Watcha Lookin’ at Kid

LOOKING

Do you remember when you first discovered Matilda Jane? Oh, we flew pretty low on the radar. I kinda feel like we still do. Ya, I’m a low flier. I always feel weird announcing stuff, or drawing a lot of attention to myself. Ha, especially right now cuz we are walking around the airport and I am bald, no eyelashes and even better…no eyebrows. WEIRD.

Anyhow, so back to flying under the radar…I remember when we decided we needed to hang a sign outside 435 so when you all came to Art Fair you knew you were in the right place. It was quite the discussion cuz I really didn’t want anyone to know who we were. I was so good at just saying “Oh, I make kids clothes” and if I said Matilda Jane, they were clueless. I like that. Like it was my own little secret.

BUT….we couldn’t have all you gals lost so the sign got hung and we became official.  And at that moment we all got giddy. It was quite the exciting day.

So who can tell me:
1.What was the date the sign got hung?
2.What is the difference between the sign today and the sign then?
3. And to shake it up a bit…what 3 boys wore hats for HAT DAY at Matilda Jane way back when?

If your comment doesn’t show up right away, it is me. I have to manually approve so it takes a bit of time when we do contests. Oh, plus I’ll be flying to Tokyo (pinch me!). How about we’ll pick 3 random correct winners (all 3 questions must be right) to receive a $100 Matilda Jane Gift Card.

And before you go off searching let’s hear it for the winners from yesterday.

pupsThese 2 fella’s have no clue what they are in for…keep a close eye on them… Just a hint for the big sha bang.

Christina
I love the contests where you ask questions to which the answers are buried deep in your blog (re: nicknames for your sons, penny necklaces from your grandfather, etc.). Even when I don’t know the answer, it lets us in on more of the story behind MJC, and I think the personal touches of this company (handwritten notes in Platinum orders, etc.) are what make it the very best!
Looking forward to a fun week of contests!

TIFF B
I remember a contest one time to answer a math question when you and David were traveling and everyone trying to figure it out. That was fun

Amanda Blockinger
I have 2 favorite contests that I can recall (hope that’s ok).
The first is when you ask to post pics of yourself at trunk shows. I love seeing them. For the longest time, I did not live by a local TK, so I loved seeing real shows through pics. Not to mention, all the details some add.
Secondly, I recall the GMTA post. I seriously LOL’d when I read that bc my MIL, SIL, & I ALWAYS abbreviate words. We just say the abbreviation, and we always know what we are talking about.  )

Christina, Amanda and Tiffany- If you could email Lauren at laurenw@matildajaneclothing.com with your name, address, size and a note on which contest you won, that would be great. Obviously, Spring doesn’t launch until February so you can email her then with your 3 favorite pieces and we will send as soon as we can!

And cuz I know you all too well, I am fairly certain you’d like to be looking at…

MATILDA-JANE-2014

Stay tuned for the best trunk shows on earth!! I’m certain you will love what you see come February.

-Denise

     
Melissa - January 9, 2014 - 1:14 am

Gabe, joe and Tim wore the hats.
Matilda Jane became Matilda Jane Clothing.
June 23, was the day the sign was hung.

Annette M - January 7, 2014 - 11:56 pm

1) June 23, 2009 is when the sign was hung

2) The sign is still almost the same just missing the clothing part.

3) Gabe, Joe, and Tim wore hats on hat day

Loretta - January 7, 2014 - 11:06 pm

Oh, I love me a good history question…

1). 6.23.2009
2. The sign originally said “Matilda Jane Clothing” but now it doesn’t.
3. David, Joe and Gabe

Thank you and happy new year! So excited for what’s in store for all of us 🙂

Amanda Lewis - January 7, 2014 - 6:38 pm

1.June 23, 2009 for Art Fair

2.The sign originally said “Matilda Jane Clothing” but “Clothing was removed AND the original sign was a quadrilateral (4 sides, different lengths) but it’s now a rectangle 🙂

3.Gabe, Joe, Tim

Lauren - January 7, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Boy! Let me tell you, this was like trying to crack Fort Knox! Heehee I’m really trying my luck here as this would be SOOO much fun for my girls to get to shop their favorite designs! Ok… so… here it goes..
June 2009 Art Fair
Sign did have Clothing and now doesn’t
Tim, Gabe, and Joe

Danielle - January 7, 2014 - 11:06 am

1) Date: June 23, 2009
2) Sign: the word Clothing has been taken out and the colours were inverted
3) Hats: Tim, Joe , Gabe

Diana G. - January 7, 2014 - 10:19 am

The sign was hung on June 23, 2009.
The sign originally said “Matilda Jane Clothing”.
Tim, Gabe, and Joe wore hats on hat day.

Michelle Phimmasone - January 7, 2014 - 9:04 am

Thank you for the opportunity!
1. June 23, 2009
2. “Clothing” was added in the older sign
3. Joe, Gabe, and Tim

Michelle Phimmasone - January 7, 2014 - 9:04 am

Thank you for the opportunity!
1. June 23, 2009
2. “Clothing” was added in the sign older sign
3. Joe, Gabe, and Tim

Richele Caporelli - January 7, 2014 - 3:21 am

6/23/09
Same sign just diff location
Joe gab and tim <3

Love you and can't wait till the new release!!!

loryn lind - January 7, 2014 - 12:15 am

1. June 23, 2009
2. Same sign, bigger building
3. Joe, Gabe & Tim

I am so, so excited for this new line! I am loving the girly colors in the sneak peeks!,,,

Sally K - January 6, 2014 - 9:32 pm

June 23, 2009
Same sign – but moved
Joe,Gabe,Tim

Lauren G - January 6, 2014 - 1:40 pm

LOVING the sneaks, can’t wait to see more!!
1. 6/23/09
2. Same sign, but it has moved
3. Joe, Gabe and Tim

Sara - January 6, 2014 - 9:18 am

1. 6/23/2009
2. Same sign, different location
3. Gabe, Joe, and Tim

Have a fun and safe trip!!!!

Ashley T - January 6, 2014 - 6:08 am

1. June 23 2009
2. The sign itself is the same but it is in a new location
3. Joe, Gabe, and Tim

So great to hear from you Denise! Safe travels!

Lauren C - January 5, 2014 - 11:50 pm

1. 6/23/2009
2. Same sign, different location
3. Gabe, Tim and Joe
🙂

Jenny Jackson - January 5, 2014 - 11:13 pm

June 23 2009
The sign has moved from 435 to 4031
Gabe, Joe, and Tim

Holly - January 5, 2014 - 10:40 pm

June 23,2009
The sign is the same but location is different.
Gabe, Tim, Joe

Jordan - January 5, 2014 - 10:31 pm

1. June 23, 2009
2. Same sign, different home!
3. Gabe, Joe, and Tim

Had fun reading back! Hope you’re traveling safely!

Jamie Hicks - January 5, 2014 - 10:26 pm

gabe joe and tim were da boys. 6/23/09 for the first art fair! (yay this year will be #6 for me!!!!) and hmmms, wasn’t it just the location of the sign?

Noelle - January 5, 2014 - 9:55 pm

1. 6/23/2009
2. Same sign. New location.
3. Joe, Tim, and Gabe.

This is so fun! Hope your trip is great : )

Brooke - January 5, 2014 - 9:39 pm

1. June 23, 2009
2. The location has changed
3. Tim, Joe and Gabe

2 hours of blog searching later… haha! Happy travels and Happy snow day 😉

Brandi Cerasuolo - January 5, 2014 - 9:36 pm

1. June 23 2009
2. Only thing that’s changed is where it is located
3. Tim Joe and Gabe

Stacey - January 5, 2014 - 9:27 pm

1. June 23, 2009
2. The sign’s location
3. Tim, Joe and Gabe

Melissa S - January 5, 2014 - 9:19 pm

1. 6-23-09
2. Sign is the same but on the new building
3. Gabe, Joe, & Tim

Enjoy Japan- I bet it will be amazing!

Erica Johnson - January 5, 2014 - 9:07 pm

1) June 23,2009
2) new location
3) joe, Gabe and Tim

I LOVE MJC and I can’t wait for 2/1/14 to see the new spring line!

Hope you have a safe and wonderful trip!!

Darby N - January 5, 2014 - 9:04 pm

1. June 23,2009
2. Same sign, different location.
3. Joe, Gabe, Tim
Safe travels! Hopefully it’s warmer than the record setting -70 wind chill we are predicted to have tomorrow!!!

Kerry Petryk - January 5, 2014 - 9:02 pm

1. 6/23/09
2. The sign remains the same, but the location has changed.
3. Joe, David, and Gabe

Mama Hope - January 5, 2014 - 9:00 pm

Well, if I read Sam’s Blog on 6/23/09 correctly, the sign was hung that day … The same picture of the MJC girls looking up was posted … And a contest to guess what they were looking at! I love Sam’s old blog! So here’s my guesses!
1. 6/23/09
2. I think the same sign is used on the new building so it’s just a different location
3. Tim, Joe, & Gabe on Hat Day.

So glad you girls are together, traveling, and contesting!!

Maryann E. - January 5, 2014 - 8:53 pm

June 23, 2009
The sign is the same, but moved to your new location
Hats worn by Gabe, Joe and Tim
Safe Travels 🙂

Sara - January 5, 2014 - 8:39 pm

1. 6.23.2009 is the date the sign was hung.
2. Same sign, different place.
3. Tim, Joe and Gabe.
Safe travels!

Susie Valentine - January 5, 2014 - 8:32 pm

1. 6/23/2009
2. Same sign, but different location
3. Gabe, Joe, and Tim

Love the blog photos, specially the two cuddly guys sporting the cute sacks over their heads and wearing Delta pins 😀

Iris Nakama - January 5, 2014 - 8:14 pm

-June 23 2009
-same sign, different location
-Joe, Gabe, Tim 🙂

Safe travels! Love to see you blogging again!!!

Anne lee - January 5, 2014 - 7:37 pm

1) June 23, 2009 is when the sign was hung
2) The sign is still the same. location has moved
3) Gabe, Joe, and Tim wore hats on hat day

Teresa M - January 5, 2014 - 7:20 pm

1. June 23, 2009
2. Same sign different location now
3. Joe, Gabe, tim

Heather Owen - January 5, 2014 - 7:18 pm

1. June 23 2009
2. The sign is the same, different location
3. Joe, Gabe, and Tim

Christina - January 5, 2014 - 7:11 pm

6.23.09
The location of the sign has moved because you are in a different building,
Tim, Joe, and Gabe
Safe travels…you are missing one heck of a snowstorm here in Michigan!!!

Beth K - January 5, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Wow, first of all, so happy to be reading blog entries by Denise again (not that I don’t like the other girls, its just, you know). After reading the trivia questions, I was hoping it would say “random winner to be chosen from all entries” because there is no way I know the answers to those questions lol.

Melissa T - January 5, 2014 - 5:17 pm

6-23-2009
The sign has moved 🙂
Tim, Gabe and Joe

Safe travels!!

Alishia - January 5, 2014 - 5:03 pm

1. June 25, 2009
2. The location has changed,same sign!
3. Gabe, Joe, and Tim wore hats

Kassie Shepard - January 5, 2014 - 4:51 pm

1) June 23 2009
2) The sign is the same now…just hung in a different location
3) Gabe, Joe, and Tim wore hats on hat day

Laura - January 5, 2014 - 4:40 pm

1. 6.23.09
2. same sign, new location
3. Tim.Joe.Gabe.

AMB - January 5, 2014 - 4:40 pm

1. June 23, 2009
2. Address change on sign
3. Joe, Gabe, & Tim

Cheri - January 5, 2014 - 4:31 pm

I’ve had so much fun browsing through your blog entries to try to find the answers! Not sure if I have things right, but I’ve really enjoyed the journey! If I had more hours in the day I’d still be reading. 🙂

1) 6/23/09
2) New location for the sign
3) Joe, Gabe, and Tim

Hope you’re enjoying your trip!

Susan Bjork - January 5, 2014 - 4:25 pm

1. 6/23/09
2. Signed moved
3. Gabe, Joe, Tim…and hat day was 4/8/09 😉

Nicole Martens - January 5, 2014 - 4:24 pm

1.6/23/2009 the sign was hung
2. The sign has moved to a larger location in the same town you started MJ
3. Joe, Gabe, Tim

I had to so some research to find all the answers but I was a wonderful experience to read old blogs that I had missed. Your a area truly kind hearted, generous soul who has created such a beautiful lovely legacy that lives on in the garments our little files get to wear. Many blessings on a safe trip to Toyko! Beautiful sneak peek picture!

Lynn Wallace - January 5, 2014 - 4:21 pm

1. 6/23/2009
2. Same sign, different location
Gabe, Joe, and Tim

Loooove your creations!!! Good luck everyone!

Maria - January 5, 2014 - 4:07 pm

1. 6/23/2009
2. Trick question! 🙂 Same sign, new location!
3. Joe, Gabe, and Tim

Angie - January 5, 2014 - 3:46 pm

1. June 23 2009
2. Only thing that’s changed is where it is located 🙂
3. Tim Joe and Gabe

Marla H. - January 5, 2014 - 3:35 pm

1. June 25, 2009 (the day before pre-show at 435- two days before 435 Art Fair)
2. The location has changed(same sign)
3. Gabe, Joe, and Tim wore hats for HAT DAY (according to Sam’s old blog post on 4/8/2009- the packer Zack wasn’t there…so just those three boys)

Julie templeton - January 5, 2014 - 3:29 pm

Love this week of contests
1. 6/23/09
2. Same sign, different location
3. Tim, joe and gabe

Courtney Brown - January 5, 2014 - 3:22 pm

1. 6/23/09. 2. Same sign different location. 3. Joe, Tim, and Gabe

Erica Scott - January 5, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Matilda Jane is usually something my daughter and I bond over (although my son is pretty sure there are Minecrafters in the land of Matilda Jane and gives MJ his seal of approval as a result). He heard me get excited about the contest today, so he decided to join in. He is one of the BEST big brothers ever! So, here are the answers he decided on:
1) The sign was hung on June 23, 2009
2) The sign stayed the same, but it moved to the new location (and he thought this question was pretty genius)
3) Gabe, Joe and Tim wore hats on hat day. Joe wore a hoodie…which according to Trey is the “cool” way to participate in hat day.
Fingers and toes crossed!

Selina - January 5, 2014 - 3:17 pm

1. June 2009
2. The sign is the same, just moved it to the new location
3. Gave, Joe, Tim

Amber Barwin - January 5, 2014 - 3:10 pm

Fun! Although I have never won anything in my life, I’ll take a gander…..
6.23.09
the sign is the same, the location has changed
Tim, Gabe, Joe

polly brothers johnson - January 5, 2014 - 2:59 pm

1. June 23 2009
2. Same sign, different location
3. Tim, joe and Gabe
Hope you are feeling great for the Holidays!!
XOXO from S.C.

Katie R. - January 5, 2014 - 2:57 pm

The sign was up on June 23, 2009.
I think the size changed when you moved locations?!?!
Joe, Gabe, and Tim wore hats.
Fingers crossed. 🙂

Gina B - January 5, 2014 - 2:44 pm

1. The sign was hung June 23, 2009 (for AF!)
2. The sign has moved
3. Gabe, Joe and Tim wore hats 🙂

Teresa Beeler - January 5, 2014 - 2:37 pm

1* 6/23/2009
2* The same sign, the location is different
3* Joe, Gabe, and Tim

ursala - January 5, 2014 - 2:31 pm

1. June 23, 2009
2. The sign is still the same but address has changed for the sign.
3. Tim, Joe, and Gabe.

Mandy F - January 5, 2014 - 2:30 pm

1) 6/23/09
2) the sign was a trapezoid with stitching around the edges back then
3) Joe, Gabe, Tim

Stacie Petta - January 5, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Okay I’m going to give it a go…
1. The sign was hung for the first art fair June 25-28, 2009 so I’m going to have to say it was hung prior to the event on June 23, 2009.
2. The sign hasn’t’ changed – just moved locations!
3. Joe, Gabe & Tim

Michelle Gresham - January 5, 2014 - 2:12 pm

1. June 23, 2009
2. The sign that was at the 435 building is now located at 4031 Merchant Road. (Enjoyed reading the Sentinel Article about last year’s Art Fair)
3. Hat Day Blog Post- Joe, Tim, and Gabe

I learned a lot about Matilda Jane in my fun little Google search! =)

Hannah - January 5, 2014 - 2:04 pm

6.23.09
Gabe, Joe, Tim.
The address has changed.

Alyssa p - January 5, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Oh and welcome to Michigan! We are loving the snow, I hope you are able to get out on time!

Jenise Agostini - January 5, 2014 - 1:56 pm

Oh, and “technically” joe wasnt wearing a hat..he just had a hood on from his sweatshirt haha 🙂

Jenise Agostini - January 5, 2014 - 1:55 pm

1. June 23, 2009
2. The sign is the same (i found pictures from the original art fair and i googled the address now and according to google earth i couldnt find any changes! lol)
3. gabe, joe, and tim

Angie B - January 5, 2014 - 1:41 pm

1. 6/23/09
2. The location
3. Joe, Gabe, and Tim

Christy - January 5, 2014 - 1:38 pm

June 23 2009
Sign was moved to bigger building
Tim joe gabe

Jenn - January 5, 2014 - 1:31 pm

1. 6/23/2009
2. The sign is moved
3. Gabe, Joe and Tim

Alyssa p - January 5, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Oops, I mean Gabe!

Alyssa p - January 5, 2014 - 1:24 pm

1. June 23, 2009
2. The sign has moved to a new address and bigger building.
3. I am guessing that your husband, David and Jo and gave wore hats.

Maria Bellot - January 5, 2014 - 1:21 pm

Sign was hung June 23, 09
I think the sign is still the same but just moved to a different location &
hats worn by Gabe, Joe & Tim
So glad to see you back & blogging! Hope you have fun in Japan!!! Try to squeeze in some rest & relaxation!

Kelli F - January 5, 2014 - 1:18 pm

1. June 2010 for first AF sign.
2. Sign then said 435. Sign now – 4031
3. Hat Day- David, Joe, Gabe

These are just guesses… I am fairly new to MJ only been a collector for about one year… I tried to look back through the blog entries to get a better clue, and stumbled upon the Fabric of Our lives one… that made me tear up as I just lost my grandmother two days before Christmas. I can totally relate to what you wrote in there…. Enjoy your time in Tokyo!

C Hamilton - January 5, 2014 - 1:18 pm

1. June 23, 2009
2. The sign just hangs in a different place…MJ’s new home.
3. Tim, Gabe and Joe!

Tami Degroot - January 5, 2014 - 1:16 pm

1. June 23, 2009
2. Same sign. Just hung in a new location
3. Gabe Joe and Tim

Heather Gruber - January 5, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Love contests!
1. June 23, 2009
2. No change to the sign
3. Joe, Gabe, Tim

Abby - January 5, 2014 - 1:08 pm

1. June 23 2009
2. Same sign, different spot
3. Tim, joe and Gabe

Marcy Schneider Hoffman - January 5, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Fun!!! I can get lost in your blog. Your heart is so big, Denise. Okay….my answers are:
1. 6/23/2009
2. The sign is the same, just the location is different
3. Joe, Gabe, and Tim
Eeeek! Hope I’m right!

KristinMZ - January 5, 2014 - 12:47 pm

Ahhhh, I typed the wrong name in my last answer!!! Should be…
1. 6.23.2009
2. The sign is the same; just the place where it is hung has changed.
3. Tim, Joe and Gabe

KristinMZ - January 5, 2014 - 12:39 pm

I am going to love this collection! The PINKS!!!!!
1. 6.23.2009
2. The sign is the same; just the place where it is hung has changed.
3. David, Joe and Gabe

Beth daniels - January 5, 2014 - 12:34 pm

1. June 21, 2011
2. It is no longer hanging at 435 bracken ridge because you had to move to a larger building.
3. David, Joe & Gabe

Leslie LaBarge - January 5, 2014 - 12:28 pm

1. The sign was hung on June 23, 2009

2.The sign has moved 🙂

3.Gabe, Joe and Tim wore hats {although Joe didn’t technically have a hat on, he wore a hoodie but was too cute to not be included :)}

Isabella's Mami - January 5, 2014 - 12:12 pm

I’m in love with the ringmaster picture!!!!

Heather Lake - January 5, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Denise,
I read the blog this morning, coffee in hand relaxing in my jams while the girlies played thinking, “Oh! A contest, how fun!” Fast forward and hour and two cups later and I am in tears reading about all the good you had done for the Shampine family (before we were residents of Cheb, we moved that summer to the Parsons old house on Canal). Needless to say I didn’t find any answers, and can’t keep reading bc laundry and children await. Just wanted to say thank you for all the good in your heart and safe travels!
Love my small town,
Heather Lake

Amanda Smith - January 5, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Hope I’m right!

1) June 23, 2009 is when the sign was hung

2) The sign is still the same

3) Gabe, Joe, and Tim wore hats on hat day

Tracy DeBord - January 5, 2014 - 11:50 am

I have no idea the answers to any of the above…so I have my guessing hat on LOL

1. June 2010
2. Address is different
3. Denise’s boys and hubs