Friday, March 30, 2012

Brand New Beautiful Gardens!

Getting Ready for Spring Shows and SO many beautiful Gardens!  Be sure to visit my Etsy Site if you are interested in any of the gardens.  Doesn't everyone need a fairy garden!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Paris Street Market

We will be showing our gardens this summer at the Paris Street Market!!  Hope to see you all there.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The first ones this spring!

New Plants!

What a terrific day we had yesterday!  We brought home tons of new plants and it all started to come alive!  Getting ready for my first spring market, Highlands Ranch Spring Bazaar on Saturday March 24 at Eastridge Recreation Center, the theme is Gardens for All!  Plenty of new small scale gardens in the works from prices between $20-$40.  Pictures to come!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Rabbit Shadow Farms in the Morning!

I am so excited!  We get to visit Emily's beautiful greenhouse to pick up gorgeous new fairy plants for the first spring market!  The Farrell's have been collecting vintage pieces all winter and I can't wait to start putting it all together!  My studio is full of new fairies (even handmade fairies from France!).  My sewing machine has been running, my new paints are ready to break open and believe me Eric has been hard at work!  I will post pictures often as it all starts to come alive!  Hooray for Spring!


Where to start.  Those who have known me for a long time know I started sewing as a young child.  For my first act in college I double majored in Technical Journalism and Apparel Design (a true gemini I always seem to have very distinct interests).  I started as a western wear designer in Cheyenne and Denver in the early years.  At 26 I moved to New York and after a good stretch waiting tables I was hired by Federated Department Stores (Macy's).  I began as a jr. knit and sweater designer, and three years later I was the head designer of Style & CO, one of Federated largest private labels.  I worked tremendous hours like most young NYC folks do - but I was traveling the world and it all seemed worth it until...9/11.

I'll spare you the details - if you knew me then we've been over it too much - but it profoundly changed me.  I couldn't stop thinking that I worked about a 60 hours a week and all I did was make shirts.  I wanted something different, experiencing something like that makes what matters crystal clear - I wanted a family - I wanted to slow down (you can take the girl out of Colorado...).  I left Federated and just for fun I decided to pursue another design degree - this one inspired by the architectural obsession I found in my travels - an Interior Design Degree from the New York School of interior Design.  During  that time life was crazy - 1 yummy husband and 2 perfect children later and I finally found my way back home to Colorado.

When it was time to go back to work I wanted to do something more - in a different way.  After a brief stint with my own Interior Design Business - I won a teaching fellowship through the prestigious New Teacher Project (back to college again yikes!).  Now I am a very happy Special Education Teacher for the Douglas County Public Schools.  I love that work, it makes me proud and I feel that I have a lot to give my students right now.  So that brings me to about the last year.  My creative side was getting restless - and the fairies started calling...

Over the last year I began to make and sell miniature gardens - otherwise known as fairy gardens.  It seems it is the perfect way to use all of those creative talents - in my studio - time stands still and it all comes alive!  I get to paint, sew, garden, shop, and make tiny creations.  This year I am going to fill a lot of my time creating and selling my little gardens.

I am inspired by SO much.  This blog is intended to share the journey...