Saturday, June 28, 2008

ROBBIE "Featured Photographer"

My good friend Robbie. Besides being a fabulous photographer, is one of the most loving and giving people I know and she has a heart of gold. With that said, it started like this:
This says Christine: "Your not selling any of your beautiful designer print fabric dresses because your pictures stink" O.K.! What now? Robbie to the rescue: "Of course I'll help" Name the time!
So I gather up 5 adorable little girls from the neighborhood, 5 of them under the age of six with four outfits each to model, along with their mothers and babysitters. Yes, this is new to me and I was very excited and inexperienced in childrens photography! Since I have lived in NY, I have always dreamed of doing a fashion shoot at the Peter Pan Statue in Carl Schultz Park. It is so charming and magical and reminiscent of days gone by with its raised garden of heirloom flowers, that gorgeous statue and winding cobblestone paths.
It was a pretty chaotic three hours but Robbie was very professional and with a big smile got a lot of great shots. Above and below are some of the photos. If you would like to contact her or see more of her work you can go here!
Thanks Robbie! Love you!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I have been designing childrens clothes professionally for about 20 years. Before that I worked in the garment center. The childrens clothing world just keeps getting bigger and bigger. When I had my business, I thought I was the only person in the country who did what I did. My business started out with just me sewing dolls. Someone offered me a small but beautiful storefront, I knew I couldn't just sell dolls, so I started making clothes for kids. At first I designed and sewed everything myself. At the end I had a small factory and a bunch of employees. I did about 25 trunk show a season up and down the east coast. A lot of the time, I questioned why people bought from me. I knew the clothes were cute and fit well but there was something else. That something else was that there is something special about companies that stay small, where every item is made with (corney as it sounds) love. I really believe some of me travels with each piece of clothing I sell.

I have only been on line a few months but have already met some great people and I cannot believe how many women in this country sew! Did women always sew or is it new? Are we just finding out about each other because of this online community? I think it's great. I think it's great to support each other, I think it's great to support handmade and I think it's great that so many sites support charities.

One last thing, I don't have a lot of memories from my childhood, but one I do have is my mother being happy. She was sitting at her old singer with a stack of back to school fabrics next to her...

Monday, June 23, 2008


Hey All,
Below are some pictures of "ON SALE" items in my Etsy Shop. In the next few weeks I will be featuring lots of fabric and childrens clothing designers. Please leave a comment hear if you would like to be featured!

My Favorite fabric of the season, there are still a few of these left! The Swell collection from Moda.