Saturday, May 31, 2008


I love the look of hand screen-printed fabric! I've been a long-time fan of Duckcloth and their blog...which is where I first discovered the Sprout Design fabric collection...I recently used their Pamela Walker giraffe print and I will have more sets done in this collection as well.

NOW, I have discovered Spoonflower...have you heard of them???

Perhaps you have...BUT, for those of you who haven't, read about this innovative company who is still in the beta testing stage here! Your designs are printed on Robert Kaufman 100% kona cotton (for now) and I am so anxious to see how they will hold up after a few washings!!!! My own experience with the Pamela Walker print is that they are extremely vibrant when you first get them...AND, after a few washings you can't tell the difference...they are just as rich in color as they were unwashed! I'm not sure how these are printed yet, BUT I'm excited to find out about it all!!!!!! Are YOU????? It is obviously not for mass production as they have a maximum purchase of 5 yards. BUT, if you have a special project you are aching to do...this is the way to go! They have a video of some fabrics hot off the press here, if you are interested in seeing them.

Hmmmm...I have a couple of special projects in mind myself and so of course I have signed up for an invitation. I have no idea where this small company is going with this, but I bet we'll be hearing about them in a BIG way soon! Wishing you much success!!!!! You have no idea what you have started!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Lemon Berry Breeze

I have a new listing up!

A boutique modeling group that I am in, is having a launch themed around "Lemons". This is my contribution...Lemon Berry Breeze! AND, this dress is very breezy!!!! The twirlability is unimaginable!!!!

I had the pleasure of being paired up with Angelica from Childish Couture Boutique Modeling and Photography! Her lovely and beautiful daughter modeled this dress for me.

I just adore the pictures! Aren't they just amazing?? They make such a great team!!!

I don't make too many customs, so this is a treat...any size from 18 months to girl's size 8! AND, your choice of halter style as well! Like the hand-knotted trim I made? It adds just the right touch!

It's at a great starting price, too!!!!

The Boutique Robot...a look into the future!

I posted one of my daughter's school work papers a couple of posts down, in which she was to think of an invention of the future. She chose a robot that would make clothes and bows, hee still makes me giggle! THEN, we were to create this robot with recycled items. These were the recycled items we gathered around the house:
The process:
AND, here she is...complete with her own spool of thread, ribbon, tape measure, etc...
Oh...AND...just what exactly does the 2 year old in the house do when mommy and sister are hard at work creating this little robot and daddy has been asked to entertain him???? Well, just see for yourself....AND, yes that wall has been smeared with markers as well...thank goodness for washable markers!!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Bubble wrap...

The other day I was reading one of my favorite blogs from Beki and she had the cutest little push button post...I joked that I needed to get one of my own! sister-in-law sent me this one the other day...AND, I just love it!!!!!

Have fun and enjoy!!!!!!

I was thumbing through my daughter's school work and found this. In case you can't read her answers this is what she had to say:

How does the machine help people?

Her answer: By making clothes and bows

Who will your machine help?

Her answer: Everyone in the world

I had to giggle! Apparently, there are too many women hard at work making clothes and bows, hee hee! I have mentioned that I do this in my spare time, haven't I? I think she means everyone in the Boutique world. I'll let her know that we all do this for fun, hee hee!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

I must do my tag...

A couple of weeks ago I was tagged---again...this time by Annette, Pickles and Co., ...I've been so busy that I had not been able to get to it. Well, yesterday I was tagged by Beth of The Pink Tulip...SO, now I can do both at one time!

Okay, so just in case you have no idea what I am talking about...being tagged I must now list 7 random facts about myself and then tag 7 others to do the same. Well I've done this before, so here we go with 7 new things...


1. My husband and I used to be HUGE fans of Depeche Mode, we still listen to them occasionally of course, but we have a MUCH wider range of musical appreciation now...I also used to be a big fan of Anything Box and New Order...LOVED the music but never got into the fashion that that music brought along with I always looked a little out of place, LOL!

2. I do not have a green thumb...not in any shade! I can not grow a all. My mother has a beautiful garden and has always been able to grow ANYTHING, honestly even a leaf will sprout roots for her. Sad, because I really do love fresh flowers and must have a bunch in a vase in my house at all times.

3. Since we are on the subject, my MOST FAVORITE flower is the tulip! I LOVE those beautiful little bulbs! I carried them in my wedding bouquet. My husband knows never to send me roses, they are beautiful but I'm not much of a fan...I'd rather get carnations.

4. I LOVE to is my ALL-TIME favorite activity! I can be in the water for hours...literally.

5. I LOVE ultra-modern furniture and design...I don't say contemporary, because when I sometimes come across something labeled as doesn't look modern to me...I like nice clean lines. With that said, I have never been a fan of antiques.

I love houses like this and this, my husband has been designing one for us for years now...not sure when we'll get it built, but God willing we will.

6. As soon as the sun goes down, so do my shades! I can not have the blinds open with the lights on in the house...I feel as if I'm on display or being "peeped" that even a word? typically modern houses have large floor to ceiling husband is aware of my phobia, so he'll have to figure that one out...but he's good at it...SO, I'm not worried!

7. I LOVE shopping! My mother is my shopping partner and we can be at it for hours! My father often jokes that with the time we spent at the stores, we could have worked a couple of shifts! I don't buy much for myself anymore...BUT, I do love to buy for my children

Okay, YAY..I did it!!!! I'm so sorry it took so long Annette!!!! Thank you both for tagging me!!!

AND, now I will tag:

Michelle at Eat, Sleep, Create!
Eileen at Whimsy Portraits
Mary at Hoganfe
Myrinda at Fabrichound-the Blog
Jenn at Take a Bow Creations
Natlee at A small bit of something
Beki at Pampering Beki

One more for the Angels!

I was able to list one more for the Boutique Angels Charity Launch...

My daughter has obviously outgrown this style, so she couldn't model for me and my nieces live out of town making it impossible for them to model for me at the last minute...SO, instead of asking to borrow a cup of sugar from my neighbor, I asked if I could borrow her lovely little girl! It worked out just fine!!!

Here is it is, $.99...NO RESERVE...Ready to ship!!!!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Latest sightings...

The Boutique Angels have a launch going on right now to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and I have had a couple of interviews with some wonderful ladies.

The first being an interview with Laura from Dashin Fashion...oh gosh, Laura is just as sweet as can be and we just really hit it off!!! She did such a great job at editing this clip...see for yourself! She is always very quick to showcase our auctions and advertise for us on her website...Thank you, Laura!!!

Then I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Danna, the powersellingmom, on her successful internet radio show. It was soooo much fun, and Danna was the perfect host! Danna is BIG on charity and is always quick to lend a helping hand! Thank you , Danna!!!! Here is the radio show in it's entirety...I'm going to warn's an hour long!!!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Well, the Boutique community has come out in full force within the last 3 weeks for charity auctions. The most recent started today...please search the listings here. You can visit the blog that has been setup for Mud and her family and leave her a comment.

Here is my contribution for Mud and her children...$.99 no reserve.

Monday, May 5, 2008

The Boutique Angels Charity Guest Launch is here...

Well, I've been busy, busy getting ready for this launch!

Here is my listing, and be sure to make sure to continue to search "Boutique Angels Charity" starting today thru May 18th to see the fabulous listings our members and guests have generously contributed!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

I've been tagged again...

By Annette from Pickles and Co.

I'm busy, busy this week...but I will get to it...stay tuned!