Sunday, April 12, 2009

There *is* life in York...

First. I have been attending to my 9 to 5. Quite the demand with industry changes! My many apologies for not updating here but duty calls and I have that gene that makes me want to do my best at everything and that has to be priority!  

(Okay...well not galore, but bear with me, I am a working woman!)
That 'do my best gene' includes not taking on projects unless I can put my full attention to them!!  It is tough to sit down and sew for 30 minutes and learn a fact that is just enough time to remember where I left off.  It takes hours to really soak anything in and truly work on something.  But today, Easter Sunday, I loved on my sewing hobby for hours and I had a blast! I am working on my first dress that I would maybe like to call 'Straps' because I have had the straps made for a very long time and the dress is now just starting to join it.  A sneak peak at Straps:

I did some invitations for my neighbors baby shower. Quite an elegant shower with a lot less baby and a lot more 'fancy' all wrapped into one.  These invitations started at The Red Dot Boutique (Target) in a box for $35. Don't get me wrong they were lovely to begin with elegant quality paper in my opinion but .... with a little wording design, some inspired ribbons from her nursery colors, they turned out even more lovely.  I ADORE taking a simple invitation and adding the extra steps to make it more fabulous.  This is why I added 'Paperie' to York Design. It doesn't have to cost a lot. Just a little care, a few ideas...and wah-lah fancy pants for less.  I like to call it 'Pretty Smart'.

I am working on the Allen's dining room design with them and I am very thankful for the opportunity!! My first 'entire room design' and that is what I would like to put most of my focus on so thank you for the opportunity Allens!!!  Mrs. is traditional and Mr. is contemporary. They are quite a hoot to work with marrying their styles. They have just the right amount of feist that makes me laugh with them when we sit down and figure out 'who wins' on the selection. I started with this idea board (below) after listening to their likes and dislikes and it will be fun to see how it evolves as we go after our first meeting with it! It is already changing in a fun way to fit them perfectly and I think it is going to look great! I canNOT wait to show you all of this as it goes!! I am VERY excited and words will not paint how excited!


  1. Can't wait to see your dress finished!

  2. How is your dress coming along? Will we get to see the finished product??

  3. no there's not. there is no life at york! bring back the york. :P

    and ok. sharing my top secret neglected blog. don't show amy.