Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Day!

What a happy Thanksgiving, indeed! We are, seriously, so blessed. There's so many reasons, for which I give thanks everyday :) Especially my "2 special blessings" who are in California until Saturday! I love you girls more than words can say - Happy Thanksgiving to you also :)

Family and friends are at the top of my list! Last night produced a few more Holiday friends (12 to be exact). They are black & white & orange......have BIG eyes...yep, they're penguins :)

These chilly guys will be traveling with me to various holiday boutiques, looking for new homes...igloos not required:) You can also find them in My Etsy shop

Enjoy the day and all we have to be thankful for! I know I will :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Oh Baby!!

These are my top 2 selling items at the last 2 boutiques; the baby doll sling (in action with Mira and Bitty Twin Boy):
and the baby doll cloth diapers:
I've always made the slings and added the diapers to go with the bassinets I made, but I didn't really think I'd sell out! I mean, I knew they were cute BUT I can't make enough of 'em! Want some of your own (or for your little "mommy")? Well, just watch the OH SWEET SADIE blog this week ( and enter to win your set. They may or may not be the ones pictured here but I guarantee they'll be CUTE.

P.S. For any fellow Twilight fans...the bottom 12 songs on my playlist (scroll down, it's on the right) are from the soundtrack! :)

I feel {Pretty}

How do you like my face lift? The NEW look? I felt as though we needed to spruce up a bit here on my blog. With all the holiday decorating, it just seemed like the thing to do. We hauled out all the storage containers of Christmas decorations....not done with the tree yet, but it's getting there, no thanks to Nolan who insists that the glass ornaments are "balls!" So he takes them off and runs around the house, squealing in delight :) This year will be so much fun for him.

I still have to decorate the stair handrails with garland and lights and Travis is going to do the tree out front & the porch! He is off work the rest of this week so I'll be sure to put that near the TOP of his "honeydo" list :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Christmas is Coming....

the goose is getting fat....remember THAT one? How funny! It's probably been since second grade since I heard that last. In gearing up for Christmas I wanted to add some fun holiday accessories. See below:

The Christmas trees are my favorite. Also coming are candy canes and penguins!

On another note, I have some FUN sock monkey fabric on it's way from MODA and I can't wait to show you what I've got planned for that. :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Scrabble anyone?

Well, it's been 2 shows since I posted last! And I have 4 more coming up! YAY! This adventure has been so much fun. The variety of boutiques allows me to change up my products and try out new these pendants (well soon to be pendants as the bails & chains are on the way). I made these out of SCRABBLE TILES! They're so much fun. :)

Lauren has a gymnastics meet January 9th and 10th which is sponsored by HER gym. The Booster Club is organizing it and we are having a few vendor booths, of which I will have one. I'm planning on many gymnastics related items which include THESE scrabble tile necklaces:
I'm also going to have hair bows & clips and other FUN stuff...more to come as I get it completed :)

Here's another WEEKDAY boutique that will offer some variety: The Traveling Trunk Boutique! Check it out at December 2 (noon-9pm) & December 3 (10am-6pm) in Harvard/Yale area, 1971 E. Yalecrest (1000 S.) A gorgeous gingerbread home will be brimming full of all the trimmings for the holiday season. Great gifts, homemade confections, fresh wreaths, baby and children items, jewelry, women and teen clothing, purses, books, and so much more! Don't miss out! The house is spectacular, just remodeled and FOR SALE! Move in for Christmas!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Now that I'm back from the holiday expo (bah humbug) and onto the Oh Sweet Sadie holiday shows (YAY - please come to a NEW location this Thurs-Sat in BOUNTIFUL! www.OHSWEETSADIE.COM ), I'm looking to add a few more before Christmas arrives. So, for all of you on the SOUTH end of the valley, like me, there's no excuse NOT to come to the Spotted Zebra Boutique in Draper. After all, there's going to be "something for EVERYONE!" Plus I will have some NEW AND FUN ITEMS to share! :) Visit their website for additional info:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The {BIG} day is here!

Friends and Family: Please come to the 9th Annual Salt Lake Family Christmas Gift Show at the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy, Utah. It's Bigger & Better than ever! Heather & I are in Booth #1106. Be sure to say "hello."

ADMISSION PRICES:Tickets: Adults $8.50 Children - FREE (13 and under)Free Return With Hand Stamp. Coupon here:
SHOW DATES & TIMES:Nov. 14th Fri. 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Nov. 15th Sat. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Nov. 16th Sun. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

November 14th - 16th, 2008~ 425 Exhibits ~Premier Gift Show Featuring Arts & Craft, Entertainment & Food, Real Bearded SANTA daily 12:00-4:00pm, FREE parking at the South Towne Exposition Center, Return for FREE (with stamped hand & ticket stub), Live entertainment through out including dance, theatre, choirs and instrumentals.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

With a cherry on top!

These are a new addition to the bows I will have on a regular basis (including on Etsy). Due to popular demand....the cupcakes!

For now they're available in blue & hot pink, but more will be added OR these can be custom made in any color you wish. They're fun, sweet and even have a cherry on top!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Busy Bee

Yes, that's me...a busy bee - SEE BELOW:

This is a peek at what I will have this weekend at the Salt Lake Family Christmas Gift Show at Southtowne Expo Center AND at the Oh Sweet Sadie Holiday Boutique at Noah's in Sandy. Of course this is not how I will display everything but this helps to keep it organized so I can keep track of what I have! Baby doll bassinets with matching blankets, dolly sling, baby doll cloth diapers, reversible baby slings, nursing covers, burp cloths, bibs, hooded towels, hair bows and MORE! Heather will be there with her adorable baby and toddler clothing line - Hollywood Baby- and her famous noodle swords. Lots of gifts and fun stuff so be sure to come out.

In addition to the Oh Sweet Sadie holiday boutiques, I will also be at the Spotted Zebra Boutique on December 12-13th in Draper. Find them here:

More fun holiday stuff will be added so keep checking back!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


This I muttered to myself at the stroke of midnight. I am on a strict schedule in order to complete all that is needed for TWO shows next week and two more through the first weekend in December. One whole day is set aside this weekend for a new product and I'm afraid if I get behind I won't be able to do it.

Yesterday was incredibly productive (maybe because the power cord to my laptop went out, so it limits my computer time). 8 nursing covers and 5 blankets....phew. Why is it that toddlers are programmed with a sensor that KNOWS when mama has had a late night and it wakes them up early? Ever notice that? Kids "pick" the worst days to get up an hour (OR TWO) earlier than normal. Just like when you plan a day around their nap it doesn't seem to work out. I digress... easily distracted due to lack of sleep.

Here's a few of the blankets I did yesterday that go with the baby doll bassinets:

I'm sewing at the dining room table because my craft room is full of GRID! I am trying to layout the grid & furniture I will be using in the booth at Southtowne so setup won't be so crazy. Since my experience with displays on grid is limited (like, NONE) it definitely takes some practice and rearranging to make things look presentable. One benefit of working in the dining room is Nolan can see me (my craft room is in the back of the house) so I can work all day, at least intermittently when he is playing, etc.
Another perk is that I can hear the TV and hang out with the family in the evenings. Mira LOVES to snip the thread off when I'm done sewing. So we sit at the table & chat. She always comes up with sewing projects she wants me to do for her. Next on her list? Satin pajama pants and a new quilt for her bed so we can redecorate her room :) I think that actually may be the next project when these boutiques are done. I've put so much time into sewing for the business that it's time to do some sewing for US :) Can't wait!
So, back to it! Hope to have the baby doll bassinets done by Saturday, which is a stretch. I will post photos along the way but expect short posts.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

T Minus 9 and counting....

Yes, I'm still here - and still getting ready for TWO (2) shows next weekend! I will have a booth at the Oh Sweet Sadie Holiday show in a new & improved location - Noah's in Sandy! This will be a fantastic venue and we're expecting a record turnout. We will be there Friday & Saturday (Nov 14/15) so be sure to shop early for the best selection. I will have a more limited supply here than usual. Only because I am also going to be at the Southtowne Expo Center in Sandy for the Salt Lake Family Christmas Gift Show!!

The Gift show will be PHENOMENAL! Such great treats from the best artisans in Utah! We're bringing our best to you in a HUGE location so you can get a jump on your holiday shopping. Heather & I will be there Friday & Saturday from 10-9 and Sunday 10-6. If you do stop in, please say HELLO to us. The support will be very much appreciated :)

I will leave you with a peek at another bassinet and blanky set. This one is a one of a kind, no more will be made, except for special order.

This one is made from the ever popular "Jungle Babies" print. The giraffe print is flannel and the rest is cotton. The matching blanket is backed with a coordinating print in flannel as well.
If you want this one, stake your claim now. Otherwise I will be taking orders at & after the show, with delivery the second week of December. Can you believe Christmas is THAT close? Crazy!