Thursday, March 31, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Lyssa, who was randomly selected from the entries as the winner of a $40 gift certificate! Thank you to all of you who entered to win! Keep an eye out on our Etsy Shop, we'll be posting some of our new spring and summer collection there soon!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Trunk Show Highlights

Here's a look at some of the dresses from the Trunk Show:

From Left to Right: "Dakota" Jumper in Green damask with pink ribbon and Wavy Pink Chevron. "Chelsey" Dress (with short sleeves) in Chandra in Pink and Tarika in Moss fabrics, with Wavy Pink Chevron ruffle detail on the sleeves. And Closest to the camera is our newest style, "Abigail" in June Bug and Black dot.

Don't forget to enter our GIVEAWAY! Check out yesterday's post for details on how you can win a $40 gift certificate! Giveaway is open 'till Wed. at 6pm EST.


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Sunday, March 27, 2011


That's right it's our first giveaway and we're making it a good one! One lucky reader will receive a $40 gift certificate to our Etsy Shop or to put towards any custom orders!

Here's how to enter:

1. Post a comment below telling us which is your favorite item from our Collection.
2. Become a follower and mention this in your comment.
3. Like us on Facebook.

Entry for Giveaway closes on Wednesday March 30th at 6pm EST. The winner will be announced on Thursday March 31st. We will also contact you via email (please include your email in your comment if you don't have a profile/account).


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Trunk Show Today!

We're at The NEST Maternity and Baby in Porstmouth, NH today showing off our spring and summer collection. Come on down between 11am and 2pm to see us!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Five Friday Faves and Trunk Show Tomorrow!

I found this blog this week and I totally LOVE it!

I love this Spring Wreath from Embellish Life Everyday.
And this poppy pillow is so cute from Until Wednesday Calls. Check out her tutorial.

This dress from Tidbits is so cute too! Totally refashioned from old T-shirts.
And of course one of my faves is our Trunk Show Tomorrow! Be sure to stop by between 11am and 2pm at The NEST in Portsmouth, NH. Can't wait to see you all there!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Trunk Show Preview

We thought we'd give you a little taste of our Spring and Summer collection. But to see everything, in all it's cuteness, you'll have to come down to the Trunk Show on Saturday!

Don't forget Saturday's Trunk Show at The NEST on Islington Street in Portsmouth, 11 am to 2pm!


Check out our Giveaway!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fashion Inspiration

Lately, I've been on a "I-care-about-fashion" kick, where I'm more thoughtful about what I choose to wear each day (as opposed to the jeans, t-shirt, sweatshirt outfit I normally reach for). I picked up the Wall Street Journal's review of New York's Fashion Week a couple weeks ago and it seemed one of the major trends (among MANY others) was neutrals and soft pinks, in billowy fabrics with a very feminine cut. I love the look. Mostly because it's girly, but understated and incredibly classy. I like that.

Here are a few pieces I've seen lately that I love, and would like to try to duplicate....I just need to find the time.

This dress was featured in Real Simple. The dress is by Elizabeth and James. So pretty! So expensive...
Super cute Tulle skirt. Club Monaco.

Cropped, skinny Khakis are in. These are Old Navy.

Not super flowy, but lovin' the highwaisted skirt. Club Monaco.

Love this asymmetrical necklace. Another Club Monaco. 

What I love about this skirt is it is totally casual with flats, but easily dressed up with heels. Club Monaco...I guess I really like their collection right now. 
This top is so casual but pretty. Three Dots.
THis dress is gorgeous and has such beautiful detail (hard to see in this picture, but it does). By Lela Rose.
This isn't pastel, but it's so cool! I love it!

So there's my inspiration for spring...just wish we had spring weather to wear it in. For those of you not living in New England, you're lucky. We got 4 inches of snow yesterday. The only consolation is that it will be melting soon!


Monday, March 21, 2011

When You're sick, Nothing Gets Done

I left the house yesterday for the first time in four days (not counting the trip to Urgent Care). It felt good, except it was cold again. I missed all the nice 50-degee weather, thanks to an ear infection and a massive cold. Now that I've been on antibiotics and have been 'forced' to rest, I feel quite a bit better. However, all the things that normally would happen: like laundry and a clean house, oh yeah and the custom order I was supposed to ship Friday; all those things, did't get done.

But I'll share with you a picture of the little dress I'm working on for my friend's daughter (I did most of it before I got sick and haven't been able to finish it). It's very cute! My plan is to finish and ship it today (which means I'm ignoring the laundry that needs folding and the bathroom that is oh-so-dirty).
 The Hem. Love that ric-rac detail! Obviously not sewn in place yet....that's the part I still have to finish. 
Cute Little Pocket.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Don't Forget...Trunk Show in a Week!

Just wanted to remind you all that our Trunk Show, featuring our spring and summer collection is just one short week away! Be sure to join us on Saturday March 26th from 11am to 2pm at the NEST Maternity and Baby in Portsmouth, NH.

Can't wait to see you all there! They'll be some refreshments and great door prizes too!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Few New Things

This week I made a few more burp cloth sets for various things, one of which is the auction at Childlight, the Montessori school where my sister, Rachel is a teacher. The beautiful striped and paisley ones are going to Childlight. The other set of light pinks and the striking black and white Kimono print are headed to Etsy!
(By the way. I think I need a new camera...mine won't focus anymore! Argh!)


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Music Stand Gig Bag

My husband is a musician, he leads worship in our church and often needs to carry his music stand to practices.  He asked me to make a bag for it, nothing special he said... just a bag.
I pulled some "manly" looking fabric out of my stash.  I measured the length and added several inches {sorry,  I didn't write down the exact measurements} you need to add enough for the box end and the draw string top.  I also measured around the widest part of the folded stand, and again added several inches, for seams and for extra room.
I added some pizzazz with a little piecing, no ordinary bag for my music man!
I put two button holes in for the draw cord.  And folded over the edge for the casing for the drawstring.
I cut a lining the same size as the top and sewed the two together.  Then folded it in half and serged the inside seam.
I boxed the bottom, oops, forgot to take pictures of that step...It is really simple to do, next time I will show you...
Here is the finished product!  The "Music Man" loves it!  Really "Fancy" he said. But, don't tell him it was really simple!!

Play on.


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Monday, March 14, 2011


This weekend it broke through: Spring! The air felt just a bit warmer. The skies stayed lighter later. The snow banks receded further, turning frozen streams into gushing rivers. And of course the mud got sloppier and deeper. Spring in New England is really in a league of its own, known fondly as "Mud Season," it is as quirky as the locals who hate/love it so much.

Spring in New England is:

1) Dirt roads that turn to mud-soup
2) roads pocked with pot holes that seem to crop up in front of the car as you drive
3) rain that falls for days on end
4) snow banks that are a blackish hue, hardly recognizable as snow and are comprised mostly of sand
5) maple trees tapped for sap
6) baseball tryouts in the school gymnasium ('cause the field is still covered with snow)
7) college students "sunning" themselves on a muddy lawn
8) people in shorts and sandals because 40 degrees feels warm after a long winter of bone-chilling cold
9) what seems to be a sudden increase in population, as people decided to come out of their homes to feel the long absent sun on their faces
10) pancake house parking lots packed with people eager for their first taste of this years Maple Syrup

If you've never experienced Spring in New England you should. While it's no week in the Caribbean, the quirky local flavor is sure to be memorable.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Five Friday Faves

We thought we'd try something new for Fridays: Five Friday Faves; a list of five things that have caught our eye over the course of the past week. This week is a collection of a few different things, and when I stepped back and looked at them they were mostly bright and fresh....hmmmm. I think I need Spring bad!
Kindle Jacket from Smile Monsters
I don't have a Kindle, but if I did I'd want this cover for it. I love the blanket stitch detail and the poppy-like rosettes. Supter Cute!

I L.O.V.E. this table. That green is amazing!

Dr. Seuss Book Bag from Living with Punks
This book bag is super cute. I love how it alludes to Dr. Seuss without being too literal (except for the lining, but that's cute too!).

Bouquet from Style Me Pretty.
This bouquet is so gorgeous, soft and I love the tule wrap around the stems! Beautiful!

And of course...(of course...haha) yellow nail polish! I painted my nails today in this color and I love it. So cheerful in such a dreary season (for those of you who don't know, New England has "Mud Season," not Spring.)

What faves do you have for the week? Link them up in your comments:-)