August 12, 2014

Announcing: Fellowship Coffee Co.

 Josh and I have started a little side business selling freshly roasted flavored coffee.
The flavors we are offering for spring are: Lavender, Coconut, Blueberry, and Rose. 
They are delicious and make wonderful iced coffee!
 We launched Fellowship Coffee Co. on August 10th and already sold out of our coconut coffee!
(You can preorder your jar from our next batch!)
The coffee is fresh and sweet with just a hint of flavor.
(It is so good I don't even have to add cream and sugar to my coffee)
We are offering two sizes, a 16oz jar which makes approximately 50 cups of coffee and a 8oz jar which makes about 30 cups. Whole beans are packaged in mason jars.
They make a perfect gift for a friend or a great treat for yourself!

A little about the company:
Fellowship Coffee Co. is founded by a husband and wife duo that loves to spend time chatting and dreaming over a good cup of coffee.

On a late honeymoon trip to Seattle + Long Beach, WA, the couple visited a lavender farm. They were introduced to the taste of edible flowers and herbs, they decided to blend those surprisingly delicious flavors with one of their favorite drink and pastime. 

A name involving "fellowship" was the only option, as coffee is always better when enjoyed with someone else. The brand revolves around the idea of fellowship and what that use to look like in the eras of 1950's and 1960's when coffee was enjoyed around the living room from cups and saucers. 

Fellowship Coffee focuses on freshly roasted coffee in flavors that are meant to be savored. Flavors that can be perfectly paired with dessert and good friends. 
Enjoy your coffee again.

Check out the shop here:


August 6, 2014

Life Lately.

As you have probably read in my last post I am making some changes on this blog and narrowing my focus. I have been taking my time lately thinking of what that will look like and preparing to make the blog a better asset to my fashion line. I would like to improve on the photography of my handmade wardrobe. I feel like I do not have a good place to take pictures of my outfits. We live on a farm, in an old farm house we rent, in a small town that has a very limited amount of buildings to photograph at. And as lovely as modeling with cows would be, I feel like it just won't fit the vibe I'm going for.

For the last couple of weeks I felt like I was in design school all over again.
I broke out the pattern making books and survival guides and got down to business studying them and challenging myself to sketch 2-3 ideas a day. 
I made myself comfortable on the couch, surrounded by open books, notepads, my laptop, and a glass of fresh meadow tea. And I think I can say I finally designed my first spring collection!

I am quickly learning that designing it is not the hard part, despite it feeling like a giant accomplishment in itself. The next few weeks I will be in my studio working on patterns and samples. After one partial failure (it's cute, but it's not perfect!) I have discovered getting the pattern just right and getting the fit correct is going to take a couple attempts and several cups of coffee and tea.

Ordering fabric for the line is another unexpected hurdle I am still trying to overcome. Why are the colors and fabrics I want no where to be found?! I am sure they will surface of course next year, when I am no longer looking... I ordered sample fabric twice. The first time I sent 3/4 of the fabric back as it was  incorrectly described online or the quality was not what I like. The second attempt was a bit more successful, but still not quite there. I had to jump on the bandwagon for a great sale that was happening for a very short time I didn't want to miss out on, and I order some fabric for the collection I didn't get to touch yet. Crossing my fingers and toes they work out!

I have some more news on the marriage home front to tell you tomorrow!
(Spoiler: It's not a baby.)
The suspense!

Hang in there with me!