Now that I've had a bit of time to put things in order and stock a few shelves (though oh so very few), I thought it about time to officially announce the opening of my alter-ego's shop, Atelier & Cie.
As you'll see, it's only in the beginning stages, but at least it's a start.
In fact, I kind of stumbled into my career as an illustrator believe it or not (and don't say you believe it or I'll be sad!) Before that, I always dreamed of doing something with fabric. I've been a fabric-a-holic and seamstress since I took my first home economics class back when I was 12. Of course, at that point I'd signed up because it meant you could cook food and eat it during school hours. This, to a natural born and fairly skinny foodie is bliss. Little did I know what was waiting for me after cooking. All it took was one class and I was hooked on sewing. In fact, at one point in my life, I used to make much of my wardrobe and would secrectly sew black blouses at 3am so my mother wouldn't know. Black because I was in my punk rock phase (yes complete with shaved head though I'll deny it if you try to tell my daughters!). Secret because mum wouldn't allow me to buy any more black clothes. Thus the necessity to stock my wardrobe myself and late at night.
But I digress.....
I really wanted to show you all Atelier & Cie where I hope to find an outlet for my desire to sew fun fabrics. There are only so many cushions and bags one family can handle after all! It's also my place to showcase a lot of one offs, items that won't or can't be repeated, and have a shop that's low stress. It's also a place that allows me to play with my embroidery machine and embellish to my heart's delight with Chichiboulie images. Oh the bliss!
I hope you'll all check it out and let me know what you think!