Friday, May 23, 2008

Off to the Beach!

It's official! I'm on vacation, and I can't wait to get to the beach. We'll be heading out of town this evening, and it's not getting here fast enough!

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend! I'll be back the week of June 2nd.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Weekend Wrap-Up

Happy Monday! Thankfully, mine is almost over. I wanted to post a little earlier today, but was distracted by flickr, sewforum, various Yahoo groups...oh yeah, and I did do a little work, too.
The Kirkwood Spring Fling on Saturday was fabulous! The weather was beautiful, although a little windy, but not too hot, and not chilly. It was comfortable! Of course I completely forgot to take pictures of the booth setup, and I'm now kicking myself, as it looked really good! Thanks to all those who came out to see us, we appreciate you!

I debuted a couple of new products on Saturday. One, as was mentioned previously, was the Market Tote. I'm taking orders! Here is the example:

For more information, check it out in the shop. Like I said before, these are so cool! There has been lots of interest. I'm working on getting more colors and a collapsible tote that's easy to store! They'll be a little different, but it's the same principle.

I also made up some UGA Bibs and Burp Cloths. I didn't get a pic of the bib, but here's the burp:

If you're interested in products made with licensed fabric, email me. You won't see these in the Shop.

Sunday was very relaxing at Sugar Plum Central. Just did a little surfing and promotion while Pookie napped, and not much else. It was great! Now if Friday would only come faster.. I'll be on vacation next week, and I can't wait!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Kirkwood Spring Fling! Tomorrow!

Come out and see us! We'll have lots of great stuff available, and there are 90 other vendors to shop with! There will be something for everyone...Great music, great food, fun things for kids, and even a Tour of Historic Homes! Don't miss it! Click on the pic for more information.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Market Totes!

Okay, I am SUPER excited about these things, and I can't wait to get home and embroider one. Introducing, the Market Tote!
I thought I was going to have to wait a month until my order comes in, but today I was lucky enough to find a local source for these puppies. Hurrah! I stocked up on green, pictured above, and will also have red and blue available. And now for the best news, if you're in the Atlanta area, I'll have these at the Kirkwood Festival this weekend! Of course if you want them personalized, you'll have to wait a few days, as I won't have my machine at the festival. If you simply can't wait until Saturday to place your order, email me.

Anyway, here are a few details about the totes: They measure 16.5 in L x 11 in W x 9.5 in H. Includes a zippered top and a zippered pocket on the back. Cover is removable from frame, but not machine washable, unfortunately. Wipe with damp cloth. Three-letter monograms available, or one name.

Yay for exciting lunchtime finds!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy (again)

It seems like whenever I have a festival or market coming up, the week prior is super-hectic. I do this to myself, as I am an Extreme Procrastinator. Always have been, most likely always will be. There doesn't seeem to be anything I can do about it, and I've learned to live with it. I'm comfortable! So, in my mad rush to get more things finished for Saturday's Kirkwood Spring Fling, I've produced some cool stuff! Or at least I think it's cool. Of course, it is only Wednesday, so that means three more nights of production...more stuff to come!

Yesterday, since it was dead at the day job, I decided to take a half day to work on some goodies. I embroidered a nice pile of key fobs, and just have to add the hardware. Ever wonder what a stack of unfinished key fobs looks like? Here you go:

I was able to do 12 pieces per hooping, so I was super-impressed with myself. Those who do machine embroidery, you know what I'm talking about. :-)

Also did a couple of bibs last night with a new theme. Introducing...Miss Monkey!

Isn't she adorable? More designs featuring Miss Monkey are on the way, and personalization is avaiable on bibs and burps. I haven't mastered t-shirts yet, but I'm working on it. These designs will not be available in the Shop until afer this weekend, but if you simply cannot wait, just email me! And if you're in the Atlanta area, come out and see us at Kirkwood!

I'll try to update again before Saturday with more new stuff.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


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queenvanna creations

I know I mentioned doing my own clothespin promos in a previous post, but I wanted a lot of them, and I wanted them rather quickly, so I ordered these from QueenVanna Creations! Aren't they fabulous? There was no way I could have produced 100 of these babies in 2 days, which is what she did! Plus hers are 1000 times better than the ones I did, I can tell just from the pics! I can't wait to get them in the mail. So, if you come out and see us at Kirkwood, or make a purchase from our Etsy Shop, you may just get one of these cuties!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Weekend Wrap Up

I meant to do this yesterday, but it got a little busy at blog central (work). So Tuesdays are okay for weekend updates, right?

Here's what I did on Friday night:

These were done in last minute preparations for the Sketchworks Art Mart that was on Saturday. Look for these items in the shop soon!

So how did it go, you ask? Well the weather did not cooperate, so we didn't get as many people in as we would have liked. We still had fun, though, and we did sell some things to other vendors! And of course we bought some things, too. It was so nice to meet other Etsy sellers and to see their goods in person. Hopefully we'll be able to join in another Sketchworks Art Mart later this fall. (By the way, I think the "Boob Man" bib is my favorite!)

Now we're getting ready for the Kirkwood Spring Fling on May 17th. Be sure to come out and see us! I'll be debuting a couple of new designs, which you will see here first, of course, and all of the things you've seen so far will be there too. Here's a sneak preview of our setup, from the Art Mart:

Hi Katie!

And we might even have cookies again, courtesy of Katie's wonderful hubby (they were so yummy!).

I had been working hard to get lots of stuff made for the Art Mart, so I've been taking a little break the last couple of days. Break's over! Back to the embroidery machine so I have more fun stuff for Kirkwood. Great stuff is coming!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Sketchworks Art Mart This Saturday!

If you're in the Atlanta area, come check us out! More info below:

Come out to the Sketchworks ArtMart, this Saturday, May 3rd, from 11 AM to 5 PM.

Featured artists/crafters include:
-Sewphisticate: Paper goods as well as hand-forged metal accessories
-Graceful Babies, all the way from New York! Clothing and accessories for kids
-LeAnn Christian: Lampwork creations
-Studio Marcy: Glass focals and beads
-Jinkywink: Fun paper goods including invitations and cards
-Sugar Plum Delights: Handmade goodies for babies and kids, including embroidered items and custom tutus
-Knotty Sheep: Jewelry and accessories using the Chinese Knot technique
-Adripat: Knit and crocheted wearables and home goods
-TSI Photography: Beautiful photography
-Frillz, Art-to-Wear: Handmade silver jewelry and more

Get your Mother's Day shopping done all in one place with these wonderful handmade items! There's even a bake sale!

Sketchworks Theatre
3041 North Decatur Road
Scottdale, GA 30079

Also, be sure to check out if you haven't already, for even more handmade items from around the world. Lots of fun stuff!