Sunday, May 29, 2011

Taking a break...
Two roads diverged in a wood...and I shall take the one less traveled by...
and hope that makes all the difference.
Robert Frost

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

More Press today.
When it rains, it pours.
Thanks Fenella for the terrific article!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Very exciting news - my work has been Sis Boom's new book: Girl's World.
Run out to your favorite book store and get a copy or buy through Sis Boom's website.

Here is a quick peak

The book is chock full of great sewing projects for girls with patterns included and the most beautiful photographs.

Each year MRR DESIGN grows a little more; publication of my work is another notch on the pole. It makes me so happy and proud and is testament to slow and steady wins the race. My race anyway. As I pass the three year mark of the blog, I note that the blog is the tool that ratcheted up the business. The blog allows me to showcase my work, and to communicate with other folks about what inspires me. It motivates me to plow stay focused and informed. And to have fun.

Over the years I have done a lot of work with Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom fame. This is Jennifer's first book and I am delighted to be part of it. It is full of how-to projects for all you crafty folks and seamstresses or just plain creative folks. You can see some of the other projects that I did for Jennifer here and here. And while my business is bumping along, Jennifer's is on the speed way. When I first met Jennifer she had two or three sales a year at her house; she got some great press in Country Living and then she got the dream of a lifetime: to design fabric. I think Jennifer has about 8 different fabric collections so far - check out her website. You will recognize many of Jennifer's fabrics on my frames.

My piece is on how-to make a quilted memento board - go to pages 158 - 163 -
and then read the rest of the book.