Thursday, October 29, 2009

This is what I came up with!

I went to the Pumpkin Farm with my daughter's class earlier this week and she just had a blast! (She's the one on the left.) :) There was so much for the kids to do...definitely NOT just taking a hayride out to pick a pumpkin. For the last hour of the trip, the kids got to have free time and do whatever they wanted...from going down a slide on a burlap bag, to racing plastic ducks, to racing pedal cars to playing in a hay-bail maze.

As I was watching her have fun with her friends, I was looking around at all of the gorgeos colors. I LOVE fall anyway but I don't often take the time to look around and really enjoy the largest benefit (in my opinion) of living in Wisconsin, the colors of the season!

It inspired me that night to want to make a new harvest colored floral arrangement for my family room.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Love

I know I might be nuts...but I LOVE Mondays! I feel SO productive! I get so much done before I even step out of the house. On Sundays, I find myself excited that the following day is going to be Monday.

I view Mondays as an opportunity for a new beginning and I just want to make the most of the week and really go out and tackle it! As a friend of mine says...Giddy up!

Here I come Monday...look out, I'm gonna take this week and make it the best week ever!

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Great Day

Check out this cute new bib style that I'm working on!

It's like my typical best-seller, toddler bib except there's one very cool new feature. There's a cute little applique on the back side! Check out the pick of the little skull on the back!

I can do it for fabrics that have actual pics in them and just choose a pic to cut out and turn into an applique, OR I can customize it for you! Just pick out a fabric that you like and I'll hand-cut an applique, out of the fabric of your choosing, of the baby's first "E" for Emma! Cool, huh??

Check out my etsy shop for pricing info or send me an email with custom requests. :) I totally LOVE doing custom work! There's such a sense of satisfaction in sending out a product that I know is a one-of-a-kind and that it's something that my client is TOTALLY going to love!

I LOVE what I do and am so thankful every day that I am able to keep doing it! What a great day!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Happy Birthday to you...

Every year for my daughter's birthday I make a special shirt for her with the number of the age that she's turning and do something to make it appropriate for what she happens to be into at the time of her birthday. One year, it was Dora, last year it was princesses and this year it was just a simple cupcake appliqued on the front...with a 5 and the words "Birthday Girl" appliqued over the top of it to look like a jersey on the back. Turned out sooooo cute!!

My niece turned 4 last week and her mom asked if I would make a birthday shirt for her. Well, of course I said yes! She wanted it to be wearable for more than just one day though so instead of Birthday Girl over the top of the 4, I did an iron-on transfer over the hand-appliqued 4 to say her name, Mackenzie. It turned out so adorable that I just had to show it off!

My fave part is the 4! I hand appliqued all three layers of the number 4 in all different and fun fabrics. It's quite time consuming but well worth it when you see the finished product...and the excited look on the birthday girl's (or boy's) face!

I absolutely love doing these and have had a few requests for them now, so stay tuned in my etsy baby boutique for some custom order birthday shirts! It seems they're in high demand. :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Time for a little change

So, I decided that with the changing of the seasons (and fall being one of my favorite seasons) that I would revamp my baby boutique ( a bit. You should definitely go check it out because I also happen to be having a sale right now! Halloween is coming soooo fast and I still have a few Halloween goodies listed! I gotta get them out of go! Run! Check it out! Quick! Before they're all gone!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

You've got to check out this bag! Isn't it adorable??? I just bought it for a friend of mine for her birthday and I was soooo tempted to get one for myself too. I love that it's not a diaper bag but can still hold a sippy cup...and that it has room for EVERYTHING else that a mom needs to carry!

The seller, Colette, from was absolutely amazing to work with. She replied to my email SO fast and got it shipped out to my friend in record time, even including a little birthday note for me!

My friend LOVED the bag and said she couldn't wait to use it!