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moving into a church.

Friday, June 25, 2010

i'm gonna live in an old church!

i'm gonna live in an old church!

neighbors

First of all, thank you so so much for the kind words! I am doing much better now and my week so far has been going GREAT! I don't know if I mentioned it here or not, but I am moving to an old 1860s church in Amana, Iowa. My friend Brandi found it and she offered to let me rent part of the place plus a whole sanctuary for my sewing. I've already started to move stuff in, but I'm officially moving July 1st. So if I get a little silent here, you know why. I took some pictures the other day and uploaded them to flickr. If you care to take a peek, you can find the set here.

A bit of shop talk::
I have a new dress and new fabric I'm pretty excited to share, but I have to make a sample dress first. Also, that chambray top is nearly graded now. I just have to test the sizes! Also... I am thinking the next batch of clothes will be made-to-order, since this way everyone can get the size they want and I don't have to worry about which sizes to make. Oh yeah...and I'm seriously considering selling some 1940s shorts too. What sizes would you guys be into? As in, waist size (high waist, 26.5", 27", 28"...)? More soon...!

Have a fantastic weekend!

17 comments :

  1. before i even saw what you wrote i was thinking, is that the amana's? It's so pretty there!

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  2. What a beautiful place to live!!

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  3. Oh my gosh I live like 45mins from you!!

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  4. Can't wait to see more photos of the church! Have fun decorating.

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  5. That's so amazing! Congratulations!!

    I've long had a fantasy of living in a converted church. I'll just have to live vicariously through you!

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  6. Oh my goodness! What a magical dwelling!! How exciting! :)

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  7. The place looks so beautiful, glad to hear you are feeling better. With regards the waist measurement then I am a 28".

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  8. ooo, that place looks great and really conducive to creativity. yay you!

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  9. oh wow! this place looks amazing. looking forward to seeing more pictures :)

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  10. Oh Anna! What a stunning place to live. I have never been to Amana colonies but that is where my husbands artillery group used to get the wool fabric for their uniforms. . .apparently it was the only source for wool that was similar to the original uniforms (now on display in SC)

    I wish I had a waist as small as the measurements you posted. Used to, but now after 3 kids I'm up to 30". :(

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  11. so excited to see all of your new pieces. wide leg high waisted shorts or pants in chambray would really fit the bill here in new england!

    what an amazing place to go to for work everyday.

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  12. What a beautiful place! What's the history of it? I'm just curious...:)

    Martha B.

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  13. Anna - this is fantastic! What a perfect place for you! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  14. How fantastic! I'm sure that will be such a gorgeous and inspirational place to live. Can't wait to see what else you come up with! :)

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  15. I'm so late responding to this post (stupid computer decided to go haywire over the weekend!), but I wanted to say that this is a fantastic spot! I am so jealous you'll be able to live/work in such a neat space; historic buildings are always the best, imho!

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  16. Just found your blog and I'm really excited to see your etsy shop. Thanks for sharing. A church sounds like a great space to be creative in. My husband has a record production company and has always dreamed of opening it up in an old church. I'm looking forward to following your blog.

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