Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wow! I've been a busy little bee!

It must be having this nice big studio to work in...I feel all organized and I am being SO productive! I've gotten my orders done through this FRIDAY! I'm ahead of my schedule for once...that itself is close to a miracle. And one that I'm super excited about because I've been working on some really really fun holiday designs that I'm going to have time to stitch out tomorrow! I'll try to post pictures as soon as I get them done, because REALLY...they are going to be great!
So- this is what I've been up to the last few days. I did this ADORABLE ladybug dress. I did NOT sew it, but I did add all the little ladybugs on the bottom- cute huh?I have made a TON of ladybug tutu's. Ok Ok...so one of my employees actually made most of these, but I made my share! Ladybug themes are going bonkers right now...it must be the IN thing.I made this SUPER cute little onesie for a baby that is having his first birthday...he has a little Yorkie that he loves so mom decided to plan the party around the puppy. I thought it turned out pretty darn cute.
I also made this circus themed onesie for a little boy...I'm TRYING to find more boy designs..I really am! :)And my FAVORITE thing that I have worked on today was this super cute set! What do you think? Close to my other first birthday onesies, but with a cute little minnie head.

I of course have done my share of ladybug onesies, butterfly fly away onesies and other misc. orders. I'm always love being busy and I'll take all the orders I can get. My other BIG news! I'm getting closer to getting my second machine!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

COME ONE COME ALL**It's a Modeling contest!***

For the first time ever I'm teaming up with my good friend Christy over at Cheapshots LLC. to provide a unique and one of a kind contest. We are planning a photo shoot to get pictures of my new products and get her more kiddo photos in the middle of Oct. We have it all planned now we just need to find some models! So...if you are in the Provo area Oct. 13th and want to participate check out Christy's blog for the rules to the Baby contest. It's going to be tons of fun and you get FREE product for participating! Here is a sneak peak at her adorable pictures that she has done for me in the past!

Monday, September 28, 2009

My new studio

Ok...So last week I spent a HUGE portion of my time moving my kids playroom (what was once upon a time the Preschool room) and my studio. It was a HUGE process, but with the help of GREAT friends that insisted that I do it I now have it complete AND I have room to work in and organize all of my inventory! It feels absolutely fantastic to have it all done and it's so fun for me to work in the room and feel organized and productive. :) Silly...I know- but it still feels great! Oh! AND I have windows! Meaning I don't feel like I work and live in a dungeon anymore...that's always a good thing, right?

Here is what my new studio looks like. If any of you live close by you of course are always welcome to come for your own personal tour- as I know you are all dying to see it firsthand. But for those of you who live out of state, pictures will have to suffice.

This view shows my wall of shirt/bloomer and other "stuff" inventory. I have a TON of items just WAITING for you to pick it so it can be personalized and sent to your home.
This view is taken from my inventory shelf...it shows my computer station..aka...where I LIVE and create designs and answer emails, etc. As well as my tutu cutting table and my inventory of tulle. Look at all those fun colors! Think of the endless possibilities!
And my other EXCITING news? See that blank spot right by my computer desk? That is going to be the new home for my NEW (ok used) machine! Yeah! With some miracle type events happening it looks like I will be getting a second machine-something I've been needing for SOME time to get orders out a little bit quicker. I'm SO excited! It will be a commercial grade machine (my other machine is a home professional machine) which means it will NOT need to be taken in 2 times a year to be serviced...whew! That will be nice. I will have a lot of learning to do as it's set up a lot differently then my other machine, so i'm sure it will take time to learn it, but I am super excited!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

New Design Sets!

Hi there! I've had a busy crazy week! I decided that I had officially outgrew my studio so I bumped my kids from their HUGE playroom and now I have a BEAUTIFUL studio...which is double the size of my last one. I LOVE it! But it was a huge "process" in changing it all over. I FINALLY am now moved in and newly organized and I've even caught back up on my orders. I'm feeling like I accomplished a lot this week.
Tonight while my hubby was off watching a football game I decided to get the rest of my Made to Match Birthday Party Theme items listed on Etsy. I still need to get them on my website, but atleast I have them in one place. Keep in mind that I can match to ANY theme...even if it's not an official theme with plates and decorations. I'm doing a really cute one this week for a little boy that owns a Yorkie and they wanted a party theme that included the little dog. I'll make sure I take pictures when I get it done. I'll also try to take some new pictures of my amazing studio!
Here is a sneak peek at two of my favorite designs...take a look at my Etsy shop to see them all!

I still have tons more photos to upload for new listings so stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ANOTHER giveaway!


Ok..I must be feeling generous because I'm doing ANOTHER GIVEAWAY! I've teamed up with a FABULOUS gal that does a a fun "make it" blog. It's called Make it and Love it. She creates the funnest items, and occasionally she takes on sponsors that she features on her blog...a nice little addition to her already fabulous blog. Right now I'm being featured and there is another gift certificate giveaway involved. Check her out! I'm sure you will fall in love with her blog- I know I did!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

And the WINNER IS....


Thank you so much for everybody that joined in my celebration of 500 sales on Etsy. I really appreciate everybodys support! I typed in everybodys name/entries and then let Random.org do the dirty work. My lucky winner is #12- DAISY! Contact me to find out how to redeem your $20 gift certificate. Everybody else needs to stay tuned because I'll be posting in just a bit about ANOTHER giveaway being done on a fun site where I'm being featured, starting tomorrow!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

CELEBRATION TIME!

Yeah! I've made it! ..well, almost! I'm nearly at 500 sales on Etsy. To help celebrate I am giving away TWO gift certificates, each valued at $20!

The first gift certificate will go to the person who makes the 500th sale on my etsy shop.

The second gift certificate will be chosen by a random drawing. To get your name in the drawing simply visit my etsy store or my Stitcheroos website and pick what you would want to get with the $20 gift certificate if you were the lucky winner. Leave me a comment here on my blog.

-For an additional entry simply visit my facebook page and leave a comment there as well.
-For ANOTHER entry become a facebook fan and leave me a note here on the blog that you have done so.
-And for one final entry become a follower of my blog and leave me a note stating that you now follow my blog.

I will pick the random winner of the 2nd drawing first thing Monday morning so get busy!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New Birthday Line

Wow...I thought everything would slow down once I had my kiddos back in school- especially since I have decided not to teach Preschool any longer. BUT of course it hasn't. Life continues to clip along at a STEADY and fast pace.

Part of the reason for things remaining so busy is my super cute new BIRTHDAY line. I have started creating sets to match birthday party themes and so far they have been super popular and I have had a ball creating new designs. I will SOON be announcing my new Etsy shop where I will be selling my actual embroidery designs that I create, for all of you who have your own embroidery machines.

Here are some cutie pie pictures that I have of the Modern Ladybug Birthday line. Cute huh?
 
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