I am proud to say that the much desired Layla Grace dress has SOLD OUT!! ....
In a perfect world Momi would be calling overseas to their manufacturer telling them to spit out a few thousand more, but...Momi has not come to that point quite yet and not sure how, or if I ever will! However, I am happy to pour my heart & soul into the $808 worth of Layla Grace dresses that have been purchased!
All of the proceeds have been sent directly to Layla Grace. If you would like to make a donation to this family just simply go to their website at http://www.laylagrace.org/ & click on the "About" tab. You can also read her story here which I would strongly suggest. I think we all know that money can not heal a heartache & possessions can not ease the pain but all of the love, generosity, support, encouragment surrounding Layla & the entire Marsh family will surely help to carry them through this time. A huge heartfelt thank you to all of you who are carrying this family in your deepest thoughts & to the lovely ladies who loved themselves a Layla Grace dress :)
I know that some of you have been asking how I ever found out about Layla. It was just about a year ago that Layla's mommy became a Momi fan. She came in one day & nearly wiped my shop out..I just about fell off my chair. A few weeks later I received an email from her of her sweet sweet girls in their Momi boutique. (p.s. I did not make the outfit on the right) Since that day I can't help but always think of Layla as the little girl in the stroller, snacking on goldfish in her sock monkey suit :) Her two youngest are just about the same ages as Lily & Leah so we were standing on common ground and always had positive vibes. It was about a month or so later I ran a special on my blog offering a discount on your favorite Momi item if you blogged about Momi boutique! Once again Shanna nearly sent me right off my chair. At the time she owned a website called Baby Wears Prada. She wrote up this OVER THE TOP, unbelievable review about Momi boutique. I can't recall the exact words because it was quite long but..how does that famous quote go...people will forget what you said but, they will never forget how you made them feel.... I would go to that site sometimes 2 or 3 times a day for a self esteem boost. She truly helped to strengthen my soul & made me feel that yes, Momi boutique does shine through the other 14,567 custom boutique listings on etsy. Since that day I always hoped that I could in some way make her feel as important as she made me feel. Although the circumstances are not ideal, I will try in every way that I am capable to spread the encouragement, love, & "On top of the world" feeling to her & her family.
p.s. If time is on my side in the future I may do another fundraiser for my special Momi girl that captivates my heart. However, it will have to be on a day that my husband does not ask me on his way out the door..."are you going through menopause"?..as he did today! Might I add Mr. Momi is a man of very few words, his words are always kind, however, today I took his off the beaten path choice of words & used them as my voice of reason to tell myself..yes Rachel, you are officially maxed out time wise.
Have a wonderful weekend & keep sending your positive vibes to the heart of Texas!
You can find your very own here:
Your entire order will ship free with the purchase of the Layla Grace peasant dress!
There was no better piece for me to pick to help save Layla Grace than this eye popping dress that has today been renamed "Layla Grace". When I sent a package last week to the Marsh family I felt the need to include one of this piece..I wanted to give her something that would be an easy, no fuss dress to slip on & off, something comfy for anyway she chooses to play, and I can't help but be reminded, everytime I look at this fabric, of the little girl with the gorgeous blue eyes. Give your MOMI girl a gift that you will both forever cherish and be reminded everytime she slips it on to enjoy whatever your day may bring. Time is precious...and so is this child...please help in the fight for Layla Grace!
Layla Grace peasant dress can also be found at http://www.momiboutique.etsy.com/
Posted by MOMI Boutique at 8:45 AM 1 comments
A series of events...
I have been bouncing words around in my head for the past few days. Sure I could go on about the 2 new designs that I released in my shop yesterday...or that miraculously out of nowhere the wildflower fabric that I had been so seeking FOREVER appeared in my local fabric shop. I could tell the world to chalk me up on the list of girls that Jon Gosselin lied to and that I will probably never see my New York City trip..P.S. next time there is a blizzard I will be sure to park his car that is in my garage, in the street.
Or maybe you would all like to know that my resent frequenting of a local fabric shop that I used to work for from ages 13-21 has seriously paid off and they set me up with the wised owl in the tree when it comes to the fashion industry. Maybe you will be as excited as I am if I tell you that he has seen the ins & outs, ups & downs of the industry, used to own his own factory, worked with designers in New York, Victoria's Secret, Juicy couture, and Capezio..to name a few. He has seen the industry overseas, is a pattern maker, has a studio with cutting equipment, and has a serious team of sewers that he can call in at any given moment. Maybe you will be excited to know that I already have him working on something fabulous. He is the leverage I need to seriously make it happen, expand my line, create a momi empire. If I don't take this opportunity & run with it, I'm a complete fool.
But, when it comes down to brass taxes, right now, none of that is at the top of my priority list.
Almost 3 years ago I was the maid of honor at my best friend's wedding. During my speech I included her favorite quote..
"One day can make your life, One day can break your life. All life is, is four or five days that change everything"
If I could change the words of that quote around and have it apply to people, rather than days...I would say that Layla Grace is definately one of my four or five people that changed everything.
There is not a moment that goes by when I am sitting at my sewing machines she is not running through my mind. This little bundle of love has managed to rock all of our worlds. It is almost a daily occurence that I get an email from a MOMI mom saying how she can't stop thinking about Layla or she cried on the way to work, or my best friend/graphic designer who says she was crying AT work.
If you have no idea where I am coming from, might I just say...go to this link and scroll down a few, click the play button and have yourself a look...(make sure the volume is on)
I think it's safe to say, that at the end of the day, you've got us all on our knees Layla.
Still hoping everyday for a miracle!!
Posted by MOMI Boutique at 7:48 PM 5 comments
*****Snow Day Studio SALE******
Friday & Saturday @ http://www.momiboutique.etsy.com/
2/12 & 2/13
What do you do when there is a blizzard outside your window & a boutique taking over your life...call in emergency back up help!
I told Mr. Momi that as soon as the girls were sleeping he was needed in my sweltering shop immediately (not so sweltering at this time of the year!) I am happy to say I married the King of organization & it looks as though no one ever sewed a day in their life in my boutique...except for the enormous pile of samples. Of course he insulted my room along the way calling it a catastrophe. I would have to say it was the most beautiful disaster of a manmade catastrophe I had ever seen but, he was not impressed! He couldn't get over all of the dresses I have hanging around & had no idea what to do with all of them so I decided it was time & it just has to be done. I will close my eyes as I wisk them away to the post office.
*All orders over $100 will ship FREE!
*There will be select SALE items throughout my shop!
p.s. more sale items will be added by Friday morning!
(please note, if you have a MOMI discount code the code can not be applied on top of sale items)
Posted by MOMI Boutique at 8:13 AM 0 comments
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