Thursday, December 18, 2008

two miracles

Not only is it snowing, and I'm here to enjoy it (after getting my orders out and work done first), the biggest check in the world finally came today! Aaaaaaaaggh!! I can't believe it! I am going to cry. 

All the days of sacrificing and putting my personal needs last, not being able to pay bills, making do with very little, all in order to just buy fabrics or repair my sewing machines are over.  I can buy whatever fabric I want! I can run a real business where I don't have to make every single thing myself because I can't afford to do otherwise. I'm not going to be homeless at the end of the month, like I feared. All that incredibly hard work and years of struggling but never giving up has just paid off. It is all real now. It really happened, and it's just really hitting me now. 

And it's beautiful outside.

22 comments:

kogepan said...

Congratulations! It must feel like a huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders. I can't wait to see your new breathtaking creations!

MeganDean said...

that is SOOOOOOOO exciting!!! You absolutely deserve it and I am so happy to see that hard work does have great rewards!!
Congrats Leanne!

rua said...

I'm a big fan of your work after rooting for you on Project Runway. Congrats on all the hard work paying off! :) Merry Christmas!

Ediot said...

you deserve it. souch an incredible artist. i cant wait to see what youre up to next!

ocdme said...

Congrats, Leanne! That is wonderful and you deserve it!

Stereoette said...

It's crazy awesome to see you go from a seller on my etsy favorites page to the winner of project runway (making me kick myself that i didnt buy from you back in the day).... "we" are so proud of you... "we" being the masses that have really no right to take part in your joy except as spectators ;o)

Misty said...

Congrats, Leanne! I'd definitely say it's well-deserved!

Leanne said...

Thanks, everybody! :)
It will be funny when I go the bank later today and ask them if they can cash it!

Joni Gardine said...

Congratulations! What an awesome feeling. It was all worth it!

shalottianshards said...

That's so wonderful, Leanne. It's so awesome that you've been able to accomplish your dream and sell your beautiful creations. I'm always happy to see good art get the credit it's due.

It's so inspiring to read too... I'm hoping to go into a creative business (writing) and hearing about your success reminds me that these things do happen with hard work and not giving up.

Amy said...

Oh Leanne, I'm so happy for you! Congrats yet again, I hope this moment is just one of many exciting moments throughout your (hopefully very long) career :) **big hug**

K said...

congratulations leanne!!!!! From the moment I saw your first dress online it was love at first sight! :) You are extremely talented and I'm so happy for you!!!!

summertunes said...

Grats Leanne! :D And a merry christmas to you!

the lanky dance said...

YAY YAY YAY!!!......I have one word for you....Sizzler. I'm so happy for you! you deserve it so hard!

Adelaide B said...

Congratulations!

Lanyardlady said...

You are blessed with such creativity and great talent, Leanne! I am so happy it has literally "paid off" for you and that you will be able to focus on your work, not your worries. Congratulations, and Happy Holidays to you!

scophotch said...

congratulations, leanne. that must feel amazing. i can't even imagine being able to buy whatever fabric i need or even just being able to afford custom labels for my stuff. that would be so cool.

lauren bacchus said...

congratulations leanne!!!!

MR. said...

Hey Leanne! I must say that I love your clothes and congratulations.:) I'm 16 years old and I dream with my own brand. I draw shoes and people like what I draw. I hope that one day I can have your oportunity and show what I can do.;)
Good Luck in NY. Best wishes!:D
(Sorry about my english...:x)

caroline said...

congratulations! (i'm late in the game here.)

!!Estella!! said...

Wow! I know it must feel like heaven!
U deserve it! Those waves and petals were amazing.

I wonder how many hours it took you to make each outfit....wow!
As a fashion designer too, I know there are some designs that look good in the head and lovely on paper, but actually doing them is kinda scary because of what is involved...but when it is finished, - A GREAT feeling of accomplishment!

You are good and I look forward to seeing your name on the List of great designers! Keep it up!
happy New Year!

glam.spoon said...

what a wonderful feeling that must be... I'm amazed at how long they made you wait!