Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Crayon Rolls, Key Fobs, and Lunch Totes, Oh My!

Wow. It’s December. Christmas time. The most wonderful time of the year. I seriously don’t know what happened to the last 3 months! Well, I shouldn’t really say that; I do know what happened to the last 3 months. I have been super-duper busy! And that’s definitely a good thing.
So, what have I been working on, you ask? First, lunch totes. Moms are discovering that personalized lunch bags make excellent party favors. I had two large orders of them that were used as favor bags, with lots of goodies stuffed inside for the party guests. Ages have ranged from 1 to 10, and then some! I introduce more designs whenever I can, and of course I’m always open to suggestions. The most popular designs have been the train (new!) for boys, and daisies for girls. I’ve started using a new kind of bag as well. They’re the same size as the bags I offered before, only now I have more colors (yay!) and there’s a pocket on the front of the bag. So cute!

What else have I been working on? Key fobs, key fobs, and more key fobs. I’m still working to complete a very, very large order (for me) of personalized key fobs, both wristlet size with a full name, and a mini-size with one initial. Key fobs are one of my favorite things; I just think they’re so much fun. Everyone should have one (hint hint). I was also very excited to make a new discovery when I was searching for a new webbing supplier. Glitter! I’m now offering Glitter Key Fobs, in either size, in pink, blue, silver, and gold. I haven’t even had time to get these up in the shop yet, but look for them soon. If you just can’t wait for them to appear in the shop, shoot me an email!

And last, but certainly not least, crayon rolls! I had a special order for Christmas crayon rolls, and we decided to use Riley Blake’s ‘Be Merry’ Fabrics. They are so freaking adorable! With it now being so close to Christmas and with me being so swamped, I don’t think we’ll see these in the shop. But you never know…

So that’s what’s been going on. The shop is looking kind of bare at the moment, since I’ve been so busy, but if you’re looking for something, just let me know!

DEADLINES: For custom/personalized items, the last day to order for guranteed Christmas delivery is this Friday, December 11. For non-personalized items, the last day to order for guaranteed Christmas delivery is Wednesday December 16. If you don’t have a deadline, order away!

CURRENT TURNAROUND TIME is 7-10 business days. Please be patient! I appreciate your business, and thanks for reading.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Rings & Things

Earlier this week I didn't have much going on for a few minutes, so I started thinking of all the crafty-type supplies I have in my stash. Some haven't seen the light of day in a while, so it was either destash them in my other etsy shop, or actually use them to make something. So, I produced some cute little button rings!

These are a lot of fun to make and to wear, so I'm going to be making some more of them, until I run out of rings. Anything in particular you'd like to see? Check my shop for more cute designs coming soon!

Since it's October, I feel like I have to mention that it's Breast Cancer awareness month. Last month I was trying to think of ways I could contribute to finding a cure by using my crafts. I heard a coworker talking about how is wife was going to be participating in the 3-Day, and was trying to come up with ways to raise money. He said they were doing some events such as a pancake breakfast to raise funds, and were looking for things to raffle. A ha! I thought. Fortunately I had one more pink market tote in my stash, and this tote is now going to be raffled off to raise money for the fight.

Please, whether or not you know someone with cancer, do what you can to help find the cure. There are many ways to help.

PS: I'm available for hand modeling. :-)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Feature: Etsy Treasury!

I love browsing through Etsy Treasuries, and today my little monogrammed keychains were featured! Check it out here:

More updates to come!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Trick or Treat!

October is almost here, and that means it's time for Halloween! Autumn is my favorite season, and I love Halloween: the candy, the costumes, the smell of candy apples.. Halloween wouldn't be the same if it wasn't in the fall, in my opinion. I'm still trying to decide what costumes my kids should wear this year. This is the first year I'll have two little ones to dress up, so I want it to be good! I don't know yet if I'll be making something or not. Last year my daughter was Little Red Riding Hood in an outfit made by me, and the year before that she was a bumblee, also constructed by me. Do I have to keep making her costumes now that I've done it two years in a row? We'll see what we come up with...

I do know one thing, my daughter is set for a Trick or Treating bag! Every kid needs an awesome bag/bucket/receptacle for all of the goodies and treats they'll be getting! I personally think that all kids should have something with at least their initial on it, especially if they have siblings. I remember many fights with my brother when I was a kid over whose plastic pumpkin was whose. Of course I have a solution!

Avoid the fights, the bickering, the whining with these emboidered treat bags! Available with either just an initial, or the initial and name of your child as well as the super-cute ghost, and topped off with ribbon! These bags are really sturdy (think reusable grocery bags) so they'll last for Halloweens to come, and hold lots of loot. For more information, check them out in my shop.

October also means that my coworkers will be spending more time hanging out at my desk; every October I keep a treat basket on my desk stocked to the brim. Candy = happy workers.

Happy Fall Y'all!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Holy Lunch Bags, Bat Man!

Has it really been over a month since I've blogged? There goes my mid-year resolution to blog regularly. Since you've last tuned in, I've been a busy girl. I had a large order of lunch bags to embroider (34 total, whew!), and I'm finally completely finished with them. Talk about a sigh of relief. So now it's time for clean-up, and to get ready for the holidays.

I keep thinking of fun things to make, and hopefully I'll be able to make them all soon!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Weekend Wrap-Up: Robots and Princesses Oh My!

I actually had a pretty productive weekend, and that makes me happy. A friend of mine is having a Wall-E birthday party for her soon-to-be 4 year old, and that got me to thinking about robots. I already have the adorable Michael Miller "Robots" fabric that turns into such cool crayon rolls, but what other robot-type things could I do? So I did a little research while Daddy had the kids on Sunday, and this is what I came up with:

Aren't they fun? I fell in love with them as soon as I saw the design (thanks Embroidery Library!). I only had a chance to make two of them, but there are 6 of them in the set. I can't wait to make a small army! They measure about 4 inches tall, so I'm thinking they would be awesome party favors. I promised a set to a friend of mine who is having a baby boy; the nursery theme is space and robots. Perfect! Anyway, I just had to gush a little bit. They'll be doing the robot into the shop soon!

I also decided that it was time for a new Princess bib design. Again, did a little research, and this is what I found:

I think it's way cuter than the previous design; a little more modern, maybe? This bib is in the shop now. Personalization is available!

So that's what I've been working on. I just had a large order for personalized lunch totes which I'm very excited about, so that will be keeping me busy over the next few weeks. But don't worry, I also have some other ideas I'll be working on. I'm also trying to get the super-cute monster pillows up in the shop soon, as well as the tissue cases. Maybe a few other things? Who knows!

Friday, July 31, 2009

New! Feature Friday...

I've decided to start something new here on the ol' blog: Feature Friday! Every Friday (hopefully) I'll choose 4 products/sellers from Etsy and feature something from their shop. Fun, isn't it? I haven't decided if I'm going to have a theme every week or not, so we'll see. This week I just picked items from my Favorite Sellers' shops. Check them out!

1. bealoo, Fairy Collection

3. QueenvannaCreations: Perpetual Wooden Block Calendar - Sweet Birdies and Houses

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New! Zippered Tissue Cases

If anyone has been keeping up, you'll know that I love "in-the-hoop" embroidery projects. "In-the-Hoop" projects, for those unfamiliar with machine embroidery, means that the design is sewn completely (or almost) by the machine. I love this. Anything that I can do quicker and easier I totally go for. So, when I saw this design by GG Designs Embroidery, I got it immediately. I finally had a chance to stitch it out this morning, and voila! Love!

I can see making tons of these things, they're so useful. Not only are they great for tissues, but you can put in makeup, cell phones (it's a bit snug for an iPhone), iPods, personal items....anything!
Guess what my kids' daycare teachers are getting for Christmas?
I only have one made up so far, but plan on doing many more and having them available in the shop. If you just can't wait and need one immediately, just let me know.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Things are a-changin'...

Look a little different around here? With the re-opening of the Sugar Plum Delights Etsy shop, I decided to do a little updating. I added a new background to the blog, changed a few things on the sidebar, added some things...just general mid-summer cleaning, I guess. I was going to add a widget for Twitter, but I can't seem to get anything to work for it. Suggestions?

I also made the decision today to close down my website. I haven't had time to work on it, and it wasn't getting much traffic anyway. So, I decided to stick with free(ish) things like Etsy, Blogger, Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook. My next project is to update my Flickr page, possibly by the end of the week.

Other than that, there hasn't been too much happening in Sugar Plum Land. I work on new crafty things to add to the shop when I have a chance, which doesn't happen often with an almost-three-year-old and a three-month old! But be sure to check back though, and see what might be new!

And, don't forget that I'm offering FREE SHIPPING on everything in the shop until July 31st! Don't wait!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mini Market Totes!

Get them while they're hot! I'm taking orders for the mini version of the hugely popular Market Totes! They do not have lids so it's incredibly handy to just toss stuff in there. My daughter used one as an Easter basket this year, and she loved it. She still carries it around with toys and who knows what else in there. I'm sure there are goldfish crackers stuffed in the inside zipper pocket.

For Halloween this year, I'm going to personalize a black one for her to use while trick-or-treating. How cute would that be? I'll have to play with designs, but I'm thinking of adding a pumpkin or a witch along with her name.

This is a slightly different style than what's pictured above, but still basically the same. They collapse flat for easy storage when not in use.

Colors available are: Black, brown, light pink, hot pink, royal blue, red, yellow, Kelly green, purple, royal purple (think LSU purple), orange, turquoise, lime, and navy

Please let me know as soon as possible if you're interested! They're going fast!
The price on the mini's is $15. Personalization included! Larger totes are also available; just email me for more info!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Grand Re-Opening Today! SALE!

We're back! Stop by the shop and see what's new! I'll be adding new items throughout the week this week, so be sure to check back every day! To celebrate the re-opening of the shop I'm offering FREE SHIPPING on all items! Enjoy the free shipping until July 31st.

Looking for something specific? Please don't hesitate to contact me! I love to do custom orders...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Coming Soon!

We'll be back soon, I promise! The last 6 months have flown by and lots has happened, but we're gearing up to get the shop open again ASAP! There will be new crayon rolls, new totes, keychains, bibs and burps, and lots of other fun stuff! Something new that's a personal favorite is...Monster Pillows!

These are the cutest things, and kids just love them. They can even be personalized, if you wish! I'm also working on Crayon Roll Party Packs, Birthday Party Packs, and Craft Kits of various sorts.

So, stay tuned, and be on the lookout for our Grand Re-Opening, happening soon! There may even be a never know!

Here's what I have been working on while the shop has been closed:

My little man, born April 16. Gush!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Where Does the Time Go...

It's almost April already, I cannot believe it. My second child will be making his appearance on April 16th, so that's my excuse for not doing much so far this year. :-) I still haven't gotten the Etsy shop up and running again, but I have great plans. I'm hoping to have a productive maternity leave, so we'll see what happens!

We do have one event scheduled for the spring, and that is the Kirkwood Spring Fling on Saturday May 16th. Come out and see us! There are always a lot of great vendors, lots of things for the kids to do, great food, and great music. We've done this festival for a few years now, and have had a fun time at each and every one. Don't miss it! We will also be debuting a few new products at this one...what fun! If you're not local, keep an eye out here for new product announcements!

The official website is up and running, and there are products listed. There will be more coming soon! If you're looking for something you've purchased in the past, just email me and let me know.

That's it for now! I'll try to get better about posting updates in between the day job, the toddler, and napping when I can.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Baby Legs!

New! BabyLegs (r) are now available on the website! There are so many styles available that I haven't gotten them all up yet, but I'm working on it! Most of them are there now, and the rest will be added in the next few days.

BabyLegs are wonderful for babies and toddlers. They have so many uses! My own daughter loves them; she's worn them since she was just a baby, and now she's an active toddler. Here she is sporting the yellow and black stripes as part of her Bee Halloween costume in '07:

They're a perfect match for tutu's and pettiskirts, too! Okay, enough of the selling. Check out my site for more info!

In other news, I'm diligently working on the website whenever I have a chance, and will soon be adding more of my handmade items, such as crayon rolls. Custom orders through the site will also be available soon, and will include personalized bibs and burp cloths, as well as personalized crayon rolls.

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy New Year!

I know it's been a while since this has been updated, but I've had a lot going on in life lately! No worries, everything will be back up and running very soon, with some great new products and other fun things to come!

2009 will be a great year!