Saturday, June 28, 2008

Work it girl....

What a fun day!
Today was day two, the final day of photos for the Fall Collection. We began at Botanical Gardens at around 9:30am and even though I was running a little behind this morning, everything went so smoothly we ended up ahead of schedule! It was a day full of beautiful subjects, fantastic weather and smiling faces! I absolutley can NOT wait to show off these fantastic pictures. With about 1200 photos to sort through and edit, April believes we can get the fall brochure/catalog out by the end of July. **Crossing fingers!!!**

I'm reminded all the time of what great friends I have - always coming through for ya when you need em! Thank you to all of you who participated the past two days....

I won't lie, it was a scorcher today, but with nothing else to complain about, it was a perfect day. I plan to take the rest of the evening off and go to dinner with some friends and have a margarita! However, it is back to the grindstone tomorrow! I have to catch up on a few orders and still get some out in time for the 4th!!!!! yikes

Friday, June 27, 2008

Congratulations to our winner!

Congratulations JOHN DAVID!!!!
You are this quarter's contest winner!
John David has won a $20 gift certificate from Sweet Dreams Designs and a photo shoot from Once in Every Life Photography!

Easter JD 2

Thanks for everyone's participation! There were LOTS of emailed votes for each entrant and the votes were close! I hope you will participate next time! The next contest is in September. Show off your new fall digs!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bonus Contest Prize!

so belles show

Monday, June 23, 2008

Saturday On the Bluff

Wow, was the outcome of Saturdays trip to Bluff Park a surprise!? Not that I consider myself a negative thinker, but I always do find that if you don't expect much you'll always be pleased with the outcome.....or at least not let down!

I spent all day Saturday at Bluff Park United Methodist having my first booth at my first vendor fair! It was a GORgeous day, I lucked out with a fantastic booth location next to some very friendly people. To my left was Sherri Griffin of Sherri Griffin Photography. She does beautiful hand tinted portraits on real film "the old fashioned way." Then to my right was Sue Ellen Binkley and her family with Taste of Gourmet. They have yummy mixes for dips, dinners, pies, sauces, etc. that make cooking easier. Of course they would put me next to the food booth, right? I did well though and didn't snack on their yummy Mississippi Mud Pie, muffins, salsa and dips all day! Fortunately, I stayed pretty busy and didn't have much time to shop or eat. I brought plenty to keep me busy though....buttons to sew on, a book to read....but never needed it and that's a good thing!

I had several visitors come to see me - Elizabeth, (mom of Caroline, last quarter's contest winner!), my grandmother, Aunt Sherry and Lisa, Niki and Linda surprised me with a visit too. Thankfully, Aunt Sherry stayed with me after lunch until close and helped me break down the booth and load my car. It would have taken forever by myself.

To sum it all up, I had very positive feedback from the line. Had lots of interested people take brochures, etc. AND, I guess the most interesting thing is, almost everyone that stopped by said I just HAD to do Cottontails Village next year in March. Of course, I had thought about this in the past but figured there was really no way I would have enough inventory to make it work. I really think I'm going to try though. It would be great for business I think. I have already started picking out Spring fabrics!

That about wraps it up for me today. I have several new orders that I need to catch up on and lots more sewing to do before the photo shoots on Friday and Saturday!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Photo Contest - Round 2 - Time to VOTE!

Time to vote in our 2nd Quarter Photo Contest! The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to Sweet Dreams Designs.
Rules for voting:
You may vote up to three times -

  1. Here at Blogger
  2. By Email to
  3. At my Myspace Page blog area

No anonymous votes will be counted!

BONUS! By voting here at Blogger, you will be entered to win a 10% off coupon! How it works:

Voters will be entered in at and voter #25 will win the coupon! Simple as that! (If you have never used you should check it out.....perfect for selecting a random winner! All you do is enter in a list of names and it will reorganize the list in a different order. Fun to play with!)

Ok, now for the cuties.......

Easter JD 2

1.) John David

Katherine Graham
2.) Katherine Graham

3.) Savannah Grace

Picture 206
4.) Claire

4.) Brayden

Bo Hurley

5.) Bo Michael

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Coupon for Mtn. Marketplace 6/21

so belles show

Monday, June 16, 2008

Once in Every Life....

Just a special thanks to April at Once in Every Life photography for the amazing pictures to use in my Fall brochure!

Fall Brochure Preview

To preview the brochure, you will have to click on the image to bring up the full picture....the file I uploaded was a little large for this page!

Brochure Outside

Brochure outside

Brochure Inside

Fall Brochure Inside

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Upcoming Shows

Upcoming Shows

Now booking Fall 2008 Shows!
Fall shows start July 10th!

June 21, 2008
Mountain Marketplace
9am - 5pm
Hoover, AL

July 10, 2008
Leanne Calhoun
Time TBA
Alexander City, AL

July 12, 2008
Barnsley Gardens Resort
10am- 1pm
Adairsville, GA

July 17, 2008
Rachel Wadley/Mallory Rushing
Time TBA
Mountain Brook, AL

August 2, 2008
Erica Hurley
Time TBA
Atlanta, GA

Monday, June 2, 2008

Mountain Marketplace

Mountain Marketplace is just around the corner! Join us!