Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fabric Heaven in Tennessee

A couple weekends ago my hubby and I took a short weekend trip to Nashville. We had a nice time shopping in downtown Franklin. We ate too much food at Puckett's and The Loveless Cafe. We even splurged and got new Iphones. But the one place on my list that I had been dying to visit was Textile Fabrics. I took a sewing class a few years ago and our instructor told me I would love it. She was 100% correct. I can not believe I have never been there before since I am from North Alabama. It was wonderful. I was so overwhelmed with the choices that I only bought a little Christmas Fabric and some Anna Maria Horner Little Folks fabric to make something for my daughter for Spring. I am sure I will be dragging my mom there in the future. Here is a sneak peek from our trip. If you are in area you should for sure check it out!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Halloween is Right Around the Corner!!!

Sorry blog followers... I have been a very very bad blogger. I have been super busy with my day job, but I promise to try to do a better job. I have several things to catch up on... Let's start with some fun new Halloween things from Miss Baker Stitches.
This is Greta the Witch! She is a new dolly that I just listed tonight!

And this is our new Halloween Pumpkin applique. I have also done custom orders with solid orange pumpkins on white shirts. Super cute for your little ghost or gobin.

More coming very very soon! Nitey Nite!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Design/Sewing in Denver

I recently got back from a week in Denver, Colorado for the HOW Design Conference. I was sent with two other artists from work. We had a great time and learned a good bit about the new Adobe Software CS5. The new version of Photoshop does some pretty amazing things. We also took classes on color theory, moving from print design to web design, how Google works, and many other topics. It was a pretty fun adventure. I had never been to Colorado. It was gorgeous... but SUPER hot.
Most of our days were jam packed but of course we did find a bit of time for shopping. I had researched one fabric shop I wanted to visit before we left Alabama. So the three of us walked several blocks and took a short bus ride to Fancy Tiger. It was love at first sight. I can honestly say it was my favorite fabric store I have ever been to in person. (Well... except maybe for the Fabric District Shopping in LA with my sister in law.) They had lots of fabric, precious patterns and kits, and a second floor for knitting and spinning. I could have spent hours there.

My other favorite place we found was Magical Scraps. Their exterior was so precious... complete with a fabric banner that I loved. They had the most precious destination shirts I have ever seen. They were appliqued and then had the city name underneath. Who says souveniers have to be cheesy! This store was in an old home and it had and entire room of handmade children's appliqued t-shirts, hairbows, dresses, pacifer clips, etc. The designer does a really good job at having good stuff for boys! Usually all this stuff is so girly. They also had plenty for ladies, handmade purses, appliqued shirts and much more. If you are ever in the area you should for sure check out this store... if not she has an etsy shop. I am sure you could order anything you wanted from there.

Denver was a lot of fun. But I sure was glad to get home to the good old South and my family.

Show Your Patriotism

Good Morning Everyone,
I just found out Grace Hester Designs featured one of my Dollies in a super cute Red White and Blue Etsy Treasury. Check it out. My Dollie has some good company.

Happy Father's Day!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

More Blog Love

Hello Followers,

Sorry I have been out of town for the HOW Design Conference and have not been able to dedicate time to Miss Baker Stitches. But there will be more to come soon. Including some photos from some cool shops I got the chance to check out in Colorado!

For now just a short post to let you know Miss Baker Stitches was featured on Rocker Bye Baby's blog on Friday... check it their etsy site! They have some cool stuff.

Talk more soon!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Want to Win a Dolly Rattle Teether?

If so hop on over to Toddler Awesome. Emma is excited and having a Birthday Bash for her son Ollie... a week long (well, 5 day) celebration in honour of her little man turning 2 on the 5th June! This week she will be having 15 giveaways (maybe 16!). There will be 3 a day, Monday to Friday and the winner's will be announced on 6th June, so make sure to get your entries in quickly! The giveaways each day will be posted at approximately 7am, 2pm and 9pm (GMT because she lives in Ireland) and all giveaways will remain open until 6th June.

There are several ways to get multiple entries, so make sure to read the fine print. ;) And there are lots of other things to win... so make sure to look around at the other posts!

Thanks Emma... and Happy Happy Birthday Precious Ollie!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wow! First feature in an Etsy Treasury

I got an email over the weekend that BoutiqueLuckyStars featured one of my dolly rattles in a etsy treasury. Sadly it was down before I got home to see it. But luckily Joey and Aleethea were also featured and they took this screen capture for their blog!

Check out all these folks on etsykids. It is a wonderful place to find cool stuff for your kiddos!

Thanks BoutiqueLuckyStars and Joey and Aleethea... Love your goodies!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Little Blog Love

Hi Everyone!
My Handmade Tutu dolls were featured on a blog this week. Kangacoo Designs is in Orange County, CA and they have a super cute etsy site. Their dresses are just precious. I need to get Baker one. Check it out.

Here is a bit of info about the designer... Born and raised in California’s Bay Area and replanting her roots in Orange County, California designer Katie Lynn Nguyen has a unique perspective on children’s fashion. She finds her inspiration in street wear and current runway fashions. Katie designs by three basic principals: Creativity is king, every day is an occasion to dress up and easy to wear-easy to clean!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Dolly Baby Rattles

These are my newest creations. They are doll rattles for babies and little doll toys for toddlers. Each rattle contains two jingle bells. My 18 month old daughter loves them and has so much fun with hers. I can customize them for your little one. You choose the hair color, bow shape and color and body fabric. They measures approximately 5" tall, 2" wide at head and 1" wide at the body. Surface wash when needed.

Check them out on etsy

You can also vote of one of these rattles in the Etsykids challenge. Check it out. There are lots of precious kids things on there. This month the challenge has a flower theme. Fun Fun. I am #61.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Welcome to My World!

Hello and welcome to my new blog for my little sewing world. I am not much of a writer so I will use this as a place to post photos of new things I make for my etsy site and my 18-month-old daughter. I am a full-time Art Director for a national magazine and I love to spend my free time sewing for my daughter. But she only needs so many things. So why not start an etsy site and sew for the public. I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by.