when life gives you lemons....Open A Business!

What a whirlwind this past week has been!  It all started with a shipment of fabrics that I have been almost literally dying to play with, the Blue Cupboard online shop creation, and an unexpected change in my professional day job.....

Let's see, I think it best to start with all of the fun things!

The linen/cotton blend fabrics I mentioned in the previous post exceed ALL of my expectations.  So much so that I created a new collection and sewed my butt off immersing myself in the process.

You may be familiar with my debut plans for the Blue Cupboard collection of kitchen towels made with denim, twill, and ticking?  Well, I have created another line of Blue Cupboard Pantry Towels to compliment them.  They feature the loveliness of the new linen blend fabric, are petite in nature, and a wonderful addition! 

You have no idea how much fun it was naming the colors of the gorgeous fabrics!

The Pantry collection was truly a tipping point for me as I am 99% READY to open the

Blue Cupboard | Purposeful Market....

in just a couple of days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My decision to start off with Etsy made all the difference.  After spending today in the studio taking photos of the latest creations, the momentum kept flowing and the Etsy site was developed.  

Ideally, I would like to open tomorrow but........

As the old saying goes that "everything happens for a reason"...I found out on May 31st that my full time career position was eliminated.  This was a blessing in disguise for a number of reasons which I will not get into now but suffice to say, I am on to bigger and better (interview this Wednesday with an AWESOME company - fingers crossed....).

After getting over the initial shock of the announcement, I dug in my heels and used this past week to really produce....and I simply can't wait to show you!  Due to the upcoming interview I am planning to "open" on Thursday, June 9th.  

I will be adding a link on this site to the Etsy shop and will hope you stop by to check it all out and let me know your thoughts, suggestions, comments.....whatever you would like to add. 

Have a wonderful day!

JoanMarie