Sunday, November 30, 2008

soon, i promise!

you've probably noticed my shop is, umm, a bit bare. i cleared out most everything for a boutique this past weekend and i plan on working hard over the next couple days on restocking... with some new products!!! so check back for some details on the new stuff as well as some pics from the show - fun stuff!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

stocking up

i have a huge craft show coming this friday and saturday after thanksgiving. finding time to really power through and get my inventory stocked has been really difficult lately. so my dear sweet kind thoughtful loving giving wonderful husband took the kids all day yesterday so i could shut myself up in the playroom at my sewing desk and sew like crazy. all. day. long. it was wonderful, not without its many interruptions, but wonderful nonetheless. here's what i was able to accomplish:

7 covered journals, with a pencil pocket in the inside flap and a ribbon tie closure. these fit perfectly over a standard composition notebook, and are refillable. great for students and anyone who likes to make lists, take notes and doodle (ummmm.... that would be me).

6 checkbook covers, with 2 inside pockets and an elastic band to hold it all shut. so much beter than the boring black one that came with my purse. i must keep one for myself.

4 colored pencil rolls with 10 pencils included, finished with a ribbon tie closure.

3 crayon rolls (so far). once i buy crayons each one will include 12 crayons. perfect in the car for a little artist.

and this was another fun project i thought i'd throw in here. i needed a sign of sorts to help set my booth space apart, so i pieced this banner (?) together with scraps of paper. its a little bigger than i anticipated, but i think it'll still work. sorry for the lousy pics!

and here's a close-up of some of the details - alittle fabric, buttons and tags add some fun embellishment.

if you're local, come see me at the vets hall friday and saturday from 10-4. its gonna be HUGE! i'll be offering an online coupon code to all my customers (oooh!) and you can get your hands on some of these items before someone else does. whatever doesn't sell at the show will be put in my shop on monday.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

it's beginning to look a lot like...

christmas! aaahhh! thanksgiving is only a week away, can you believe it? it seems like as soon as halloween ends, christmas is marketed immediately and we basically skip past thanksgiving and dive straight into christmas. don't get me wrong - i love christmas (really, who doesn't?), but poor thanksgiving has to live in it's shadow. and i'm no help either. i'm beginning my mad flurry of production as i have a few boutiques coming up and prepping for holiday orders and my own handmade gifts i'll be giving. i say this every year, but i really should have started sooner!

this little jar (above) holds my ric rac supply and looks strangely similar to my christmas tree - red, pink, and limey green (and a litle turquoise thrown in for good measure) - so fun!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

off to grandma's house we go!

a box full of goodies are heading to the post office today to be shipped of to my mother-in-law's house. a friend of her's is hosting a boutique and she offered to sell some of my products there. how sweet is that?! it so nice to have family super supportive of what i'm doing here.

there are a few new items hiding in the pile. can you spot them? at the very bottom are some really fun tea towels and on top are a few pairs of little girl's posy slippers, too! aren't they so fun?! i have a couple boutiques coming up soon, so i'll be working like crazy getting new products out. i'll be sure to save some of them for you guys, too!

so if you live in the orange county area and are interested in attending, email me at and i'll get more info to you.


Monday, November 17, 2008

a package of goodies!

i came home from picking my daughter up from school today and a package welcomed me at the door. it was filled with all sorts of fabric goodness - wools, tweeds, corduroy all in fabulous fall colors. my best friend, that lives a state away, knows how hard it is for me to find affordable fabric in my area, so she went to her local joannes and stocked up for me. aren't the colors beautiful? i'm especially excited to see how the plum fabrics mix with the rusty orange! so fun!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

piles and piles of posies!

i just added a HUGE pile of posies to the shop! these are a great mix of super fun, bright colors, and also some mellow, thick and cozy cream and tan ones. great for brightening up a dreary outfit, or for staying perfectly mellow!

- enjoy!

Monday, November 10, 2008

new chubby button magnets

10 new sets of chubby button magnets have been added to the shop! they are sets of five 3/4 inch covered buttons in coordinating fabrics for just $7. these would make great stocking stuffers!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

christmas posy pins

well, i know it's early, but at least i waited 'til after halloween to put this out! here is my latest batch of posy pins that are perfect for the holidays! i went a little funkier than the classic red and emerald green, and switched it for a limey-er green for a bit more *pop*! these will be great to make most any basic outfit a bit more festive, add to a favorite sweater, or even add to a package as a gift topper. the numbers of these are limited as i'm not sure if i'll be able to get more out any time soon. get 'em while they're still available - $15 for a set of 3.

*edited* - oooh! they went so fast! i just added 10 more!