Monday, August 27, 2007

First Day :-)

My son started kindergarten today. Doesn't he look adorable with his cute new personalized backpack? :-)

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Did you know that many of my customers are hand-me-downs? When my dear friend Amy Pratt of That's Mine! Monogramming left her business to return to full-time teaching a few years ago, she started sending me customers. Here we are, three years later, and they are still coming. And I love it!

This week Amy sent me Elaine W and her two daughters who had an adorable project idea. They came armed with bags, trim and ideas. The photos show what emerged from the factory. Cute, huh?
The bags come from a place called Behringer Bags. (817-788-5584; 6101 Watauga Rd. Watauga, TX 76148-2800) You may have seen their storefront on 377 or their booth at Canton First Monday Trade Days. They have nice quality bags for amazingly low prices.

The trim is just your basic Hobby Lobby purchase. And look how cute the bags look with the monogram! I'm very happy with how nicely these bags turned out. :-)

Also, in the ongoing saga of my crazy family. My youngest son, who I was so proud to announce was potty trained, made his mark on our new house last week. He somehow managed to overflow the master bathroom toilet and let it run for about 30 minutes while I was upstairs sewing and I thought he was innocently watching a movie downstairs! Finally he came to me and said, "Mommy, there's something in your bathroom!"

Yes, and also in the master bedroom, and in the hallway, and in the laundry room, and in the garage. $1500 later, we're almost recovered. Ugh.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Sweet new stuff

One of my manufacturers has come up with so many cute new things in the last year, I've hardly been able to keep up. Here are two things I sent out this week that are so cute!

First is their new color combo for boys - finally! It's cadet blue with grassy green trim. They've added so many new girly styles lately and finally something new and adorable for boys. This combo is also available in snack squares, lunchboxes, laundry bags, blankies, nap mats, duffels and dopp kits. Too cute!

(font shown on backpack is one of my favorites: Hobo)

Next up is a great gift for any girl - from 2 to 92! Oh Mint (sweet little things) has also come out with new minky wraps. They are super-cute, super-soft and available in lots of super-adorable trims. This one is their hot pink polka style. Too cute!

(font style on wrap is "Boyz")

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Happy Birthday, G!

Happy Birthday to a sweet little girl who will have no "terrible" in her twos. :-)

Friday, August 17, 2007

A new work in progress

I've always wanted to do this and today I tried it out for the first time. I took a really cool picture my little friend Luke drew of his favorite movie characters (recognize any?), I removed some of the picture and focused on his favorite character: Darth Vader! I digitized the image and came up with a great design for a 5-year-old boy to wear on a t-shirt. I'm going to have him write "Star Wars" in his own handwriting and I'll add that soon too. It's going to look so cool!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The long lost blog

It has been MONTHS since I updated my LSNS blog. So, what has kept me so busy? Well, the factory moved, for one thing! We made a relatively sudden decision in the early summer that we needed more space and we needed before the oldest So N So hit kindergarten. Suddenly just a few short weeks later we had sold our house. The factory (oh, and the family residence too!) is now just a few short miles north of the old location. We are now located near 121 and Hall-Johnson Rd in Grapevine. Our new house needs a little bit of elbow grease but everyday we see more positive progress!

What else have I been doing? Sewing, actually! I've been especially busy since the move. Everyone is getting ready for back to school. And it seems lots of families are adding summer babies! I made this cute burp cloth for a little boy destined for Waco. Mom and Dad are both Baylor alum and their friend wanted to make sure little Cooper knew where he was headed.

Remember, a burp cloth is a great gift! A set of three burps with cute trim and a monogram is just $24. Add a design to any of those starting at just $4 each. If you don't need three, single burpies start at just $9.50 each. And I have so much cute fabric for both boys and girls! Buying fabric is something I've been doing too...

Another huge accomplishment...I now have no diapers in my house! Yes, the littlest So N So is potty trained! Just look at how proud he is! He was well over three when we finally got there and it couldn't have come a day sooner! When we bought the last package of diapers I said "This is the last time I'm buying these." He said, "Mommy, you so funny."
I had the last laugh. :-)