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I got my Peony fabric!!! I went for the Ghastilies in grey since I just love the contrast so much. I also picked up this other adorable Halloween-esque fabric just because. …do I need another reason than that? Haha! I’m totally stalling on taping my Peony PDF pattern together though. So. Many. Pieces.

There’s a good reason for that stalling though…

So many new things are going on right now that I’m crazy excited to dive into! For starters, I decided to leave nido in order to go back to school and pursue Lucky Lucille full time! My last day was this past Saturday so this week I’m working on sewing like crazy, getting my online shop back up and running (why does web stuff always take WAY longer than you expect?!?), and applying for schools!

I’ve also been confirmed as a vendor for the Queen City Craft Fair again!! Wooo!! It’s a juried show, so even though I participated in the Spring 2012 fair, there was no guarantee I’d be accepted again. And! Since my online shop was down, and the photos I had were less than impressive, I was legitimately worried I wouldn’t be accepted back.

BUT! I got the official email yesterday! That really made my weekend 🙂

I think I finally got my zipper pouch design down after much trial and error. I never use commercial patterns for my Lucky Lucille brand items, they’re all imagined up by me. Which honestly takes way more time to figure out but I do like the satisfaction of coming to that eureka! moment all on my own.

I have a lot of zipper pouches and wallets to make! I’m also toying around with a pattern for a 1940’s inspired hooded scarf. Here’s an early prototype that Lucille so graciously offered to model 😉

Graciously offered? Yeah I forced it on her because I’m a bad mother haha! But seriously HOW CUTE IS SHE?!?!

So that’s about it for me lately. I had been putting off pursuing my Lucky Lucille brand stuff as a “real job” because I was happy at the fabric shop, but building a small company that’s owned and operated by me is a dream I just can’t shake. I’m even starting to lose sleep at night because I can’t stop scheming about it lol.

So off to business school I go!!! Online business school of course. I have zero desire to step foot on a college campus again lol. I’m too much of a hermit.

I will definitely be back this week with a completed Peony muslin to share! …hopefully. I just remembered how much paper taping I need to do haha!

Uhg, I better get to it!


  • Suzy Marie

    Congratulations and good luck! I know you will be absolutely super because I always show people your amazing dresses and they never fail to “ooh” and “aah” in awe and jealousy haha. xx

  • Grr, I thought I commented on this! So happy for you Rochelle, this is awesome! And Lucille is adorable as always 🙂

  • WOAH!! Big time. Good for you!! 🙂

  • Oh, wow!!! Best of luck with your business! What an exciting step!

  • sallieforrer

    Wow Rochelle! This is such a major step! Congratulations!! Business school sounds haaarrrdd! Even the online variety (although I totally support your hermit-y decision to avoid college campus’ – I would be in the same boat) Thats also so exciting about the craft fair! I hope you’ll keep us updated on all your makes – the zipper pouches looks so pro! And Lucille is SUPER cute in her hooded scarf!

    • Thank you, Sallie! That’s a HUGE compliment on my zipper pouches, especially coming from someone who can sew a pair of jeans like it’s no big deal 😉

  • Congratulations! I love those fabrics you chose.

    • Thanks! I really love the Ghastlies fabric. It’s so fun!

  • prttynpnk

    Lucille looks like a woman of great mystery….

    • Haha! There’s no mystery really. She just wants anyone and everyone to pay attention to her at all times lol

  • Wow!! Go get em! Very exciting news, good luck 🙂

  • I too want a headband/headscarf, love the dress and so excited for you and your dreams!

    • Thank you! I’m trying to get my online shop back up and running asap but the whole web code stuff is taking way longer than expected 🙁

  • This all sounds so exciting! I love that you’re taking a chance and starting your own business and even studying to get it off the ground. It’s so inspiring. I’m so looking forward to hearing about your journey.

  • Sarah

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! This is marvellous news! I adore your Peony fabric and may play copy-cat for my own Ghastlies dress 🙂 Hope you don’t mind….

    I need to place an order for your headscarves/hairbands. Will email you 🙂

    And Lucille! *squee!* She is TOO CUTE!

    • Thanks, Sarah!! xo
      You better make a Ghastlie dress so we can be dress twins! lol

  • MiscellanyandQuirk

    Oh wow! Well done you! I’ve been lurking and reading your blog for a while now, and I’m sure you’ll do fine! Congratulations on having the courage to go out there and follow your dreams!

  • Miss Crayola Creepy

    I know I’ve already told you, but I’m so excited for you! Your dreams are coming true!

  • best of luck to you on going full time with lucky lucille!! that’s so exciting! and that fabric looks delicious. can’t wait to see more!

  • Good luck with your business, girl! I know you’ll do great!

  • pincushiontreats

    Good luck on your future pursuits! I am sure will become quite the savvy business woman.

    And my goodness. Can Lucille get any cuter?!

    • Thank you 🙂 And yeah, Lucille marvels me with her cuteness on a daily basis lol