Wrapping up 2020

Well I don't even know what to write about this crazy year we've had, and the month of December has been no exception. I started out the month with a super successful outdoor holiday market that I organized. The Make Ready Market was December 5th and was such a wonderful event. People came out in (socially distanced) droves just for the chance to do something safe and different from the home-bound straight jacket we've all been slogging through for months. During this time, I was also in the process of moving into a new house and coordinating contractors for a few remodeling projects. Needless to say, I was juggling a lot on top of the pandemic, election stress, and general 2020 malaise. Well at 4am after this wonderful market, I came down with a serious inner ear infection that had me throwing up, severely dizzy, and unable to walk straight. For those who don't know me, I am not a sickly person and I've only thrown up a handful of times in my entire life--so this was concerning. Long story short, I'm a bit better, the nausea has passed, but I've been dizzy and unable to work, sew, or drive for the past 10 days! As I was reflecting back on this event and getting ready to write another blog post (and my sister also pointed this out to me), I realized I did NOT take my own advice about slowing down for the past two months. I pretty much did the exact opposite. I think as a culture, we severely underestimate the effect stress has on the human body and I really think the stress from the many changes this year has brought finally caught up to me.

So what does this have to do with clothes? Well, truthfully nothing, but I think I warned you some of these posts won't be :) I do think it goes with my whole ethos--which is to take things slowly, be thoughtful, mindful, and intentional with your energy. So there, I wrapped that up in a pretty bow didn't I?


OK, now slightly changing topics--I mentioned above that I moved into a new house and did a few remodeling projects, it's also on some acreage with a barn. Well, one of those projects is building a sewing studio! Yes you heard that right! So my goal in the future is to host some in-person private shopping sessions where email subscribers can get exclusive access to new drops and I'll host at my sewing studio or maybe in the barn. So, if you aren't signed up for my mailing list--get on that thing so you can be at the inaugural sewing studio shopping session! I'm really looking forward to 2021 and sharing some new ideas with you all.

Sewing StudioPop up sale in barn


OK friends, have a wonderful holiday season. Shop slow, shop local, and take some time for yourself.
See you in January!


  • Tim Sowecke

    2020 reminds us all that we are not in control, but we can control how we feel and treat others.
    Merry Christmas and know that 2021 better be better!!

  • Julie Sowecke

    Very good advice as we all go forward into, thankfully, a new year. “To take things slowly, be thoughtful, mindful, and intentional with your energy”. I will think of this as I go forward, Carly. To come to your sewing studio or barn for in-person service sounds quite wonderful! Stay mindful on your path to wellness!🙏🏻

  • Kaci Q

    Love this!! Take it easy but I’m glad you’re feeling better. Can’t wait to see what you sew up next! Happy holidays!! ❤️❤️❤️

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