Saturday, July 14, 2012

my favorite local store is celebrating its 5th year anniversary this month.  congratulations nicole!  you have created a beautiful space, supported so many local designers, and helped women to feel beautiful. go check out union rose if you havent already, and if so continue going and supporting a local business.




Friday, July 13, 2012

and speaking of rolling along...i've been working with mercy corp nw over the last few years, a fantastic organization that helps small business succeed by offering business classes and counseling. once you take their business foundation course, you are eligible to join the ida program - individual development account.  i've just joined and am so excited to start saving - mercy corp grants me $3 for every $1 i save over the next 6-12 months, which i can then use at the end of the term to buy assets for my business. one thing that i know i'll buy is this little gal below



Thursday, July 12, 2012






so much has been going on i don't know where to begin. the project that has kept me so busy recently is the alley 33 fashion show.  it happens on saturday, july 28, featuring 20+ local designers.  this is their second annual show, and i hear it's big! there will be four pieces from estate, one of the dresses is from my summer collection, so i've been busy sewing the dresses for the stores too.  the other three dresses will become part of estate's fall/holiday collection, i'm really nervous and excited about this event! things are rolling along!