Sunday, August 4, 2013

The best laid plans...

often get completely thrown out when life throws you a curve ball. It's been one of those seasons. I have been needing a break from the public school classroom and my middle school darlings lately (imagine, needing a break from 13 year olds!). Anyway, I thought that break would come by diving into teaching sewing (bras and more), publishing patterns, and doing custom sewing. However, apparently life has another plan. I was offered and accepted a new leadership position at my school. It's an unbelievable opportunity that I simply can't pass up to help individual students and families, work on curriculum, and help the science department.

That DOES NOT mean that I'm done with this sewing gig! :) 

It does mean that I will have less time to travel for workshops and conferences. I will still have all the supplies available on my website and I'm still available to answer any questions (just maybe not quite as timely as I'd like :-/). If you were hoping to catch a class soon I encourage you to check out Bras 101 and Bras 102 - these DVDs are both basic bra classes that you can watch in your own home as many times as you like. Sign up for the newsletter to receive the latest specials and tips. Join the yahoo group "bravobellabras" to join a great bra making community to share successes and questions. In other words, we all need and deserve well-fitting bras and it's more fun to learn together! 

As for me, I look forward to seeing what adventures this new path holds while continuing to work together with everyone on bras and more...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


It's finally here! Check out our newly remodeled store. Easier browsing, updateable accounts, and of course great products.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

*THAT* Mom

I swore I wouldn't. I really tried not to. But I just can't help myself... I didn't want to be the mom that does elaborate birthday parties and all kinds of other sickeningly creative things. But then it hit me. My baby isn't a baby anymore. He's entering toddlerhood. And we have survived the first year of parenthood. And that is serious reason to celebrate. So my first thought is to have a small get together. Low key. Date? Time? Location? Since I went into labor during the Super Bowl last year, wouldn't it be fun to do it then. And then it all starts to snowball. What started as a small event has grown into a big 1st birthday bash, complete with cute invite and piñata. I love it when the creative juices start flowing and despite being super busy with all kinds of other stuff, I'm taking the time to be *THAT* mom. And what I really realized is that it's not about impressing anyone else or doing some cute thing for the world to see. It's really about this little man that has stolen my heart. This little man that I would do anything for, and it gives me immense joy to use my creativity and energy for him. So we are going to have a fantastic birthday party. And I'm going to enjoy every minute of being *HIS* mom!