Saturday, September 24, 2011
Today I took an hour out of my day to reorganize all of my tulle and ribbon. Unfortunately I don't have a craft room so I have taken up a corner of the family room for the past couple months. Last weekend I started the daunting task of cleaning out the walk-in closet in the family room to make room for my supplies. Sweetie Bug decided to help me sort out the tulle:
While searching the web for new tips and tricks I discovered a new way to cut my tulle and "cut" my cutting time by 3/4!!! Makes creating a tutu much quicker and easier, so I was very excited about that!
Stay tuned for many more ribbon choices, artificial flower and satin rose clips, art sculpture ribbon clips and much more!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
For those interested, Sweetie Bug will be at "An Evening At the Busy Women's Express Shop" on November 10th from 4-8 p.m. at the Laurel building in downtown Kelowna. We will also be at the "2nd Annual Westbank Busy Women's Christmas Extravaganza" on November 19th from 10-3 pm, this event takes place at the Westbank Lions Club. There will be many other amazing vendors, swag bags for the first 50 people through the doors, door prizes and more! So come on by and do some Christmas shopping and support some local small businesses.
Friday, August 19, 2011
It's getting towards that time of year where I am thinking about Christmas and will soon be working on some art sculpture winter themed clips! Great items for stocking stuffers! I will be participating in the 2nd Annual Fall Kids Flea Market on October 15th so come and check us out for some great tutus and hair accessories for the Fall and Winter! I will also have a table full of newborn - 9 month baby girl items, toddler boys clothes (mostly 3T) and some other wonderful babies and children's items including some gently used cloth diapers! Come on by and check out all of the other wonderful vendors :) I will be looking for opportunities for some Christmas craft fairs as well, so stay tuned...
Saturday, May 14, 2011
We have been battling a couple cases of the sickies around our house this week so I haven't had a lot of time to devote to creating, but everyone seems to be on the mend now. This coming week I should have a bit more time to create!
I am excited because on Monday we will be going to Wee Piggies And Paws to have something wonderful created by Ilona! I can't wait to see what she comes up with for us. It's going to be so awesome to have a keepsake of the kid's hands to enjoy for years to come. I will be sure to post a pic once it is done!
Another exciting opportunity has come up as a wonderful woman I know from my middle/high school days is now doing photography! I am making a tutu for her cute little daughter that she is going to photograph for me - it is going to be really neat to have some professional shots taken of my creations :) My camera is ok, but definitely not of the caliber I would like. You can check out Shannen's photography here!
I'm off to place a large order for more tulle - so I can make the visions in my head "come to life"!
Monday, May 9, 2011
Tonight I worked on setting up my Etsy shop. Not an easy feat when my internet connection seems to be soooooo slow and I am trying to have several windows open at once so I can multitask. Oh, and there's sweetie bug, not wanting to be down in her crib ...a new one for us, she's used to the bassinet. Off I go for a snuggle :)
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Pictured here is our table at the 2nd Annual Kids Flea Market that we took part in on Saturday. It was really nice to get out and get a feel for in-person markets and to meet some of the wonderful babies and kids that will wear my creations! A favourite was the Pink Chocolate tutu, so I will definitely be making more of those! Also, the fashion doll or BarbieTM tutus were definitely a hit with little girls, and I sold out of my dolly/teddy bear tutus. I will be sure to create some more in the near future! I also met some wonderful women who run some amazing local companies. You can find all of these on Facebook, including Mommy Jewels (I have one of Kim's wonderful "granite" nursing necklaces, Pretty Little Lids - the cutest owl and monster hats you've ever seen! Snap Pea Designs make the most wonderful little animals and creatures for little ones.... I am definitely going to have to order some of these soon. Another great lady from Wee Piggies and Paws Kelowna stopped by my table with her super cute daughter. They do amazing keepsakes of your little one's hands and feet - I am really looking forward to having my children's done in the very near future! I encourage you to check out all of these local businesses and let them know that Sweetie Bug Creations sent you :)
I had a nice break today for Mother's Day and my wonderful husband and boys made me breakfast. Sweetie Bug didn't quite get the memo, so I didn't get to sleep in (breastfeeding does have its disadvantages sometimes!), but we had a nice, relaxing day. We had lunch with my parents and the did a few quick errands followed by a late afternoon walk up to the resevoir. It was nice to have some down time without having to do dishes or laundry or cooking! Back to normal tomorrow :)
Now, if only I could decide what to start on next! There are so many projects awaiting me and I am not quite sure where to begin....
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I made a new tutu tonight that I haven't yet taken pictures of. It will be called The Sweetie Bug...and it is red shimmer and black shimmer as a bit of a ladybug look (3x red to 1x black). It is super pretty. I may also add black dots to it as I hope to develop it into a bit of a Halloween costume for my Sweetie Bug this fall. I also want to make a honey bee costume in the near future. Yes, I am already thinking Halloween...I am just a wee bit of a planner (can you tell?). I hope to have several costume choices available, which will of course include ballerina, fairy and princess.
I received a wonderful shipment in the mail today...my cute fabric flower appliques that are pink ribbon themed. So, next week once my new pink grosgrain ribbon arrives I will begin several sets of clippies for the fundraiser. I may incorporate a few into the tutu as well...we'll see what inspiration hits at the time! Wow, that's a lot of pink!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I will also work on a little fundraiser after the weekend. A friend of a friend has been diagnosed with breast cancer in her early 30's so I would like to do a little to help her out and also raise some money to donate to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. I am going to do a very pink tutu as well as many sets of hair clips. I am not sure yet if the best fundraiser is a raffle or a silent auction of the items. I think they would be so perfect for a participant of the Run For The Cure or for a Halloween costume or child's dress up item. I will donate 100% of the proceeds to the cause! If anyone has any input or more ideas for me on this matter I would love to hear from you!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
I still have a lot to do to get ready for the sale (and in the business start-up in general). But, I'll work with what I get done and lots more time in the future for new products/designs, etc. I have an etsy shop on hold until I get a few things ahead...but will let you know when it is up and running! Lots of wonderful things to come!!!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
I am going to work on getting some shots taken of some other "models" for my creations in the next while. I have had some wonderful friends offer up their children for me to use for models and as the weather warms up I will have to do some photo shoots! I need more time to figure out all the features on my camera and editing software! I'm getting there slowly!
Well, that's it for now...just wanted to post that I am working on lots more items and selection and am constantly creating or brainstorming new creations :) Stay tuned for many more fun items in the near future!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I've been working on a few things, but am still waiting for a couple of elusive shipments of tulle and ribbon and some other goodies. Also just ordered some more shimmer tulle...think I will make more shimmer tutus because the turn out so pretty! I spent the morning this morning sorting out my crafting area...Sweetie Bug's bedroom is what used to be my office, so I am now confined to a corner of the dining room! I think I've now got it all sorted :)
I want to make birthday parties a bit of a specialty so I am going to make favour packages...8 hair clippies for $10.00 (all of same pattern/colour) and also 6 fairy wands for $22.00. I will work on some more things as well, but that is where I will begin. I am waiting for my new cricut cartridge to work on a banner for when I do craft shows and I would also like to do a sample Happy Birthday banner as well. I am trying to continually grow and expand without branching off too far and doing too many things.
I am also offering a $10.00 gift certificate on a giveaway at Mommies Who Love Freebies. There are all kinds of goodies to be found there, so you may want to head on over and check it out...let them know that Sweetie Bug Creations sent you!
Well, that is all for now. I'm off to work on a few things :)
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Here is Sweetie Bug in one of my photo-prop tutus that I make for newborns. These really add a cute touch to a newborn photoshoot! The newborn tutus I make on ribbon so that they can be tied rather than an elastic waist. This makes it easy to simply drape them over a sleeping infant or to simply tuck in around them in any position they are in. These tutus are 6" in length with a waist of about 15" - again tied onto ribbon rather than elastic. The cost for these tutus is $10 (shipping extra). The waist is not wrapped in satin ribbon but it can be added for an additional $1. Sweetie Bug was having a great time playing with the tulle!
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