Sunday, August 29, 2010

Farmer's Market

Yesterday we had a booth at the Newmarket Farmer's Market. We had a great response and several of our pieces went off to good homes, to be enjoyed by little girls, boys and mommies! Here's a few pictures of our booth:

Our Sign

Garland I made from Scraps, created the perfect accent to the tent.

Skirts on a clothes-line.

Our "Dress Tree"
Sophia dancing with the fairy marionette:

Sophia and I smiling for Grandma:


Friday, August 27, 2010

Introducing "Poppy"

Here it is! Our tunic, the "Poppy," just in time for fall:

Gently flared bodice is complemented by contrasting raglan sleeves. Elastic around the neckline makes for easy on and off and the key-hole opening is set off by additional contrasting fabric.

Super cute with pants or leggings!

You can check out this tunic along with a few others in our fall fabrics at the Newmarket Farmer's Market THIS Saturday, August 28th from 9am to 1pm at the Stone Church in Newmarket, NH.

Pictured is our 6-12 month size on Sophia, who is 8 1/2 months.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fall Preview

Fall is coming. I have proof:

It has been a full and memorable summer, as sad as it seems to close the book on all the sunshine and sand I am excited for what fall holds, especially for bumblebee & sophie. Currently our fall/winter collection is in the works!

We've selected some downright delicious fabrics! And have several key pieces that we will feature: the Skirt (in several variations), the Tunic, and the Jumper.

The fabrics we have chosen are premium, designer cottons from Anna Maria Horner, Michael Miller and Tanya Whelan.

Here's a preview of the fabric:

And here's a look at a few of our skirts in some of our summer fabrics (which are still perfect for fall or any time!):


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pillow Talk

I've been wanting to recover several pillows for a while and have put it off until now. I finally found a fabric that I liked: a black damask print to compliment our cabernet-colored Pottery Barn bedding.

I started with a 18" square pillow, that was previously covered with a very sad looking, sage green suede. The black damask would definitely be an upgrade. Despite the fact that this 100% cotton fabric said to "dry clean," I washed and dried it as I would any other fabric--no harm was done. I wanted to make sure that if the cover ever was dirty enough to wash, I could simply throw it in the wash.

Next I measured and cut an 18" square piece of fabric and set it aside--just one piece, this is the front. Then I cut a second piece (the back), allowing an extra four inches so it measured 18" by 22". This piece I cut in half, leaving me with two pieces each 18" by 11.
I folded over and sewed down the edge of these two smaller pieces.

I Then overlapped them and pinned them right-sides to the 18" by 18" piece of fabric, making sure all the edges matched, and the pattern was pointing in the same direction. The two back pieces overlapped by about two inches.

I sewed all four sides with a 5/8 inch seam allowance, turned it inside out, stuffed in the stuffing and....Voila! A new pillow!


Fresh Poppy Design

Monday, August 23, 2010

....And We're Back!

If you were wondering why there has been a decided absence in posts this past week, it is because I've been on vacation at the beach in Maine. I had every intention of blogging while away. Really, every intention...but obviously intentions don't always translate into action. I could easily blame the lack of posts on the inconsistency of internet--to access (what must have been the neighbors) wi-fi one had to sit in certain chair, tilt the laptop slightly to the left and hope that the service didn't suddenly drop out--but the truth is that I just preferred spending my days down on the beach than plopped (albeit, awkwardly in the "certain chair") in front of my computer.

Maine is after all "Vacationland," so there's no use trying to do work while in the very place that epitomizes summer vacation--at least that's what I told myself. And, honestly, I'm happy I did. I'm just sorry if I left some of you hanging.

While I was enjoying the beach, my mother (the better half of Bumblebee & Sophie), creativity in full swing, was creating two more beautiful dresses. And she began work on our Fall Collection, which you will get a preview of later this week!

Here's a look at what I was up to this past week:

Sarah's Maine Vacation:

Sophia and I on the beach.
Toes in the sand for the first time. Sand in the mouth, countless times.

One of the "perks" of rising early with Sophia: a gorgeous, Atlantic sunrise.

Sophia with her Daddy (my husband, Mark) walking down the beach.

While I was enjoying the beach, my mother (the better half of Bumblebee & Sophie), creativity in full swing, was making two more beautiful dresses. And she began work on our Fall Collection, which you will get a preview of later this week!

Here's a look at she was up to this past week:

Cindy's Creativity:

"Charlotte" Sundress in a cute blue and green dot with green ric-rac detail in the pleat and on the bodice.

"Savannah" Sundress in lime green leaf print with contrasting peek-a-boo pleat in chocolate brown forest print.

These dresses are available at our Etsy Shop.

Sumo Sweet Stuff

The Girl Creative


Monday, August 16, 2010

The Blues

Some beautiful blue Amy Butler fabrics made there way into my possession earlier this week so I've added to the inventory of burp cloths this beautiful set:

...and created this little ditty (mini-wallet/business card holder):

I'm loving the cool blues. So cute!


Parties We're linking to:

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