Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

It's that time of year where most people wish for snow, love to see twinkling lights, and are busy with the hustle and bustle of the season! I love this time of year... it's my most favorite Holiday. Along with Christmas usually come a host of new things for me, special requests, cookies, my back aching from wrapping the all.too.many.presents. that I bought my children, cookies... did I mention cookies? But I love it!!!! Even the back ache {and the cookies}. Officially, I'm on "vacation" from my shop, but I can't stop thinking about my machine and more importantly, my spring line!

Yesterday I brought all of my fabrics down from my closet that I'm planning on using and I quickly see my vacation disappearing. New on the agenda this year are some fun prints, but I also intend to introduce some new designs. I love pairing fabrics together, but I really want to try to create some new items. I have no idea WHAT yet, but it'll come to me. I'm excited just at the prospect! So hopefully in January I'll have some awesome things to unveil! But I have been doing a few new things for clients, which I'll share with you now...

I hope everyone has a Joyous season! And cookies... I wish you all cookies!!! ;)

So perfect for summer, without the sticky mess! I can't wait to make more fabric combinations with this set!
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So excited to introduce capes to my Spring 2011 line!
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Just in case your little sweetie DOES get a case of lollipop fever, I've got that covered! This can be made in any of my fabrics, too... the possibilities are endless. Super soft chenille on one side, fun and funky on the other!

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I have a whole slew of plans for new sibling sets as well, so this one is just the beginning! The shirt can be sky blue or white, whichever you'd prefer! I can't wait to debut my other plans for these sets in January!

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Have a wonderful Holiday (and cookies...)!!!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Most Exciting News!!!

I made it to the front page!!!!!!!! I've been an alternate before, but never a full-fledged feature. I was so excited when the curator emailed me that I think I may have peed a little. I'm only kidding. I think. No really. Totally KIDDING!

{Seriously!}


PRETTY!

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I check www.craftcult.com a few times a day to see what my shop traffic is like and it's such a treat to see a notice that I was featured.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Slowly But Surely

I've been trying for months to get items out the door for some professional photographs. I am not moving fast enough, that's for sure! I've been so busy making items for all of my wonderful clients {heart} that I just haven't taken the time to do them. Well, I'm super lucky that my clients have sent me some anyway!!! Take a look at these gorgeous photos! I love them and it's giving me motivation to make time for more items!

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy September!

September has been quite the busy month around here! I'm really excited to be introducing my fall and winter products as well as a few holiday items! I'm also really happy to announce that I've opened my new website {Butterfly Baby Place of course} and I LOVE it! It is so fun having an actual "store" and my recent customers have found it to be very user friendly!!!

Some new products:

The first product in my new corduroy line!!! So warm and cozy for the coming cooler months!
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A fall outfit that is sure to please any picky princess!!
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Halloween anyone?
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A little bit of Christmas!
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Monday, August 23, 2010

A Humongous Giveaway!!!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PARTICIPATING!! IF YOU MISSED IT, TUNE IN NEXT TIME!

I am going to make you excited. Are you ready? I've teamed up with FOUR amazing artisans to bring you the biggest giveaway this blog has ever seen!!! Winner takes all! If you want details (you know you do), keep on reading. :D

FIRST is a $30 gift certificate to Butterfly Baby Place. Here you'll find a great variety of children's clothing and accessories like bibs, dresses, and boy's lounge sets. New lines being added for fall, Halloween, and Christmas!

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SECOND is a $25 gift certificate to Karly's Kloset, which is just packed with adorable goodies for your little ones! She offers darling headbands as well as crocheted hats and diaper cover sets that will make you swoon.

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THIRD is your choice of THREE leg warmers from Knotty Baby Wear!!! Amber literally has hundreds of pairs and colors to choose from, which means a style for every occasion. From easy diaper changes to potty training, these are fantastic for children of all ages!!

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FOURTH is a custom order tee from Oh Fiddlesticks! This duo of moms have come up with an ingenious idea for little kids clothing that is so unique and awesome that every little one needs one! Even star kiddos wear their clothing!! The shirts are designed around fun, descriptive compound words that require a bit of brain power to crack the codes! Winner gets to select size, color, and fabrics for bow-tie and 'stache collection!

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FIFTH is a Lilac Lulu Belle Flower and Stretch Headband from Baby K Designs! I actually won one of these headbands a few weeks ago and I can't say enough about the quality! My daughter never wants to take it off and it actually stays in her hair, which is quite a feat!

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●•۰ SO HOW DO YOU WIN?!?! ۰•●

IF YOU ARE ALREADY A FAN OF ONE OF THE FIVE PAGES BELOW, YOU DO NOT NEED TO LEAVE A SHOUT OUT ON THEIR WALL BUT LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW SAYING YOU ARE A FAN!!!

***ONE*** Become a fan of Butterfly Baby Place and leave a shout out on her wall! Then come back here to the blog and leave a comment that you became a new fan.

***TWO***
Become a fan of Karly's Kloset and leave a shout out on her wall! Then come back here to the blog and leave a comment that you became a new fan.

***THREE*** Become a fan of Knotty Baby Wear and leave a shout out on her wall! Then come back here to the blog and leave a comment that you became a new fan.

***FOUR*** Become a fan of Oh Fiddlesticks! and leave a shout out on her wall! Then come back here to the blog and leave a comment that you became a new fan.

***FIVE*** Become a fan of Baby K Designs and leave a shout out on her wall! Then come back here to the blog and leave a comment that you became a new fan.

***SIX*** Copy and paste the post below on your wall and come back here and comment with a link to your post. If the person who references you is drawn as the winner, they'll win all of the above, but YOU WILL WIN a $20 gift certificate to Butterfly Baby Place for telling your friends!!!!!!!!

COPY & PASTE: Check out this awesome giveaway at Butterfly Baby Place's Blog! Please make sure to leave my name as your referral with each comment you leave!! http://butterflybabyplace.blogspot.com/2010/08/humongous-giveaway.html

***The contest starts now and will end on Friday, August 27th @ 6pm EST. The lucky winner will be chosen by a random number generator and a comment will be posted when the winner is announced. Thanks so much for playing!***


**EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA** If we happen to reach 800 entries, I will be drawing a second gift certificate for $30 for Butterfly Baby Place!!! That gives you three chances to win: Name drawn, friend referral, we reach 800 entries!

Friday, August 13, 2010

I curated my very first treasury!!!

I can't believe I've been creating on Etsy for two years and this is my first time creating a treasury! It took me an hour, but it was so much fun! I just love all things girly and frilly and that's what this treasury was based on. So just Simply Cherish it! ;)

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

We Have a WINNER!!

I'm so excited to finally announce the winner of this giveaway! Thank you sooooo much to all who entered and for those that didn't win - BEST OF LUCK next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*drumroll please*

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The winner is the very first person to enter: Picture This Photography by Dawn!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!! Have a fantastic week everybody!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

FANTABULOUS BLOG GIVEAWAY!!!!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

One lucky winner is going to win some amazing products! I've teamed up with one of my very best friends to bring you a few awesome prizes! So how can you win it all?? Keep on reading, folks! Best of luck and thank you so much for participating!!!!


FIRST up is a prize pack from Discover Arbonne with Tracy Summers!! Arbonne's Baby Care Formula is made especially for baby's sensitive skin. This prize pack includes a full size Hair & Body Wash as well as a full size Body Lotion.

* Botanically based
* Hypoallergenic
* Never tested on animals
* No animal by-products
* Ecocertified
* Vegan

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SECOND is $50 Gift Certificate to Butterfly Baby Place! I promised that you could choose your own prize and now you can! The lucky winner will get to choose from pillowcase dresses, peasant dresses, boy's lounge sets, neck tie shirts, aprons, and more!

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●•۰ SO HOW DO YOU WIN?!?! ۰•●

If you are already a fan of one of our pages, you don't have to leave a shout out... unless you want to!! ;) But PLEASE leave a comment below stating that you are already a fan!!!!!!!!!

***ONE*** Become a fan of Discover Arbonne with Tracy Summers and leave a shout out on her wall! Then come back here and leave a comment that you became a new fan.

***TWO*** Become a fan of Butterfly Baby Place and leave a shout out on her wall! Then come back here and leave a comment!

***THREE*** Follow my blog and leave a comment!

***FOUR*** Copy and paste the post below on your wall and come back here and comment with a link to your post. If the person who references you is drawn as the winner, they'll win all of the above, but YOU WILL WIN a $20 gift certificate to Butterfly Baby Place for telling your friends!!!!!!!!

COPY & PASTE: Check out this awesome giveaway at Butterfly Baby Place's Blog! Please make sure to leave my name as your referral with each comment you leave!! http://butterflybabyplace.blogspot.com/2010/07/fantabulous-blog-giveaway.html

***The contest starts now and will end on Friday, July 30th @ 12pm noon EST. The lucky winner will be chosen by a random number generator and a comment will be posted when the winner is announced. Thanks so much for playing!***








Thursday, July 22, 2010

I've been neglecting you!!

My friends, my sweet blog friends, you've been neglected. It has been over a month since my last blog post and I apologize sincerely. Would you believe me if I told you I missed you? In a very platonic, internet-bloggerific way? Well I did. I honestly enjoy blogging and I'm excited to get back to it. I hope this post finds you well. We have had quite a bit of a rough summer, but I'm back to sewing and creating. I've got a few new things to post about in this article. I'm working on more newness today. Potentially Halloween newness! I need to work on some more Christmas items as well. Yes, I did say Christmas. You know, I was at the mall a couple of weeks ago and Hallmark already had Christmas Ornaments on front display. I about had a heart attack, thinking that it was September and that I'd missed months of my life, but no, Hallmark is just crazy.......

So anyway, enjoy some of my new creations. Tell me how you are! Are you having a good summer? Are you tan (I'm not, although I wish otherwise)?

I usually do peasant dresses with elastic in the sleeve casing, but I really love the look of them without.
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I had to give you just one fall goodie!!
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I've Been Working Hard!

Between custom orders and fabric inspirations, I'm whipping up a few new items and I'm really excited about them!!! Had to share. :)

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's a HUGE Giveaway!!!

This week, I've teamed up with Karly's Kloset and a bunch of other fantastic artists for one HUGE giveaway!!! To enter, just go to Karly's Kloset's Blog and check out it out!!!

You could win this and a bunch of other stuff!!!

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Because I know you like my garden....

We planted 11 tomato plants, 6 pepper plants, one pumpkin, two sunflower seed plants, and some herbs last night! We still have a few things to put in, but our seedlets aren't quite big enough yet.

Hardworking Hubby:
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Hayden helping Daddy (in other words, telling Daddy how to do things..... oh three year old, how I love you...)
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I harvested a ton of our swiss chard and spinach yesterday after I posted. It looks so empty in those rows now! The broccoli plants look gigantic.

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Daddy apparently did something right!
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Because if he didn't, this ornery kidlet would for sure call him on it...
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Hayden didn't help most of the time. Both he and Ava were busy playing on the playset. We didn't come inside until 8:30 and the kids were so worn out that we didn't hear a peep out of them at bedtime. That's one of the things that I absolutely LOVE about summer. I can't wait until the pool is open! The kids have so much fun outside.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Garden is Growing!

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Our garden has grown SO much since the last time I posted about it. We have been eating spinach and swiss chard like it's going out of style and our broccoli crowns are finally growing! It's so exciting to see something you planted producing something. By no means do I consider myself a green thumb, but this stuff is actually pretty easy! What's better? We're going to get some tomatoes and herbs tonight to plant.

It's almost as big as her!!!!
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Our lovely onions!
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I did spend about 30 minutes today picking out grass that grew in there over the weekend, but it's pretty low maintenance. Plus, Ava helped!

BROCCOLI!!!! Look at the itty bitty baby one!
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I am making swiss chard enchiladas later this week! I'll post the result and pics when I've had the taste test!