Thursday, August 28, 2008

1st Consignment Gig

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*Update: My Business Bib Pattern is now available for purchase in my shop.

My first consignment gig! Scribbin' Sisters just opened a retail store in my area and they wanted to set up a baby boutique corner in their shop. My friend Janna hooked me up and will be selling her adorable baby items as well. Anyhoo, I adjusted a consignment agreement to suit me (pulled from the wonderful etsy forums), and I passed off 12 bibs to the store owner yesterday.

I wanted to make something classy to display my Business Bibs on in the store, so I cut some square wooded dowels into 12 inch pieces, stained them, coated them with polyurethane and screwed little hooks into them. I was happy with how they turned out. Here's a cute idea... make them a little shorter and a little girl could use them to hang her dollie's wardrobe.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Embellished Tops

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I've been having a lot of fun creating these new women's tops! They're flattering and feminine, yet totally modest. My favorite is the Branching Out Top. I'm really into browns and turquoise lately. The Pinwheel Top is actually a Mommy and Me set that I sewed... some people think it's cheesy when families coordinate their outfits, but you can't deny that there's a market for it! I'm curious to see if I'll get any takers. I just listed them in my etsy shop this morning so check them out!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Little Hikers

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Denzil and I tried to teach our kids at a young age to appreciate the outdoors. I'm always so proud of how well they do on the camping trips we take. Denny is a ball of energy and can out-hike any adult (without complaining). I had to carry Ashlyn in most of the way because it was too steep and rocky for her, but she pretty much hiked the whole way out by herself. They had a blast!

Blue Lake, ID

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We love backpacking and camping, but there aren't many great spots in the Houston area. Eventually, we'd like to move back west so we can indulge in our recreational passions again (snowboarding, hiking, and mountain biking). Once a year we visit Denzil's family in Boise, ID and we get our outdoor fix by taking a brief overnight camping trip. This is Blue Lake. It's only a one mile hike in from the road and it is utterly breathtaking.

Hello Me

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So here is my rad husband and stinkin' cute kiddies. My husband Denzil is a CPA and counts beans all day so I can stay home with our kids and feed my sewing addiction. My oldest kid, Denny (4) is totally obsessed with Star Wars right now. When his little sister (Ashlyn, age 1) crys at night, he goes and lays down next to her and sings the Star Wars theme music to help her go back to sleep. Ashlyn adores her big brother. Sure, they drive eachother nutso every so often, but for the most part they're buddies.