First Fridays Event

One of the cool things about having a studio space in the Historic Downtown area is being constantly immersed in the culture and festivities surrounding us... stuff we normally miss out on because, well, we just don't get out much. Case in point, we had heard rumors of a First Fridays Event before but had never attended, even though it seemed like it was right up our alley... original art being displayed at various venues, free food and drinks from all the wonderful downtown eateries, music, charity auctions, etc. Well, we were just tickled pink when we got asked if we wanted to participate in this month's event, so we said YES! [insert squeals of delight mixed with frantic cleaning and decorating] We will be participating in the ART WALK portion of the event, which is a charity art auction to benefit the Mulberry School.

Now, the cool thing about this is that the First Fridays Event is happening in conjunction with something else called Tour De Metro, which also sounds super cool. Excerpt from the website: The Tour de Metro is a showcase of downtown living spaces. Ever walked in downtown and wondered what it’d be like to live in a loft? Maybe you’ve pondered what the view of the city would be like? Wonder and ponder no more! With a passport, you will be welcomed into six select downtown homes, as well as nourished by food from downtown restaurants.

So, the Tour De Metro costs $25 per person, but if you just want to come downtown for the First Fridays Event, it's absolutely FREE, and you'll still get wined and dined AND... get to see MODKID HQ all spruced up and maybe even walk away with some sewing patterns or ribbon samplers. YAY!

That's right... for tomorrow night's event we will open up a mini store in the MODKID lounge so you can browse & shop at your leisure while you check out the local art and sample some yummy food!

Here's a little preview of what you'll see...


I can't show you any more because I need to save the rest of the photos for an exciting surprise I can't reveal just yet (you know how it goes!). So, I guess if you want to see the rest, you'll just have to come on down and see with your own two eyes!

More info on the event:

Downtown Bloomington, IL
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Art Walk)
8:00 p.m. (Art Auction at the Coffee Hound)


Hope to see you there!!!


  1. The studio looks great! I can't even handle the cuteness of that row of sewing stations.

  2. First time I have ever wished I was In Bloomington, IL! Guess the closest I've ever been is stopovers at O'hare. I'd love to see your studio in person-hope you'll show us the rest of the pictures later.

  3. OH MY goodness! I want to live there! It looks fantastic!

  4. How exciting! Love your cheery yellow walls.

  5. You never cease to amaze me with all of the festivities you get involved in. And...the decorating at MODKID headquarters is terriffic!!!

  6. Anonymous1:48 PM

    Oh, tempting. Only 2 1/2 hours away. Hubby didn't go for it though. Spoilsport. :)

  7. So glad I checked your blog today! I live here now and I've been wanting to come see your studio and have a chance to meet you! I'm coming!

  8. Very cool, I'm so jealous of all the locals who get to see!!!

  9. AWESOME! Totally worth the drive IMO!


  10. I wish I lived closer, I'd pop in. I hope it goes well for you tonight.

  11. Oh, heck. If I'd known about this sooner I would have arranged for childcare & hung around Bloomington after work for this, but I've got to be in Champaign by 5:30 instead. Please tell me you'll do this again sometime? I'd love to shop directly from you. Especially if you're selling fabric!

  12. Thank you all for the sweet comments and well wishes! Hope to see some of you out here tonight! :)


  13. seriously? I could just move right into your studio (you wouldn't mind would you?) the colors are fabulous, so cheerful & warm. Wish I lived nearby.

  14. Thanks to all who came out Friday night. The event was a success and we look forward to doing it again in the future! xoxo

  15. Oh I just wanna come over and live in your studio!!!

  16. Seriously???? You're in Bloomington, IL??? That's awesome! I'm from Normal and it's wonderful you're blogging from next door to my home town. I can't believe Bloomington has changed so much. Wish I could be there.

    1. Whay you don't post some photos of that awesome indoor design! it would be so nice!


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