Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I ♥ bows!!!

I have been working most of the weekend getting ready for this Saturday's gallery walk & working on inventory for my new shop! Eeeek.. I get the keys tomorrow! I took a peek in the windows & it will need new paint & such to make it mine. I set an open date of Wed. June 15th. I am not sure on hours yet so be sure to check back!

Here are some new bow headbands that I have been working on. They are sooo cute on!!

Sorry for the bad pics. but the lighting in my house is terrible! I hope you had a wonderful Memorial day weekend! Back to work for me... today I will be sewing up wrap skirts & making mini hair bows!

Have a great day!! xo!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weekend busyness...

I had a busy day yesterday.. My son Max's football game & then I stopped to pick up some pretty flowers for my yard as well as a few new gnomes! Gnomes remind me of my Mom-mom in New Jersey & since she has passed a few years ago I have been wanting to add more to my garden.

Here are a few of my gnomes.. (click on the pics to see them up close)

& the little mushrooms are from Target. I have been back twice now after buying just a few to get more! I love them!!

I picked up this guy yesterday..

I bought lots of pretty flowers for our flower beds in the front of the house.. & a few for my garden as well as the new shop!

I decided to make a few of my yoyo headbands yesterday while watching Army Wives. I am bringing them back for the summer.. they are so cute & I love the mix of fabrics(plus they help me use up my scrap fabric)!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! It can officially be Summer now.. we made smores last night! :)


Friday, May 27, 2011

studio/shop inspiration!

I am sooo excited to get into my new shop/studio! I can't wait!! I get the keys June 1st.

I have been thinking about what I want to do with the new space. I want it to be different then the old shop but yet very much me!

I also mentioned that I will be hosting craft nights/days. I am super SUPER excited about that! Stay tuned.. I am working on a shedule & I have lots of fun ideas!

Here is a little inspiration I found on etsy for my new shop/studio...

I have been collecting lots of vintage owls with plans to paint them in bright pretty colors like this one! I have had them at the old shop a few times! They are fun & a great way to give new life to something old!

I plan on ordering some tissue poms to hang from the ceiling..

I think I will order some of the big poms in hot pink, light pink & grey which will be my shop colors. I am painting the walls a light lavender with chalkboard accents...

...because in the shop there is this big chalkboard painted on the wall from when Sara Dae was there & I think I am going to keep it. It will be perfect for craft night.

I think this saying on this cute chalkboard poster is so true!

I hope you all have a safe & happy, yet relaxing Memorial day weekend! I may pop in over the weekend. I have a list of to do's a mile long!

Happy Friday! xo!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pretty pretty vintage for Summer!

I have been collecting soooo many pretty dresses & skirts as well as a few vintage tops for my vintage shop daisy LOVE vintage! I have been finding LOTS of great pieces & will be adding them to my etsy shop slowly. My vintage collection will also have a big presence at my new shop/studio! I can't wait to get the keys.. I know I keep sayin' that but it is right around the corner! Yay! :)

I just listed these pretty peices.. perfect for Summer!

LOVE love LOVE this skirt! I am pretty sure if it was my size it would be in my closet! ;)

Hop on over to daisy LOVE vintage & check out all my lovely vintage wares. I will be added lots of new peices soon!!

Have a great day! xo!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fashion show pics..

Last week was such a super crazy busy week! I had my trunk show, then a field trip with my daughter & then Destination Downtown!

I set up before the show.. here is a few pics of my space.

Thank you to everyone who purchased goodies from me & stopped to hear what dainty daisies is all about! I also saw many familiar faces which is always nice.

Look how adorable my lovely models were! Thank you to Jenny & Kristin for sticking around.. things were a little off schedule.. but they did GREAT & looked super cute in dainty daisies handmade wares as well as some of my vintage!

I then set up at Art City signs for the afternoon!

Josh & I ended up moving things around & set up in their entry way which looked AMAZING with their shop colors!

I have been busy collecting vintage goodies for the new shop & getting ready to sew up some more skirts & baby doll dresses. I get my keys next wednesday! Eeek! I can't wait to get painting & make it my own!

I also will be the featured gallery walk artist for Klassy Kids (on Main st.)
June 4th, 6-9pm! Save the date!! I hope to see you there!

I will be back tomorrow with more fun posts!
Have a great day!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


dainty daisies is coming back.... downtown that is! Yes you heard it here!! I rented 219 Market st. just a short block from my old shop! I have rebranded dainty daisies & I have been sooo inspired..with an entire new accessories line as well as clothing & a few old favorites!

I have been waiting for my trunk show (which was last night) to announce it! I am super SUPER excited! I have come to terms with the fact that my lil' business has grown soooo much in the last 10 yrs. It just isn't possible to work out of my house 100%! With that being said the new space is small & will only hold my work. I will however feature artists for gallery walk & they will be able to keep their product there for the month they are featured. I also am sooo EXCITED about a new idea.. craft night! I am going to host craft nights maybe once a month.. stay tuned! You will be able to come in & craft with me!

Ok so when you say? I get my keys June 1st & then have to go in paint, set up & get it all ready! I am hoping to be open mid June with minimal summer hours as I do vend at the Appleton farmers market. I hope you are all as excited as I am!! I can't wait!!!

I had my trunk show last night & have to say.. I HAVE THE BEST CUSTOMERS IN THE WORLD!! Thank you to everyone who came out!

My very talented friend Laurie of Laurie Marie Photography hosted the trunk show & also took these beautiful pictures of some of the things I had for sale.

butterfly hair pins...

NEW floral hair pins...

hand dyed slips & lace floral headbands..

& my new favorite.. daisy fascinators (headbands) made with vintage daisy trim!

and if you couldn't make it last night... well you are in luck! I will be vending before the Destination Downtown brunch & fashion show this Saturday as well as at Art City Signs on Main st. from 12-4!

Have a great day!!!! xo!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Final sneak peeks... My trunk show is tomorrow night!!!

This is the last of the sneak peeks before my trunk show tomorrow night! :)
I have lots of new handmade goodies as well as some news! I can't wait to share.. I am bursting!

Here are a few more things you will see at the show..

Pretty in bloom headbands..

new pretty flower studs..

more lace headbands... LOVE THESE!

& a few soy candles. I love the vintage trim around the tin!

I hope you can make it! Click on the photo to see the details up close. (The hours have been extended..to 5-9pm.) We will have cake pops & lemonade. It's a garden themed trunk show.

I will also have hand dyed slips in new fun colors, wrap skirts, purses, button accessories & so much more!

Have a great day! See you tomorrow night! xo!

Friday, May 13, 2011

36 years....Birthday post!

Tomorrow May 14th is my 36th birthday.. I thought it would be fun to make a list of 36 things that I have learned & a little about me.

(This picture was taken in the fall.. (hence my old shop in the pics.)you will see why I picked this photo... )

1. I was born in Southern New Jersey. Most of my family still lives there.. in the Mt. Laurel/Moorestown area.
2. I moved to Wisconsin when I was 4.
3. I grew up in a small town .. Sauk Prairie (which consists of 2 towns Sauk City & Prarie du Sac.
4. I love that my Dad still has some of his New Jersey accent.. it helps that his name is Dominic!
5. I have 2 kids. Jada is 11 & Max is 8. Max has brown eyes like me & Jada has blue like her Dad!
6. I have 2 dogs Dexter (a 9 mo. old pug mix) & Buster (a 8yr. yellow lab mix)
7. I love daisies.. Lol! ;)
8. Daisies happen to be my Mom's favorite flower hence my business name!
9. I tought myself to sew & everything I know about business.
10. I moved to the Fox valley area over 10 yrs. ago
11. I have lived in Colorado (Breckenridge to be exact)
12. I like white wine
13. Being a Mom is the best but most challenging & defintly rewarding! There is nothing like being the most important person in a childs life.
14. I very rarely match my clothes!
15. I used to wear all black & bleach my hair
16. My hair is naturally black
17. I have some O.C.D issues (minor)
18. I am a bit of a neat freak.. but as I get older I have learned to let things go
19. I have 2 half sisters & 1 full sister.. That sound funny!
20. I miss living by my parents!
21. I have owned 3 homes.. including a rental property.
22. Yup.. I used to be a landlord.
23. dainty daisies has changed a lot from it's orginal form.
24. I started dainty daisies 10 years ago as a hobby
25. I have always wanted to be a fashion designer.
26. I would love to move to a huge city like New York.. but am a bit chicken.
27. I LOVE George Michael!
28. I was recently given my Grandpop's record player. It is to date one of my favorite things I own, especially because he passed away when I was 4.
29. I can be a bit picky (which I think makes me a good business owner)
30. I love wearing skirts & dresses. I only own 3 pairs of pants.
31. I could be bare foot all day!
32. I take things personally (alot)
33. I love VINTAGE.. my house is decorated very granny chic as I like to call it!(I think I was born in the wrong era!)
34. I have met soooo many people thru my business & many of them have become great friends!
35. I am currently growing my hair out...(for at least a year without a dramatic cut) I have issues with going & chopping my hair off!
36. & I tell people all the time be true to yourself & Do what you love!

I hope you enjoyed my list! Today is my last day of being 35!
Have a great weekend everyone!!! xo!

Sneak peek....

I am not sure what happened, but after I posted yesterday blogger was down until just now.

Here is a little sneak peek at my new sundresses..

They will be at my trunk show.. Wednesday 5-9pm. Click on the image below for details! I hope you can make it! I will have lots of new things!


Thursday, May 12, 2011

A little sneak peek!

I have been busy, busy making lots of new goodies for my trunk show May 18th 5-9,317 Market st. downtown Oshkosh!
I thought you might want to see what I am working on...

new pretty summer dresses! (they are adjustable & open in the back.. as well as one of a kind.)

& another pretty fascinator or daisy headband made with vintage trim!

I can't wait to showcase all of my new work!!! I also have a little announcement to make at my trunk show!

Have a great day!! xo!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

birthday wishlist....

My birthday is this Saturday May 14th! :) I thought it would be fun to put together a little birthday wish list!

This ADORABLE clutch from bailybellecreations.etsy.com

I kind of HAD to have this pretty little deer plaque from Skunkboycreatures.etsy.com It is hanging above my bed.. bedroom makeover pics coming soon!

& I LOVE these sandals from Frecklewonder.etsy.com

and I have to get one of these planters from Plaidpigeon.etsy.com

I am pretty sure I am gettin' my husband one for Fathers day for his desk! ;)

I have been busy..busy.. busy getting ready for my trunk show! Eeek 8 days away! I have sooo much to do! I hope you can make it May 18th 5-9pm. We will have treats while you shop all of my new designs. (at my old shop location now Laurie Marie Photography 317 Market st.)

Have a great day! xo!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Gallery walk & a GRAND opening!

This Saturday is gallery walk & my good.. actually GREAT friend Laurie of Laurie Marie photography is hosting her grand opening of her new studio! Her featured artist is the AMAZINGLY talented Heather of Margo Rouge. I got a little sneak peek & her collaberation w/ Laurie is beautiful!
I hope you can make it! I will be there to help Laurie celebrate too!

Have a great day!! xoxo!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New.. NEW!!!

I am sooo excited about my new headbands (fascinators)! The 60s was a huge inspiration & I kind of LOVE daisy trims.. I have been collecting it forever!

I made up a few bridal accessory "sets" for my friend Laurie of Laurie Marie Photography for her studio.

This set is a bridal headband.. a boutonniere & hair pins for your bridesmaids or flower girls. (They would be perfect for prom too! Feel free to contact me for a custom headband.. at daintydasies01@hotmail.com)

p.s. I will have a few more daisy fascinators at my trunk show & Destination Downtown!

I also used Fancy felt, it is a higher end felt in the most beautiful colors! The headbands are lined with felt as well as the boutonniere stem.

This set was made of a bunch of fun vintage/new buttons. I looooOve the colors in this.. & this looks amazing on! (I need to find a real model to model some of my headbands)

I can personalize these by color too.. to coordinate with your wedding colors.

I am excited to share more of my creations with you.. I am making lots of fun stuff for my trunk show & Destination Downtown! See below for event details!

Have a great day! xo!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sneak peek*my new accessories* & a birthday boy!

I have been working hard on lots of new goodies! Here are a few new hair pins.. vintage buttons & pretty colorful roses! I will have these for sale at my trunk show & Destination Downtown (as well as Art City signs later that day)

Last week was a crazy, busy week with spring break, Easter & Max's 8th birthday! I can't believe it.. time goes so fast!!

We had a great day filled with Max's 1st flag football game of the season & Jada's last soccer game.. in between cooking out with my family & a birthday party!

Max & I decorated his homemade cake! ;) I think a great day was had by all!!

Remember to SAVE THE DATES below.. to shop dainty daisies in person. I also still have coupon codes for both etsy shops right now. Check them out.. on the side bar!

Have a great day! xo!

Monday, May 2, 2011


May is going to be a busy month! I just updated my website Calendar here at www.daintydaisies.com ! I have a trunk show scheduled May 18th at my old shop location which is now Laurie Marie Photography studio! We extended the hours 5-9pm. We will have treats for you while you shop! I can't wait to show you all of my new handmade goodies!
(click on the images to see it up close)

I also will be featured in the fashion show at Destination Downtown & I will have a little table of things for sale before the show & after you will be able to find me at Art City Signs (428 N. Main st.)for more shopping from 12:30-4!

I hope you can make it!! By the way the Appleton Market starts soon... I will be a busy bee before I know it!

Happy Monday! xo!