Monday, May 18, 2009


today I feel a surge of hopefulness, that soon I will be doing what I love every day (not just part time on a do-everything-myself basis), and that there will be a purpose for what I'm doing. I love doing every aspect of the design/ production process, but it's so hard to be practical that way, because I can't compete with the prices offered by clothing manufacturers. My lovely customers do know what goes into a handmade garment, and they appreciate it.
It's strange that at this point in my life I'm still trying to find that path, but I know there must be reasons why things have taken longer for me than others.
I don't know exactly what form it will come in, but it will happen.
some lovely little clothing tags printed onto one of my favorite summery vintage-inspired fabrics:


The Tulip Lady said...

Just lovely!

Corinne said...

Hi Ellene,
I just popped over to tell you that I hit an estate sale at about 41st and Dodge street today and there is a room upstairs that is all fabric, trim, ribbon, other crafty things. A former quilter and fabric lover lived there so it made for some fun browsing. I found some goodies in the bunch and wanted to let you know about it too. Have a great weekend!

Kathy said...

I love your scrabble necklaces and flowers on etsy. So inspiring.

Would love to have you guest blog on our new site called If so-- please contact me at kathy at Craft For Health dot com

Paula Prass said...

I am ALWAYS striving for a new goal. Some things work, others..not so much. But,in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Anonymous said...

Your work is lovely!

Pattie Ann Hale said...

Your clothing is beautiful. Each is a work of art. I really love your blog. I am an artist myself and liked your blog so well that I wanted to post a link to it from my website. You may check it out at Please send me an email if you would like me to remove the link. Carry on with your beautiful creations - they are a blessing.

Corinne Monique said...

I'm so glad I came across your lovely blog full of lovely things!

This post is soo what I'm feeling glad I'm not the only one :)

Corinne xo