Thursday, July 31, 2008

Look at this ....

I just bought this sweet patchwork cuff from It arrived yesterday and was packaged so nicely. I love it! :)

Sorry about my little rant yesterday.. but I had a really long week last week and a few crazy things happened to start off my week, which I think just thru me over the deep end! So I am feeling much better... and realizing I REALLY need a break! I have some good friends coming to stay with us this weekend and then I am headed back to my hometown for a few days.

I hope you all have a great weekend! I will be back in a week or so! Take care & Thank you for listening! :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

just need to compain......

I had someone ask me how do I do it all??? Well I can't and that my friends is a realization I am coming to! I am tired, my wrists hurt from crafting & working ALL the time! ,My household is unhappy. I think it is time for me to figure out just how much I can do and be happy! Sewing is my life.. but my kids and family come first and right now I feel like they are suffering!

There is going to be a few changes soon and I will keep you posted on that... but honestly I am taking a small break!

I hope you all understand & I truly appreciate the support from each and every one of you!

Today is live at lunch.. we are open 10-3 come on down and get some local food, listen to some good music & support downtown! :)

Monday, July 28, 2008

A new skirt in the works....

Here is a new skirt that I finished up. I love it... actually I kept it for myself! :) It is a newly designed layered Aline much like the old Alines I used to make. The difference is I changed the waist a bit so there is not all this bunchy fabric. I am hoping to have some for the shop yet this week... and a few new wrap skirts as well! (I love the check & floral mix~ this skirt is actually brown, but looks a bit dark in my pics.)

Today the kids and I and Jada's friend were off to the pool.. it has been a good day! Now off to the library and back home for dinner and some late night sewing! Such is (my) life! :)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

My new bag & not too much else....

It has been a looong week. I don't have too much to share.
I will be working on new skirts for next week. I have soo many things that need to get done, right now laundry! Lol!

I'm sorry I was not at the market today ( I was working at the shop ) I also will not be there next Saturday.. I have a good friend coming to stay with us for EAA AIR VENTURE! I can't wait to see her! :)

I thought I would share a recent Etsy purchase. I know I make bags but I could not pass this one up.. and the fabric is sold out( I have been eyeing it on-line) This gal has he cutest Etsy shop, check it out!

Have a great weekend! :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Kuen Designs

Here is the featured artist for this week. A friend and consighner at the shop. Mindy and her husband create beautiful & unique handstamped jewelry as well as fun headbands. Mindy and I met a little over a year ago on Etsy in a forum... we laugh about it because I was actually talking to another local crafter to meet up for coffee and Mindy stepped in and invited herself too! Lol! I am sooo glad she did. We have been friends ever since and it is so nice to meet someone who lives in the same city and has very similiar interests. To find more of Mindy's goods you can also find her at the Appleton market on Saturdays, visit or Etsy shop or just stop in at our shop. She has some amazing new bracelets we are looking forward to carrying as well.

(sorry about the not so good pics, but it gives you an idea.)

Monday, July 21, 2008

What a weekend.....

We had a fantastic weekend! First off THANK YOU all sooo much who came out and purchased dainty daisies goods at the Appleton farmer's market. It means the world to me! I especially enjoyed meeting two young ladies, one was from Korea and we hit it off she is a hobby sewer.. she had the cutest bags.They were so nice and appreciative of what I do! I hope you enjoy your skirt (if you read this please email me the picture you took of us) I totally got caught up in the moment and didn't get a picture. I think that will be my first skirt to go to Korea. Thanks again Ladies it was such a pleasure to meet you!

Jada played in her first softball tournament & won two out of three games! They were awesome! It was so much fun to watch! I also got in some gardening time. I have been working on my perennials.. it is a lot of work and with how humid it is and all the rain the weeds were in full force! Ugghh! I do feel I have my garden in a pretty good place, there is a few more things I need to work on.

I am sold out of long skirts and the moment! That is a first truly.. I will have some new skirts ready this week. I will not be at the market this Saturday and posiibly may be out of town Aug. 2cnd. I am hoping to have a real shop update this week!

I have my work cut out for me.. Happy Monday! :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sewing up a storm!

Literally! It was one stormy afternoon.. luckily the weather held off for the farmer's market & live at lunch that is by our shop. It always helps bring in a few new customers.

I have been sewing all afternoon... and just finished these. I have sooo many new ideas but I am struggling with balancing my life right now. I guess I should be happy to find any time to sew.. right???

I love the new market totes. The lemon one is ADORABLE, the tan almost canvas type fabric I scored at the thrift store. It is a really nice weight and gives this tote a natural organic look! I really love the polk a dot totes with the ric rac as well. I am defintly a polk a dot kind of gal!

Okay back to sewing! Enjoy your night! :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I don't know what is better......

getting my new fabric order in the mail... oh my gosh, I can't wait to get sewing! or stopping at the thrift store on the way home and getting all of this for $20.00 plus the few things my kids picked out(NOT SHOWN) a magic hat with all the tricks.. so much fun! I am really loving the basket that it all fit into as well as the vintage hanky shown under my candle & not to mention the vintage skort pattern! YAY! :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

My new skirt, sandals and daisies in my garden.....

I have been sooo busy. I can't believe it is mid July already! YIKES! Thank you everyone who came out to the market Saturday and all of the super nice people who helped me fetch my flying hair accessories.. the wind was CRAZY! Thank you soo much!

I stayed up pretty late one night to make myself a new wrap skirt. Here it is. I also thought I would show off my b-day(from way back in May) sandals that I loooove and of course my new daisies that are blooming in my garden!

I hope your week is off to a great start. We went to the park, zoo, library and the pool today! We are busy bees! :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

New clips in the shop....

I have just posted some new clips in my etsy shop. I am off today so back to sewing. I have lots to do! :)

Monday, July 7, 2008

I've got nothing for ya.....

HEHE! I had taken some pictures this weekend & was ready to share our weekend festivities as well as a new featured artist. Well my batteries were low and all my pictures came out horrible! I REALLY need to invest in a new camera and a new cordless phone.. two things that have been on my list of new purchases, that I just can't seam to get myself to shop for!

I am off to run errands and plan on cleaning my house as well as work on restocking the shop as well as get ready for the market. Thank you again to all of my Appleton customers as well as my local customers for coming out for the market & gallery walk. Saturday was a long day, but you all make it soooo worth it!

Happy Monday! :)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th everyone! Have a safe & happy holiday and remember those who are fighting for our country especially those who have lost love ones! I am proud to be an american for sure!

On a business note.. We are open today til' 6:00. Misha and I are both getting ready for the markets so we will be at the shop! Misha has the cutest star shaped soaps in red, white and blue tulle. They would make great hostess gifts for your 4th of July celebrations!I will also be at the Appleton market tomorrow.. remember I will be in a different spot each week, so you may have to search a bit for me!
Also gallery walk is this Saturday from 6-9 pm our featured artist is our friend and artist Catie Haase, come and join us and see some amazing local artist! Support & shop downtown! :)

On another note.. Jada and I went to see Kit Kittredge and American girl movie... it was soo good I recommend it to everyone of all ages. It is about the depression and It really hits home since these days it is getting harder and harder to afford just about anything. Check it out here!