Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Darn the discontinued fabrics!

I had someone on etsy do an alchemy request for one of my discontinued prints. I did it because I still have about one yard left of that print. I would love to list this dress on etsy because it turned out SO super cute (in my opinion anyway), but since it's discontinued, I can't. *sob* I thought I'd share it here instead.



I so wish that print was still available. I mean, there are still retailers selling it, but I just don't want to join the mouse hunt for it. Oh well. :D I'll enjoy it while I can, I guess.

Gotta love this site!

If you're reading this blog, then that probably means that you're an online shopper since this blog is all about... well... shopping at my store! :D I just have to share a little tip about online shopping, especially with bigger chain stores:


Have you ever heard of this site? It's so awesome! You just type in the name of the site you're shopping with to see if there are any coupon codes. I have saved SO much money by using this tool! I just bought a bunch of new feet for my sewing machine so I can play (tee hee) and saved 20% off of my entire purchase!

Onward my shopper friends!! Save yourself some money. :D

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

So it took me forever, but it's finally finished

I've been working on this romper for weeks now, figuring out the pattern and exactly what I wanted. Finally, I'm done! It's the first time I've ever done buttons on anything and I think they look really cute. My sewing machine makes it so much easier than I ever knew it could be. Woot for button hole attachments!! It's so exciting when you figure out new things to do! I love being creative.

Funny story about Hayden and the romper... I finished the buttons first and wanted to try it on Hayden before I did the snaps. Actually Ava was sleeping and I was just super excited to see it almost finished. So I put it on him, we went to show Daddy, and Hayden looked so sad. I asked him if he liked it and he said no. This of course, broke my heart. I asked him why and he just shrugged his shoulders. Then he said, "Mommy, it's a dress," and just put his head down. I didn't have the leg snaps attached yet. It really made me laugh out loud. As soon as I put the snaps on, then it was cool, but my little boy does not wear dresses - just for the record. LOL!

Anyway, I digress. Here is the finished product!!!


Sunday, June 14, 2009

This is way overdue!!

I'm making a pact - with you, with myself, with everyone else, to create more! To do more! My goal is to do one new thing a week, at the very least. Many of my favorite fabrics are discontinued (boo hoo) so I am on the look out for new ones. I'm going to get creative, especially for fall.

If you'd like to know what's going on, I'm also going to start a mailing list. Just leave me a comment with your email and I'll be sure to notify you of secret shop specials and each new creation!!

I'm pretty excited about this. I really want to challenge myself and push the limit, raise the bar, and just sew like a... rockstar.. oh no that's party!! Haha! I'm already excited to see what else I can come up with. I have a few ideas. Now I just need my fabric to arrive... and time. LOL!

Stay tuned, friends!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A little appetizer if you will

Of my newest creation! It's still in progress (needs buttons and snaps yet), but I just had to post it! Finally something for BOYS! It took me a few weeks to come up with a pattern that I really liked, but I'm very excited about the final product.


It is fully lined, will have snaps for easy diaper access, and buttons at the shoulders. :D