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Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Stuff and a Resolution

I've resolved that I WILL post once a week from now on. I get so busy, I forget about the joys of blogging and the next thing you know, it's been over a month since I last graced this blog with my presence.

What's going on right now....

I got the CUTEST leg warmers in the mail the other day. Added them all to my store and I'm stalking my wholesaler because there's rumors she will be adding soccer leg warmers and lace leggings to her website soon.

I made both of my kids Easter outfits plus outfits for Little Man's sock monkey themed 1st birthday party which is coming up a lot faster than I expected. For Easter, Princess got a triple ruffle dress, matching ruffle socks, and a flower clip that says "Happy Easter" in the center.  Little Man got a bowtie and vest that coordinate with Princess's dress. I'm crazy about the matchy-matchy look for my kiddos. For Little Man's party, I designed patterns for a new dress style complete with pockets and an elasticized back for ease of fit and a pair of overalls, also with pockets and a "1" on the front. They both turned out really cute. I'd love to show you pics of all these new outfits I've made. However, we recently attended a niece's birthday party and left the camera there. I'd run over and pick it up from my sister-in-law, but she and her family live 6 hours away from us so it'll have to wait until we see them next. I see your tears of disappointment, but don't worry. They're planning to visit within the next 2 weeks so I promise pictures at that time.

Like I said, Little Man's 1st birthday party is sock monkey themed. I ordered a sock monkey cake topper from TwoSugarBabies on Etsy for his cake, a sock monkey hat from Nanna's Threads (I also bought him this adorable bear hat about 6 months ago), and a sock monkey lovey from Baby Bug Boutique.
Other than that, I haven't had any thoughts as to decorations. I'm thinking red and brown plates, cups, napkins, etc. and placing Princess's sock monkey strategically for a decoration. Any other ideas? If I have time (and enough supplies) I might make a felt pendant banner and applique a letter of Little Man's name on each pendant using my sock monkey fabric I have leftover from his overalls.

Unsolicited Advice: When planning a themed event (or any event, or just because), check out Etsy.com for handmade creations to fit whatever theme you are going for. Also, there are a TON of people who have "shops" on Facebook and are willing to create a custom item for you. To get started on finding these shops, check out Made in the USA-A Boutique Collection.

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