Friday, October 9, 2009

Freebie Friday Made with Love and Glue

Check out this awesome giveaway from Made with Love and Glue that is being hosted at Fabulous Fun Finds. I really think these hair clips are super cute. This giveaway ends 10/12...which isn't too far off so go here really quick and enter this super cute giveaway! Also take a minute and check out the rest of Fabulous Fun Finds blog because they are getting ready to giving away lots of super fun stuff.

And as always, be sure to check out my etsy store for lots of fresh, fun and chic vinyl graphics!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


For my tutorial this week I made some appliqued onesies yay! I have been wanting to do this for a long time. It was fun! yet also made me realize how rusty my sewing is. YIKES! I was given a sewing machine a while ago from my Grandma Anderson and had an old one from my Grandma Martinez that I usually used but since both have been put away for some time I decided to pull out the newer one and give it a whirl. I ended up not being a quick thing. I some how lost or was never given the all purpose or zigzag presser foot that came with the sewing machine and after ripping my whole room apart looking for it I finally had to wait until Wednesday to run and try and find a new one. But after that annoying delay I was able to whip them up pretty quick. The tutorial that taught me how to make the appliques is over at The Idea Room but I also found some cute patterns and great tips over at Crap I've Made. The only thing I can add to any of this is that I used a diapering ink sewing marker and drew an outline around the designs so that I could hope to keep the sewing a little more even. It worked out great and for any of the ink that did "spontaneously disappear" (exact words from the marker, I don't know why but that really made me laugh when I read it - spontaneously, really? pahaha) I took a wet washcloth to it and the rest of the ink disappeared with the water. I made these 3 onesies for a neighbor's 1st birthday and plan to make a lot more in the future. I really had a lot of fun with these and if you haven't made one yet try it out! If I can do it you CAN do it. Remember, something else fun to do is to check out my etsy site!

Monday, October 5, 2009

My Favorite Part

Today I was getting a lot of orders ready to send out and I realized that My Favorite part of all is packaging them. There are many different steps in getting vinyl ready and although as a whole I like them all, I really do enjoy wrapping them the best. I'm not sure if it's because it signifies to me that it's DONE, or if it is because I know that this last step will be the first thing people see or if it's just simply because I am a girl and pretty paper and bows just makes me happy LOL. Anyway, here are some pictures of how I wrap and package my vinyl for shipping. Enjoy! And remember for Home Decor that's fresh, easy and chic check out my shop!

All wrapped up and ready to be put in shipping containers.

Hand stamped Thank You stickers

I have lots of different colored paper and have been debating about starting to do seasonal colors/designs.

I even have some metallics!

I ship in 3 in tubes and priority mail boxes depending on what is ordered.

Just like everything in my store, custom options are always available. If it's being sent as gift I can do custom paper and tags!