Monday, May 31, 2010

I made a PillowCase Dress!

So I have been wanting to make something from 'scratch' for a while now. Something that could be worn. I figured a dress would be a great idea! So I went searching online and found a ton of tutorials on pillowcase dresses. After watching and reading about 3,423 of them I decided I would go for it! I mixed and matched the info between all of them and decided I wanted to it have ties on each arm, rather than only one. I also wanted it to have elastic at the top. So, I grabbed some "Princess and the Frog" material I had and went to work. I ended up staying up until around 3:30 am because it was coming along so good. By the time I was finished I was so excited I could barely sleep! I love how it turned out! And since then I've started another one for Marissa, and made a pillowcase shirt for my mom!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Mid-Project Pics...

I really fell in love with the neck tie bib that I made but thought I should come up with something for little girls, too. Luckily I had a recipient for this bib all lined up. I had made her a onesie not too long ago with her name on it. So for her bib I decided to make one side Chenille, and the other side in a matching fabric that I used for her name on the onesie. I'm really liking it and can't wait to get it all put together tomorrow!

Side of bib with her name machine appliqued on it. (See, *literally* mid-project pics!)

The chenille side of the bib with a cute little butterfly.

So, what do you think? :Thumbsup: // :Thumbsdown: ??

Monday, May 24, 2010

A brand new item in my shop!

A bib. A bib seems like such an easy thing to do, and really it was, although it took me almost a week to complete it. Working with the dimensions, and figuring out where to place stuff, not to mention my kids... BUT, I'm finally done with it and I LOVE it! It came out better than I was expecting and I'm super thrilled to add it to Simply Trendy on Etsy!

This BIB is so awesome because;

1) It is big! It will fit an infant and because it has two sets of snaps, it will grow with your child and fit them into toddler-hood! It fits my 18 month old great AND my 4 year old! The bib measures 10" wide x 15" tall.

2) It is fully customizable! You can choose the fabric you'd like from the Chenille side to the tie! You can check out fabric choices here: Facebook album OR my Photobucket album Chenille choices are: White, Vanilla, Pink and Light Blue!

3) It's nice and soft!

4) Because it has two sides that are decorated you can match it to outfits or settings. For example, the tie side would look cute for an infant to be crawling around wearing, looking like he's wearing a tie! And the other side has their name, and personalized items are always a hit! The neck tie is hand appliqued onto the bib, and the name is machine appliqued onto the bib.

Friday, May 14, 2010

And the winner is....

Comment # 6 -- NicoleS !!! Congratulations, Nicole!!! I will be contacting you to start planning your prize!

Thank you so much to all those who entered! I look forward to many more contests in the future!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The first ever GIVEAWAY!!!

!!**This Contest is Now Over**!! Thanks to all that entered!!

YAY!! My Facebook fan ("like") page hit 50 fans last night so that means.... GIVEAWAY time!! I am so excited about this!

The winner can choose between three items! You can win one of my neck tie applique shirts or onesies (in whatever fabric you choose), a peace sign applique shirt or onesie (in a fabric of your choosing) OR a fabric business card holder (whatever fabric you choose) with your first initial embroidered on the front!

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There are FIVE (FIVE!) ways to enter! Be sure to leave your contact info (email address) in at least one of the comments so I can contact you if you win!

Leave a NEW comment for every step so you can greatly increase your chances!

*Leave a comment with your name (and Etsy shop name if you'd like!).

** Become a follower of my blog and comment here that you did. (If you're already a follower, just comment here that you already are)

*** Become a fan ("like") on Facebook and comment here that you did. (If you're already a fan, just comment here that you already are) ((Simply Trendy Fan Page on FB))

**** Spread the word on FB (and leave a comment here with the link to your profile)

***** Blog about this giveaway (and comment here with the link to your blog)

This giveaway will be open until Friday May 14th at 9:00 a.m. (est). At that time I will use a random number generator and the comment with the number that is chosen will win!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!

I just wanted to take this time to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day today! I hope everyone has a great day filled with relaxing, time with your families and goodies!

I also would like to thank my kids, for being my kids that make me the mother that I am. I love you guys!! <3

And a show off of my awesome gifts that they gave me this morning. Along with a yummy breakfast in bed that they made all by themselves! My husband had to work today and my 8 year old and 3 year old made me eggs (made in the microwave) and toast (hamburger buns since we were out of bread) with strawberry jam! I have such sweet kids. <3

From Peyton-


From Marissa-



Thursday, May 6, 2010

Well- the time is here!!

Simply Trendy is UP AND RUNNING!! Yahoooooo!! I've been trying and trying to get it started and set up and just haven't had the time. I finally had some time and got it going I've still only got just a few things listed, BUT- it's a start and I'm so excited! I've decided that once I hit 50 fans on my Facebook page I'm going to do a give-a-way! Doesn't that sound exciting?! I'm super excited so you all should definitely be!! And LAUGH OUT LOUD but I'm actually sitting here laughing because right now, no one is even reading this blog but me! :P Hopefully soon enough there will be some people to join me! :P

Simply Trendy on Etsy !!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Jayden's Blanket!

So over the weekend my mom had a baby shower to go to. She has so much faith in me. Much more than I have in myself! She asked me to make a customized baby blanket for her to give as part of the shower gift. I happily made one and loved the way it came out so decided to make one for my son, Jayden. Jayden LOVES blankets! He's got about six in his crib at any given time that he cuddles up with.

I decided to try something new with his, since it wouldn't be that big of a deal if I messed it up. :P I love the way it turned out, and so does he! I handed it to him and he "aww"ed at it, and hugged it while resting his face right smack in the middle of the blanket. <3

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Thanks to a GREAT friend!!

Kim at designed my Etsy shop banner for me and I LOVE it!! Seriously, LOVE it!! I had no idea what I wanted, and told her some colors that I liked and she came up with the perfect design.

Thank you SO much, Kim!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Welcome to Simply Trendy!!

Hello Everyone!!

Today, I started my new shop- Simply Trendy. I had a shop under another name-- Lollipop Kids Shop, but after a lot of thinking I decided it would be best to close that shop and open new... BECAUSE-- I am going to specialize in more than children's apparel! YAY!! I love making children's clothes, mostly because it's so close to home for me, but I have recently started to enjoy making adult clothing, and other items such as business card holders, wall hangings, radio face cases- pretty much whatever I CAN. And because I wanted to start selling these items, I thought it would be best to have a shop name that's more "friendly" to everyone, and not pointing to one specific group.

So, starting today- April 1st, Simply Trendy is in business!! I thank you for checking out my store, and my blog and would like to invite you to check out my Facebook fan page as well. If you decide to "become a fan" you will be the first to see sneak peeks at new items, special sales and much more!

Heres a link to my FB page: Simply Trendy FB page

And a link to my Etsy store: Simply Trendy on Etsy