Wow, I can’t believe it’s over! And yet I feel a sense of relief, as well as accomplishment. We hit success at HoopFest New England, our very first vending experience. Sales were much better than I anticipated (we brought in about three times what I thought possible for a first-time event) and hoopers seemed to [...]
I’m baaack! Disney was HOT. I mean that literally. This white freckled girl with Russian blood is not meant for the sun and heat. Going from unseasonably cold WI to hot and humid FL was tough, but I did it! Buuuuut…It was nice to celebrate two graduations and a birthday (mine) with a tropical theme [...]
Only about 6, eek, SIX weeks left until we (my sis and I) set out to Maine to vend at our first festival. We’re in product creation and design mode over here. The problem that is boggling my mind right now is just how much product to bring with! How can you ever know what [...]
Here’s me modeling my new designs for hoop dancers. Yes, I told you to check out my chest. It’s OK, I give you permission. I love love love designing for apparel, even and especially for the humble t-shirt. So versatile and it can tell a bit of the story of who you are. Geez, some [...]
Ouch. What a weekend. We were at a hooping workshop with hoop “celebrity” Brecken Rivara over the weekend. She really kicked our a$$e$ for a total of 8+ hours, split between Saturday & Sunday. Actually, more specifically, my ribs, wrists, legs and arms are feeling a new kind of feel-good “pain”. Check out my post [...]
This logo that I designed for HoopFest symbolizes the official seal that I’ll be attending and vending at a (hoop) festival for the very first time! I was honored to have the opportunity to design it and be a part of the planning and strategy of this very first year of HoopFest New England! Isn’t [...]
This is why I love Gwen. She knows the power of pretty, adorable print. I’ve been a fan of the Harajuku Lovers line ever since it launched in 2005. Yes, I have never really grown up. You can imagine how much I freaked when I saw these bags at the store. Hoops! Love! Angel! Music! [...]
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