I've always been interested in patterns, and in fabric. Lizzy House was honestly one of the first (aside from Anna Maria Horner and Amy Butler) who made me think I could potentially become a textile designer. And then I started researching... If there ever was a tough industry to make it in, textile design is sure near the top.
But never fear! Lizzy House has produced an e-book download, available here for $25, on the ins and outs of the textile world. I sent the link to my mom and what do you know, 5 minutes later I had a Happy Valentine's day email in my inbox. Thanks, Mom! This will be a great way for me to address #8 in this post.
So maybe someday you'll be seeing that clever betty logo on some fabric at Joann's. :)