Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday's Win It Change...

We are going to change Wednesday's Win It to every OTHER Wednesday. I will go broke if I do every Wednesday :-)

So, check back on the 1st for the new freebie being offered. I already have the product/company chosen.

Wahoooo to free things!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Duffle Bag Gallore!

There were a lot of birthday parties this weekend. I love the duffle bags and since Hadley loves hers, I thought it would be fun to do duffle bags as gifts for the birthday girls. Here's a few I did for them. I like the royal blue color bag and thought it would be cute to see how it looked with a few different designs.

The WINNER is....

drum rolllllll.....


congrats to Anna for her win. A great big THANK YOU to everyone who entered.

Anna, please email me at (I believe you chose the pink/green market tote.Please let me know what you want monogrammed on it and your address to send it.)

There will be a new drawing tomorrow for a different company's item. Please come back and check it out to see what is going to be FREE! Yay free stuff!

Thanks guys!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday's WIN IT!

This is the 1st Wednesday's Win It!

Because I love winning free stuff, each Wednesday there will be "Wednesday's WIN IT". Basically, you can win whatever's being offered by following a few of the below rules. This week's "WIN IT" is of course, from Olive to Sew! (Different companies products will be offered through the weeks)

Get an item of your choice from Olive to Sew (up to a $40 value)

How do you enter you ask?
1. Leave a comment below letting me know what item you would pick if you won!

How to get additional entries?
1. Follow this blog (located on the side bar. If you already do, leave a comment, and thank you!)
2. Blog about this give-away with a link to Olive to Sew. (leave a comment with the link)
3. Tweet about the giveaway. (leave a comment with the link)
4. Facebook status about the giveaway (leave a comment with the link)

For each of the above, a seperate entry will be needed for each. So one person could have up to 5 comments/entries. With each entry, please leave your email address.

Deadline to enter: Sunday August 22, 2010.
Available to USA only. Person chosen by

Boat Totes

I had so much fun doing these two boat totes. Mason loves monkey's so I designed a crazy lil' monkey to hang from his name and Elena loves flowers. Hope they love their new totes for the school year!

Become a Follower!

Become a follower and each week I'll select one of you to get 30% off your order! Who doesn't love to save money?!

Don't forget.... School, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are all coming up! Don't forget about wedding and baby gifts and outfits for holiday pictures!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bride's Honeymoon Gifts

Had an order from a groom to make a little basket of surprise honeymoon gifts for the soon to be bride. Thought she could have some fun with the following gifts. Simple yet classic styles.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

$1 aisle of Target!

My daughter's birthday on the 4th of July is always a fun one. But this year I wanted to throw some creativity into it with my new embroidery machine. I decided to make the "favors" for the kids who came and to make her cake. I got the idea of the aprons when I was in Target in the dollar aisle (which you can NEVER spend JUST a dollar!!!) and they had the purple/pink ones for girls and the blue/red ones for boys. I picked up a handful thinking I could sell them on the site or just make them as gifts for one of the tons of birthday parties we are invited to. When I thought about what I was going to do as a favor, I figured I could either spend $1 on the apron and some time to make the design, or spend $4 on crap that would get thrown into a trunk. So.... I drove to about 4 different Targets buying out their supply of these aprons. I had JUST enough to do it. For the Fourth of July theme, I thought a baseball would be cute for the boys and a princess theme for the girls. (Couldn't really incorporate a blue/red/white theme on a purple/pink apron). Anywho... they turned out cute and they seemed to like them.
The cake on the other hand.... since this was really one of the first real ones I have made, it took quite some time. I cut out all the stars and lettering from fondant and attached/let them dry to the sticks/top layer of the cake. I cut out the hearts from fondant and piped out the flag for each cupcake. The frosting I had an issue with trying to figure out how to make the buttercream frosting. I realized I didn't have the right "coupler" for the bag, so I had to just knife it on to each one.

Shirt Testing

I've been testing out a few different shirts and how they would turn out monogrammed. I like the look of the polo shirt so much, I went out and bought a bunch of plain colors from Old Navy for both my daughters to initial.. Can never have too many monogrammed preppy polos, right?!
My daughter wanted me to make her a tank top with a starfish and a sea horse. Thought I'd play around with a new font I had. She loved it and I loved the cute little look of the tank, so I played with a few more designs.... (these look SO SO cute with a tutu... awesome tutu's can be found here on etsy: Kayden's Closet)

Sew Happy!

I've gotten a sewing machine and have instantly become an addict! My husband... not so much considering our kitchen table is now taken over by an embroidery machine and a sewing machine and all the crud that goes along with it! (Fabrics; threads; scissors; baskets; blank clothes and blankets; strings; fusing... you name it!)

Needless to say, my first project EVER sewing was a pillowcase dress. SO Cute! In the middle of the project, I was fed up and told my husband I was going to return the machine because it's too hard and confusing, but I fought my way to complete the project and man did it turn out cute! My daughter LOVED it and models it pretty well :-)

I liked it so much I thought I'd make a shirt for myself. Quite comfortable!

Next on the plate.... botties; a few different types of dresses/shirts; a purse and you guessed it... SHOES! You better believe it was going to come to that!

Bachelorette Party

I created items for a bridal shower as gifts and did the shirts for the bachelorette party that night. They both turned out cute and a great response came from all the recievers. The aprons were adorable and with all the different colors, it captured some of their personalities perfectly.

The Bride loved her shirt and having all the girls match really brought the group together.

I also made the cupcakes for the shower. They were a moist dark chocolate with a peanut butter buttercream frosting and a wedding dress topper made out of fondant cream. So cute!