Saturday, February 28, 2015

Leotards, Leotards, Leotards!!

             So, a funny thing happened last week. I made a leotard for my daughter and posted it to Facebook and it was a big hit. Friends started wanting to place orders for their children. One after another I started taking orders for leos, until 8 days after I made my first leotard I had already sold 22 of them. I am having so much fun making them and I have so many ideas. I told my husband right after I made my first leo that I knew I just started making them a couple of days ago, but my goal was to be the #1 leotard designer in the world. So far, the feedback has been great, and I have many more orders on the way. This is going to include DESIGNING and making a set of leos for a gymnastics team to wear to NATIONALS!!!

Interesting how this all has transpired, and I think I may have found my niche. I give all glory to God for teaching me these skills, and then placing me in times and places for my talents to be realized. Here are some of my leos I have made and listed in my shop this past week!! Of course modeled by my little gymnast daughters!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Ruffles and More Ruffles!!

    I am having fun getting my sewing room set up, and I am working on many many projects. On top of homeschooling and commuting my little ones to various activities, I have been busy making ruffle skirts. My ultimate goal is to have several ready made skirts available to purchase in my store of various prints and patterns, but for now I am fulfilling orders for friends. I have a huge HUGE selection of fabrics that I am making all of the pieces with. Here is what I have come up so far.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Back After Over a Year Break!!

         Well hello there blog readers. What a year it has been since I last updated this blog!! The last time I wrote was October 2013. Since that time I had a new baby!!! Yes, that is baby #6!! We also packed up our family and moved to CT for six months living in an RV for that time. That was an adventure in itself! Now we are settled into our new location of Virginia Beach for the next year or so.  I have JUST set up my sewing room and am getting my shop back in motion.

         During the course of the last year I have been listing a few crochet items here and there, so I will be featuring those on the blog for the next couple of days. Today I am showing the new Rainbow baby star blanket that I am modeling with my new baby boy #6. Someone shared a picture of this pattern and I thought I need to make that now!! Click on the picture and it will take you to the listing in my shop to purchase.

                     This can be used as a blanket or worn over a sling and buttoned in the back.
Adorable front of the Rainbow Star Blanket

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sweet Home Decorations!

As I was looking over my house and realizing that it needed an update with curtains and decor I had an idea. Why not make some things for my house and also list it in my shop for a home decor line. I spoke with some other people on Etsy about it and they thought my shop name "Sweet Home Boutique" lent itself well to the idea of incorporating home decor. So, about 2 weeks ago I started to slowly adding home decor items to my shop. I started with valances and soon added a piano bench cover and curtains.   I really like how things are starting to come together in our newish house, and I have so far had a great response with my items on Etsy. I already made my first sale in this new shop section, and will be soon adding more options to spruce up your home with. This will include new fabrics as well as scalloped banners in the print of the valances, table runners and more. What do you think of what I have got started with up to this point?

Sunday, October 6, 2013


I go through seasons where I am not that into skirts, and seasons where I can not get enough of them. I am currently in a season where I can't get enough of them! It might have something to do with our area.  I have noticed that a lot of women in my circles wear skirts and it is quite modest looking. The most comfortable skirts ever I think are shirred waist skirts pictured below. I have made several the past week, and have plans to make many more. I also really like yoga skirts with a band, so I will be working on them as well as maxi skirts. Here are some new skirts I have made lately, what do you think? They are all available in Sweet Home Boutique!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Burlap Banners And A Turkey Hat!

Last week I had some down time and really wanted to make some burlap banners for my house. I started with a banner that said family for my mantel, and I fell in love! I knew I wanted to make them available in my shop so I started making more and listing them. Pretty soon my house is going to be full of burlap banners, and so is my shop!! I am also doing a Giveaway on my Facebook Page for a crochet turkey hat. Perfect for fall and SO cute!! So, if you like free things and crochet turkey hats come check it out. Here is the turkey hat that I am using for the giveaway, and my new banners! Tell me what you think!


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New Listings for this Lady!

 I have been having a lot of fun staying super busy with my shop. I have created some new designs on my own as well as helped to design custom pieces for my customers special events. One that I am really excited about it my new line of flower girl dresses (below) that I created with a customer for her wedding! I also made a matching mother/daughter set of dresses for a vow renewal ceremony. The neatest thing that I have not done before was to sew in a special piece of jewelry that the bride had on her wedding day. I thought that idea was really neat and very unique! I also made some milestones in my shop this week with making it to 300 sales. I am now at 303, and looking forward to many more customers trusting my artistic hand to their style. My personal goal for the month of September is to have 215 items in my shop. I am currently at 181 items, so I am making my way there. Here are some new items I have added below. To check them out in my shop, click on the pictures.

That is it for now! Have a sweet day! Is there anything else you would like to see offered in Sweet Home Boutique?