Monday, February 28, 2011

Welcome New Followers and new projects

Welcome all new followers. Thanks for stopping by. I love to hear your comments!!

I've been working on some new projects. I bought a jewel setter at least a couple years ago and it sat in the box until just a few days ago. I don't know why I never got it out's so much fun!!

This first design I stitched out for my daughter who is a March baby. I love all the crystals....what little girl doesn't love sparkles!! This will be available in my shop sometime this week. The design is from here.

This project is also going to be available in my shop just as soon as I get a chance to set it up this week. I am also giving away one of these custom shirts in a giveaway at Wild Sisters Bowtique, so go check out the giveaway. This design is from here. I also have this design in numbers, which work great for birthdays!! I'll get a picture posted tomorrow with a sample of the number design.

I'm a little late getting St. Patty's day shirts up....guess these will be ready for next year. If anybody is interested one of these shirts, please feel free to e-mail me. I'll have another St. Patty's day shirt posted tomorrow. This designs is from here.

The following little girl pillowcase dress and matching doll dress is available in my shop, but I also donated one to the auction for the Staats family going on over at Polka Dot Junkie by Megan Green. If you aren't familiar with the Staats family, they lost their 4 month old daughter when she stopped breathing at the babysitters. You can find out more about the Staats family on their blog.

Check back tomorrow for more new designs. Have a great night!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hoppin Weekend

Free Hot Samples
This Hop Opens Every Friday At 3pm PST And Stays Open Until 9pm PST Sunday
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Friday, February 25, 2011

Saturday Stalk REMIX Bloghop

Happy Saturday!!

It's a Social Parade - hosted by Smart and Trendy Moms

Participating in the Social Parade on Friday. Join in with me!

Smart and Trendy Moms

Facebook Hops

Happy Friday!! I'm in need of Facebook fans and blog followers. If you follow me in any/both of these of these medias leave me a comment and I'll return the favor and follow you back.

Here are some of the facebook hops for today:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Time for a GIVEAWAY!!

I've thought about doing a giveaway many times and just haven't gotten around to putting one together. I decided last week that now is the time. For this giveaway I will be giving away the two tooth fairy pillows in the first picture below, plus a personalized tooth fairy pillow. There will be three winners chosen through If I reach 300 fans on my facebook page I will pick a another winner for a personalized tooth fairy pillow. Are you wondering if you read that correctly? Yes, there is a possibility for 4 winners!!

So, how do you get a chance to win? See the details below the pictures.

The winners of the personalized pillows will have the choice of a boy or a girl pillow in any color minky fabric I have in stock at the end of the giveaway. Giveaway will run for one week and winners will be drawn next Friday morning (March 4th). Once I draw the winners I will e-mail each and then post the winners.

When I reach 500 fans on my facebook page I will do another giveaway for a custom outfit (boy or girl).

Sample personalized pillows I made for customers.

Here are the details for entering this giveaway.
  1. Become a follower of my blog and then leave a message under comments that you are a follower and please include your e-mail address so I can easily get in touch with you if you are the winner.

Extra Entries:

  1. Like my facebook page and then leave a message under comments that you did this and also include your e-mail address.
  2. Blog about this giveaway and then leave a comment with your blog address and your e-mail address.
  3. Share this giveaway on your facebook page and leave a message that you did this and again, include your e-mail address.
  4. Check out my etsy shop and leave a comment what you like in the shop. Please include your e-mail address.
  5. Visit my website, Little Darling Designs, and leave a message what you like and please include your e-mail address.
  6. If you did all of the above, leave another comment to earn an additional chance to win. Again, please include your e-mail address.

PLEASE remember to include your e-mail address with each comment. If you forget to include your e-mail address, please delete your comment and then leave a new comment with your e-mail address. If you don't include your e-mail address I will not search for it if you are a winner and I will pick another winner. Thanks for your cooperation!!

Giveaway closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 3, 2011. Any comments left after that time will not be included when I pick the winners.

That's all!! I'll be in touch with the winners on Friday, March 4, 2011.

Happy Thursday!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Celebrate the BOY!!

Do you have a boy and like sewing ideas for him? If your answer is yes, then you need to check out Made by Rae and MADE this month. They are celebrating the BOY for the next month. Each day each will have some new ideas for sewing for the boy(s) in your life.

Today Made by Rae kicks off the first day with a tutorial for dragon slippers. These would be great for the boys in your life, but with this tutorial you can make them for anybody, any size!! Aren't they cute!!!

Photo from Made by Rae
Dana at MADE kicks off the first day with a tutorial for kid's pants. Throughout the month she will share a series of pants ideas with you, each one building on each other, with tutorials and patterns. A couple years ago she shared a tutorial for making Knee Pad Pants, which I love!! Check it out here and then go here for today's tutorial.

Photo from MADE
If you missed out on last year's Celebrate the BOY click here to check it out.
Happy Sewing!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Another custom outfit and some other orders....

I haven't been good about taking the time to blog lately, so thought I would take a few minutes today to show you a few things I have worked on over the past few weeks. Here are just a few things I've completed recently. A couple of the things are for my daughter and the rest are orders.

This is one I completed a while ago, but my daughter wore it yesterday to school. I love pillowcase dresses because they can be worn all year round and can be worn for years. Once it is too short for a dress she can wear it as a top with some pants, shorts or capris.

Here is another outfit I made for my daughter recently. She wore this to school Monday. The skirt is a new pattern I am working on designing. I need to make some changes the next time around, but I love the way it turned out!! My daughter picked the bird fabric out of my stash and insisted I make her a skirt with it (although I had plants to make some ruffle pants), but on Monday she was in tears before school because she wanted a black bird (black fabric with birds on it....never seen anything like this) skirt to wear with the shirt!! The girl has a mind of her own and is very particular about what she wants these days!
The bird design is from GG Designs.
Here is a shirt a friend of mine ordered to give to her niece. I love these fabrics and think I'm going to make another shirt with this same owl and fabrics with some matching pants/capris. I think this will make a cute spring/summer outfit. What do you think?

The owl is from Planet Applique.

Here are a couple shirts I made for an order for twin girls. I've used this owl many, many times. It is one of my favorites. It is the Olivia Owl design from Lynnie Pinnie.

A friend of mine found a couple outfits she wanted for her daughter, but they were only available up to size 12-18 months and her daughter is 3. The first one was made from giraffe minky fabric and was loved by all. :) This is the second outfit I made. It has a few changes from the picture she showed me. I created my own patterns for this outfit. I haven't seen it on her daughter yet, but can't wait!!

These last two outfit were made for a customer. The bird design is from Planet Applique.

The Rocketship is from Digistitches. I got the idea for the patches on the pants from MADE. When my customer asked for pants made out of cotton fabric in size 18-24 months I thought about how many pairs of pants my son has ruined because he is so hard on the knees. It thought patches on the knees would be cute and would help the pants last longer. She liked the idea, so here is what I created.

All of these outfits can be made to order in the size and fabric of your choice. Please e-mail me if you are interested in placing an order.