Thursday, January 6, 2011

studio tour no. 010611

Howdy, friends. [Inspiration for that "howdy" comes from that fact that I get to go see Country Strong tomorrow evening with two girlfriends who participated - kind of - in my country jig in the middle of a kitchen to express my excitement over our date. Interpretive dance session for three, thank you very much.] So, okay, howdy (again)! This here is the first studio thursday I've done in a long, long time. Like, a long time. Right? I've been a busy gal these past few weeks and this week was no exception. Not quite on the floor of my kitchen/home/studio pulling out my hair in a "holy moly how am I going to get this stuff done" sort of way, but in a very busy let's get things checked off without a break down kind of way. I'm going to go ahead and say I prefer the second kind of busy? Yeah. Been making and packing and shipping all kinds of 2011 Planner orders, been assembling and writing sweet notes on my new catalogs to go out to buyers who will hopefully attend the Atlanta show next week (holy cow, next week) and love my new stuff as much as I do, been starting to make my shiny and new and lovely samples for the new york gift show at the end of the month (holy cow, this month)...just been trying to keep up and keep going. Sweet responses from happy customers like the ones below make it much easier to keep up and keep going and also make me want to make a mad dash to where ever they are and give them a giant squeeze, letting them know just how much they've made my day:

"Thank you so much for such a beautiful labor of love. I only have eyes for your planner now and look forward to filling every inch of it. I can tell you now that you can put my name down for a 2012 planner."

"I just wanted to shoot you an email and thank you for all the help you gave me. You went above and beyond what most people would and you were amazing. My girlfriend loved her necklace and was in tears when she saw that it was the exact one that she lost a few years ago. It means a lot that there are people like you in the world who care about others. Thanks again and best wishes to you in the upcoming year."

"I just wanted to tell you how much I love your new design (size, cover, etc) on your planner! I had the 2010 and I loved it. Seriously the way the calendar is designed with the month and the week within the month so I can see little details of my week and then the big stuff for my month, it's awesome. And the pockets... I can't tell you how much I love the pockets. If I were designing a calendar this is EXACTLY what I would do. I had to get one for my mom this year for Christmas."

I mean, seriously, who gets to wake up to such sweet emails, right? So blessed. Thanks, sweet customers. You've made my day!


  1. I'm so excited about Country Strong! I love Leighton Meester, and I'm totes jeal. that you're going. =)

  2. Ah! I'm so excited! I hope it's amazing :)