Monday, December 28, 2009

Zebra & Pink Ruffle Bum Onesie

I found an old onesie of Hailey I'm sure she wore once or twice before outgrowing :(  :)

Uprecycled/recycled to make a ruffle bum onesie !

Zebra Ruffles & Pink Ruffle on the bum .. Then the special touch, a zebra print heart on the front.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Ruffle Bum Onesie

I found this tutorial on another blog and tonite when cleaning house I found two old onesie's that Hailey has outgrown but yet stain free.

So tomorrow I heat up the new iron I got for christmas and attempt some ruffle onesie's for my Etsy store !

This might be a good way to use up some of my scrap fabric.

Need something crafty to do while I wait for the snow/ice to melt and my minky to arrive to finish a customer's blanket and infant carseat strap covers. 

Now its time to get my 2yr old to bed so I can have a snack (nutty butter bars!)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Burp Cloths-coming soon to my etsy store !

After I get this last Minky Baby Blanket finished and delivered, I will start making burp cloths for my Esty Store !

I got this pattern from Youcanmakethis website and here is an example photo from their site.

I'm excited to get started on my new line of baby stuff ! I make baby blankets,wipe cases and now going to include burp cloths.

Going to offer this embroidery font/style for the burp cloths
for $8.00

Monday, December 21, 2009

Hailey's Quilt

I finally got Hailey's quilt finished last night !

Its the perfect size for her to drag around the house, to the car, grandma's house, etc. 

Decided to offer it in my Etsy Store also as a custom order !

Moda Charm Pack-Love Letters
Green Satin Binding
Pink Satin Backing

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Old Jeans=New Projects/Outfits

My husband cleaned out his dresser and came out with a stack of jeans he can longer wear or wants. 

They call out to me to be creative ! But I'm not exactly sure what I want to do yet !

Any ideas/suggestions/patterns?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Zebra Minky Ruffle Blanket

I got the blanket finished !

These are offered in my Etsy store for $29.99 a pc and $8.00 extra for embroidery work in regular cursive font and $12.00 for embroidery work like in the picture. 

*I don't own an embroidery machine so I have to pay someone else to do that work*

They can be done in almost any color combination you want.. Even can do boy colors !

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Zebra Minky Ruffle Blanket Sneak Peek

This is a sneak peek of the Zebra Minky Blanket I'm working on for a customer !

My best friend Tonya did the embroidery work and the rest is my work. 

Its almost done and then I will start on the matching pillow. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Featured EtsyBlogger DECEMBER 2009

CalKat the jewerly junky

is the December 2009 Featured Etsyblogger

She has some beautiful jewerly and is offering FREE worldwide shipping thru the new year !

I want to show off some of her items that I love..

Leo Zodiac Necklace
*I'm a pisces but still love this !*

Starfish Necklace

Be sure to go check out this Etsyblogger's Etsy Store for more great jewerly !

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy Week

My minky came in last night..So I got the fabric cut out for the blanket and the pillowcase.  Didn't quite have enough minky to make the pillowcase like orginally planned so it now has a zebra stripe down the middle and the stripe will have Darla embroidered on it. 

Ran out to my best friend's house to drop off the material for her to embroidery today.. She sent me a sneak peek photo of the blanket embroidery and it looks TERRIFIC !!!

Hopefully my mom remembers to pick up the satin blanket binding for me today so I can start ruffling the binding tonite to put on the blanket tomorrow. 

The same customer wanted me to make another blanket and pillowcase for christmas. I said it would be a challenge but do it..  I probably should of turned her away, but the extra money sure can help. But unless she pays me today, there is no way I will have time to get it done.

This first set has to be ready buy Friday or Saturday for her to pick up. 

Then I can finish up Hailey's blanket for christmas, and get started on the baby blanket I need to make for the same customer !

Hoping my work pleases her and she will return for future orders !

So I'm busy busy busy..

Hoping last few gifts make it her in time for christmas for my kid and hubby
Finishing Hailey's blanket for christmas
Getting this custom order done
Hailey's speech therapy on Thursday

I have Saturday and Sunday off..  I hope Sunday I can devote to Hailey's blanket. 

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Giveaway-$25 Gift Certificate to Whimsy Couture Etsy Shop

$25 Gift Certificate to Whimsy Couture Etsy Shop

a $25 Gift Certificate

for any sewing tutorial

from Whimsy Couture
I love this Etsy Shop ! She has some great patterns and great prices for them too :)  Be sure to enter this giveway to win $25 GC to her Etsy Shop !

Custom Orders for christmas

I  recieved a custom order for a..

Hot Pink Minky Dot & Zebra Blanket
Hot Pink Minky Dot & Zebra Pillowcase
Hot Pink & Minky Dot Ruffle Baby Blanket

The regular blanket and pillowcase are on RUSH once the minky fabric comes in !! No one "close" had the correct shade of Minky so I had to order it via ebay. The seller shipped Priority Mail and hopefully it will be here by Monday. 

The customer needs the blanket and pillowcase before christmas !

My best friend is going to embroidery a name on both for me for a small fee.  Thank you Tonya !  Then I spend the next two days getting the items sewn together. Luckily these will be easy projects so I'm basically waiting on the fabric to arrive. 

These fabric choices are going to make some beautiful projects !

Snowflake Twirl Skirt

I Finished up the double ruffle snowflake skirt and its in my Etsy Store for sale !

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Custom Christmas Skirt Giveaway =WINNER !!!

Thank you everyone that entered my contest !

My husband drew a name tonite and the winner is


She gets to pick one of these custom christmas skirts to be made in the size of her choice !

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New store Items

I added a couple of new items to my store

Rhinestone Girly Skull Jean Jacket

Wipe Case

Hopefully by tomorrow I will be done with my snowflake twirl skirt !

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Red Green Ribbon Skirt

I made this adorable skirt for a little girl named Anna that is exchanging christmas gifts with my daughter, Hailey.  Plus I'm offering the same skirt in my Etsy Store for sale !

Friday, December 4, 2009

Candy Cane Pants

I finished up the candy cane pants to go with my Candy Cane Jumper Top/Dress today !

Cute huh? 

They are now in my Etsy Store for sale !

Tomorrow I take my daughter to see Santa at walmart and hopefully have pictures made, then I will come home and start on the snowflake 2 tier twirl skirt.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Rowanmayfairs Designs Giveaway

I'm going to host my 1st Giveaway for my Etsy Shop !

Here is what you could win!

One of my custom christmas skirts !
(you pick the size & print)

I will pay for shipping !

How to enter:

mandatory: if these 2 rules are not followed none of the entries will count!


•follow my blog with google friend connect
Became a fan of my facebook page
Extra entries:


  •  browse my Etsy Shop and tell me your favorite item
  •   blog about this giveaway and comment w/link
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • purchase anything from my ETSY SHOP and comment with the proof and receive 2 extra entries! Leave 2 sep.comment!
*please leave separate comments for each entry!!!!!!!!!*

Open to everyone - open until Dec.9th

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Candy Cane Striped Red White Jumper Top Dress 2T-4

Newest addition to my Etsy Store !

Candy Cane Strip Jumper Top/Dress

Can be worn as a dress or matching ruffle pants can be made to put underneath !

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Facebook Fan Page

I created a Facebook Fan Page this weekend !

I will be offering specials that will be ONLY available to my facebook fans and customers can post pic's of the stuff I've made for them !

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Another Christmas Skirt


Nov 23rd-Nov 30th

Buy TWO $10.00 skirts and the 3rd FREE
I finished another skirt for my Etsy store so it can be offered in with my Esty Store Promotion !

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone !!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Inspired By Lou ~ GIVEAWAY!

Inspired By Lou is giving one lucky reader a $20 gift certificate!

In order to enter this contest head over to ..

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

$65 Custom Stripwork Skirt & More -Giveaway

It's giveaway Tuesday so hop over to whimsy*couture*sewing*tutorials blog and enter the giveway to win $65 Custom Stripwork Skirt & More from Rae*Danae Designs.

New Twirl Skirt Coming Soon

This Double Ruffle Twirl Skirt is my next project !

It will be made with blue snowflake material. 

Will start this skirt tonite and hopefuly within a week it will be ready to be purchased in my Etsy Store !

You can purchase this pattern and more at Youcanmakethis website !

Monday, November 23, 2009

ThanksGiving Etsy Store Sale - Buy 2 Get 1 Free


Check out my Etsy Store for more skirts ! This is just a few examples !

I will be making some more christmas skirt this week so keep checking my Etsy store for more stuff !

I can ship 3 skirts Priority Mail for $5.00 !

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Etsy Shop Additons

Since my computer has been since the shop I've had some extra time at home to be productive with sewing and hope someone will purchase my stuff !!

I haven't had a single sale since Sept . 

In January I'm thinkin of giving up on sewing, etsy shop and just donating my goodies since its just not worth paying Etsy/Ebay fees/plus buy fabric for NOTHING to sell.

Gingerbread Skirt

Christmas Winter Patchwork Skirt

Red Stripe Skirt

Polka Dot Peasant Top & Skirt
sz 4

Patchwork Market Tote Bag

Friday, November 13, 2009

Etsy Shop Sale !

I'm offering some my ready made items here on my blog for clearance prices ! Really need to clear out some old inventory and raise the $$ to finish paying for the back property taxes.

Everything priced here is what I will sell it for..  This stuff is ready to go ! Custom Items in my store will have to go for full price !

$5.00 Priority Mail shipping on all items listed here!

Pink Mickey Mouse Skirt

Thanksgiving Skirt

Polka Dot Skirt

Cherry Skirt

Purple Polka Dot Peasant Top

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bobbityboo Custom Skirt Giveaway

Love Etsy? Then you will love Rosies! Win a Rosies Skirt !

I love her Etsy store and already entered to win one of her adorable skirts !

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Quilt Top

I finished Hailey's quilt top last night !!

Moda Love Letters Charm Pack

Hopefully next week I will get to walmart to buy some fabric for the back panel, batting  material and binding ..

Then its off to my grandma's house where she is going to show me how to tie the two layers together with yarn. 

Saturday, November 7, 2009

What else wants to go wrong?

What a week !

My daughter started running a fever on Tuesday night..  Gave her some Tynenol and put her to bed.  Woke up the next day with a fever..  Continues to run one off & on every day..  Yesterday I took her into see the dr upon his request..  Ear Infection so they gave her antibotics. 

This morning I decided to reformat my pc and restore it back to factory settings since I have been having some issues with it..  The pc won't reformatt and it no longer useable due to some kind of corruption :(   I'm at work currently so i have pc access here.  Hubby can call HP when he gets home tonite and talk to them. We have a personal case manager since we have been dealing with computer issues for over a year.  This is the 4th time this computer will need to be fixed in less than 1yr's time. 

Hailey's 1st official speech therapy session started on Thursday.. She loves playing games with therapist but refuses to mimick any sounds she tries to get Hailey to make. When she left, she lent us a book of baby signs and I'm suppose to work with Hailey to teach her DRINK, EAT, MORE .. Amazingly they were easy to learn for ME, but my oh so stubborn daughter refuses to even try.  I sign to her, DRINK and she pulls/pushes me toward the refrig or keeps insisting I take her cup..   I signed to ask her MORE TV, but she only picked up the remote and pushed it into my hand.  She doesn't even want to try to sign.  I know its only been 3 days, but how am I suppose to teach her to sign when she doesn't want to try and very set in her ways even at 2yrs old. 

I sold some clothes to someone on ebay..she recieves yesterday and complains if I could package better I could get in a smaller box.  How do I reply? I'm sorry I had no idea you wanted me to CRAM the clothes into a box and will do that next time..  I shipped next day after payment, charged exact shipping, but yet she complains about the box size ?  Its not as though I shipped an outfit in a huge box..  the clothes took up exactly the space of the box. I'm going to take a break from selling on ebay for awhile. . Between buyers dinging my stars for NOT AS DESCRIBED (but yet not contacting about issues) and someone complaining about box size..  I need a break and rethink how to do things..  I'm on the verge of losing my selling privelages due to 5 (FIVE) buyers in 12 months time that dinged me as NOT AS DESCRIBED.  I do the best I can do to describe and willing to work with buyers if they contact me. 

On a slightly better note.. 

Hubby's 37th birthday was this week ..Happy birthday to my loving husband !! Love ya dear !

I have more time to work on my daughter's quilt top since my pc isn't working.. I'm almost done with the quilt top and should be able to finish that tonite.  I will need to research how to bind the quilt and "Hold/sew" the layers together.

Good thing I printed out the sewing pattern for the top I need to start pinning and sewing. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Cats Paw Fabric Giveaway

whimsy*couture*sewing*tutorials is hosting a giveaway for The Cats Paw Fabric on her blog !

Go to her blog to enter the giveaway to win 1yd of fabric..

I can always use more fabric so I entered the giveaway !

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Shopping,Sewing,Housework, Job.. My life..

Yesterday I had the day off so I went into Arkansas to do a bit of shopping..

Bought 2 yds of Fabric at Hobby Lobby,2 Bandana's and a spool of pink thread.. It was hard to walk away with only that much fabric !

Bought a christmas gift for my daughter.. Mrs. Potato Head .. plus diapers to keep her lil bottom covered another day.

Went to Best Buy and bought the newest Tinkerbell DVD ..I'm a big kid at heart too and love Disney Movies.

Stopped at Atwoods since they were having a bag sale.. Everything you could fit inside their reusable shopping bag, you got 20% off of.. I got my hubby some jeans for his birthday. My mom was with me so she filled the rest of the bag up with stuff for the granddaughter's. She accidently blabbed to my husband about the jeans, so I had to give them up and will have to locate something else for his bday.

Then later went to walmart with hubby.. Cat food and trash bags..

Today I'm working 930am-530pm .. Then its home to make dinner (any suggestions?)..

After dinner I hope to start sewing together the two halves of the reversible skirt .. I had some difficulites at times so the skirt took a bit longer to get together than orginally planned. So while its been a bit of challenge, I'm proud of myself for not giving up.

Have ALOT of laundry to do tonite too..

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

In Search of ..Circo Dress 3T or 4T

I bought this dress off ebay last winter for my daughter and 2T was way too big so I put it away for this year.

Pulled it out of the closet yesterday and barely squeezed her into it.

Even hubby who rarely says anything about her clothes, commented about me making her one.. I would love to do that, but I'm not sure how to go about it..
So in the meantime..

Please help me find this Circo Dress in 3T or 4T

*she didn't want her picture taken yesterday morning*

Tomorrow is Fun Day

Tomorrow is my day off !!!

Yeah !!! I sold some stuff on ebay and have a few dollars burning a hole in my pocket.. Then tonite I'm selling my daughter's pack and play for $30.00 so thats a few more $$ to spend !

So tomorrow I head out 1st to run an errand with Hailey..

Then we are going into Fayetteville,Arkansas to do some shopping... Target, walmart,Hobby Lobby.. Maybe Atwoods to pick up hubby some new jeans..

Arkansas is about an hour drive from me here in Oklahoma.. Joplin, Missouri is about the same drive.. and so is driving into Kansas to see my Inlaws :) So I live an hour from 3 state lines so its nothing to drive across the state line for some shopping !

When I get home.. Its my mom's night to keep Hailey so I can spend the rest of the evening working on my reversible skirt ..I'm suppose to testing this pattern in 2T .. I had a rough time getting started on it this morning, but after I figured out what i was doing wrong, it started going together. I got one side of the skirt sewed.. Now to get the other half done tonite.. Then finish putting it together tomorrow.

I'm excited about getting out of the house tomorrow and getting to do a bit of shopping..I hope to pick up some fabric, buy hubby a birthday gift or two, plus do a bit of christmas shopping !

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mickey Mouse Skirt

I finished my Mickey Mouse Skirt this morning ! My half manni just doesn't do it justice so I had my daughter model it for me.

She doesn't like hair accessories so her 25th anniversary care bear took the headband modeling job !

I got it listed in my etsy store for sale !

Sewing pattern giveaway

Sewsensible is giving her 2 sewing patterns !!

I've been drooling over her patterns on Youcanmakethis website for sometime now, plus following her blog..

Go here and enter her giveaway

I've entered the giveaway since I can never have enough sewing patterns !

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bobbityboo Custom Skirt Giveaway

Whimsy*couture*Sewing*Tutorials ..

She has a giveaway for a custom skirt from Bobbityboo's Etsy shop..

Head over to this website and enter the giveaway for your chance at a custom skirt !

Saturday, October 24, 2009

1st Christmas Project

I'm not finished with my Pink Black Mickey Mouse Skirt yet, but I wanted to annouce my 1st christmas custom I will be making.

I will make this in red & white strips, white bodice with a candy cane appliqued on it. Then matching red pants with white ruffle and maybe applique a candy cane on them also..

This will be a totally new thing for me to make..I've had this pattern for awhile but everytime I say I will make it, I get scared and put it away ! Now its time to tackle it !

It will go in my Etsy Store for sale once finished !

I hope to start my 1st christmas custom by Nov 1st.. After I finish my Mickey Skirt I would like to work some on the blanket I'm making my daughter for christmas.

Friday, October 23, 2009


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Thursday, October 22, 2009


I started my day out with a visit from Hailey's cognitive social worker.. she brought me tips on how to start teaching my daughter colors and some potty training tips.

Then we headed out to my best friend's house to visit ! My daughter wanted to play with her kid's toys and her daughter being 9yrs old, not everything is appropriate for Hailey. Plus her daughter was in school so its not really fair for her to Hailey to go thru her room.

After visiting with Tonya for an hour, we headed to walmart to pick up some fabric and other stuff.. $64.00 later I'm home..

New Fabrics are uploaded to my photobucket account..

Bought Laundry soap, velcro, marking pencils for sewing, tulle, bandana's (for a sewing project!), my daughter some cute green patent leather boots .. Plus her a barbie to put away for christmas.. Then one pkg of Lunch Meat ..After my coupon it costs me .98¢ .

Hailey is at grandma's house playing with her 23m old cousin Rebekka. The girls love to play together . So I'm home and need to get busy on my Mickey Skirt.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thanksgiving/Fall Skirt

I finished my Fall/Thanksgiving skirt last night ! It is listed in my Etsy Store for sale in sz 4. I take custom orders and can make this in sz 2t-4 or to match your child's waist size.

If you would like a different fabric, tell me..I can probably locate almost anything. I had a lady inquire about a skirt with Sesame street fabric and I found her several fabric options.

Tonite I start a Mickey Mouse Skirt with this fabric. I hope to start Christmas Customs by Nov 1st.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Youcanmakethis Free Patterns

There is many more FREE patterns to be found..but these are the newest two that are available for a LIMITED TIME so act quickly !!

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