I had a really great time in Houston, getting a chance to reunite with lots of friends, and meeting some new ones too! It's always a good chance for me to get some fresh inspiration and motivation as well. The creative juices flow freely after market, every time I go.
It's time to do a little booth expo for all of you who were not there to see it in person.
This below, is a shot of my booth. The fabric collection we are focusing on here is called Mystique. It is essentially a collection of blacks, whites and greys that can be mixed and matched with solids or just each other to create a whole bunch of interesting looks.
This is a closeup shot of some items we made featuring Mystique. You can see the Cambridge Cargo Bag, made up in the Grey floral and dot. There is also a framed watercolor I did, matted out in the black floral.
Here you can see a little closeup shot of the dessert table. If you had come to my booth, you would have gotten a sample of my homemade chocolate walnut fudge, and my homemade licorice caramels! We also had little black boxes filled with yummy creamy mint sandwiches!
You can also get a little glimpse of some of the new fancy clutches, which is a great new pattern on its way from my partner Michelle at Golightly Sewing Studio. Notice also the shots of the dress!
See that photo album?? I wish each and every one of you had taken a look at this album. It was shot and put together by my really close friend Lisa Coplen. Words cannot express the time, talent and love that went into what she did for me in creating the theme for this booth. The photos were EXQUISITE!! If you ever need a wedding photographer who will blow your mind, it's this girl. That's all I can say!!
This is the sweet little dress made from my Mystique fabric in grey by Chelsea at Pink Fig Design. She made this pattern for a magazine. I'll have to find out more about that so you can get your hands on it if you are interested!
There are also a couple of cool quilts shown here from Mystique. Many of the quilts shown in the booth are available through Riley Blake.
The display you see below is showcasing the new Sundance Coats pattern, the Savannah Breeze Dress and Top pattern, and the Charlotte Sunshine Tween pattern which are new and available now! email:firstname.lastname@example.org to order
Another view of the Sweet Clutches pattern:
Oh...and did I mention that my booth won an award?? Second place in my category. That's pretty good out of 2300 booths!
This below is me during my schoolhouse. I am wearing the Every day Wrap Skirt pattern which I handed out to all the attendees. You can find this pattern on my blog very soon!
And this is Michelle Golightly, below, at the same schoolhouse event talking about her new patterns.
I did a little make and take mini class teaching how to make luggage tags!
This pattern will also be available on my blog very soon!
Just a little bit of fun...This is David Butler and Ty Pennington here with Chelsea and I. (!!) :0
This below is my daughter Natalie and her friend Nick English who came along for the quilt market ride. I think they had a lot of fun goofing off in Houston, actually. Quilt Market wasn't exactly their scene:)
And last but not least, late night eats at Cheesecake Factory in Houston. Absolutely the BEST!!
Left to right: Michelle Golightly, Chelsea Andersen, Myself, Dana English
All in all, I had a really great time at market! Hope you enjoyed the pictures!!!