new stripes, new start.

Hello! How are you? Things are really good here! I'm at a point right now where I'm pretty much settled in the new studio, a fresh start which is great. Last Friday I started sewing all the polka dot bags that were ordered, and I hope to have them all finished up and shipped by the end of this week. I've been so busy running around with this and that the last few weeks that blogging and emailing has been set on the back burner. But I really want to get back into a regular blogging routine. The truth is I really like blogging, I like writing, and I like reading other peoples' blogs. I find myself easily sinking into instagram and twitter (well not as much twitter, more instagram) but I think those aren't really me when it comes down to it. I'm contemplating get rid of my twitter account: we were never really that good friends to begin with, though I've given it a good try!

Right now I'm trying to do some brainstorming and figure out what's next for me. Now that I've moved, I've been trying to make a few goals : the first is that I really want to have more smaller items ready and in stock so I can pack them up as soon as they are ordered. I'd like to have some bags ready like that too, but for now I'll start on the smaller items. I'm also planning on working on some new tote bags styles. I've had some ideas floating around in the back of my head, and I'm excited to try them out. And, on top of that - I'm thinking of bringing the Enkidu dress back from last summer. I still get quite a few requests for it, but for now I'm thinking it will need to be in a different colorway - I need to mix it up a little. Which brings me to the above picture. For the time being I can't get anymore of the blue and natural fabric - but there is a cream/green stripe. Would this be interesting to people? Would it look like that sunbrella picnic table fabric? I often have the trouble of people seeing "the original" (in this case the color from last summer) and only wanting that and not wanting something new. So should I go for it? Also, I might add, I am desperately trying to locate this fabric in natural/charcoal or something similar, so ideally I'd like to do that, but fabric hunts are always tricky.