Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Is it spring yet!

We are dreaming of spring here at Jessiegirlclothing! In CT we are facing our fourth snow day of the year and looking at another one on Friday. Today was more ice then snow so kids were forced to stay inside and conditions look pretty bleak outside. It definitely not a snowday where you grab your sled and play outside all day with your friends and come in for hot chocolate.
There is absolutely no color outside - the trees are bare, snow covers the ground and the sky is gray. It is on days like this that I totally buy into the theory that the amount of sunlight you are exposed to can impact you mood. So...I will pop some extra vitamin D and get out my spring fabrics. My favorite for a day like this is SisBoom! These are the first photos from our spring line - - thanks so much Kimberlyvphotography for the photo! This dress is all SisBoom and it just screams joy!
I am so excited about spring - we are revamping our website to be more user friendly and we have some adorable new designs debuting!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bora, Bora...

We have a new member of the family! We have adopted a scruffy and sweet Maltese from the local animal shelter and she is quickly becoming one of the clan. Our children have been clamoring for a dog over the past year and we have put it off due to various reasons. But finally the stars have aligned and we feel that we are ready to expand our family.
Bora was the first dog we saw at the shelter and it was love at first sight. Bora is an old scruffy Maltese that we think may be going blind, though she is not bumping into anything yet. The SPCA had her spayed and said they would address her dental work before we took her home. Well the dental work turned into extracting most of Bora's teeth...so now she is toothless. That makes feeding her a little challenging but someone suggested baby food so we may try that. Despite it all we are so excited to have her here.
Having a dog was so important to DJ and he is turning ten this month. I can see instantly how much he loves the dog and how important it is for him to have one. He slept last night on the floor of his room with his head next to Bora's crate...so sweet. We try to provide so many material things and educational opportunities for our kids when in the end the simple act of caring for another living being is teaching him one of the most important lessons in life - to think outside himself!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Jessiegirlclothing sighting at PBK

We are so excited for Bri - one of our models from last spring. Her mom from lizbrownphotographyspot.com let us know that Bri won PotteryBarnKids December Kid of the Month contest!
I was so excited to see her in the Jessiegirclothing dress she modeled for us last season!
Yay Bri!

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

We are loving the snow....

Winter has definitely hit New England and we are loving it! The kids have started sledding and boarding down the neighborhood hill and building snow forts with their friends...not to mention the snowball fights. We were hit with the blizzard the day after Christmas and another 8" this week. There is nothing more beautiful then seeing the tree branches covered in snow lining our snow covered street. It feels almost too perfect...like a movie set. More snow this week?
Bring it on!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It's keeping me up at night...

Here is a sneak peek at what I've been working on this week. I am creating my patterns for the spring line! It literally can keep me up at night. the cut of dress can make all the difference - if it is cut too wide it can look very boxy - almost like a potato sack. At the same time girls need to be comfortable in the dress. I am lucky enough to have a live-in fashion critic(my daughter Jessie) to let me know what works and doesn't work.
I am hoping to have at least one new style of dress that is a bit more structured and fitted - but still be able to incorporate my love of mixing color and patterns. And of course it will have plenty of twirl!