March 31, 2013

The True Meaning.

I would love for this song to seamlessly make its way into my wedding. 
It is beautiful. 

This is the story of Jesus dying on the cross for me.  
Rejoice in His name, it is Easter! 

March 30, 2013

Happy Easter, friends!

Isn't Easter a wonderful celebration?
Do you think it is convenience that flowers begin to bloom around the same time that our 
Saviour rises to heaven? Isn't that a gorgeous glimpse of what Heaven has to offer?!
This is a time to rejoice in the Lord and be thankful for what he has given us. 

A friend who has carried our burden and paid for our sins. A friend whom we can confide in everyday and forgives us for our actions. Is that not the most loving friend we could ask for? 
One who is selfless, listens, guides, protects, and loves us with a love deeper than we could imagine.

So today I offer you a few things. 
A friendship. 
My God-given talent.
And a coupon!

Bless you and may you rejoice! 

March 24, 2013

New Lookbook Over Here!

Hey there! 
First off I would like to thank everyone for supporting me in my decrease in hours. 
I couldn't do it without you! 

But now, the moment you all have been waiting for! 
The lookbook is finally here! 
Here are just a few:
Want to see more?! 

Photos were shot by Char Photography
Char is an amazing person. She is so loving and supportive.
I knew I wanted Char to shoot my lookbook when I began creating the fall collection. 
She knew exactly the look I wanted to go for and we had a great shoot! 

Our model, Paige, was quite the trooper. 
We spent 3 hours shooting in a room with no heat in the middle of winter. 
Our hair was done by Emily at Artistic Edge (who I highly recommend) perfectly complimented our outfits which were a mix of vintage pieces I found on Etsy and coats from the Salvation Army. 


March 14, 2013

Hey, Hey!

So you remember how I said I had something I wanted to tell you?
Well listen up! Because I'm telling you right now! 

No, this news will not be nearly as exciting as when I announced my engagement. 
But I am still fairly stoked about what is to come. 
About the news! 
As of April 1st, I will be working 4 days at my full time job and 1 day at a girl named katie! 
One big leap for me, one small step for a girl named katie. 
So, maybe you're not as excited as I am. It doesn't even matter. 
I have been struggling with this decision for months. 
I knew I needed to do something, but at the same time I was terrified.
It's scary to start climbing to the edge of the safety net. 

With getting married, needing to find a place to live, have a stable income to be supported by, etc., etc. 
It was hard to finally come to terms with what needed to be done. 
Yes, it is only one day, but it is a baby step closer to living my dream job. 
How did I know? 
I calculated the hours I need to spend sewing and networking a week by figuring out the income I want to begin making off of my handbags divided by how long it takes to make one, how much it costs to make a bag, and how many I need to sell a month. 
The number was a little hard to look at, but I thought I could possibly manage it along with my full time job.

And then I had a meeting to discuss how to get my business out there.
Afterwards I realized that I can't possibly continue on the same path considering how many hours I need to not just sew, but to actually market my business.

So, here I go!

What's up next?
Get the word out there! I'll be a busy social bee! And you can help! 
Tell your friends about us by sharing our updates and pinning our pictures. 

More bags! Outfit posts! Sewing Projects! And More!
(Super excited!)

Love, Katie

March 12, 2013

The Magical Healing Powers of Baked Goods.

Last week was rough. 
So I am determined to make this week better. 
It's not going to be easy. 
But cupcakes help.

I have some exciting news I want to share with you at a future date. 
Stay posted! 

For now you will find me creeping through Paris Vogues and watching Law and Order.

March 6, 2013

No Postage. No Problem.

Josh and I chose to email our save the dates rather than the traditional mailing of a small card. 
Frankly, we just didn't see the reason to spend money on save the dates. 
Especially not with the rising cost of stamps. 
I mean, who could possibly afford that additional penny they recently added?!

And who could really pass up another reason to pull out the design belt?
Well, not me! 
 We first sent just the save the date attached with a list of items we would like to borrow for our wedding day. Mainly just decorating tidbits. Nothing major.
We asked our guests to respond to that email with their mailing address so we could easily make our list, in an excel spreadsheet of course. It is after all Josh and I. 
We followed up our original email with this lovely reminder. 
It is quite lovely. 
Look at that stamp. Mhmm.

And this was all made possible with Mail Chimp. (Which is just about the coolest mass-emailing system I have ever used.) It is super easy and free depending on how many emails you must send. 
I originally decided to sign up for Mail Chimp to email my sales, promotions, new products, etc. to my wonderful handbag loving customers. (Which if you haven't signed up for yet, make sure you do! Check out the previous post to sign up) And then one day I had a brilliant idea to use it for our wedding as well! 
Genius, I tell ya. 

Therefore, grand total for save the dates: $0.00

March 4, 2013

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