Here is the year 2011 in pictures...
February - beginning to job-share.
Even though the year started with a burn-out, cutting back on the day-job time changed how work and feel...
|Outside the window - rainy Vancouver sunset|
March - new products follow shortly!
|QtBeach canvas totes|
|Make It Vancouver Spring|
April - Working at home helps to get to know some of the visitors....
|She would come and hang out on the window ledge|
May - all set up for Epic Expo....
|Hitting the runway for the first time!|
|Telejournal did a brief episode about us|
June - launching TRIFFtextiles summer range called Oh, Acid Wash Yours..
Bleach painted jeans, re-worked into handbags.
July - sketching, experimenting and starting the new collection ( F/W 2011 Cebrellex).
I was ready to take a different direction with my designs. I wanted to keep the core features, like pleats, punched holes and the strength of my builds, but I also looked towards working with new shapes, exposed stitching and new finishes. Oh, and multiple zippers too!
|Vertical frills of Tosca|
|Structural pleats of Tasmain|
|Moulding pleats of Khela|
July/ August - four dreamy days on the beach at the Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver
|All set up - and showing some designs of Cebrellex for the first time|
|Returning customer agrees to pose for a shot with her Renata bag|
|Live music at Harmony Arts|
|look-out in the mountains|
|first night + fireplace!|
|view from the campground...|
October - the new, long awaited sewing machine arrives!
My sewing has not been the same ever since.
|on the right - Duerkopp Adler.|
And - we launch!
After a few weeks of frantic sewing, we are ready to unveil the all new F/W 2011 Cebrellex; my third collection! We hit the runway at Vancouver Eco Fashion Week.
|Patrice Has Options|
November - Holiday season.... More new products!
|Telia recycled fur clutch|
|Big Skinny belts|
|For the home - patchwork cushions|
Make It Vancouver was our final show of the season - we had an amazing time, as always...
|Make It Vancouver, Winter|
|Vancouver Sun features an article about Make It|
|Our corner at Local-E|
And, off to Sunshine Coast, BC for pre-Holiday breather...
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