Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Spring Items....Silk flower HeadBands!!!!

So after adjusting to life with 4 little munchkins, I rejuvenated myself by coming up with a new product that just hit my Etsy Shop ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/YOUniqueBaby)....cute silk flowers on Stretchy Headbands! I was inspired to make these because of my oldest who just went to Kindergarten this year! I wanted something representative of her age group in my shop, since I try to involve all of my kids in my business! They are my harshest critiques, when it comes to picking material, and finalizing products!!!! :) Oh how I love their opinions!!!

So I hit the ground running on making these silk flowers, and I have to admit, they have become a favorite for me! They are all so unique and beautiful....and the color combinations are ENDLESS!!!! Here are a few photos of my work:

 This one was my first ever and I just love it!

Pink polka dots:


Zebra Print

Brown Polka Dots:


Vintage Green:


That's all for now! Maybe I'll get around to posting a tutorial on how to make these! :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fall is Here and we are ready!!!

Fall is here, and that's exactly what is going on right now in our lives! I have "fallen" off of the blogging bandwagon and every other bandwagon, for the matter! I have been trying to get myself up and running again, after nearly 15 weeks of morning sickness and then making it through the hustle and bustle of school, transitions, and birthday extravaganzas! Fall is the busiest time of year for us as far as birthdays and holidays, but we are on track for a relatively relaxed season! Birthday presents wrapped and ready to go! Party preparations are underway, and Christmas gifts for the kids are all all wrapped! I know....maybe I can blame it on nesting! Great excuse!

But I am excited to get back to sewing more regularly. I am just doing it every so often now, but thrilled to be hitting a fabric sale this week to stock up on some cute patterns for the fall and winter to make into blankets, travel minkys, and burp clothes. I will get some cute blankets done, and hopefully sold! I consider my sales to be a contribution for this year's Christmas gifts. So far, I am off to a good fall, having 4 sales just last week. Lots of new styles just listed, plus I have started a new line of burp clothes and gift sets (travel minky blanket with a matching burp cloth!)


Besides that I have to pass along a great new cheesecake recipe my brother first introduced to me and I have been in love with it ever since! I have been craving KEY LIME (which I can't even remember the last time I wanted Key Lime! :)! Here is the best frozen cheesecake you will ever have!! Put some raspberries on top and have the most stunning and scrumptious dessert for your holiday dinner!


Well, that's it for now!!! I have "fallen" off of this bandwagon for awhile, but I am still alive, enjoying the beautiful fall weather and loving all that this season has to bring!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

International Shipping Information!

So I have been in a quandary as to how to ship things over seas for cheap. I have had to charge people an arm and a leg to ship products, but see that other sellers can ship for cheaper! If it's any help to you, as it has been to me, take a look at this website for great tips on shipping internationally!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A New Shop and Line are BORN!!!!

Well, I have been incognito for a while now! But I have been very busy! I did another craft show, which was an interesting experience!! It rained for some of it, and it was sunny for some of it! And the best part of it was, I braved it without a tent!!!! :) I know!!!!

Anyhow...I got the "umph!" to open a new shop on Etsy...Here it is: www./etsy.com/shop/YOUniqueBaby

I am SO excited, and hope that my passion for making blankets pays off! I have been sewing since I was 12 years old! I now have the HONOR of using my Grandmother's sewing machine and there are so many memories there. She was a wonderful seamstress! And I hope to pass along products filled with love and great memories to all of those YOUnique Babies out there!!!!

Here are some photos of my new line: Travel Blankets/Mini Minkys:

Friday, May 7, 2010

Pre-Made Invitations are in the works!

So, as I have been talking to people, I have discovered a couple of things.....

1. People want the look of handmade invitations vs. the processed ones hanging in the stores that EVERYONE buys!
2. People don't like the hassles of customizing with a company, which includes increased prices for customization, time to edit proofs, and then waiting for the turn-around time!
3. People want something unique...or should I say "YOUnique!!!" :)

So, I have heard the comments, and I have switched gears here and started creating sets of
pre-made, handmade" invitations!!!!! So, what I have done is created the invitation, and the wording is all printed out. The specifics of your event is all that needs to be filled in. I do, however, offer "customizing" color choices on some of the invites! This, to me, accomplishes all of the revolutions I mentioned earlier! Here are some samples of some of my new invites!!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Craft Fair Highlights and Lowlights!

Well, I did my first craft show, and I survived! I did more than survive, I actually sold a few things, despite the slow traffic. So here's a few highlights and lowlights of my day!

Great spot: I was the first table when you walked in!
Sold a few things
Met a fellow Etsian

Low traffic of people and lower sales
Quick show...only 4 hours

I really don't have any complaints, because I had never done a craft show before. My expectations were to sell a few things and get my name out there. I handed out business card magnets and got my name exposed. Hopefully some more sales will come from this!  I actually just felt great that I had an identity besides "MOMMY!" It was good to be able to see my hobby come to life and bless other people! Very rarely do people just send cards in the mail. There is no need to since we have texting, Facebook, email, and IM. I want to change all that, and bring the importance of a handwritten note back in style! When I grow old, I want to look back and have written memories of people, places, and events! That's the power of writing!

I have MANY new styles in stock. Some are listed on Etsy, but not on my site yet (hopefully by next week, when I recuperate!). Here are a few ways to take a sneak peek, if you would like! Over and out!!! A full day's work!


Monday, April 12, 2010

Inventory Frenzy!!! CRAFT FAIR HERE I COME!!!

Well, I am ready for my first craft show! I am really excited to expose my crafts to more people and meet other crafters!!! This Saturday will be my first craft show at Sycamore Trails Elementary School in Bartlett, IL! I have been SO busy building my inventory, and have practically lived in our basement at every chance I can get trying to get things done! I love every minute of it though. It gives me a sense of purpose and gets my mind off of all the diapers I changed, mouths I fed, tears I wiped and spills I cleaned up that day! :) Here's a sneak peak at some of my inventory...These aren't even all listed on Etsy yet or my website...so it's really fresh!!!