Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mountain Marketplace this Saturday!

Don't forget about Mountain Marketplace this Saturday! And, if you are planning to come, please print the coupon below to save 8%! That means you get to shop at Sweet Dreams Designs' booth TAX FREE!
SDD's booth will feature all of the samples from our Spring 2009 line at a discount of at least 40% off! In addition, we will have overstocks from past shows on sale AND a super duper clearance rack! Come see me!

Just a little daydream

When the scare of the CPSIA set in, I began thinking of plan B....a back up plan to children's clothing. The only other thing in the world that I can imagine that I would LOVE to do is own a quilt/sewing shop with beautiful fabrics. Jason thinks it's a terrible idea, but he also doesn't realize the demand for that type of thing. Especially here in the South and especially here in my corner of the world...there just isn't much to choose from in the way of crafting/fabric stores. Chelsea could really use one. I have fabulous ideas for it that I just can't share in case someone decides to snatch them away before I have a chance to use them! haha...

Anyway, if I were to own a quilt shop, I would want it to look a little like this:

Isn't that beautiful!? This is the new shop of Karen Gray Design in Winston-Salem , North Carolina. Now you know my little secret!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Just had to share this picture with you guys....

This is Miss Halle, the daughter of a friend of mine from the days at good old Chilton County High! Halle is 5 and makes just the perfect model for my designs!

If any of you have pictures of your children wearing Sweet Dreams Designs - send them in and I'll feature them here! I love seeing my designs come to life on your little ones!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bella and Paris learn to model

Well, at least we tried to model a little today! Bella did pretty well, but Paris just wanted to sleep!

The girls are modeling their new Martingale Collars from The Mod Dog on Etsy. What a great find! You may recognize Paris' collar which is done in the same Mod Blooms pattern that I am using for the Fall 2009 line! Both collars are made from ribbons from Patty Young's Andalucia collection.
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Monday, April 20, 2009

Everything's on sale!

If you've been waiting for a sale, now is the time to shop! We are winding down the Spring 2009 season and getting ready for a new line of fabulous new designs!

EVERY SINGLE ITEM in the online boutique is on sale! Many things are completely out of stock or only available in limited sizes, so go shop now while your favorites are still available!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A little of this and that...

Funny...the other day a friend emailed me out of the blue and asked if I was ok. I responded with yes, why? Her answer? You haven't posted any blogs lately! I couldn't help but laugh. So, is your blog post!

I guess lately I've been pretty caught up in getting out the remainder of the season's trunk show orders. I hate getting behind, but that's where I've been lately. I'm finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and making my way through the piles of orders that are almost ready to be shipped! So, if you've been waiting, your wait is almost up! Judy, Joanna and I have been hard at work getting the last of spring cranked out and we are gearing up for Fall 2009 and making Spring 2010 samples for photography! (yes, that's right....spring 2010 is on it's way into production!)

You've seen many of the samples from Fall 09 already...if you haven't, check out the album on our Facebook page. While you're there, become a fan! 4 more days to reach 300 fans and I'm giving out three $25 gift certificates to the fan who recruits the most new fans! I've added one more fabric combo to the Fall 09 line that hasn't been photographed yet....

We are also bringing back some fun camo for the boys! The spring Camo Critters was so popular!

As well as some oldies but goodies....
And of course your basic ginghams in an array of colors.....Pink, blue, black, chocolate, red, and orange!

And last but not least....bring on the team spirit!

And while I'm sitting here looking at my collage of Spring 2010 fabric selections, I'm dying to show them to you....but it is WAY too soon!

On a side note, if you are into fabric I am in the process of loading the Spring 2009 fabrics into my Etsy shop to sell along with some FAB patterns from Patty Young, Lila Tueller and Pink Fig.

Ok, off to have a happy Saturday! Last show of the season is tomorrow and I'll be selling off my samples, so if you are interested in any of the ones I've posted here in the past or any of the ones in my Etsy shop, you better go get them!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Become a Facebook Fan & Win! | Sweet Dreams Designs

Facebook | Sweet Dreams Designs

We all know that social networking is a wonderful new form of advertising. What I'd like to do is see how many fans we can recruit for Sweet Dreams Designs in a week! Here's how it will work:

As a fan of SDD, you will have the opportunity to recruit more fans for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to use on the site! Send your friends a link to the page:

Once the person you recruited joins the page, they will leave a comment stating who recruited them. The TWO people that recruit the most fans in a week will win the certificate!

The contest will start today (April 15th) and end on Wednesday, April 22nd. My goal is 100 fans! Annnnnnnnnnd GO!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Lots of samples for sale in my Etsy shop!

Check out my Etsy shop for many samples on sale!

I have also begun selling some of the fabrics that I use in my designs as well as some awesome new sewing patterns from Indie Designers like Patty Young & Lila Tueller.

Patty's patterns are actually a pre-order so you can get them before anyone else! AND I'm offering FREE SHIPPING on all patterns!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Monogrammed dresses - sizes available!

Just for good measure, I ordered extra Linen Dresses for the monogramming special! The sizes I have left are as follows:

12 month (pink)
18 month (pink)
2T (pink)
3T (pink)
4T (pink)

They are still $29.99 through Easter Sunday, but if you want them to wear for Easter, order, right this very minute!

Monogram Instructions


New from the Fall 2009 Photo Shoot!

I thought this was another cutie from our Fall 2009 photoshoot with Once in Every Life. Bailey has been modeling for me for three seasons now! One of my favorite pictures is on the right hand bar of the blog from our Fall 2008 session....that's Bailey! Check out those pink clogs - perfect, right?

This is Taylor's second season with us. I thought this pic was cute - she was caught mid twirl! This little Holiday Set was the first outfit I made for the Fall 2009 line and I was thrilled when it was completed. My favorite thing about the line is that everything is mix and match. For example - you could also wear these pants with this top if you prefer a different look. And as always - it looks great with jeans too! Oh - and the turtleneck is also from SDD check out the matching ruffle around the collar!

Well, tonight we are having Jason's birthday dinner with a few of his work buddies here at our house. That means I have a ton to do before 6pm. One of those items on my list is pick out a coordinating paint color for our home's exterior. We are having our house painted over the weekend. With that being said - I'll write more when I can. I have some news to share....and no it's not good news, and no I'm not pregnant! (It seems every time someone my age "has news" everyone immediately assumes they are pregnant....or maybe it's just me!)