INSPIRATION

When I think about summer, I think about the beach. It's honestly my happy place.  When I sit on the sand listening to the sound of the waves and constant hum of the wind as it blows across the water, I'm like a child being put to sleep by the sound of a mothers beating heart.  All is right in the world.  

Visits to Quonnie help recharge the mind and soul. When I see the mix of and old summer cottages, beautiful new homes, and landscapes littered with flowing grasses and decorated with driftwood,  I can’t help but be inspired.  

So for one or two of you, you may remember I tried to do a blog last year.  Around this same time I had recently given birth to my second daughter and had headed back to work and wanted to do something different.  I set up a this website, and set off to inspire.  Ha!  Epic fail!

Between the two kids and the full time job and life, I just didn't have it in me.  I was living a blog worthy life, but I just didn't have what it took to share it with all of you.  It's one thing to cook a killer meal. Then try photographing it, uploading it, writing about it, and sharing it.  I honestly couldn't do it.  So Gone 2 Quonnie sat untouched.  

2.0 the Reboot

Gone 2 Quonnie 2.0 the reboot is coming to you in the form of a online store. 

A lot has changed in a year.  My husband almost died...a month to the day after turning 40, that's something.   Most recently though I went from full time working mom to stay at home mom...what can I say SHIT HAPPENS!

More free time has allowed me to spend more time with my kids, and it's also allowed me to get back to something I've done on and off most of my life but never with any consistency, which is SEWING.

Gone 2 Quonnie initially started with inspiration from the community it's named after.  Every year during the summer, when this sleepy little neighborhood becomes a bustling seaside vacation spot, the QCB community sells Quonnie gear to the visitors and lifers.  Every sunday you can walk up the hill and find a plastic table lined with tees, hats, mugs, you name it, with the QCB logo on it.  Like most people who come here, I hit the table to check out what's for sale.  Every year the gear changes color but the stuff stays the same.  So I was inspired to make something maybe the Quonnie set could get behind, and Quonnie 2.0 was born.  

As with anything the 2.0 reboot is a work in progress.  As I started sewing and engaging in the community of makers, as well as spending more time with my girls, I found that they had become an inspiration as well. Them along with my love for the sun influenced me to move things in a different direction. 

Tired of the options for my girls...I started to make clothing for them that are cute, casual, fun and functional.  Ever since, QUONNIE KIDS has taken hold and has become my focus.  I appreciate those of you that like what I'm doing and visit my site and purchase my clothes, swimwear, accessories for your children.  Quonnie Kids and Quonnie Baby are growing slowly and I'm excited about where this journey will lead.

 

 

Meet Heather

Hi!  I'm Heather...that's me and my cutie Josh.  See how that picture is a little blurry, that's on purpose!  I have two little girls who are constantly giving me a run for my money.  I live in a mid century modern house that's under constant renovation (by me and my hubby) so I basically don't have the time to do anything.  I love to cook, and lately I've really been in to TIKI cocktails, which are so fun to make. 

I've spent the better part of my life pretty sure that if someone else can do it, cook something, build something, sew something... then so can I. This extends to laying concrete and building patios! I honestly don't know where it comes from, but it's the way I am.  Maybe it has something to do with being a middle child? We're always trying to prove something!  

Thanks for visiting GONE 2 QUONNIE and please come back soon!

FUN in QUONNIE