So I have to be up in about 4 hours so that I can get my entire family ready and in the car so that we can take a 2+ hour drive to Chicago's O'Hare Airport so that I can take a 3.5 hour flight to Salt Lake City to meet 40 or so eBay children's boutique designers. You'd think I'd want to get as much rest as possible, and my body would agree with you, but my mind begs to differ. I am as awake as could be but my body feels like it's about to collapse!

I have been up all day doing laundry, packing, getting last-minute things for my trip. Not to mention checking emails, sending newsletters and... as if that wasn't enough, updating my blog!

For those of you who are not aware, I am taking part in the very first Girls Getaway Weekend hosted by none other than the fabulous Daria and Megan of Boutique Cafe. We are spending 3 days in Salt Lake City, getting to know each other, listening to key note speakers, conducting interviews for future Boutique Cafe shows, shopping, dining, etc., etc., etc.

I am very excited to get to meet the ladies that I have been chatting with for almost an entire year!! This is gonna be a blast!

So, since it's 2 a.m. and I am feeling giddy and silly, I thought I'd share with you the project that I have been working on for the past couple of weeks. On May 1st, I will unveil The Costa Rica Collection, a line of children's clothing and boutique accessories inspired by the colors & textures of the Costa Rican rain forest. I grew up in that beautiful Central American country so this collection is very dear to my heart. Below is the logo I came up with . This will give you an idea of the colors I will be using as well as the imagery I used as a source of inspiration.

Here are a couple of sneak peeks from this collection. To the right you will see one of several sets I will be offering. The fabrics I will be using are rich in color and each design will be purely original and unique. Pieces will mix & match perfectly and there will even be some accessories offer that will compliment the pieces perfectly and can be worn by mother & child. Below is a sample of one of the fabric lotus pins that will be offered.

My friend Maria, of buddha*belly*babies, has an eBook on You Can Make This with easy-to-follow instructions on how to make this gorgeous fabric flower pin. She was so sweet to have shared this with me so I want to make sure I give credit where credit is due. You can purchase her eBook here.

So that's it! I will chat with everyone when I get back from SLC!! Have a great weekend! :)


  1. Oh mama! Have a wonderful and safe trip! I'm so jealous...swing by California first and pick me up m'kay? I'll pack...

    right now..

    I am!


    Have a wonderful time and I can't wait to hear about how awesome it was! The new collection looks fabulous, I can't WAIT to see it all :D

  2. Gorgeous, as always, Patty. Have a wonderful time in SLC!


  3. Cindy/ luv3rivers@aol.com2:09 PM

    I just stumbled upon your website a few weeks ago and never had a chance to comment, but I just wanted to say that I love your designs and your daughters are adorable. Your little one, reminds me of my 17 mo. old. I can't wait to see the new collection, it sounds awesome!!!

  4. Patty- that is TDF!!! love the colors & boo looks adorable as always! I wan to see more;-)

    Kristen ~ gock's frocks

  5. Ladies!!! Thank you, thank you!!

    I am back from SLC and super exhausted but had to pop in here and check on my stuff before hitting the bed. I can't wait to share all these cool pictures with you all. I got to meet the most wonderful group of women and I am just so inspired! :)

    Talk to you all soon!


  6. Patty! We had the best time with you in SLC!!!! Talk to you soon!!

    --Nikki and Terry

  7. Patty!!!!! You're the BOMB!! And totally one of my best memories of the weekend! :) ~gigi

  8. Awww... Nikki, Terry and Gigi... you gals are all so sweet! I am so glad I got to meet you in person! :) Thanks for the comments.



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