and www.hillbillyquiltshop.com (which is where I come in).  I count tiny pieces of paper (I'll explain that more later), cut ribbon, and deal with the website, as well as invoice the sales from Ozark.  She keeps me busy, but since I sort of go nuts when I'm not busy, its a good thing...

Oh!  Here's my tunic...
On my snarky little model, my almost 5 year old daughter, Inara.   We live right on the water, so we headed down to the tiny beach in town for pictures and play time....
The short one is Connor, my 14 month old.  If we had an external photographer the next image would be him diving head first into the water and me dashing in to grab him...

Anyways. mostly this will be my adventures in sewing, spiced up a bit with my attempt to not irreparably mess up my kids in raising them, and maybe a dash here and there of kitchen fun...  I promise I will take some time in the next one to introduce myself a little better, but really,  the kids in their cute clothes is way more interesting!

But, since this is my first blog post, I'll keep it short and just welcome anyone who jumps on to read ... and leave you with a couple more pics of some Candy Castle Patterns, mostly because I am working on my tester, and so they are on the brain!... The first two are the Bubble Gum Dress modified with the swing skirt from their sew along... (side note, Inara likes to pick her own fabric combinations, and I think for the most part she does pretty well.)

 This one ^^ I modified more and instead of it being an actual wrap dress, it has snaps on the insides and a faux tie.  Sadly, the gorgeous silver bias tape proved to be a little itchy...
And finally... the Magic Gumdrop....

Thanks for checking in and hopefully I can be slightly more entertaining and helpful in future posts! 

5 comments:

  1. Thats a great name and I'll share your blog on mine :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ps...
    You are the most awesome Employee ever and thanks for helping me sooooo much and I cant wait to see the kids on their blog model sessions.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hey Alyssa, great job on the bubble gum dresses! Love the name salt water taffeta, very clever. Look forward to more blog posts!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Welcome to the world of blogging!! Your creations always make me envious! I'll try to give you some PR on my blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great job. Setting up a blog is not easy or quick. Your children are so sweet. Sorry we missed Conners little swim. I really like your fabric choices.

    ReplyDelete