Monday, November 30, 2009

20% off Spring 2010 Preorders! Monday only!

Wow - 2009 has been another crazy busy year for me and for Sweet Dreams Designs! With the addition of a brick and mortar store, continuing with the designing of the Spring 2010 line, taking our Boy's Line to the Atlanta Apparel Mart, and many more exciting things, each year just seems busier than the last!

All of these things have also kept me from sending a Sweet Dreams Designs newsletter in a while! So, in celebration of Cyber Monday, I invite you to take a look at our Boys and Girls Spring 2010 line! Place your preorder before midnight tonight and receive 20% off! Enter code CDN091130095215 at checkout.

Are you interested in hosting a show this season? Please contact me as soon as possible to be added to the calendar. Dates are limited this season and there are LOTS of you who have already mentioned being interested in hosting a show! Let's schedule it now!

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and are looking forward to a beautiful holiday season! Thanks, as always, for your continued support!


Anna Garner

Friday, November 20, 2009

Our first "DIY" at Grandmother's Joy

I'm getting really excited about our first Design It Yourself event at the store! On Thursday from 4pm - 7pm we'll be serving wine and some yummy snacks as well as having a little "mini trunk show"! (Plus 20% off all other purchases!)

For girls I am featuring this cute little bell sleeve tunic with optional leggings. The size range is huge! It is available from 6 months to 12 years! Here are Chloe and Halle modeling the sample for me again!

UPDATE...Well, this never got published before the event, so here is the followup!

We had a great turnout for the Open House! Of course there was too much food, as there always is, but I've been doing my best to polish it off today!

Here is a picture of Lela, the daughter of my store manager, sitting with our DIY display - ready to place her order!

I love our little hot pink and lime green tree! My mother in law, Jeanette, made my bows and streamers. I'm hoping she'll make some for my tree at home when I get it up too!

A closeup of our DIY samples. I LOVE the way the little puppy tee turned out! If you like it too, the sample is for sale in the store in a size 4T for $48.00.

And lastly, here's a picture of me (completely wiped out!) and my cousin Krysta who has been helping out at the store lately. We had a good time and I'm really looking forward to the next one in January!

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Talented friends

I'm so thankful that I have so many talented friends!

So, I totally stole this photo off of Facebook so that I could share it here....I haven't picked up my disk of images yet and I just couldn't wait another minute to share this awesome picture taken by a high school friend, Misty Haggard. Her daughter Chloe, on right, is so cute and probably sharing some fabulous secret with Halle, the daughter of another high school friend! I can only imagine what these two are giggling about, but it made for a fabulous picture! Not to mention, they both totally rock these two new outfits from Sweet Dreams Designs Spring 2010 collection!

On the left, Emma top with Bella capris and on the right is the shirred top and ruffled shorts shown in the Flights of Fancy fabric collection. The shirred top and the ruffled shorts don't have a cute name yet, any suggestions?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Southern Lady

Do you love this as much as I do?

This is our ad for the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Southern Lady magazine! To be perfectly honest, I had really never read the magazine until I was approached about purchasing an ad. But, it didn't take long for me to decide to subscribe. It is a magazine that I actually READ cover to cover. I think it helps that it is Birmingham based so the articles aren't too out of reach and neither are a lot of the advertisers. That part is pretty cool. It has some YUMMY sounding recipes, and darn it, it's just pretty!

So, after I fell in love with the magazine I decided to purchase a 1/4 page ad for three issues next year. This is our first ad! Rob Ingram did our photo shoot for it in his amazing studio. Let me just tell you, it's not easy to get three kids of varying ages, no matter how well behaved, to look at the camera and smile all at the same time! Though we were able to capture some of those moments, that's not what I was looking for for this ad and Rob knew this. I wanted different. Modern, but vintage. Rustic, but crisp and clean. I know that may not make sense to some, but he made it happen and I'm completely in love with the results. I can't wait to share some of the others from the shoot that I'll be using for my Birmingham Kids' Directory ads as well as hanging in the shop.

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