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2018 brings a lot of great things!

I don't know why I continue to say I'm never going to do something because I usually end up doing it. Like making pillows. I have tried making and selling pillows for years with varying degrees of success. The basic problem is: people do not like to buy pillowcases without the forms. I totally get it. It's a pain to have to buy two components of something, then put it together, and THEN enjoy it. It's so much nicer to just open a box and toss that fully put together pillow on your sofa, chair, or bed!  Buying bulk pillow forms, in order to offer them at a reasonable price to you, means needing a LOT of storage room. I...

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Holiday shows!

If you're in Austin for December, the following are a few shows I'll be set up for where you can shop in person! I'm already set up for the Blue Genie Art Bazaar, which opened Nov 24th and will run through Dec 24th. The show is free, open DAILY from 10am-10pm and features artists, makers, and designers. Shopping handmade is the way to go! 6100 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX  For a more intimate gathering, I'll have a table set up for an indoor show at Gallery Black Lagoon Dec 3rd from 2-6pm. It's a perfect Sunday shopping time- and The Parlor Pizza is right next door so make a fun after noon of it! 4301 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX For...

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Excitement and growing pains

If I'm totally honest, I didn't think through how much work and time starting a new business would be! It's really exciting, don't get me wrong, but when I envisioned it I was looking at the big, glorious picture, not the tedious details that seem to take forever. But I'm making progress and feel like I've rounded a corner and see the finish line. I was so inspired by trips out to West Texas that it changed my creative mindset almost instantly. I don't know how to describe it other than something unlocked in me and I was able to manifest some loose ideas that had been bouncing around in my head, with nothing tethering them. The themes of nature,...

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Big plans!

Hey there! I'm off and running on this new website-- a website that is going to be so great once I learn how to navigate all the ways to publish what I want to offer.  I've been in business as a designer and maker for a very long time, mostly as a purse maker, but also as a photographer. My dream to make a website where I can offer all my creations has been in the making for years, but it's a daunting task. I finally took the leap and now I'm working my hardest on getting it off the ground.  I hope to eventually make this site as full and fun as my current (and continuing) shop: Bolsa Bonita. You...

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