Monday, November 30, 2009

I Heart Pajamas

I have to admit ...
I heart pajamas.

I pretty much change into them immediately when I get home from work.
I don't need fancy pajamas, either ... just comfy ones.

So, you can imagine how happy I was when Anneliese told me what she wanted for Christmas ...
pajamas for her American Girl dolls!

She specifically requested pink & purple pajamas.
So, I went to my favorite shop and bought some 1930's reproduction fabrics,
and I set to work on four pairs of pajamas this weekend
(one for each of her dolls).

This is one of the pairs ... being modelled by an extra American Girl doll
that my sister-in-law found online for super-cheap.
(This was the only doll we could sneak out of the house without Anneliese finding out!)

I think they turned out really cute!
The tops were a little bit tedious, but only because the pieces are so small!
I still need to add some velcro down the fronts, so that they'll be easy to open & close,
and maybe some buttons on the outside for decoration.

The only problem ...
my sister in law tells me Anneliese is getting a new doll for Christmas!

She might have to sleep in her clothes.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Gift Sets

Recently I had a customer who ordered two reusable shopping bags and two matching coffee cozies.

These must be for Christmas gifts.

What a nice gift to give someone!

So, I was thinking about putting a gift set in my shop.

Like this one.

What do you think?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Things to Be Thankful For ...

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for :

God ... His love, His grace, and His Son
The freedom to say that openly
A healthy body
A stable job
A growing business
Hugs, kisses and "doinks" from my nephew and nieces every week
The ability to have a frappucino once in a while (or more than once in a while!)
The seat heaters in my car (seriously ... money well spent)
More good friends than I deserve

I will be spending the Thanksgiving weekend with my family.
Thursday we'll eat turkey and all the trimmings.
Friday we will be shopping for toys in the wee hours of the morning
so that we can give them to children who need them.
And the rest of the weekend will be a girls' sewing retreat at dad's house.
(More on that later, I'm sure ... I plan on making some fun gifts for my nieces!)

I hope you have a lovely holiday weekend!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Make New Friends But Keep The Old ...

"... One is silver and the other gold."
Remember that song?
I used to sing it in Girl Scouts.
Good times.

Well, I've been singing that song in my studio recently, too ...

I made a new friend last week :

Isn't she pretty??
She will be in the shop this week.
I promise.
I just have to wait for the sun to come out to take some outside pictures of her.

Also, this week I purchased more of two of my favorite fabrics ...
... Amy Butler's Garden Maze in tan & her matching Happy Dots

Hello, old friend!

These cozies are now back in my shop! (right here, to be exact) 
And none too soon!
I already have a custom order for one of these pretties.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cozies Cozies Everywhere!

Check out this bunch of coffee cozies that I sent out recently to three different customers.

 Some were personalized and some not.

All are pretty.

Check out this fun one which will be given to the daughter of one of my customers :

LOVE LOVE LOVE the pink!
Especially with the applique initial.  So fun.
(Remember ... a portion of the proceeds from any of my PINK items
is donated to the Charleston Breast Center!)

And this "S" one was a gift for a special delightful customer
who ordered a load of cozies for her children's teachers.

If you are interested in giving a coffee cozy to someone you love this holiday season, there is still time!
Orders typically ship out within 48 hours.
Visit the shop for more information.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Need a gift for a friend, co-worker, your child's teacher, or even yourself this holiday?

Why not give them a gift they can enjoy while at the same time helping to save the environment?

These personalized coffee cozies are great for anyone who loves their coffee or tea!

Just stop by the shop and pick out their favorite colors,
or patterns you think they'll like, and I'll do the rest!

If you really want to be nice, include a Starbucks gift card with it, and they'll love you forever.
(or at least *I* would love you forever if it were me!)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Let the Christmas Shopping Begin!!!

I've noticed a significant increase in orders from the shop in the last couple of weeks ...

Everyone seems to be getting a head start on their Christmas lists!

So, I've been busy in the studio making bags and cozies,
and packaging them up to be shipped off to their new owners.
(In fact, tonight I have to get 13 coffee cozies ready for shipping tomorrow!)

Here are some of the items I sent off last week :

I love all the pretty colors!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy Birthday, Scottie!

Happy Birthday to the best brother a girl could ask for!

You've always been my hero!

I love you, Scottie!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Busy as a Bee ...

I know, I know ... I've been absent from the blog for the last few weeks.
I have been super busy in my studio!

The Christmas orders have started coming in,
so I've had a steady stream of customers to attend to.
And all those Christmas orders have gotten me motivated
to work on my own Christmas list.
How is your list coming?

Here's what I've been staring at for the last couple of weeks :

And ... I'm happy to report that - as a result -
all the Joseph ornaments
are now fully clothed and awaiting their accessories.

Also - have you become a fan of Red Owl Designs on Facebook??
Didn't know there was a Red Owl Designs fanpage?
Well ... go on over, search for "Red Owl Designs, LLC",
and click on "Become a Fan" ...
(or just click on the right sidebar of this blog where it says "Become a Fan")
you'll get to hear about new product announcements,
new fabric styles, and of course giveaways and discounts
... so go ahead ...
join us!