It seems we are off to a pretty good Field Trip but yes, I am still nervous as always. I’m really trying to convince David to go up north on Monday but he seems to think the computer can’t function without him. Hmm.. maybe I should let him know the reason they invented laptops. Yes, so one can travel with computer in hand. And afterall, it is tradition. We go up north every summer since Joe was a babe. okay I will stop talking about me and start talking about MJC. I know right now it is a lot more exciting than me begging David to go up north.
Man, I miss this girl. She seriously is such an amazing lil’ sprite and obviously with amazing parents. I guess I shouldn’t say obvious cuz I can vouch for that, we met them and loved them.
Now I am gonna tell you a few secrets of MJC and promise not to laugh.
The first being, I love this photo. I love everything about it and yes, that include my sweet Joe and lil’ Gabe in the background. So of course, why would I not use it as the image insert that goes in the invites. It makes perfect sense…TO ME. Afterall, I always say go with your gut and most of the time I am right. And when I feel I am right, I usually will not back down. Well, Lynette saw what I had chosen and she pretty much thought it was a bad idea. My response, “I love it and I am using it.” Then I walk away with attitude (cuz I hate even the thought that I may be wrong). I settle down and go back to her desk, she explains she is just worried about it selling out and everyone seeing it in the invite. Okay, that makes sense, but I still love it and I know you will love the outfit. I know this because last season when we ran the trial run of Raven. You all raved (ha, that is supposed to be funny..and I am starving right now so not sounding too funny). And this season I ordered well over 4x from last. So I am good and I’m sticking with my gut on this one. Off to the printing press it went.
The second secret being Matilda Jane has made some real ugly things in the past. Hey, we gotta try new pieces so you don’t get bored of us. I had a vision with Anna and she was gonna be a hit. Well, that didn’t happen so much when we saw her in person. I think we both laughed and Lynette looked at me with that “What the *%#$ were you thinking?’ Some times my vision isn’t always brought to fruition (big word for me, eh?). But the fabric was ordered in limited quantity and the production was scheduled and I wasn’t gonna give up on her yet. Afterall, she was a trial piece and she deserved a chance to win your hearts. Though we so both thought she was hideous. We went back to the hotel, pondered it a bit, knew we had already paid for fabric and worked it out. I wish I still had the sketch on the hotel notepad. You would die! We handed it over and voila’ she was back on the production line. We didn’t order a lot of her fabric because we just weren’t sure how she would turn out. And at first, she was not cute AT ALL (see the original Anna above). But guess what? You guys fell in love and I am so excited. Sad, that she will have to experience all the drama that raven caused last year but happy she’ll be able to make another season with us as Jesse has! But boy do we have lots of other cute tops in collection 1 so don’t give them the cold shoulder And collection 2…..WOW. Wait til you see.
The third secret being sometimes I just don’t think. And truth be told, I don’t. I trust my gut instinct and follow my heart. That is who I am and who I have always been. Luckily I have David and Lynette to thinking logically. A great example would be Platinum. Platinum is so my gig. Okay,becoming Sam’s gig too. So when we took over pulling shows last week, I thought “hey, let’s get rid of these extra’s bins of clothes by putting them in orders”. We had so much fun. It was awesome. Now, had I thought about it I would have realized I may be hurting feelings of those who example maybe ordered at the sale or what not cuz they did not get the extra. But seriously, it was a complete random act of kindness and it was great! And I did not mean for anyone to feel hurt or left out. It’s so weird to be in a situation like this. I love writing little notes and randomly surprising people but I hate hurting feelings. Hmmmm I am gonna have to go with my gut though…and that is tough.
Now I am off to try to convince David we can go up north. I promise he will have his laptop and can continue working. And me? We have been making a few real cool treats for yo guys and I can work on them the entire car ride there and back.
PS and jsut to be cleared David added that smiley face thing. Mine would have been much cuter..what is that, a square smiley face…ewwww