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 out! Here I come!