Friday, April 24, 2009


WOO HOO! I've been up to my eyeballs in satins and tafetta for weeks trying to complete the orders for custom prom gowns. All the while I hosted a spring book fair at Sun Vally Elementary. While chatting with Lynda Jo Staples, a reporter for the Daily Sun News here in Sunnyside, she asked me if I would like to be featured as the WORKING STIFF section of the paper.
I hesitated slightly at first, but thought, oh, what the heck! Lynda Jo followed me to a fitting for Melodie Casas. I still had some work to do on her fitted red gown so it worked out really well.
Anway, here is the link in case you guys want to hear some background on how I can to be a wedding gown designer, LOL Since Wednesday evening I've been swamped with calls. Some are just hemming, while 2 girls called wanting to know if I could make a custom gown in less than 24 hours!! GOODNESS! And I thought I was a procrastinator. :)
Sorry, girls, PROM is Saturday, TOMORROW, and you clock has just run out.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Finally! The daffodils are blooming and the sun is shining! Maybe I will be able to get some outdoor pics of my next few sets! LOL The wind has been so fierce, and the last 3 days have actually been peaceful.
Kyla just had her 6th birthday so I snapped these new pics of her. She is wearing 2 of my best selling items for spring. This year I've gone with a little different color scheme on the peasant portrait set. Love the pink flower and the contrast of the blue background. By the way, that blue is my new studio! More on that later.

Also shown is my GOLDIE set. This fabric is VERY hard to find this year and I still have some in my stash from last years inventory.

PROM! My favorite HIGH SCHOOL function! Seriously, it's the first time in a girl's life where she gets to really GLAM it up! I've been knee deep in taffeta and chiffon for the last month. I LOVE IT! I'm finished 4 custom PROM gowns in the last 2 weeks with contracts for 3 wedding gowns for muc later. Many of these people find me by reading my ad in our local paper. I've met quite a few wonderful people.
Well, one more gown to go! I will post pics of all the gowns when Melodie's is all complete.