Tuesday, August 2, 2011

For my love of my MeeMaw, My Mother, and sewing!!!

I just wanted to share this with all my customers, followers, and friend because it is so special to me and it has everything to do with Mrs B's Accessories. :)

This is my new tattoo that I had designed in honor of my beautiful and amazingly talented mother. This 1952 Singer sewing machine is just like the one my mom has that she inherited when her mom passed away when i was young. She sewed lots of my clothes growing up, on that machine and even made my wedding dress with it. It is a very special heirloom. It also represents all that sewing and creativity means to me and how she always has and continues to inspire and support me.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Daddy's Shirt Dress

Most have already seen my new Daddy's Shirt Dress design. Just look up and you will see the picture in my blog title. I am so excited about this dress. They are just what their name says, a dress made from a man's dress shirt.

How special for Daddy (or Grandpa, or Uncle, or Great Grandpa) to have his little girl wearing a dress made from one of his dress shirts.

What better way to honor the Father's in our lives than this.

I am taking orders for dresses right now. June 7th is the deadline for you to get your shirts, payment, and measurements in to me, in order for me to have it back to you in time for Father's Day!

Let me know your thoughts on this design!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My Haven

So, many people have asked me where I work. I tell them "In my little studio/office". Very vague, I know. I decided I should post some pictures about my space here.

In our house we have a full, unfinished basement that possesses all the creepy features of most basements. A cold cluttered room that is the bottomless pit of laundry (the job I loathe most). But inside this dungeon is a separate room that is my haven. I love my room, but it became messy and I became so busy that I started just tossing things aside, or making small little piles that soon became out of control.

I started to not want to go down there and I slowly, so my husband didn't notice (yah right), started moving a few things up to the kitchen to work. It started with the sewing machine and the fabric and tools I needed to work on a particular project and within a week I had my "office #2" up and running. BTW, my husband did notice, and daily asked when I would be done. He asked me to call in reinforcements.

This is where my best friend, Tara, comes into play. We finally nailed down a date and she came over one evening to help get my office and my back side in gear.

Let me tell you that the results are AWESOME! It's not done, but it is once again my haven. I LOVE MY STUDIO!

So, for all of you that have asked or secretly wondered where your creations are created, check out these pics of before and after.
OMGosh! It has been forever since I have been on here. I am so sorry to my few faithful followers.

I am going to try and get on here everyday now. I want so bad to be better at this.

So, business has been so good. God is so good. I never would have imagined in November of 2008 that I would be where I am right now. I was that little booth in the corner of the Southland Christian Church craft show that was "almost pathetic", that made tutu's, hairbows, and travel wipe cases.
Now, I have custom clothing, travel and nursery size wipe boxes, burp cloths, bibs, blankets, and more. My shop has truly become a custom shopping experience. You pick the item you want, then look through my 150+ fabrics and now you can even have it personalized.

I have shipped as far as the UK and ship all over the US all the time. California, South Dakota, New York, Georgia...I told my husband that I need to get a map of the US to put up in my studio and mark all the places I have shipped. How cool would that be?

It's time to sign off on this one. Be watching. I have several topics I need to blog about....watch out! Here I come!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

More Photo Shoot Pictures

More photo shoot pictures by my friend Ashley of fLASH Photography. Check her out at www.ashleysflashphotography.blogspot.com .

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Photo Shoot Coming Up

This Friday, is the first ever Mrs B's Accessories Photo Shoot. Ashley Shelangoski, of fLASH Photography, is teaming up with me to capture some beautiful children wearing my clothes.

After getting rained out last Tuesday, we are getting very anxious to do this. My wonderful mommies and kids have been very gracious and understanding with the schedule changes. I am praying very hard that God will bless us with beautiful sunny weather on Friday morning.

I found my location, and I know that it will prove to be an AMAZING backdrop for our shots. I am going for a modern, urban look so we are using the backside of a building off of Commercial street. It has several different colors of bricks, a framed ledge, an alley, and even an old metal fire escape staircase. I am beyond excited about this spot.

So here is a mental snapshot of what this morning is going to look like.

25+ kids ranging from ages birth to 6
15 + mommies
3 daddies
4 grandparents
1 photographer
1 Mrs B
and 7 assistants

Did I mention how EXCITED I am for this!?!?!?

Well I am!!! I am beyond excited!

I will be sure to give an update on how it went and for sure again when the pictures are ready to veiw.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's Official

I am now officially on the hunt for a domain to start my own website. I have heard from too many people that they have had difficulty finding me on the web.

Plus one of the disadvantages of having an ETSY site is that, if someone does not find me on there they can easily find someone else to create their order for them. Now, I'm okay with competition, don't get me wrong, but when I lose business because of difficulties finding me online...I'm not okay with that.

So...if anyone knows of a good domain that I can create a quality website for fairly cheap (because my income is just not THAT big yet :) ) , please share that info with me, if you wouldn't mind.

Thanks to all my followers for your support.