Thank you all so much for the wonderful, wonderful comments on my Blogiversary post. I read each and every one of the 305 comments and was smiling from ear to ear the entire time. Since I would have had an impossible time picking winners on my own I left it up to chance and used the good ol' randomizer to pick the three winners. Here were the results:
So, without much further ado, I present to you the 3 winners of the Blogiversary prizes!!!
#220 = Debbie and April said...
#226 = Cindy said...
#127 = Nonerz said...
I'm lovin' both, but would have to pick FIRE because I could use those colors for my next quilting project!
CONGRATULATIONS, ladies! Please email me at info@modkidboutique at your earliest convenience to claim your prize!
And since I have your attention now, I wanted to take this opportunity to answer some frequently asked questions...
- Will Andalucia be produced in the "Aqua" colorway?
I get this question A LOT, probably because I was naive enough to sneak peek some Aqua strike-offs last year before the final editing of the collection was finished. The answer to this question is: there is no plan for that at the moment. Of course, "never say never," right? It's just not something that has been discussed yet. The good news is that Caroline Devoy, of www.jcarolinecreative.com, is definitely producing 4 of my Andalucia jacquard ribbons in the AQUA colorway and they are divine! I've already seen the first proofs and they mix & match perfectly with the kiwi and petal fabrics in my Andalucia collection because they have those same colors mixed in with the aqua/turquoise tones. Look for that reveal here on my blog in the next couple of weeks! :)
- Where can I purchase your ribbon?
My Andalucia jacquard ribbons are produced and distributed by Caroline Devoy, of www.jcarolinecreative.com. You can contact her for any wholesale inquiries or if you're just looking to purchase a yard of this & that, you can find them in her store as well as at several other fabric retailers. Check the link list on my right sidebar >>>>> a lot of those retailers carry the ribbon as well the fabric!
- When will your patterns be ready for purchase?
My sewing patterns are in the works right now. I will have 4 patterns available for my first run, with plans to develop at least 4 more for my 2nd run. These will be available for wholesale purchase by retail stores and distributors in the next few weeks. If you are a retail store or a distributor interested in carrying the MODKID line of sewing patterns, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the database. An email will follow shortly with ordering information and pricing.
I will also have these patterns available for purchase in my web store and at Quilt Market in May, 2009 (if not sooner).
- Will you allow sale of items produced with your sewing patterns?
Having come from the children's boutique community myself, I am a great supporter of the "indie" or "cottage" industry. All of my sewing patterns will come with a legal line that reads: "Modkid LLC allows the right to use this pattern to create items sewn by the purchaser and only the purchaser for personal use or sale. Please direct inquiries for any other commercial use to email@example.com. Any printed or electronic reproduction of this pattern in part or whole is strictly prohibited. " This pretty much means that YES, you can sell these items if you are an independent sewer, but if you intend to mass-produce these items, you need to contact me to work out a licensing agreement.
- Do you need any more pattern testers?
I truly appreciate the overwhelming response that I've received regarding pattern testing. At the moment, I have all the testers I need for the patterns I am producing, but should I need more testers in the future I'll put out a request here on my blog and on Twitter.
- This one is not so much a question but a request from all of you. In my last post, I asked for you guys to give me suggestions for "colors you'd like to see in future fabric collections" and by golly you did! An overwhelming majority of you out there mentioned something in the "blue" family! I saw lots of "aquas," "turquoises," "peacocks," "seafoam," in the comments and I smiled every time because, guess what?! Mezzanine has an entire colorway in those tones!! YIPPEE! And this time I can say that with confidence because the final editing is complete! :) I'm preparing a super-duper introduction for Mezzanine, so hang on, but for now this is all you get:
If anyone has any more questions or requests that I haven't addressed here, please leave them in the comments section below this blog post and I'll try to address them soon! Thanks again, everyone! Exciting times are ahead. I'll be showing you the front cover of Kyoko (which is on its way to the testers) this week, as well as a sneak peek of pattern #4. The reveal of Mezzanine will follow shortly after.