Friday, December 28, 2007


We will be closing shop for the day! We are getting some major snow! I hope you all had a happy holidays! We will be open Sat. 12/29 from 8am-noon. We will also be closed Dec.31,2007 & Jan. 1,2008. Have a safe and Happy New year! Thank you all for making 2007 such a great year for dainty daisies! I could not do it without you!

Our new store hours for 2008...

Sunday .. closed
Monday .. closed
Tuesday .. 8-3
Wed. .. 8-3
Thurs. .. 8-6
Fri. .. 8-6
Sat. .. 9-noon

( all other times by appointment or by chance.)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

and the stockings were hung... um made!

I have been soooo busy... the shop is busy.. I have inventory to make and um yup presents to make! I found some time Saturday to bake with the kids. We made our version of the sweet mobile found in Martha Stewart living Holiday magazine... so cute! I also made us new stockings. I have mades ome for us everyear but they end up being for cutness and not so much for gifting in. ;) so this year I made these and I looooove them! I used red felt and some ricrac and mod looking silver glitter! The hardest part was writing our names in glue... My looks like it says *MON* instead of *MOM* hehe! oh well~ they still are cute and for this year will be useful! ok~ gotta get back to sewing! (Oh and I have been making these cute lil' birds... this one I kept the rest will be gifts!)

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 14, 2007

A gift in the making...

Tis the season... the shop has been busy, my sewing room is a mess (I don't think I will share that scary sight ~ but it always a good sign of major production ;)! and I am busy getting all my handmade gifts done as well as keeping the shop stocked! Phew... Here is the latest project for my neices in New Jersey. I don't think they read my blog so we should be good and if they do... don't look! hehe! Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

♥ NEW at the SHOP ♥

Look what I have been working on... I just brought some of these sweet clips to the shop today!
I also have new kids tee's now available in size 6 & 8 with cute deer & squirrel appliques(they are adorable)Pics to come soon!
We have extended holiday hours so stop on in..Not in the mood to shop for gifts we have been busy getting gift sets ready to purchase as well! The holidays are here!(as well as the snow!) Drive safe and stay warm!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Spectacular Craftacular!

Wow is all I can say and *THANK YOU!* so much to everyone who came out and supported me at the Craftacular! What a fantastic day!

I also came home with some great handcrafted items from my fellow crafters! ;) I am busy restocking and working on some new holiday goodies... as well as thinking of christmas, which is right around the corner!

I forgot my camera at the show so I am leaving you with pics of the shop in Holiday spirits! The December gallery walk is Sat. from 6-9 pm. stop by and say hi and *Buy handmade for the Holidays*!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Here is where to find us....

Sweet Usoapia & dainty daisies will be at the Christmas Craftacular this Saturday & Sunday... where you ask ?? The high noon Saloon E.washington Ave. (Madison) from 10-4 . Buy handmade for the holidays!
Our shop will be closed Saturday and we will reopen again on Tuesday at 8:00 am! Have a great weekend and we hope to see you Sat./Sun.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am working hard to get ready for the craftacular this weekend! It has especially challenging considering I got sick AGAIN, more car troubles this time with our toyota(which has been a great car) and with all of that I am using every spare moment to restock the shop and get ready for this weekend! I can't wait! I hope everyone has a peaceful and lovely Thanksgiving and I am so thankful for all that I have been and am blessed with!

Happy Thanksgiving!
(a day early)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Holiday Happiness & open til' 9:00!

I am posting tonight because tomorrow is gonna be a looong day and I know I won't have a chance to update.

Friday Nov. 16 come and celebrate the tree lighting ceremony in market square... right in front of our shop :) They will be singing carols and lighting the tree, I hear hot chocolate will be available and dowtown shops are open til' 9:00 pm! We will be open with a few goodies of our own. The store is stocked and lookin' alot like christmas! Buy Handmade for the Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Gettin' it all done...

I don't know how... but I am somehow getting it all done! The craftacular is a little over a week away! I am stocking the store with new skirts and holiday goodies as well as baking brownies for Jada's school craft/bake sale! What??? am I crazy??? I think so! LOL!

I have a new neice! Catherin Ann.. we have not met her yet but hopefully soon... I am working on something special for her too! Congrats Rachel, Mike & Peter! We can't wait to meet her! :)

Here is a sneak peek at a little something I have been working on for The Glitter Workshop!

Friday, November 9, 2007

More pillows please....

Yes ... More pillows please! I love them~ they are turning out sooo cute! Here is another I just whipped up for the shop! I think there will be a few more really soon!
I just love the red and white polk a dots and not to mention the vintage denim the lil' deer is made of! I just can't get enough!

Have a great weekend! :)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Tis' the season!

Well almost and the last few years I have been wanting to make some sort of christmas ornament! I have a small obsession with scrap booking paper (even though I don't scrap book) It is almost as wonderful as fabric, so many colors and designs to choose from! I finally came up with these! I was up half the night working on them and I have a few done! I love them (smaller versions of some of my appliques)forest friends for your trees and just a touch of glitter... which is a little hard to see! They are headed to the shop with me :) ...and I made up a few cute pillows for our wicker chairs that we keep at the shop(sorry the pics are dark~ the lighting in my house is terrible!) Come and see them in person... we are open til' 6:00 pm Thursdays & Fridays! Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Fall leaves & Thanksgiving.....

I have not posted in awhile and I drove up to my house today and the tree in our front yard is soooo stunning! The bright yellow leaves have just filled up our yard... and I just love it! That is one of the reasons I fell in love with our house! The trees! We have about 4-5 mature trees on our lot alone and we live in the middle of the city! :) Fall is finally here!
I also have to thank everyone who came out for the Nov. gallery walk! What an amazing night! Thank you all who support or lil' shop! It is starting to feel like the holidays in the shop. I put the trees in the windows tonight and have been adding some christmas like fabrics and gifts. Misha just got in the most amazing all natural candles! Yum! We are getting ready for the holidays!
I also have not posted about any thrifting in awhile~ probably because I have had no time to go until recently! I am feeling a little caught up so I took Monday off from everything and the kids and I went thrifting! I found these cute vintage candles.... for Thanksgiving! I love them! (My pics are a lil' crummy~ I suspect a fingerprint on the lense!) Happy Wed.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

downtown Oshkosh gallery walk....

Today is our *1* month anniversary! Thank you everyone so far for your amazing support! Join us Saturday Nov.3,2007 from 6pm-9pm for the downtown Oshkosh gallery walk. Our featured Artist is Mindy Kuen of Kuen designs ... She creates unique handstamped jewelry as well as fun handmade headbands. Stop by and say Hi.. we would love to see you! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Have a safe and happy day! Our day (well the kids) is filled with a costume parade and parties! How much fun~ I have a flapper girl and a darth vader to attend to today! FYI... Glitter looks so cool on pumpkins~ who would of thought??? well we did! LOL!

Shop talk*** we are getting ready for the gallery walk Saturday night! Our featured artist is Mindy Kuen of Kuen designs ~ check out her amazing work . I am working on stocking up for the holidays! Warm flannel kids pants are in the shop as well as some adorable thermals and corduroy skirts! I will have some new hair accessories as well!Come see us & Mindy!

Downtown Oshkosh gallery walk Saturday Nov.3,2007 6-9pm

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I just added this wrap skirt ....

I just added this wrap skirt to my etsy shop! I am working on gift sets for the holidays!
Coming soon... my ever so popular funky flower fleece scarves! Can you believe it, the holidays are just around the corner!

I still have some sweet trick or treat bags and many halloween goodies at the store... get them while they last! :)

Monday, October 22, 2007

A day at the beach.. in October ???

The weather was so beautiful yesterday! I cleaned out my sewing room in the morning,got a little laundry done and cleaned up after Jada's birthday party! The kids and I decided we needed to get out of the house and enjoy the beautiful weather!There are a few things I really like about Oshkosh (not having grown up here). I love the water... we are surrounded by water. There are 3 or 4 drawbridges (which are a pain in the summer) but I love them! Here are some pics from the beach yesterday. We spent the afternoon at the park and then wandered over by the water! The kids had so much fun digging in the sand and letting their feet get wet ;)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

We have squirrels in the store.....

OK! Not real squirrels but appliques! Lol! This is a line of childrens tee's I am working on and I loooove them! I only have 4 done~ but they are available for $14.00 each at the store! I have designed,hand cut & appliqued cute lil' squirrels made up of hand dyed hemp onto alternative apparel eco friendly kids tee's! soo cute! I have some deer tee's in the works as well! ;)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Some pics. of the Shop.....

Here are some newer pics of the store! I have had quite a crazy last few weeks! I finally am feeling caught up! My husbands grandmother passed away and we needed to tak a few days to spend with the Pieterick side of our family! My heart goes out to them and my husband,It has been almost a year since I lost my own grandmother and my heart still aches!
I had a root canal, our van needed about $800.00 worth of work, our dryer broke, lets see what else! uuugghh... oh Max was sick yesterday! I am so thankful for my wonderful business partner for putting up wth me... *hugs* Misha! I don't know what I would do without you! Well on a better note, I have been sewing like mad I reworked my website last week and I have some new *old* designs I am bringing back! I also have a new skirt design! I am loving the things I have been making.... I always have but the my recent creations are my favorite to date! I am hoping to get things on my site soon! I just need the sun to come out so I can get some good pictures! ;) I hope you all are well and have a great weekend! Jada is having a party tomorrow for her birthday with all of her friends... We will have a blast! I am leaving you this Friday with some newer pics of the shop that I took last week! Happy Friday!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Jada!

Happy Birthday Jada! I can hardly believe it, but my baby is 8 today! She is growing up sooo fast! Jada and I went to Chicago this weekend to visit the American girl place! It was an experience! Jada Rayne, I hope you have the most wonderful day ever! Happy Birthday!

Shop talk~ I am hoping to reopen my esty shop with in the week! I have new skirts and accessories as well as some bags! I also tweeked my crown pattern and the new crowns are adorable! I am working hard getting ready for the craftacular! Mark your calendars it is right around the corner! I have some new pics of the shop too~ will be added soon! :) Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Buy handmade for the Holidays!

Ok so it is a little soon for holiday shopping.... It will be here before you know it ;) I just found out I will be vending at this wonderful show! Hosted by The Glitter workshop, EKRA & OrangyPorangy ! You can not miss out on this one & Misha from Sweet Usoapia my new business partner will be there as well! :) I will have a link to the site soon! for now here is the poster! Our shop is now open! Come and see us at 317 Market st. store hours are Mon. 8-2 Tuesday-Friday 8-3 Sat.& Sun. ClOSED

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

New pics of the shop!

Here are some new pics of the shop! We open Monday Oct. 1st! :) Hours are Mon-Fri. 8am-3pm and we will be open for the October Gallery walk Saturday Oct. 6 from 6-9pm. I will update the pics again( I keep forgetting my camera)! I will try to remember tomorrow. The shop looks so good and not to mention smells absolutley wonderful from Misha's handmade soaps! She has been making some great new soaps! :)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Birds and some skirts .....

I am sorry for the lack of posting! I have had one heck of a week... root canal and a bad cold! I think the stress of trying to get the shop ready, find tme to sew up some new skirts and vending finally took over! I am feeling much better even my tooth! :) root canals sound so bad, however mine really was ok~ not that I want another but I am glad I got it done right away!
I keep forgetting my camera when am down at the shop, so I am hoping to get some new pics today! Tomorrow is my moving day... I can't wait! The shop is looking sooo cute!
New for fall...the A-line skirts have a new look. I have been making this style skirt for about 1 year now or longer and I have always loved them.. it is actually my favorite style to wear, but they needed something! I figured it out and gave them each their very own bird! :) I love them and I hope you do to! I have a few new ones to sew together. Shown in the pictures are the older skirts with their new appliques! I hope you like them! Have a great Monday! :)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

The signs are up! Yay!

Thank you all for your business today at the Appleton Farmer's market! I am so pleased and humbled by the support you all have shown me! Words can't express how grateful I am!

Some news about the shop! We have our signs up and paint is on the walls! I am so excited~ we hope to have all the painted finished up by tomorrow and you know what that means! Yes we get to start decorating and moving! Yay~ we are soooo excited! The shop is looking just the way Misha and I want it too! Thank you also to Josh (from Art City signs) for our beautiful signs!We love them! Here is the newest picture of the shop! Have a great weekend!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

It's official......

Yay! It is official! Sweet Usoapia and daintydaisies are joining together to create one awesome store! We got the keys friday! We are hoping to open by Oct. 1st. at 317 Market st. downtown Oshkosh! Misha and I are soo excited! We have painting to do and lots of preparing to get things just right! Please be patient with me / us as things progress as well as I finish up the last few weeks of my vending! Fall is almost here and I have been creating lots of beautiful skirts & accessories! Meanwhile check out pics of our new shop!I will keep you updated on our work and progress! :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

* Thank you! *

All I have to say is *Thank you* all sooo much for your support! I was at the Appleton Farmer's market Saturday. I had soo many kind people stop and compliment my work and not too mention I almost sold out of wrap skirts! I am soo humbled by this really! I love what I do and feel so blessed to be able to do something I love everday and be home to raise my children!

I also was the featured artist at Sweet Usoapia and had such a fun time with Misha and Anna! Thank you everyone who came and supported my work there as well! All of my creations are on display there until the end of the week!

I got the kids off to school this week! I am working on some new skirts! I was hoping to get my website done soon~ but It may be a little while yet! Here are some pics from the gallery walk...Have a great Wed. :)

Friday, August 31, 2007

Where to find me this weekend????

So you want to know where to find me this weekend.... I will be at the Appleton farmer's market from 8-1pm Saturday ( my booth is on oneida st. ~ off of College ave.) I will also be the featured artist for the downtown Oshkosh Gallery walk at Sweet Usoapia from 6-9pm . I have lots of new wrap skirts and some new childrens items... evrything is fully stocked, I have been working really hard to have so many great new items! I am leaving you with a picture of my new kids tee's for fall! They will be available at both locations! Hope to see you there! ( sorry the pics are a bit foggy~ My camera does not take the best pictures indoors!) Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Perfect for a wedding! ♥

This is what I have been working on! A set of magnets for a lovely customer of mine! She is having these at her wedding reception as a small token for her guests! I was so honored to create this beautiful set just for her! :)

I have been busy sewing and working on a bunch of things! I am going to be vending at the Appleton Farmer's market this Saturday, College Ave. Appleton, Wi . It is such a fantastic market! I am really excited to be able to sell my clothing there! I also am the featured artist at my friend Misha's shop for the Sept. 1st (6-9pm) Gallery walk *downtown Oshkosh* Come and see me at Sweet Usoapia Market st.

I thought I would update you on the happenings in the world of daintydaisies :) Have a happy Tuesday! I have to get back to work and then the pool!

Friday, August 24, 2007

A * SALE * in the shop........

I am having a sale until Saturday at midnight! 10% off any purchase(discount will be taken prioir to adding shipping cost)! I have added quite a few goodies! Please go and check them out HERE! I will not be at the farmers market tomorrow, my husband has to work! I am working on some new goodies so check back soon! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What a week.... ALREADY & New wrap skirt!

It has been just that kind of week ALREADY! I feel flustered and like I am getting nothing done! Well I am thinking part of it has to do with the weird weather we have been having! Rain EVERYDAY... WHAT! I know we needed it, but it sure puts a damper on our end of summer outings! Well the kids and I went to the FOX CITIES children's museum today! We had a lot of fun... but was it busy! (I am sure the rain had something to do with it ;) I also found some time to post a new skirt and add it to my etsy shop... and take some new pics of an older skirt and renew it! so really two newish (LOL) skirts in my shop! I am getting ready for a garage sale this Friday and I won't be at the market Saturday, My husband has to work! Have a great Tuesday! :)

Friday, August 17, 2007

I will be at the market tomorrow!

I will be at the market tomorrow! I have a new wrap skirt( FYI,not the one in the pics)and a few other things! :) See you tomorrow! Have a great weekend! :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

♥♥♥ New WRAP skirt posted today! ♥♥♥

Hi everyone! I have to say THANK YOU sooo much for the support all of (YOU) my wonderful customers have shown me at the farmer's market! I appreciate all of you soo much and I hope you are enjoying all of your fun new handmade goodies :) I finally found some time today to add a wrap skirt to my etsy shop and a few other goodies! Check it out! I have a few custom orders to work on this week and I will still have plenty of goodies for the market again this Saturday! Hope your week is off to a good start! :)

Friday, August 10, 2007

I will be at the market tomorrow with these....

Hi everyone~ sorry I have not updated my site, etsy shop or my blog lately! I had a crazy, busy week this week! Mostly trying to get caught up from last Saturday! I have been working sooo hard! I finished 3 new wrap skirts and a few bags as well as more childrens clothing and these cute accessories! I will be at the farmer's market tomorrow! Hope to see you there! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

My new CHAIR .....

We recently purchased a new couch! We have long needed one and Jake and I finally found one we like! I have been looking for a vintage chair to put by the front window to keep the dogs from pushing out the screens! (sorry mailman) I found it yesterday for $15.00, ok it is a tad ugly... but I love it and I have plans to get it recovered some day. It is in great condition, no funky smells, no wear and tear it really looks brand new( minus the retro 70's fabric) It really goes with the way I have redone the house too, simplified with a touch of vintage ;)! ok enough of my chair! Lol! I want to thank everyone so much for the support that all of my wonderful customers have shown me at the market! The childrens line has been a hit, so much so I have had no time to post on my etsy shop! I have been sewing all week to get caught up and will be at the market again this Saturday! Have a great Tuesday! :)

Friday, August 3, 2007

New goodies on the way!

I just purchased some beautiful new fabrics! I have just made 3 new skirts and 3 new tote bags and I have a few more to work on as well as some childrens clothing! I am hoping to have a new website by the end of the month, we'll see! :) I will be at the market tomorrow!Hope to see you there! Check out this beautiful new skirt and fun new bag( they will be there too... up for sale) Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Saturday.. I will be at the market!

I will be at the farmer's market tomorrow! Lots of new things and ready to have a sale! Skirts will be $10.00 off and $5.00 off bags! I hope you all had a great week! I am leaving you with a picture of my back stoop. I love this antique watering can and it amazes me every summer how big the flowers get in there! Just something that makes me happy! Hope to see you tomorrow! :) Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

♥ What I have been working on! ♥

I will actually be able to be at the Farmer's market this Saturday!I have been busy with lots of things going on! I just finished up a bunch of new magnets and I will have some more childrens clothing Saturday! Come and see! :)

Monday, July 16, 2007

On the way to Glitter Workshop ....

I have been working on getting caught up! Mostly around my house... which always makes me more inspired to craft :) Yay! I am working on some new goodies & childrens items are slowly finding their way to my shop. I also have some new items off to The Glitter Workshop tomorrow! I am off to get a few things done while my husband is playing in the yard with the kids! Crafting in silence! Ahhh ;)