New Year, New Blog!

New Year, New Blog!

Old River Design Co. is officially ONE YEAR OLD! As I reflect on what this first year has brought me, I realized that I want a place to share more in-depth thoughts than an Instagram Reel or an e-mail newsletter can provide. So, the Old River Design Co. blog was born.

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Why a blog - isn't that soooooo 2012?

One of the biggest lessons I have learned in the last year is to do what works best for who I am. The fact is, I am a writer, and I have a lot to say. The short-format world of Instagram and Twitter has not played to my strengths because I have to spend so much time editing things down until they no longer feel worth posting. It's one of the reasons why I enjoy writing my newsletters - there's more room.

Don't worry - my newsletter is still going to be around! I simply realized that some of the things I included in my newsletters are things that I'd like to be able to share at a later date with new people I meet, and so by utilizing my strength of writing, this blog is a platform to be able to share my musings on a longer-term basis.

What can you expect?

The overarching goal of this blog is to be a behind-the-scenes look at the world of Old River Design Co. and the person who runs it (that's me, Katie). This includes:

  • Life as a craft fair vendor
  • The process of making and sewing handmade home goods
  • Beginning sewing ideas and tips
  • My design inspirations
  • How my cultural roots influence the products I make
  • ....and more!

As far as frequency goes, I'll be blogging a couple of times a month. Nothing crazy! I hope that you find my perspective to be interesting and colorful.

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If you are a current newsletter subscriber, thank you! I truly love getting to reach out to each of you and get reply emails back in my inbox. If you have not joined my newsletter list, you can do so here. I will include links to my most recent blog posts in my newsletters.

If newsletters aren't your thing, you can watch my Instagram Stories for blog post updates. My instagram is @oldriverdesignco

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