It's been awhile. Yes, I've been around and in touch (sort of). Mostly working at my children's school and hanging out on the beach with my family. A few years ago I decided to make a change and close down the wholesale of Mixie. After 10 years of producing 3 seasons a year I felt burnt out and worn out. It may have had a lot to do with having 2 littles ones that I wanted to give all my energy too or maybe it was the death of beloved parent. Most likely it was a big ol' heaping combination of it all. I just needed to shut it down and focus on the most important thing to me my family. So I did. I've enjoyed it immensely. I'm grateful that I had the opportunity to even do that, I realize that's a luxury. But now the kids are a little bigger and I'm literally itching to create! Which feels amazing since I was thinking I had lost that creative energy a few years ago. Now I see that life comes in seasons and waves. It's about honoring the season you are in to the best of your ability. I can see that now in hindsight. Thank you hindsight for such beautiful clarity.
I'm challenging myself to make something everyday and document it. It's not like I ever stopped 'making' but my making was different the last few years. It looked more like making cute bday parties, making halloween costumes, making dinner, making memories..... ect. I'm still doing that but I've found a little space to make in a new way as well. I miss the interaction I had when I was making Mixie Dresses for all my boutique customers. I miss the factories and the friends I made with the people who helped me produce my dresses. So here I am putting it out there again and looking forward to sharing the process of creating with you all.