Featured Designs: Love & Lace

Pierogi Picnic:  Love & Lace

I am so incredibly excited for the coming spring. I know it’s still several months away, but my mind can’t help but dream of longer days, budding trees and blooming crocuses. Perhaps it’s this longing for the season of awakening that drew my mind to the “Love & Lace” design.

Handmade using a salvaged t-shirt, this incredibly simple, yet romantic piece combines the softness of cotton and the allure of vintage white lace, to create a garment that’s both casual and eye-catching. With the versatility to be worn as either a short dress or tunic top, the “Love & Lace” design can be layered to your heart’s content.

But what about this design made me think of spring? The lightness of the fabric, coupled with the femininity of the lace makes me think of flirty frocks and less chunky knits – which is what spring fashion is all about! This specific creation also speaks to me as it’s the inspiration behind my new upcoming collection: Grey & Gold. Keep your eyes peeled for its debut this coming February! Until then – consider making this favorite a part of your personal collection.

An Indie Biz: Welcoming the New Year

2013 Pierogi Picnic Annual Business Review final

It’s been quite a fruitful year here at Pierogi Picnic – and there’s much to reflect on. Whether perusing through my Etsy sales, looking back at the conjuring of new designs, or basking in the warm glow of gleaming customer reviews, 2013 was the year where my business shined.

Thinking back over the last five years, and the endless toiling to build Pierogi Picnic’s strong foundation, this was the year where the pay offs became clear and tangible. What more could a biz owner wish for?!

So to send off 2013, while joyfully welcoming 2014, I’ve drafted up a visual graphic that looks back on this year’s achievements. Because, after all, what’s the fun of running a small indie biz if I don’t get to celebrate milestones, breakthroughs, and all the success nuggets in between!

And if you’re wondering how in the world I was able to achieve, let alone set my sight on these goals in the first place, consider giving my yearly business planning worksheet a try. Download my customizable, and totally adorable, planning worksheet below to help you get your goals on paper for the year.

Here’s to a fruitful New Year to all the indie handmade business owners out there!

2014 Business Planning Worksheet Graphic from pierogi picnic

An Indie Biz: Pierogi Picnic Lookbook

Pierogi Picnic: Handmade eco-friendly feminine fashions

It’s been almost two months since we began the journey of creating the first-ever Pierogi Picnic lookbook – and I am so so so very excited to report that all the hard work has paid off! And with this being the month we celebrate my business’s five year anniversary – it seems fitting to reveal this beautiful creation during this celebratory time.

So without further ado – may I present to you – the virtual version of the 2013-2014 Pierogi Picnic Lookbook!

Special heartfelt thanks go out to the beautiful people who helped make this project a reality. This includes models Allysa, Diane Maxine, Chella, Charlene, David, Nahrain, and Osafta. The styling of the shoot would not be possible without the help of Shannon and Percis.

And, of course, all hats are off to the visually captivating images which were created by Jill Hornok, of Pala Photography.

Thank you all for putting your all into this project on my behalf! I am eternally grateful!!!

Pierogi Picnic 2013 Lookbook