Tuesday, February 24, 2009


That is what I said when I got off the phone with the man at the sewing repair shop....$120-130 repair for my serger! I should be spending that money on fabric not getting my machine fixed. I guess that's what happens when you are a self-taught seamstress! I shoved too much fabric in there trying to attach ruffles to a bodice and snap one of the loopers broke. Plus, I wasn't using the blade to cut the fabric...guess I will learn real quick now!

Well, as of last night I have my first trunk show scheduled for March 18th, and a second tentatively planned for April! I am so excited. I also contacted a local salon and spa to see if they might be interested in carrying a few pieces. I cannot express how badly I would love for all of this to work out! I need to do a little research about how to do a trunk show, what to offer...I think at least in the beginning it will be a fun social time for moms and I will just come with the fabrics that I have and can get at the time. Hopefully one day I will be able to purchase full bolts and have a "line" for that season.

A good friend of mine will be doing my photography, but in the meantime I am thinking I should still try to get a few photos posted. Still working on which styles I should produce as samples for the shows. Anyway...this friend is currently working on starting her photography business, Striped Tights Photography, and does beautiful work. She is currently working on her business plan and I am starting to think I should do the same thing. Make it official instead of working from my notebook full of numbers and my sketchbook with my sketches.

Monday, February 23, 2009

more fabric!?!?

Alright, so I think I may be ordering yet more fabric....however, I forgot to mention that one of the thread holders in my serger broke and that has put a hault to all of my sewing for now. I guess I better get that fixed quickly. I have a few deadlines looming 1. a tentative "trunk" show at a friends house, mostly just to help start a little buzz and market my pieces and 2. our school dinner auction donation. I think I had better drop it off tomorrow.

I am just loving Amy Butler's new Daisy Chain line, especially the blues and greens, it is a nice change for little girls clothing colors! Those fabrics have been making just the darling little dresses. They remind me of some Gap lines from last year and they will be perfect options for matching sibling sets for beach pictures....LOVE IT! There is a stripe that I am thinking about making some clam diggers or board shorts for my boys and a
little sundress for my daughter! Now if we can just get rid of all of this snow so we can go to the beach for pictures! Maybe during our Spring Break to visit Oma & Opa in North Carolina!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

finally starting my blog

Well....here goes....I reserved this blog name to go with my business name which I also reserved a while ago for that moment when I felt that I was truly going to be dedicated. I think it is now. I am done with excuses. The kiddos are happy and healthy, yes busy, the housework can wait, but this is also the time I need to start pursuing my dream! I am going to officially start a little posh, for some reason I like to keep the letters lowercase, I still have not figured out why.

The name, why the name? I am not exactly sure, the word posh is interesting to me...elegant and fashionable, and for some reason it has this connotation of higher quality, class or cost. Hmmm....so, the part a little then means that it is just a little bit of those things, not over the top and that it is for those that are little...children!