Sunday, August 24, 2008

And the Winner is..................

Congrats to:

emily said...
Jolene turned me on to you, your stuff is so cute! I would love to win!Emily August 17, 2008 4:51 PM

Thanks to everyone who participated in this give-a-way. I loved reading your comments. They were quite the boost to the old self-esteem! But don't fret if you weren't the winner .... I had so much fun with this drawing that I am already planning one for September. So check back often. If you would like me to email you when the next give-a-way is posted, just drop me an email (see link on the right of this page). Thanks again!

Also, I wanted to mention the I used to pick the winner. Although I had lots of friends and family that wanted me to pick them (Hilary!) I was fair, honest, and picked the name at random and had my hubby be my witness. :)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Trouble with Give-A-Way Comments

Some of you are having trouble posting a comment for the Give-A-Way. I really have no idea why... but asked by smart and talented sister in law who suggested that there may be issues with the setting on your firewall protection or with the search engine that you are using. That is really all Greek to me. If you continue to have problems posting comments feel free to email me and I'll keep a list and assign you a number so you aren't left out of the drawing. If anyone has the answer feel free to post a comment :) Thanks!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Give-A-Way---- Expired!

(This give-a-way is expired, but check back often for another)

I've been reading some other blogs lately that have been offering give-a-ways and decided to give it a try. Up for grabs is a monogrammed placemat purse. If you are the lucky winner you will get to choose the placemat color, handle and ribbon from my existing selection and embroidered letter of your choice....... all for free. The picture above is just an example and not the actual purse that you will receive.
Here is how to enter this drawing:
Leave a comment on this posting before Monday, August 25th. (Yep, it's that simple)
If your profile doesn't include an email address you may want to leave it in your comment.
I will randomly pick a number based on the number of comments and that person will be the winner. I will then post the winner sometime Monday, Aug. 25th. If you don't leave an email address please check back on Monday to see if you won.
Just a reminder that my machine is being serviced and I will begin making the placemat purse in the beginning of September.

Friday, August 15, 2008

A Favorite Bridal Shower Gift

I've made several of these aprons for different bridal showers but don't think that I have posted them before. They have been in all different colors (pink and brown, blue and brown, pink and red etc) and loved the way this red and black turned out. My sister ordered this for a friend and put it together with a cute cook book.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Tied up in Stitches

My friend Bridget came to me with this idea for her newborn son's blessing day. She wanted a onesie that had a white tie embroidered on it. This was my version. I first tried it in white with off-white dots and then did her onesie in white on white. What a fun and original idea for a special day.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Black and White and Pink All Over

I loved experimenting with these colors. This customer gave me the color combinations but gave me free reign to create as I wanted. I thought that both sets turned out unique and girly. It is hard to pick a favorite. I loved the embroidery on the swirl set. The flower applique was the perfect touch. But I was so happy with the ruffle on the squares set. It softened the lines and made it girly. For the square blanket I used two cotton fabric layers to make it cooler for the summer. The swirl set used the super soft minkee dot on the back. And I can't forget the bag. I think I am in love... if it is possible to be in love with a bag. Hmmmm...... if only I had a little girl to make this set for.
Enjoy Carleigh and Kassia!