Saturday, June 25, 2011

Patriotic Etsy

tis true, I am a patriot, all military families are. Keeping the home fires burning while the guys are away serving and protecting is a great service to the nation. I love the flag, and I take great pride in Our nation. So, it was only natural for me to throw something together with these great colors right before the holiday weekend.

Here is my newest listing on Etsy

I was also excited to be featured in a treasuryPatriot Games Treasury on Etsy with this top today. It is the second treasury that I have been included in since coming back to Etsy a couple of days ago...I forgot how much fun it is to be an etsian. It's not all about selling, but being part of a handmade community of artists.

Now that I am build up shop mode again, I am having all of these ideas swirling around my head for clothing creations. It's a prOcess.


culture and inspiration.

As I am looking through fabrics, and thinking of designs, I find it amazing how different my tastes are during different points in my life. I can also see a profound effect on my environment shaping my taste. Hawaii, where I started Sweet Home Boutique, is a land of eternal summer. In Charleston, South Carolina,(where we are now) summer is more celebrated because it only shines its pretty face for 3-4 months out of the year. I wanted to do something fun to celebrate summer, and being close to the beach in this lovely place.

here is what I came up with

It has a cute ruffle border at the top and I love how it is a relaxed fit, but still flattering to the female form. I plan on making more of these.   A great top to celebrate the season. What do you think?

You can check out all of my creations in my Etsy shop to the right

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Saturday!

Friday, June 24, 2011

something old, and something new

Having fun running Sweet Home Boutique again, this time, I hope I will be much wiser and more balanced than before. My older girls are very supportive of it,  as well as my husband. The children are also having fun working in their modeling career again.

Oh, and I am doing custom work again. After making several sizes of the peacock tunic I realized that it is much more economical to cut my fabric once an order is placed. I have already sold my first piece to Canada  with a couple of other prospects in the works, including a bridesmaid dress.

Here is a a couple of new outfits that I have listed

That is all for now, I need to get back to work.
Happy Friday!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

A quick note to say there is a new listing in my shop!!

After some discussion with my husband, we decided together to open back up sweet Home Boutique..We are going to be making retail size garments, and not doing custom orders for lack of time. We are very excited to wipe the dust off of Sweet Home Boutique, and open her back up! Last night I listed our first item available in a size XS. I have already cut, and started constructing size small, and medium and will list the yellow peacock sizes in those when they are complete!

Have a happy Monday!!!

Here is the top!