It’s funny how history repeats itself… I was looking back over the blog and around this time last year I mentioned needing a change…..I thought ending customs was it… NOPE… A lot of you are new so you might not be aware of all the changes. Let me take you back…
I started Made by Meagan as a blog….it may still be up? Ooops. Anywho, I started making hair bows back in…..2007-ish and then made a blog in 2009 to show my friends and family back home in the south what I was up to.. Well friends want to order, so started selling.. Then the following year, my dear mean princess needed a apron for art class. I laid her on the floor, traced her with using printer paper and made a pattern.. Yep, thats how this crazy train started.. I had only used one pattern before and sewn once before, when she was still in my belly….I made her a crib set. I don’t really remember how I did that, I am still amazed.. Back to the story…so I made a apron. Then friends wanted aprons… So I started a biz page Made by Meagan. I made the patterns using my measurements and the girl’s and that how I started… So after loads of sewing I decided I need to BRAND my biz that I hadn’t plan on having, because there was a shocking amount of Made by Meagans or Megans or Meghans..LOTS.. So I took a break…..went to Disney with the family and came back to The Mean Princess!! That was all in the works around Sept-Jan (2011-12).
So I open up a new page around Jan 2012.. I was so happy and so busy!! A magazine found me on Etsy and wanted to do a article!!! Then BAM! The ugly creeped in, CANCER!! Feb 23rd I had my appendix removed, along with a 6cm tumor they never mentioned.. I went back for follow up (staple removal) and was told I need to see an Oncologist. By May 4th I was having the right hemisphere of my colon removed. So much of 2012 was spent in the hospital, on bed rest, in doctors offices, giving blood, urine, etc…..BUT I spent a lot of time drawing.. Back to the beginning of this post, I was looking for change.. I thought it was just that I needed a break from sewing customs, I didn’t realize the change I was begging for had fallen in my lap precisely at the time I needed it. The answer has been sitting right in front of me for a year, the answer is design.. How could I have been so blind?? I mean, I know that it makes me far happier than my factory job (RTS sales) but you know it didn’t hit me until recently, it when it did it was like a ton of bricks.. Design is me, me is DESIGN!!
So my loves.. Here is the deal.. I can’t say I am giving up sewing 100% just yet but what I can say is that after April 15th not to expect much more sewing from me.. I will promote other shops that will sew my patterns and fabric shops that I buy my pretties from so that all my non-sewing mommies aren’t left high and dry! I am interested in drafting, screen printing, textile printing……design.. I hope to start class in the fall if all is well.. I want to expand my knowledge of all things design so that The Mean Princess you have grown to love can be even better.. So this isn’t a break-up, it’s more of let’s be really good friends!!
I hope this explains everything, everyone is caught up.. I have always been very private but I am trying to share more of ME with YOU.. I know I like it when fabric gooroos I follow share private pictures or designers I love share a moment in their lives with me so I will try to do more of that with you. So in that spirit feel free to follow me on Twitter or Instagram where I share more. Follow me on Pinterest too!
P.s…….I am finally working on some boys looks! Yay!