OK, deep breath...
Here I go.
I’ve designed a line of fabric.
There I said it. Now you know. Notice I said I did it, not “I’m trying to do it”.
Now, the trick is to sell my designs to a manufacturer. So I’m off to Quilt Market in a few short weeks.
I’m being honest with you, even though it’s putting me on the line a bit. It’s a real possibility that I’ll come back having heard a lot of “it’s just not what we’re looking for right now”. I thought about waiting to tell you all until I have a contract in my hand, but I do believe that saying it “out loud” makes it more real.
I believe in myself and I believe that my designs are good and are something lots of you would like to buy. (Well, most of the time anyway). So, even if I don’t get a contract, I will share them with you and hopefully I won’t feel like a failure. I wish I could show you now, but I don’t think I’m supposed to. :)
But, one thing this means is: I get to go to Market! Yay! I am so excited to meet some amazing people and be inspired by all the overwhelming creativity.
So, who else is going? Seriously, I don’t know anyone who will be there. Who will I hang out with? Who can I say “Oh my God, did you see THAT?” to? Don’t you want to be my new friend?
Whoever you might be (designer, fellow blogger, or occasional reader), if you’d like to get together and meet and hang out a little (admittedly I won’t have gobs of free time), just drop me a note. If you’re not going, I promise to take lots of pictures and report back on all the details…it will be just like you were there!
And while I’m discussing career stuff (and I don't want to leave you without a picture), here’s a birthday crown I custom made and sold to a very nice mom who found my blog. (If you’re new to my blog, check out the tutorial to make one yourself) I get a lot of “you should sell those” from family and friends…so, yay, I actually did!