Saturday, March 19, 2011


When I first started my blog it started off more personal. It quickly turned into more of a business blog, so I have wanted to change the blog address for a while. I was going to set it up with my business name, but it wasn't available. I've continued to check if it has become available, but no, today I decided I would change it to The web address better reflects by business!

Starting Monday, all business will be on the new blog. I'm going to work on setting up the new blog this weekend and post the giveaway on the new blog Monday (hopefully). Head on over and become a fan!!

Thanks for your support!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Almost to 500 fans...

First thing....we are SO close to 500 fans on my facebook page. When I reach 500 fans I'm doing another giveaway. I'll be giving away a custom outfit, plus some other items from my stock. Help us get to 500 fans!! We are at 497 last I looked!!!

Here are some things I've been working on recently. The first is my daughter modeling the owl outfit I made her. The owl design is from here. I designed the pants. At this point they are available in size 3T, but soon I'll have them available in smaller/larger sizes. If you would be interested in a pair, please e-mail me to let me know what size you would need.....still haven't decided how big I'm going on them!

Felt Owl Clips.....aren't these the cutest!!! Love them!!
Owl Clip design from here.

Knit Doll Ruffle Pants
I'll have different fabric options available for the doll pants in the near future. I'm also going to make a top to match the owl outfit above as well as a matching dress/top to go with the pants.

This dress if for a custom order I'm working on. I have one more pillowcase dress to make and two bows to complete the order.

Lots more to do this week. My to do list:
  1. Pillowcase dress
  2. Crayon wallets
  3. Art totes
  4. 2 Appliqued shirts
  5. Custom Tooth Bag
  6. 2 Personalized tooth fairy pillows
  7. Custom order for a changing pad, fabric diaper and wipes case and a binkie holder
  8. Custom Zebra Pillowcase Dress with matching doll dress
  9. Atari dust cover
  10. Custom Window Shade for my bff (way past due)
  11. Pattern design (knit pants, knit dress, etc.)
  12. Shirts/dress for 15"/18" dolls
  13. Sample First Communion/Flower Girl Dress
  14. Christening outfit for my friend's little boy

    The first 5 I have to get done this week by Wednesday or Thursday!! I guess I better get busy!!

Happy Tuesday!! Have a GREAT day!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

The winnners are.....

Thanks again to everybody who participated in my giveaway. I'll be doing more giveaways as I get more followers on my blog and more facebook fans on my business page. Please continue to spread the word!! I'll be doing my next giveaway when I ready 300 fb fans.....only 56 more fans until the next giveaway.

In the future I will announce the winner on my blog and will give you about 24 hours to respond and claim your prize. If I don't hear back from within that amount of time then I will draw a new winner. You will need to check my blog the day I say I'm going to announce the winner in order to see if you won. This time I e-mailed the winners Friday and gave the winners all weekend to respond and even sent out extra e-mails to those I didn't hear back from as of last night. A couple of the winners didn't claim their prize, so this morning I picked new winners. Now that all the pillows are claimed I would like to announce who they are....

  • (#37) Blue Pillow: Dawn, from DeDa Studios, who said "Just showing some love!!...."
  • (#14) Purple Pillow: CracklinRosie, from Hootie Patootie, who said "Love the pillows!"
  • (#33) Customized Pillow (from blog): greatdeals2010 (Kershy), who said "I visited your website and love the blue monkey taggie blanket under toys~"
  • (#11) Customized Pillow (from facebook): Gretchen, who said "Hey Julie- I found your site through your personal FB page since we went to school together. I love your stuff & my daughters do to...."

Congratulations to all the winners!!

Have a wonderful night!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

UPDATE: Tooth Fairy Pillows

Mandi and Carli, if you don't claim you tooth fairy pillows by tomorrow morning I will be picking new winners after I drop my daughter off at school (Monday morning). Please check your e-mail for a message from julie @ or jellaan @

I had a wonderful weekend with family! My brother was visiting from out of town. We played UNO and lots of Wii yesterday. The kids LOVE having their uncle around and miss him living here!! My brother left this morning and we headed south to meet up with my in-laws for my mother-in-laws birthday. We did some outlet mall shopping, had a meal at Tumbleweed, shopped some more and then headed home. It was a great weekend!! I'll miss my family, but will look forward to the next visit!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Olivia Owl Order

I had plans on getting at least a couple orders done today, but ended up just getting this one shirt done. I LOVE the way this little owl shirt turned out!! Isn't it cute?!! The design is from here. I love this fabric and think I'm going either make an outfit for the shop or one for my daughter. I need to see what sizes I still have in these shirts.

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Giveaway - Winners have been notified

UPDATE: I'm going to give the winners until the end of the weekend to get back to me since I have family in town and after thinking about it some might also be busy with family. If I haven't heard from them by Monday morning I will draw new winners for the unclaimed pillows.

Winners have about 24 hours to respond to my e-mail. If I don't hear back from you I will pick a new winner.

Once I hear back from all the winners I'll announce the names.

Thanks to everybody for participating!! Please continue to spread the word about my blog and facebook page! Once I reach 300 fans on my facebook page I'll host another giveaway for one item from my craft show stock. Last I looked I was up to 236 fans....this past week Little Darling Designs went from about 130 fans to 236, so it's possible in another week we could be having another giveaway.

I don't plan on participating in craft shows this year, so I'll be posting a bunch of my stock in the ready to ship album at discounted prices as I have time. All items in the ready to ship album include shipping, so the price you see is the price you pay.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

LAST day to enter the giveaway!!

If you haven't entered my giveaway, today is the last day. To learn more about the giveaway click on the picture of go here, You have until 11:59 p.m. tonight. I'm also giving away one personalized tooth fairy pillow to one of my facebook fans. See my facebook page for more details.

Please Pray for Luke and updates

First, I would like to ask you to pray for Luke. A couple months ago Luke, a 6 year old little boy, was diagnosed with a brain infection. While his family was driving in their car on the last day of 2010 Luke became completely nonresponsive. No movement. No blinking. No talking. Silent. Gone. His parents pulled over and called 911. Luke's father signalled for a police officer at an adjacent stop light to come help. The officer pulled Luke out of his car seat, laid him on the ground and took the phone to speak to the 911 operator. Luke was having a seizure. Luke was eventually take to the hospital in an ambulance and still remains in the hospital. Luke has been in a lot of pain and having trouble sleeping. You can read more about Luke at Here is the latest update. They will be traveling to Mayo in the near future. Please pray for Luke. Here are the family's Prayer Requests:

Sleep for Luke
Mayo travel (Rochester, MN)
Doctors at Mayo
Abram (little brother) - he will go with us on this adventure along with our friend, Lea
Complete Healing

The last couple days haven't gone as planned. I planned on getting a lot done, but have been so tired and had house cleaning and laundry to do, so I haven't gotten much done in the sewing room. The last post stated I would be posting some new designs I will be offering. Well, I haven't gotten anything else stitched out, but I did take some pictures of the other St. Patty's day shirt I stitched out. The design is from here. This shirt is a 4T and is ready to ship if anybody is interested. I stitched out 2 St. Patty's day shirts and my daughter decided she wanted the other shirt, so I'm offering this one up for sale. The shirt is $20.00 and I'm offering free shipping. I can add a bow to the shamrock and/or more crystals around the shirt if you want (free of charge). Please e-mail me if interested and I will send you an invoice.

Happy Thursday!! I'm off to finish up an order and possibly get some new items stitched up.