Monthly Archives: July 2010

Onesie Madness!

I think God was working overtime about 9 months ago, because it seems like every one of my preggers friends had or is having their baby in the recent weeks. It’s crazy! Must be the full moon. Of course, I’m still behind on my friends who had babies in May and June. I know, I know. I’m a horrible friend. But, now it’s time for catch up!

If you remember, back in April I posted Going to the Easter Chapel – Chappell & Daniel’s Quilt. Daniel’s mom, Martha, bought a custom quilt for her future grand-daughter. Well, on June 22nd, Sophie Britton Hughes was born! I had been cooking up what to get as a gift since they already had a quilt (my usual go-to!) and couldn’t decide – I’m a Libra, give me some slack. In these situations instead of deciding on one thing, I do both. It’s easier. 

For the first half, I made some appliqued onesies. The kicker is I used scraps from her quilt so my little munchie Sophie can be all diva-like and match during her tummy time.

This onesie is  very special. As you know, I love to recycle and reuse whenever I can. With clothes, I do this by going vintage or gently worn. I bought this onesie from a local store called “It’s a Wrap!” It’s a Wrap! They re-sell clothes and accessories used in TV shows and films (all cleaned, of course, but I pre and final washed it myself in Ms. Meyers Baby Detergent). This particular onesie was on All My Children. Now Sophie has a little Hollywood glam in her wardrobe.

The second half of the gift I ordered from my awesome gal, Bridgett, at Perideau Designs. She’s my favorite stationary designer. Every person I’ve given her stuff to as gifts have gone ape crazy over it – and rightly so. It’s AMAZING. Being the Southern lady, I know Chappell will be writing millions of ‘Thank Yous’, so I know she’ll love the custom notes Bridgett designed especially for her. Please notice the bird to go with the nursery theme. PRESH.

Now it’s all wrapped up and ready to go (with a “Gift from” tag from Perideau Designs). I can’t wait to see baby Sophie writing in style.

Additional onesies available in my Etsy shop! – www.etsy.com/shop/lilbumpkin

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Healing and Ready to Create!

It’s been quite a time since my last blog. I was traveling for 3 weeks and then endured sickness once I returned home. Instead of fighting it like I usually did, I surrendered. I think I’ve recouped much faster. And I’m sure my customers will be thankful to know that I wasn’t sewing while constantly blowing nad wiping my snotty, leaking nose. You are thankful, huh? Told you.

One good thing about being down for the count with sickness is that I had a TON of time to think and plan. Now it’s time to get that planning into ACTION. Without action, nothing is achieved, so let’s make it happen, world! I have four friends/family who have had babies recently and two more on the way later in the year. So, major busy with those. Some are getting quilts or bankies, others are getting onesies or bibs or other inventions since they already have a quilt someone purchased for them. I’m excited to finish so I can mail them out so the babies can wear them before they grow out of them in 2 hours.

I’m excited to start growing and creating  more items beyond “baby.” My inspiration are my two nieces: Abby and Elle, my cousins: Gracie and Gabby, and my friends’ children: Kendall, Rylee, Pierce, Eli (x2!) and Owen…and more and more keep adding to that list. With the exception of Owen, they’re all toddlers or older. I need YOUR help in knowing what the different genders like and the different ages gravitate towards. Especially you parents of little boys, bring it on!

What would you like to see for your child for clothing, toys and accessories?

Let me give you some ground rules: no cartoon or tv/movie characters – you have plenty of choices for that in Wal-Mart and Target. Keep it simple. And give me favorite pattern and colors: individual and combos. What makes something more “masculine” in your eyes? And specify what the different ages prefer – as your kids get older, what do they tend to gravitate towards? Once they hit 6 or 7  and start thinking you’re “uncool,” what designs, patterns, and styles do they prefer?

I inspired to begin designing a  Boys line of clothing once I tried to find a cute outfit for my friend’s son, Pierce. Let’s face it, girls have it easy. Poor little boys have no choices when it comes to fashion. I’m sure they could care less, but Moms should have cute options to pacify themselves – especially when you have to put your kids together in pictures. The girls always outshine the boys in this situation. The time has come for that to change. So, get excited, send me your desires and I’ll post as I go.

Now I’ve really created some work for myself!

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