Writing this blog has been therapy seeing how far Farmhouse Frocks has come in the 2015 year.
We opened our small studio in the basement of our home.
We had big snows in Amish Country, Ohio. Our winter gave us time to dream big.
We started thinking about our upcoming spring shows and we purchased our succulents for our chicken feeder displays.
We really started focusing on setting big dreams and networking with other social media gurus. I remember getting a big shout out from Dear Lillie on our Lena's Amish Granola Gogo Bars. We also still run Lena's Amish Granola, our sister company.
We started prepping for the Nashville Country Living Fair. As you can see, we were busting at the seams in our little studio.
We released our new clothing labels to remind women how valued they are.
We had our spring photoshoot to get ready for our Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN. We also had fun with our pet chicken.
One of the highlights of our Nashville CLF was being set up right beside Antique Archaeology with Mike Wolfe. This was our first time in Nashville and the southern women went crazy over our frocks.
Lena had her first canning demo at the CLF.
The Strawberry Patch Spring Market followed our CLF in Hartsville, TN. Besides the heat of the summer sun, we had many repeat ladies come shop for the frock. We had a great team working with us. Christi, the owner of The Strawberry Patch never fails to be a great show hostess.
At the end of May, we finally got our kiss from God. We signed papers with Alyssa from Lyssa Ann Portraits for a combined studio in downtown Millersburg.
Renovations of our new studio space took place. We had 28 gallons of paint and many hours spent cleaning. Exactly 30 days later from receiving the keys, we had our grand opening.
The 2nd of July, we had our huge grand opening. What a blessed turnout we had.
Our first workshop of Studio 65, took place. Studio 65 is a place where we have meetings and workshops to empower people.
We kicked off the August month with Antiques in the Alley in downtown Millersburg. All the shops in downtown with the addition of others, line the sidewalks with antiques and goods.
Ruthie Collins, country music star from Nashville makes her first appearance at the studio. She was welcomed with Amish food, a photoshoot and much love.
Our 5 sisters joined us this month also. They were one of the many kisses from God.
Rock the Frock Runway Show took place on August 17th. This was our first annual runway show in the back allies of Millersburg. Many women came out to support local and to view our frock styles.
Finally to wrap up the August month, we had our photoshoot in the apple orchard to promote our Columbus Country Living Fair. Jessica (from jessica N designs), LeeAnn and Fee modeled with our chicken.
September rolled around and we headed an hour south for the Columbus CLF. I felt we targeted a new area and set of women in Ohio that now drive up from Columbus to see us in the studio. Lena also preformed another canning demo while there. Visit #lenascanning on Instagram to see more BTS shots and Lena's recipes.