I swear the ironing never stops.ย  And yes, we iron. I know, I know, we should steam. We do, but only things that need freshing up. There’s nothing better than the good ‘ole iron. I’m gonna have to be quick cuz I have oodles of buttons to get sewn tonite.ย  But I promised a few pics, so here you go.

I know, you want more and better but the problem is I have only set up one section complete. So I am limited what pictures I can take cuz heaven forbid I show you the true mess that is going on in the workshop right now. It’s tough turning a packing room into an Art Fair. But we will pull it off and we’ll pull it off just for you!

So last night I was off searching for some candy for the kids raffle. I thought it’d be fun to have a table for kids to buy .25cent raffle tickets to win their chance at a few things, and a few of them include going into 435 early to pick out THEIR fave thing with one of the 435 girls.ย  But look what I found just for you ladies…..

Robin Amstutz - June 21, 2010 - 4:37 am

They may want to try the Holiday Inn in New Haven. It is pretty much a straight shot on 930 (about 15 minutes to Brackenridge). Phone is 260-748-6767 and address is 11205 Isabelle Drive, New Haven. Denise, I always enjoy seeing your creativity. You inspire others! I can not thank you enough for letting Kiara intern for you. She has learned so much from you and the other ladies at 435. I also enjoyed reading the article in the Fort Wayne Magazine on Matilda Janes. May you be blessed as you continue to bless others!

MelissaG - June 19, 2010 - 9:27 pm

OMG, that dress on the right in the second picture…LOVE it!!! Oh, does someone want to shop for me, too????

Janella - June 19, 2010 - 6:49 pm

I can hardly stand it that I’m not going. I feel like a teenager pouting at home because I didn’t get asked to a dance!! Hope everyone has fun and there’s always next time!(that’s what my Dad would’ve said about the dance anyway) Denise,I am LOVIN that vintage looking mint green colored lace and yes COKE rules!!

J.Diddy - June 19, 2010 - 6:16 pm

mom 2 curls—last year, i was the last one in line on saturday morning and i got in like 1-2 minutes after the first person in line. and there was a ton. everyone has different tastes

J.Diddy - June 19, 2010 - 6:14 pm

very very cool! bringing all three of my kids ๐Ÿ™‚ im sure they will have a blast. have no idea what that drink is though ๐Ÿ˜‰

Michelle P. - June 19, 2010 - 6:01 pm

I think you should take pics of the before workshop and then we can all oogle at how nice it looks when we get there. Like my Mom who sees my house at it’s worst, then comes for a party here and never fails to comment on how nice it looks and make my hard work feel important and me feel appreciated! ๐Ÿ™‚

Renee - June 19, 2010 - 5:20 pm

FYI–the hiltons are booking up VERY fast. Just called over there yesterday. So go quick and good luck! We are actually staying at the Hampton in Auburn, so still very close. And very new hotel which should be nice! Thanks for the sneak peek. <3

mom2curls - June 19, 2010 - 2:11 pm

Great! Thanks again Denise, I am the queen of procrastination…

Jamie - June 19, 2010 - 2:06 pm

Oh the flashbacks Boones Farm gives me…

So um, my 2 month old can enter the kids raffle right? ๐Ÿ™‚

Amie - June 19, 2010 - 12:39 pm

Blue Boone’s Farm?!?! seriously, blue?!?! Can not wait! oh and the clothes are amazing amazing amazing! That little ellie dress! <3

Denise - June 19, 2010 - 10:27 am


Mandy - June 19, 2010 - 6:46 am

I have a steamer & hardly ever use it…I LOVE a good ole ironing too! ๐Ÿ™‚

mom2curls - June 19, 2010 - 6:35 am

What is the closest hotel that you would suggest? At what time does the line form to get in?? Just trying to map out everything…thanks.

Lisa M - June 19, 2010 - 5:24 am

I can hardly stand the wait! So excited…. the kids raffle is genious. Fun to see what the little ones would pick out!!

jessica - June 19, 2010 - 5:06 am

I want that sprite tank with the bow….sooooooooo badly! I love it!!!

Katie - June 18, 2010 - 9:55 pm

Please oh please add some of these gorgeous creations to Platinum after 435!!! Too cute for words ๐Ÿ™‚ Total LOVE!!

Bee - June 18, 2010 - 9:35 pm

Good ol’ Boone’s! WOW, the memories! What great goodies for the ladies! ๐Ÿ™‚ Y’all are going to have an amazing time. All I can say is one of these days!<3

Laura Ann - June 18, 2010 - 8:39 pm

Okay—the dress up front is eye candy along with the Boones. Back in the day, that was the best thing we could get our hands on and all those flavors were not even available. Good stuff going on for all of you at 435. Please, please make some of those dresses for those of us who could not make it. Cuteness.

Emma's*Mommy - June 18, 2010 - 8:32 pm

It’s just painfull how badly I wish I could be there!

Jenna - June 18, 2010 - 8:02 pm

Next year I must be there. I have a friend picking out a few pretties for me but it’s can’t measure the magnitude of being there. I’m so glad there are other moms out there who share in the obsession!

Monika - June 18, 2010 - 7:59 pm

This is pure torture… I hope there will be LOTS of leftovers for Platinum!!

Julie - June 18, 2010 - 7:05 pm

Oh beautiful. Boone’s brings back some bad college memories.

Beautifulclothing - June 18, 2010 - 6:57 pm

I want to come sooo bad!!!!

Mom2P&B - June 18, 2010 - 6:55 pm

Beautiful colors….and yes, that includes the Boones Farm!! Looking forward to it!!

mom2curls - June 18, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Oh my…that 10 hour drive is very tempting…Everything looks so BEAUTIFUL!!!

jenn - June 18, 2010 - 6:39 pm

Oh my I am so so jealous..and I know this sounds crazy..But to have a MJC item that Denise sewn the button on or dream for sure..and I am not kidding~ The go in early..WOW..the yummy Boones..WOW..Oh my I am just gona drive all night and

christine - June 18, 2010 - 6:36 pm

ooooo that is nice!
Wish I could be there for some shopping and yummy boone’s farm. Sunshine pink looks yummy:)

Sharing Cher

This just showed up in my Inbox and there was no way I could get up form this computer without sharing it with you. Can you say, Adorable, awesome, and holy cuteness…..

Cariann - June 19, 2010 - 7:32 pm

Cant believe I have missed out on so much blogging, especially the free shipping!!! ugh!
Love all the new pics, esp the art fair stuff…
holy cuteness is right! I guess its a good thing y’all are so far away from me…I could see I’d be in some serious financial trouble. Hope some will make it to MJP!

J.Diddy - June 19, 2010 - 6:17 pm

so that is JOdiR.s girls. okay, 2 of them not the whole dozen…where was this?!!?

Michelle P. - June 18, 2010 - 6:25 pm

Dozen Darling Divas!

J.Diddy - June 18, 2010 - 3:32 pm

wow, that is amazingly cool!

Robyn - June 18, 2010 - 3:16 pm

ok, that is adorable! but we gotta know the story on this one!

Melissa - June 18, 2010 - 11:12 am

Cute, Cute, Cute! They are adorable!

Renee - June 18, 2010 - 10:15 am

Just lovely! And amazing that you can get so many kids to look so great for the camera. ๐Ÿ™‚

Shawna - June 18, 2010 - 7:10 am

*K.E.W.* Left on top row! She is such a cutie.

They are all sweet!

Shawna - June 18, 2010 - 7:07 am

Oh how sweet! The little girl on the end of the top row is my niece! So cute!

Jessica - June 18, 2010 - 6:35 am

This is ADORABLE! So stinkin cute. Are all those girls related? They are gorgeous.

Heather - June 18, 2010 - 5:27 am

That is TOO CUTE!!!! What lovely little ladies!

mom2curls - June 18, 2010 - 4:57 am

That is so stinking adorable!! You need a photo like that with Joe and Gabe in the middle!!!

Dkoch - June 18, 2010 - 4:31 am

THAT IS holy cuteness!

christine - June 18, 2010 - 3:49 am

Clicked on the blog and WOW!!!

Ashley - June 18, 2010 - 3:43 am


Lil - June 17, 2010 - 11:33 pm

I guess beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOWZA.. Love it

lindey - June 17, 2010 - 9:49 pm

awesome mb! you had a great turn out…i’m so impressed :o)

Kristy - June 17, 2010 - 8:54 pm

Love it!! MB rocks doesn’t she?! Too cute.

Farah - June 17, 2010 - 8:18 pm

It’s all about love, love for Matilda Jane..

Bekki - June 17, 2010 - 8:09 pm

Look at Jodi’s sweet girl’s! YAY!!!

I had big plans for today. I brought home tubs of clothes a few days ago for homework, and guess what? I slept form 2-8:09. I had the headache from hell. My gosh. It’s gotta be the weather cuz Lynette had one too. I seriously could not function. So now I am alive, alert, awake and enthusiastic and getting some serious work done.ย  It’s a crazy week next week. Carla will be here Monday, My little sis’ on Wed (you all get to meet her for the first time at 435), Michelle and crew Wednesday night for the photo shoot on Thursday, and the festivities for 435 begin Friday. So much to do. This is just a great time of year, super busy but so much fun. And let this be known, I hate my picture taken. Hate it.

I’m trying to think what else I wanted to say…I so can’t remember.ย  Anyhow, I promise to take more pics tomorrow. Until then, here’s some of my homework from the other day. We have SO MUCH great stuff. So much, pinkie promise.

Hey and don’t forget to become of a fan of Matilda Jane on Facebook. The 435 girls are running the show here and are so awesome at it.ย  Alrighty, goodnight to all.

Jessica G - June 19, 2010 - 12:22 am

Ooohhh how I hate the bloody asterisks… always means sad things for Alaska and Hawaii. ๐Ÿ™

fruit punch tulip - June 18, 2010 - 6:32 am

I know it’s crazy & hectic, but what fun you are going to have next weekend. I’m so jealous and so coming next year. Get some rest this week when you can. Can’t wait to see more pictures.

mom2curls - June 18, 2010 - 4:58 am

I guess I have to join facebook now!!! I am probably the only person without a facebook page…

Dana Oh - June 17, 2010 - 10:54 pm

Awwww, Miss Denise!!! Somehow you always manage to surprise us near one of our special days and you don’t even know it! Happy bday on Sat. to my biggest MJ girl and still one of your biggest fans!!! We’ve been on vacay for almost 3 weeks now and have had a huge break from the computer… so, a very nice surprise!!! We’ve missed you. (Thanks, Monika! miss you too) Can’t believe I’ll be missing 435 another year, but I’ll be there in spirit!!! xoxo

Denise - June 17, 2010 - 9:00 pm

So excited to see you and the girls…call us cuz we’ll put them to work!!

Monika - June 17, 2010 - 8:32 pm

Awww, look at Dana’s cuties!! And yes, I’m drooling over that tank dress, so pretty!

Lisa M - June 17, 2010 - 8:09 pm

You are way to shy… seriously you take a mad HAWT pic! Why do you hide from the camera? I don’t get it! So stoked to see you soon… we roll in late Thursday… are you ready???