Exciting things!

There's so much going on right now at MODKID HQ that I can barely keep up. Let's see...

Exciting Thing #1:

We got new signage at the studio. It was such a thrilling experience to see it finally come to life like this. We got a big, big, BIG logo in the front window...




And a smaller door sign...


If you squint you can see Sydney supervising from the inside... heeheee!


It was a proud moment for all of us.



Exciting Thing #2:

We are having a 2nd Open House and this time it includes a SAMPLE SALE!! We heard it repeatedly last time we opened our doors: are you selling any of your sewn samples? Last time we weren't prepared, but this time we are and boy, do we have some goodies for you! Lots and lots of finished product that we've accumulated over the years... girls clothing, pillows, women's garments, purses... something for everyone!

Friday, August 5 · 5:00pm - 8:00pm
109 W. Monroe St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

If you're in the area and plan to attend, please RSVP on our FaceBook event so we can plan for enough food and drinks for everyone. Yes, folks, we'll have snacks and libations!

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Disclaimer: the above photos were taken a few weeks back and do not represent the exact selection of items available for sale.


Exciting Thing #3

We randomly selected three winners from last week's blog contest. Each one of these lucky ladies will receive a ribbon sampler especially selected by us.
Robin said...

My niece is an American Girl Doll fan so I think I'd like to make her a couple of those ADORABLE doll outfits. Thanks for the chance to win!


Fiona said...

It all looks so beautiful! That wall colour is amazing and works really well with your new line.

Marsi said...

Beautiful! I love making handbags and messenger bags for kids as gifts, so that fabric & ribbon would work perfect. Congratulations on your on going success.

CONGRATULATIONS, ladies!! Please email us at info@modkiboutique.com with your mailing info to claim your prize.


Exciting Thing #4:

If you were not selected to win the ribbon samplers, don't get discouraged... there is another chance to win! I was featured on Where Women Create last Friday as part of my involvement in The Creative Connection Event and I am giving away a MODKID Sewing Pattern Bundle to one lucky reader. So, pop on over there and leave a comment for another chance at winning some MODKID goodies.


Exciting Thing #5:

And speaking of The Creative Connection Event, we received yet another bundle of crafty goodness from another one of our dear sponsors. The wonderful folks at Prym-Dritz Consumer USA, just sent over a large box of sewing notions to give away at my classes. Check this out:


This is just the top layer of the large box! There are large snap-on grommets (the same ones we use in the Sun & Surf Tote), rotary cutters, rulers and self-healing mats galore!


I have so many donated items now that EVERY student will be able to walk away with a free goodie or two from our wonderful sponsors! YAY!

So, in case you missed it before click here to read more about the Sun & Surf Tote class and here for the French Window Pillow class. Register soon because these classes fill up fast and there's limited enrollment!


Exciting Thing #6:

We're getting ├╝ber organized. Just because the outside of our studio looks pretty and the design areas are fun and colorful, it doesn't mean that the warehouse can't be all of those too. Jon's been keeping himself super busy the past few weeks organizing our warehouse and I think he's done a fantastic job of it. He says it's not finished, but I think it looks blog-worthy so far, dontcha think?


Check out all those colorful, yummy ribbons sitting pretty on this shelf...


Lots and lots and lotsa boxed patterns on these shelves...


Assembled patterns ready to go out are right here, front and center...


So, that's it for our exciting things this week!

Exciting things coming up? A massive sewing pattern reveal next week. A new licensed product reveal either this week or next. And some awesome magazine features in August and September. Stay tuned!!!


***Edited to add...***

Exciting Thing #7:
The amazing John Adams (a.k.a. Quilt Dad) informed me in the blog comments yesterday that I am also featured in Issue #6 of Fatquarterly!! WOOHOO! I read the article last night and it is fantastic... so much information there on sewing with knits and shirtings, plus everything you ever needed to know about Grand Bazaar fabric and ribbons (broken down per design!). There are also lots of other designer features and some fantastic quilt and pillow patterns included in this issue. It's well worth the money to subscribe... so go, get it NOW! :)


  1. Awesome awesome awesome! Exciting thing #7: you're featured in Fat Quarterly Issue 6, now available!

  2. WOOHOOO! Thanks, John. That IS exciting! :)

  3. oh my goodness, congratulations! that is all super exciting. Your space looks fantastic. I wish I lived somewhere nearby!

  4. Oh my goodness patty, if I could I would live in your studio! It's so perfect! Love everything you've done so far. Can't wait to see everything next week!

  5. All so very exciting! I wish I lived nearby!

  6. Wow, that is so cool! I didn't realize you were in IL I guess, I am in Chicago. I think I need to talk my husband into a roadtrip. :)

  7. Looks fantastic Patty!

  8. UGH I would SO be there for the open house . . . except my son's birthday party is exactly the same time and date. VERY exciting and everything looks incredible!!!

  9. Everything looks beautiful Patty (and Jon)! I love the new signs on the shiny clean windows! Yay!

  10. So exciting! :) Congrats, everything looks great!

  11. Those are awesome news! I am so proud that a Latina mama is doing so well! Congratulations!

  12. Wow. Everything looks just awesome Patty. I had to laugh at the skateboard hanging out near the shelving in the warehouse. LOL

    I can't wait for Friday to see your headquarters in person.

  13. You have an amazing shop!!! I plan to visit one of the times I am visiting my family in central Illinois!

  14. Wow so many exciting new things! But the "MOST" Exciting thing (for me, that is...) is that I won some ribbon samples! Woohoo! thanks, i will email you my address. :)

  15. Congratulations!
    Wish I could visit your studio :-)

  16. Valeriya6:58 AM

    Congratulation Patty! I absolutely lOVE your new studio :-D

  17. All VERY exciting, congratulations!!

  18. Really neat studio. I love your style!

  19. Anonymous7:00 AM

    Will you be selling things on-line that didn't sell at your sale?

  20. Thank you all for the sweet comments!

  21. Anonymous, yes, we can sell the items that didn't sell last Friday. We don't have time to post them online, but if you send us an email at info@modkidboutique.com, we'll send you the full list and photos.


  22. The signage looks great. Too bad your warehouse help in the "Brew You" t-shirt took away from the classiness of it all.

  23. haha... leave it to you to notice that little detail, Sean. Should I write your brother up for a dress code violation?


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