Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Blank Slate

I have begun painting the signs for the Speakeasy Boutique! Sweet...will post them again when they're finished.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Viva Bollywood!

I can't even believe it, but I got my hands on a fabric that I thought I would never see again...the Viva Bollywood! It's quite spectacular, holy cow! I've got a small stash again and have it loaded into the muchacha K online fabric gallery.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Fabric Gallery

Yes, here at muchacha K, we do tons of custom orders...and for that very purpose, we have a delicious assortment of fabrics posted in our online fabric gallery. It's a fabric addicts dream...well, it's MY fabric addicts dream. This here is the most recent addition to the's got a fabulous alien pod kind of thing going on...printed on rich cotton...yum...!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Clutch Explosion

One of the most popular requests I get here at the studio, is for custom clutches, usually for wedding parties. This week I'm knee deep in custom clutch orders, but had a spare minute to post some that are one-of-a-kind. The red one, "Roxy" is brand new. Back to the ironing board...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Studio and Shop

Last Fall, muchacha K handmade got its first official work studio. I was looking for something smaller, a little less lovely, really, a heated hovel would have been fine as long as there was enough room for my sewing machines. However, when I started looking for spaces, I saw this space, and the possibilities instantly hit me. Plus, the natural light at that particular time of day was gorgeous. It didn't matter that is was way too big, or that the landlord had
piled a ton of crap in the front room. I had to have it.

Instead, I ignored that thought for about two months. I worked in the basement, surrounded by tubs and tubs of fabric. But the thought nagged in the back of my brain. I called the landlord, signed the lease, and muchacha K handmade studios was born. As you can see in the pics, things have gotten much prettier...but we're not done yet. The Speakeasy Boutique opens in February 2008, featuring unique regional artisan handcrafts.