(I would also like to note that in the photo above, my original intent was to hold my turbans just like PeeWee does in PeeWee's Big Adventure when he rescues the snakes from the flaming pet store. Unfortunately, the photos of me doing that are far more insane than the photo of PeeWee shown here, so I didn't post them. Just imagine, k?)
As insane as it has been to work at this speed, I feel like I do some of my best work under pressure. I become completely immersed in the collection. Fabrics start to go together, and I just lay everything out on the floor for days and wander around wondering what this or that will become. (Robb REALLY loves it when I'm inspired...nothing says "home" like a living room strewn with fabrics, right?)
So here's the deal. I recognize that this bag is sort of insane. And, in fact, I'm beginning to understand that my whole collection is sort of insane. But I'm okay with that. The HeyAllday Handmade brand is not geared toward your typical neutral-shades girl. It's about color, whimsy, fun, glamour. Almost everything I make is an accent piece, something to bring your outfit to life. Something to wear on a rainy day that will make you feel a little less blah. And I like that. With each bag I make or turban I assemble, I feel like I'm further defining my mission statement.
So if anyone knows where I can find more pants with embroidered creatures, just let know, ok?
And most importantly, hope to see you this Saturday, May 21, in the backyard of In God We Trust:
Saturday, May 21 · 12:00pm - 8:00pm
In God We Trust
70 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, New York