Showing posts with label kids. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kids. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Monogrammed Easter Bucket

Is everyone surviving this cold weather?  It is about 2 here, with windchill about -15 so we are enjoying staying in and cold days off of school.  In the meantime, I have the Easter buckets up and listed.  They are all over in the Etsy shop.  Here are some examples:

These buckets are also perfect for birthdays, housewarming gifts, any holiday or bedroom storage!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Fall Sample Sale

I know we just celebrated the 4th of July and are still in the thick of summer, however it is time for me to start getting ready for fall and all the upcoming holidays!!!  I have created a sample sale schedule to follow July: Back 2 School, football and soccer, August: Halloween and Fall; Sepember:  Thanksgiving and October: Christmas/winter.  The sales will start on the first of that month.
So, I am a bit late with July but here is the deal.  Below are the three albums and shirts to choose from.  The pictures shown are NOT mine, your fabrics will not match.  They will be in a color of your choosing and I will pick the fabrics.  The shirts are $18 + shipping and not the regular $25.  All shirts will be white and are available long sleeve or short sleeve.  Names are included in the price.  Here are the current choices:

Leave me a comment here or email me at , I will need your shirt choice, size, design and any color choices along with the name.  Also include you PayPal address.  Let me know if you have any questions!!!
Also, keep your eyes peeled for what is coming

Monday, November 19, 2012

New Maxi Dress

I was recently asked by Carla Crim to test one of her new patterns that she designs for Jennifer Paganelli at SisBoom.  This was the second time I was asked to do this and I am so my mind this equates to Julia Child asking me to test one of her recipes!  Carla let me pick what fabric, and since Eleanor loves all things animal print we went with this fabric (image from SisBoom)
The pattern, Bettyann, is an adorable Maxi Dress.  However, as with all of Carla and Jennifer's patterns, this pattern can easily be shortened to be a shirt, short dress, mid length or full length.  This is one of my favorite things about Carla's patterns...she always includes the easiest instructions on how to adapt a pattern to any length.  There is never the need for any math in my head!  Anyway, I started and finished the entire pattern in 3 hours yesterday.  In the future, I know this will be quicker however since I was testing it I wanted to make sure that I carefully read and followed each and every note.
Another think I love about all the SisBoom patterns and Carla's Scientific Seamstress patterns is that if you have made one, you can make them all.  The patterns are all consistent in the language and method so that each pattern is easier than the one before.  The sizing also makes it very easy to accomadate any size.  Eleanor is an average 6yr old with regards to height, however she is only 35lbs.  I always use Carla's suggestion for chest measurement for size - a 3/4 for Eleanor.  Then, because of her great diagrams, I can use the length for a 45" 6yr old and we easily have the perfect fit.  Here is the finished product!
*Disclaimer - I was so focused on getting pictures of the dress this morning I totally forgot to pack lunch for Eleanor.  To her delight, this meant she got to buy hot lunch, thrilling to her and revolting to me*
 I love that this dress looks adorable with a turtleneck, leggings and boots but come spring it will look cute with a t-shirt.  In the summer, as a sun dress it will be fabulous!
 I made the matching gray felt flower pin and matching hair flower on my embroidery machine, I thought they added some fun to it.
It is hard to tell here but the turtleneck isn't just gray but it is shimmery gray.  Hello Target, you speak my child's love language.

I can honestly say that I have yet to sew a pattern from Jennifer and Carla that I have not loved.  They are all easy yet look so professional.  I already have two more fabrics ready to make this dress in!  And in the summer, in a white it will be beautiful!  LOVE it!!  Hopefully they will come out with an adult version of this dress.  And yes Beth...I will totally make myself one to match Eleanor!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for a Storm SALE!

I know many of you will probably think I am rushing this, but as Amy, Selina and Beth can tell you....I live for the holidays!  October until January are my favorite times of the year and I love to create new outfits for Eleanor and have had a fabulous time adding new items to the shop.  I have been having a great time getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Thanksgiving designs

I have also added some cute hair clip options to go with the shirts

I have also started adding some great shirts and dresses for Christmas.  Many of these will easily be wearable after Christmas because of the winter theme.  Hair clips for these will be coming in the next few days.

This dress is also available with the applique and monogram in the blue fabrics shown below

All of these items are currently listed in my shop and there will be more to come.  In fact, because I am riding out Frankenstorm by sewing, I am having a 10% off sale NOW!  It runs until midnight on Halloween (to be honest probably early AM on 11/1 since I sure better not be up at midnight) use code FRANKENSTORM to save 10%, click here for my shop. 

Last but not least are these fabulous Christmas pajamas.  I listed all of these items on my Facebook page back in July and they arrived last week.  So far they are stitching out wonderfully.  Here is what I have so far.

I still have quite a few pairs of pajamas to add!

Friday, October 19, 2012

New Monogrammed Items in the Shop

As I mentioned in my previous post, now that we have settled into a routine for school I am getting back into listing some great new items in my shop.  I buy all my blank tshirts and dresses from Monag and my applique designs from Applique Market and Applique Cafe.  If you see something there that is not listed in my shop let me know, I am happy to do custom work.  Shirts are $25-$30 and dresses are $35-40, I do give discounts for multiple items.  And of course, a hairbow can be added to any item for $5.00.  Here are some pictures of some current designs in my shop!

 Here are some pictures of some great new fabrics I got

 As always, I can also do custom clothing like I make for Eleanor.  If you ever see something you like please let me know!