Monday, January 17, 2011

Assembly Line

Remember on Friday when I listed off my proposed tasks for the weekend? I mentioned that I had a few things to remake and then was hoping for a little downtime for creative pursuits. Yeah, that is so not happening. After I finished up the watch and a single necklace I received an email back from the fashion designer I mentioned before. Honestly when she said she would get back to me after meeting with her stylist, I assumed that my contributions to the show would end up minimal. Yes, I have been called a pessimist, though I prefer the term, realist. Anyway, it turned out to be quite the opposite and after a bit of back and forth regarding cost and whatnot, I had laid in my lap quite an epic list of tatting to accomplish on a deadline. Free time no longer exists.

First thing I did was add a note to the shop indicating that custom orders are going to take at least two weeks longer as I devote all my effort to this task, then it was back to assembly line work. I really don't want to reveal what I'm making exactly nor which designer house I'm working with just yet. Though I have little exposure to the fashion world, I get the impression that these Fashion Week shows are designed to reveal collections for the first time so I imagine a little discretion is in order, though I was not actually told any of this. It's better to ere on the side of caution anyway. This much I can tell you, unless something goes terribly awry, my tatting will be accessorizing a runway show during New York Fashion Week and I will be ridiculously busy until then.

On another note, not only am I busy with this project, but the shop has remained busier than a usual January as well. As soon as this project wraps, I will have much to remake and there was a list of tutorials and videos that I had wanted to get done this month that it seems will just have to wait. So my apologies to all of those out there waiting for videos and such. I have had quite a few new subscribers to the YouTube channel lately as well as many comments asking for help that I am not trying to ignore, but I'm just one person and there is just really only so much I can do and not ignore my family, housework, eating and sleeping. Sorry.

So, now I'm off to start my day which will be more assembly line work. I've been working non stop since I got my list of tatting from the designer and today is a school holiday, so I want to take advantage of the time to get as much done as possible. I will of course get you updates on the event when I have them and feel comfortable sharing. Hopefully this will be worth all the effort.


Jane Eborall said...

Oh, I know somebody who will turn GREEN when they read this!!! Congratulations.

Suztats said...

How exciting! Wonderful!

Stephanie Grace said...

Congratulations!!! Living a stone's throw from NYC, I usually hate Fashion Week because it takes over the television ....this year, though, I'll have a reason to watch it all! I'll be looking forward to commenting here and going, "Oh my God! I saw your tatting on my television today!!!"

Congratulations again, dear! I'm so happy to see 2011 starting off so wonderfully for you! *Raises glass* To you, TotusMel! May 2011 continue to be as exciting and successful as its beginning weeks!

-Stephanie Grace

AJ said...

"Yes, I have been called a pessimist, though I prefer the term, realist. "

No wonder I like you! I say this about myself all the time :)

Congrats on the big fashion deal! I can't wait to hear more.

Also, January has been busier for me than Nov and Dec put together. Is everyone spending the money that they got for Christmas? I don't know!

Sewicked said...

I'm catching up on your blog so I just got this news. congrats!