Sunday, November 28, 2010


My result is very fitting as this is one of my FAVORITE books/movies! Jennifer Ehle is my favorite Jane thus far. Hated Keira Knightly as Jane. . .Yuck! 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ahhhh. . . A Royal Wedding!

In honor of today's announcement that finally Prince William will marry Kate Middleton next year, I thought it a good time to post my version of Princess Diana's wedding gown made for my Barbie, circa 1981.




Memphis. . .

Last week I attended an event held in The Tower Room on the 31st floor of Clark Tower. While there I took the opportunity to snap some shots of the city. Memphis is a pretty good lookin' city!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Barbie Fashion Chronicles - Part 2

Here are more of the fashions I designed and made as I kid:


Congrats to MemphisFlash!

I want to send a shout-out to my friend Tracy who launched MemphisFlash last month and made the local news yesterday! She does beautiful photos of Downtown Memphis that are just the thing to grace your space!

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/good_morning/111010-initiative-makes-woman-picture-perfect

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Roots of Creativity

This post begins a series of posts where I show how I started down the creative path. . .Barbie!  Yes, that venerable old institution of young girls everywhere. It was my hatred of the off-the-rack clothes that caused me to design and make my own. Here are the first 2 designs:





Cubical as Art Gallery

I've been painting again after a long hiatus. I had the idea to display it in my cube at work to give me a creative atmosphere for me to work in. Take a look. . .and yes, that is a leopard-print screen saver!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween

This was the fist Halloween with my younger nephew and niece. They were so excited about going Trick or Treating! I took them over the neighborhood and they had a blast.

First Items Available on Etsy!

Yeah Me! I just posted my first 4 items on Etsy and I'm so hyped! I feel like I'm officially going places with by business. Check 'em out - http://www.etsy.com/shop/plentty

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Just Do It!

Hi America!

After years of research, planning, branding, more research, planning, re-branding, and yet more research and more planning - I've decided to dive in headfirst into the world of indie crafty handmade entrepreneurship.  I've finally learned that if I wait until I have all the answers and know how everything should work I'll never do anything.

I have expanded the focus of the brand from just plus-size clothing to a lifestyle brand that includes art, jewelry & accessories, and home decor.

In keeping with the "Just Do It" strategy, here are some photos from my first craft show. It was this past weekend at the RiverArts Festival in the South Main Historic District here in Memphis. I didn't get to finish everything that I wanted to show but I accomplished the main goal which was to just do it.




Friday, April 2, 2010

Okay, so I'm not exactly on schedule. . .

Hello America. . . .as you can see from my infrequent blog posts, I'm running a bit behind on the whole boostrapping a clothing line to dominate the fashion world thing. But, better late than never!

Since I last posted I've launched another venture, Atmosphere Tablescape & Event Decor Rentals. We pride ourselves on being a resource for DIY Brides in the Mid-South. Check out our website to learn more about what we do:

http://atmospherememphis.com/index.htm

Be Blessed!
Tonya