Another year...

Well! It's been an exciting few days.

One of the things that I didn't expect about starting a new business was how incredibly BUSY we would become -- silly me.

Gift from Liz Chase, 2017. Quilted pillow made from hand-dyed fabric.

When you add that to how busy June usually is... It was nice to relax and celebrate my birthday on the 23rd with my mom and Grey. We had some beautiful meals, I got some amazing (and thoughtful) presents, and we celebrated my turning another year older.

Another annual tradition, even more important than my birthday, is the Juanita More! Pride Party. It's an incredible daytime party (with proceeds going to charity) where fashion is a MUST. So, with that in mind, I made a dress! A caftan, specifically.

Handmade Caftan, 2017. Gaultier cotton/silk & hand-applied beaded appliqué from India.

My lovely mother helped me whip this up out of 3 yards of a Jean Paul Gaultier cotton/silk blend, and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Not only did I learn a lot in the process, but it was FUN to wear! 

So yeah... Starting a new business turns out to be a lot of work, but I'm lucky and grateful that I have a community of amazing people to help keep life fun and lift me up.

Now that June is wrapping up, I am looking forward to getting back into the pottery studio and making some ART!