Thursday, August 6, 2009

Long time, no blog!

I know...I've been terrible about blogging this summer! I'd like to say that it is because I've been spending lots of time in the garden and hosting lavish outdoor parties, but the truth is that I've been glued to the computer, working away. It's not like anyone is standing over me with a whip, I just really really really enjoy what I do! And the good news is that Jennifer and I have not one, but TWO eBooks ready for release on any day now! Here is a fun little sneak peek from the fabulous Meg of Brassy Apple:

I've also got two other exciting bits of news to share! My dear friend Cathy (also a sewing scientist) gave me the support and "activation energy" needed to open an Etsy shop. It is stocked with my line of Scientific Seamstress ePatterns, and ready for business! Stephanie, another one of my brainy lab personnel, started a Flickr group for photos of clothing made from my patterns. It is amazing to see so many clever concoctions all together in one place! Please check it out and add your own photos! For future reference, there is a "Flickring" button on the left hand side bar.

Despite my inattention, the garden is thriving and providing us with lots of yummy food. These pictures are a few weeks old, but right now we are in peak tomato season and loving it! The eggplant seedlings have really taken off, and we are hoping to have a bumper crop of them as well.

The squash plants have gotten MUCH bigger, but they've been taken over by some sort of mold and aren't so pretty any more. They are still producing, however, so we are keeping them around. I really need to get out and give them some attention...maybe when these eBooks are finished (yeah, right).


Mindy said...

Carla, I love that pic! That fabric combo is really great! i am also very excited for you on your new etsy venture! I wish you lots of success!

...t. said...

Great to see you again! I am so jealous of your garden...Hopefully I'll get mine in the ground for the winter crop..mmmm, broccoli!

Love the flickr group and I'm so excited about your etsy shop.

Tabitha O. said...

hey everything sold out on the etsy shop that is so great! Can't wait to see the newest patterns!

Carla Hegeman Crim said...

hahaha - Tabitha, I wish! The link was actually going to the sold stuff, but I fixed it! Thanks for the heads up!!!

Cathy said...

OHHH I love all of the updates to the blog page...very make such a cute cartoon Carla!!! Congratulations on another couple of patterns with Sis Boom! Awesome Awesome Stuff!!! I am so happy for you and I know they are both great patterns! Loving doing the Etsy shop with you!!!! It is so much fun to spread the Carla love around to others who are just learning who you are and what your patterns are all about!
MMMMM that garden looks very green and lushous....enjoy your VERY fresh produce! That Louie is just so adorable...look at him standing there being gobbled up by the squash!!! Hugs!!! :)

Megan said...

what exciting news! you are always up to something fabulous carla! thanks for letting me "play" with your patterns and have fun taking photos! smooches!! xo