Friday, April 29, 2011

Tornado Season

We hope that everyone was safe from the damage of the tornadoes and that you're all recovering easily from the damage.
Our hearts go out to the families that weren't so lucky.
Keep them in your thoughts.

On another note, we would like to welcome our newest team member, JaneenJ1970 - "whimsical threads custom made for you".

-The MET

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter

From all of us to all of you, Happy Easter!!!

-The MET

Monday, April 18, 2011

April Showers

It's been storming a lot. I hope everyone is staying safe.

Our apologies for not featuring a shop for our Sunday Shop this week. We'll be back on track next Sunday!

2 new members last week.
Let me introduce:

Deiseline - restore, refurbish, recreate
Mills Design Co. - for vintage clothes, accessories, etc.

Stop by their shops and show the newbies some love!

-The MET

Friday, April 15, 2011

3 New Members!!!

That's right. We've got three new members on our team!

CherishedBlessings is a bright and colorful party bag shop.

TPetree is a whimsical and bold art shop.

FavorMeDesigns is another bright and colorful paper craft shop.

They are all kid oriented shops.
Welcome, ladies!

-The MET

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Shop

Annie Dee's Designs is in bloom this spring with lovely hair accessories. From sweet pink satin to dark black silk, you can find something to match any spring dress or evening gown.
This yellow hair clip would be great for an Easter dress.This flower is made of organza and tulle fabric. It would complement a bright orange, royal blue or even a cream dress. 
This hair flower was made with baby blue chiffon, ivory chiffon, and white organza. It is simple enough for a picnic, but elegant enough for a dinner out. 
And in case you thought hair accessories was it, you can also find colorful, crocheted Easter eggs for any Easter basket. 
When did you start crafting?
I've always done something creative. My mom sewed the majority of my clothes and did hand embroidery. I took art lessons from the time I was 7 through high school. It's just always been a part of me - to craft and draw, create things.

What is your favorite thing to make?
My favorites change frequently, but currently my favorite is my crochet projects. It's such a versatile craft - you can create anything!

What are your favorite colors to work with?
I love spring colors - bright and soft. Lots of color!

Do you have anything new that you would like to try in the future?
I would love to learn how to knit!

Thanks, Annie, for participating!
Be sure to check out her shop for all of your hair accessories!

featured shop: Annie Dee's Designs
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Another New March Member

TomoAndEdie is the newest shop to join the team. Please stop by and check out their merchandise!

Also, ladies, meet-up this Sunday!

Have a great week!
Enjoy the weather!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday Shop

We're going to change the "Feature Friday on a Sunday" to "Sunday Shop" from now on. It was just becoming too much to type. 
This week's Sunday Shop is:
Cuddle Bug Gifts boutique has the most colorful children's clothing on Etsy. The designs that you will find in April's shop are loud and fun and playful.
We'll be featuring some of her newer Easter-themed listings.
Why not start with a bunny? This adorable little bunny appliqu├ęd shirt comes with  pink ruffled pants that make for a very sweet outfit that can actually be worn all summer.

The second I laid eyes on this Knot Dress, I fell in love. My favorite thing about it is that no matter which hair ties you child wants to wear, they'll undoubtedly match! A little girl could have a lot of fun in this wonderful mixed-pattern dress.
The Pillowcase Dress is as sweet as it is simple. It would look great on any little girl AND it has matching polka dot bloomers for the girl on the go.
Cuddle Bug Gifts boutique also does boys clothing.

April, what got you started when you started learning how to sew?
I started sewing by hand as a child making clothing for my dolls with leftover scraps from my grandmother. She sewed all the time making clothing for her, her grandchildren, and the house. My mother bought my first sewing machine for me when I was 16 and I had first started out redecorating my room with some pretty wild prints. It wasn't until I had my first child almost 3 years ago that I began sewing children's clothing and have never looked back. My sister and I headed to our local Hobby Lobby and picked out some fabric to make a basic pillowcase dress {that honestly was terrible}, I had sewed for years but there was so much for me to learn about making clothing. I am constantly reading about new techniques and trying new patterns. Embroidery and Applique are new to me (I have only been doing it for a year now) and I have really enjoyed adding special touches to my outfits.

How do you manage to find time to sew with little ones running around?
Haha, I wonder the same thing sometimes. I have two girls~one will be three in 4 months and the other turns 1 in 2 weeks. My oldest is pretty good if I put on a movie and she will watch it if I need to get some things complete, but mostly I sew during their nap time and after they go to sleep. This is my unwind time and sewing definitely calms my nerves after a long day.

Where do you come up with the ideas for your outfits?
My ideas come from different things and places. I will follow the bigger name boutiques to see what the latest fashions are~ to recreate at home at much more affordable price. I also will spend hours browsing fabric stores and online fabrics to come up with new ideas. With some wonderful fabric designers out there~how can you not be inspired!!

Cuddle Bug Gifts also has clothing for little boys along with the many great outfits that it has for little girls. Be sure to check it out the next time you need an original gift for a little one!

Thanks so much for sharing with us, April.

The MET: 

featured shop: cuddlebuggifts
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