Hello dear friends!
Finally... it's here!
Welcome to Anthology Collection, where every piece has a story to tell.
Here is where all my aprons will reside. Miss Grace, Stella, Jenny and Mildred are all moved in and have gotten quite comfortable. Hopefully not too comfortable as they may need to pack up and head to their new homes! I'm also delving into children's clothing. Eeeek! *biting nails* I'm really excited about this. I've been wanting to design children's clothes for the longest time.
Now those of you who have been following me, you've probably noticed the price. Yes. I know. I can hear it now, "A bit expensive, ay?". Yes it is. Allow me to explain...
Ever since I started designing and selling my lovelies, I knew I was not pricing them accordingly. But I soooo badly wanted to sell them that I was willing to almost literally give them away for free. I think some of you can relate, yes? I will look at other aprons on Etsy and I would get sick to my stomach, seeing all the work put into them and seeing how they're underpricing themselves. How do you compete with that?! Another thing... have you notice the rise in price in fabrics? Raw cotton has just about tripled in price, and so many vendors (ones that I go to) have raised their prices, as much as $2.00. CRAZY RIDICULOUS! SO... when you calculate the price of materials, gas (oh, don't get me started on gas) to and from to get the materials and my labor, it is all priced accordingly and I can finally eat. ***phew*** I feel so much better now that I got that off my chest. I hope you understand and I most certainly hope you stick around. I really do enjoy your visits!
"Back to our regularly scheduled program..."
When you're at the shop, you have to go and see the jewelry. The jewelry is designed by the awesomely talented artist, Anna Marquez. She has been designing for over 20 years and her work is exquisite.
My favorite piece is the Turquoise Forest, the double strand. *swoon* I'm not one for big pieces, but I tell ya... when I put this one on, it was beautiful. There are pieces, be it clothing or accessories, in your life that will evoke a "feeling". Pieces that you covet and keep forever. This necklace is one of them. I feel strong and confident in this piece and surprisingly, it's not heavy! Also, I'm a stickler on quality and craftsmanship. Anna's jewelry just blows me away. I know you'll be blown away, too.
So hop on over and look around! Every piece has a story to tell, so be sure to read a few. I had so much fun writing stories, it has been a long time since I tapped that side of my brain. If you have any questions or feedback, please tell me. I want to hear what you have to say.
There's lots to see and stories tell!