Guess what? S is turning 13 today! Can you believe it?
She was the inspiration for this company and the reason I started it. She’s grown up in the business, and the business has grown up along with her.
I thought it might be fun to share a few of my favorite photos of S over the years. (In almost all of them she’s wearing something from Oliver + S.) Many of you have seen her grow up on this blog and in our company photos, so here’s a little nostalgia for all of us to share.
But we’re not only celebrating her big milestone birthday today. We’re also preparing to celebrate another milestone, and you’re invited to the party!
In just a couple of weeks Oliver + S will turn 10 years old. We are busy planning a big two-week party to celebrate a whole decade of Oliver + S! To mark the occasion we’ll have prizes and contests and give-always, as well as a few nostalgic looks back through our history. Our 10th anniversary! It’s hard to believe that a little project I started in our tiny New York apartment has turned into a decade-long adventure for you and for us.
Since I know many of you have a long history and fond memories of Oliver + S, I wanted to invite you to be part of our celebration. We would be thrilled if you would send us your favorite Oliver + S memories or thoughts. Tell us what our company has meant to you and your family (you often say the sweetest things!), and we’ll gather your contributions together for a special blog post. Did you learn to sew with our patterns? Or did you sew something especially memorable? Tell us all about it by emailing your memories to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we may include your thoughts in a special customer-based blog post the week of the celebration. Send a photo or two of your favorite makes, if you like. We’d love to hear from you and share your memories of this ten-year adventure.
And that’s not all! In a week or two we’re be releasing our very first tween/teen sewing pattern by way of celebrating this big milestone. The pattern has been getting rave reviews from S and her friends as well as from our testers. I’ll tell you all about it shortly.