Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas and END OF YEAR SALE!

Every year I look soooo forward to all the Christmas festivities and this year did not disappoint. The first part of Christmas Eve was spent with the just us hanging out and the kids playing:) They got to open their traditional jammie gift that they open every Christmas Eve. Even though they know that it is jammies it is always fun for them to see WHAT the jammies look like. I had to wait awhile to try them on since Grandpa and Julie, Jennifer and Sheena were coming:) I have become soooo bad at making sure I take pictures so the only one I have of them is this.My dad and my son:)

After we ate and laughed a bit it was time for the kids to put their jammies on:)He received the cutest jammies:)I tried so hard to get red jammies for all the kids and if you know Preston it suits him that he ended up with black. He just a little stinker.Sorry about this bad pic:/ Matt I got to bed around 12:00. That never happens it always ends up being 1 or 2 so you would think we good nights rest. HAHA!! Kids woke up at 2AM!!! It was our other stinker who was the head of it all.She looks innocent. Carmen and Corrina I guess made this master plan to set alarms and wake up the others but Carmen had her own internal alarm and woke up Preston and after that there was no turning back and having them fall asleep. We tried but they were just to excited. Preston fell asleep on the floor and Carmen went back to bed for a bit. They kept coming up to our room and saying it's after 8 (that is one of our rules) are you coming? And I would say I am trying, this is what happens when you wake up at 2 AM. So finally we crawled out of bed and the opening began.......................after I made some coffee:)I won't bore you with all the morning faced pictures, but this was the present I was most excited to give:) She has wanted on for so long and this year I she got her wish:) An American Girl Doll!!! Kit! She is sooo cute I wish she was mine:) Ava has been dressing her in her jammies every night and sleeping with her and in the morning getting her dressed and toting her around all day. I love that she loves her sooo much, these days will not last forever and are over way to fast.WHAT A MESS!!! But, really this makes me happy:) They will soon be grown and have their own families.It is soooo hard to get a picture of them without half of them not cooperating:/ This is the best we could do. When the company arrived Preston had just his white undershirt on and I MADE him put this on for the pictures and he whipped it right off after they were over. I HATE having my picture taken, but when we take pictures together it turns into a silly laughing fest and that makes it not so bad.We had such a fun time on Christmas day! I LOVE being with my family:)Just Dance 2 on the Wii was a big hit and Stacy I believe had the most fun with it:)))We had the fire going so they were a little warm but it did not stop them:)I wish we would have taken a family photo. I know these pictures are a little late and now it is New Years Eve!! Boy does time go by fast.

Don't forget about the END OF YEAR SALE! Select items are on sale and all prices are changed for you!! YAY!

Wishing all of you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

It's Christmas???

With all the orders I have been sewing up for the last month I have barely had time to enjoy my favorite holiday! I mailed out the last of my holiday orders!!! A little bittersweet to know it is over for now.

Every Tuesday and Friday I was mailing about this amount out. It was crazy!!!! I am sooooo grateful for all my customers!! Thank you so much for supporting my little business:) Next year I think I may need to hire some elves to help.

If you are looking to now buy yourself a little hoot or to get those late Christmas gifts. This one has become the newest popular item.

Isn't she cute?:))

I am off to drink my coffee and stare at the wall for awhile;)

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

Monday, December 6, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things:)

I LOVE CHRISTMAS!! It has been soooo busy in the shop (thank you so much) that we didn't get to get our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. So we got one on Saturday and spent 2 days decorating and Matt spent Saturday night painting over the ugly grey paint. So, I have many pictures to share:)I have been working on collecting all these frames and such for awhile now. Matt hung all these up Friday night for me at like 1 in the morning. When he got home from work I had a list of things that I wanted us to get done:) A closer look:) The one on the bottom of the flower is my cousin Barb's beautiful photography:) She has her shop closed right now because of their very unusual and sooooo entertaining journey her and her family are on right now. Please read all about it here. She is the one who brought me into the awesome world of Etsy! ( I miss you Barb)I made these shadow boxes on Saturday with the spools of thread! I have to say I LOVE them!! Janet Hills print is another favorite piece of mine. Check out her shop, I can't get enough!A closer look at the spools:)A different view. The tree is quite full of ornaments this year:) Notice in the first pic and this one that the quilt that I finished Saturday night, is in a different spot. Now that I made it, I don't know what to do with it. It is bigger than I thought and chunky, but REALLY warm. I think it is called sheep something:/ Anyways, all I know it was frickin expensive.This may be my favorite Christmas decorated spot:) I need to add some Christmas lights around the frames still. I bought these stockings (which we LOVE) at Pottery Barn about 3 years ago.Gotta love Pottery Barn. I think I bought this in like February. It has been sitting empty until Halloween, but I have to say the Christmas decorations are much cuter. The advent calender on the top was made by me a few years ago. I fill it with candy (5 pieces in each one) for the kids to open each day. Lets just say that someone always gets their little hands on it and eats all the candy. Last year I think Preston ate them all one morning. He is our little stinker:/

Ta da!! Orange paint! We LOVE it! It is very different. Today I hope to do some more Christmas decorating in here. New chairs, lighting, art work and curtains for this room next.

WOW!! Lots of Christmas going on:) What are some of your favorite Christmas decorations?

On a side note, the last day to order your I Sew Lucky gifts to receive them by Christmas will be December 15th. I will ship them out Friday the 17th or Saturday the 18th.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Tomorrow is CYBER MONDAY!!! Come shop at I SEW LUCKY and get 20% off your purchase!! Here are a few things you will find in my shop:)Many hoots of this size and soooo many fabrics it will be hard to choose just one:) There are also a few chubby ones in the small section hanging around:)

A few BIG cuddly ones to snuggle up to:) Even a few in the medium size:)The medium ones have a few really extra special ones:)I LOVE the ruffles:)

Looking for a stocking stuffer:)Mini owls are the perfect gift for stuffing those stockings:) Even the small owls fit in stockings:)

I know one of my favorite traditions is getting an ornament for each child every Christmas.I made over 250 of these little ornaments and am running low, so have a bunch cut up and ready to be sewn. I like to stick these in the kids stockings:)

Hoooo likes to read books? My kids get new books for one of their Christmas presents! These Owls bookends are the perfect thing to keep them upright.This little hoot is just one of many fabrics you will find in the shop:)

How about decorating for the holidays with one of these!You will also find some for all year round or decorating your child's room:)

WAIT, I am not done yet:) How about those sweet dollies?

I have only a few of the dolls in the shop. They are very time consuming, but they are so dang cute:)

Ok, now I am done:) Hope to see you shopping at I Sew Lucky tomorrow:)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A new record for I Sew Lucky

Yesterday in the shop was crazy!!! First I met my 1500 sales goal for the end of the year!!! YAY!! Also yesterday was my highest sold items in one day! ( I think:/)

This size hoot is the most popular in the shop right now. I have been busy making some with Christmas colors. This is 3 of them. The blue one is in the shop now and hopefully the other 2 will follow later today. I have like 6 other ones that go with this collection. Sometimes I feel like I am little nuts. I have so many orders to get out the door and all I want to do is make new owls and new designs. It is an illness;)

Another example is this owl:) I had a custom order for a larger lavender chenille owl and I HAD to make another one so I could add it to the shop:) At least I LOVE my job:)

Tomorrow I hope I can set aside the sewing and have some quality time with the family. I really look forward to the Holidays!! The kids are so EXCITED for tomorrow, spending time at Grandpa Bruce's house.

Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 19, 2010

A quick Hello!

I am just popping in to say Thank you for all the owl shopping going on at I SEW LUCKY! I am a little crazed right now because of a show I am doing this Saturday in WI. Me and the kids are all grabbing our pillows and heading out to my mother's to spend the night while the hubby gets to stay home alone and relax. It is just a small show, but my mom asked me to do it so how could I say no? I have a few things to put up in the shop next week. A little sneak peek at another one.
Wishing everyone a grand weekend!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sew much Sewing:)

I have been sewing "sew" much!! I love it though:)) Here is the newest owl in the shop.

Ornaments are selling like crazy and I am so glad that I had them made. I made like 250 or so!!!! I am actually thinking of making more:/ Tomorrow I will be giving away 2 on a blog that I love. Fill you in on that tomorrow.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A little bit like Santa's workshop:)

Actually as I was taking these pictures, I thought it really isn't that bad.Sewing table.Ironing board. I thought I would love having this on the door. But, it knocks around too much and the sleeping boys are on the other side of the door.My poor quilt waiting for me to finish it. MANY OWLS, waiting to be filled and sewn. I wish there was more time in the day.
I added a few new items to the shop:)
LOVE the colors of this hoot!

Victoria the Fancy Dollie! Let me tell you that my fingers are killing me today from making those little silly flowers in her hair. OUCH!

I will have a new dollie and a new chubby owl to share with you tomorrow:)

Hope you are having a great Thursday!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

All in the details

I was making this cute doll off and on all day yesterday!My first try at little flowers on her dress. Turned out sooo cute, but I have great appreciation for shops who make these. They are hard on the fingers:/Also a new place for the pictures:) I love all the fabric in the back:)))

More details.

I plan on making more dollies this week. They take a lot of time, but look at how cute they are!

Hope everyone has a great Tuesday! Movie night for me and the hubby:)