Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lovin' My Original Artist

 My little man had another birthday this summer. 

I went waaaaay complicated a few years ago.

His next shirt was much simpler, except I wasn't paying attention and stitched the back to the front! Talk about pulling out stitches late into the night trying to finish up for his "un-birthday" party at school.

This year he drew what he wanted.

I think we matched it pretty well!

He also wanted a dinosaur cake. I used this template from Kraft. With the leftover cake pieces, I made a few cake pops!

I used this wonderful chocolate cake recipe (just adding in 1/2 tsp of espresso powder to really bring out that chocolate flavor - you can't taste it all!) and I topped it with this easy chocolate frosting recipe. Chocolate overload but sooooo tasty!

Designed by the birthday boy, this "Monster Allosaurus" applique is now available at http://www.originalstitches.com/applique-designs/animals/monster-allosaurus-p-479.html!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

My Baby Love: July 2013 Business Spotlight

This week's guest is Lauren of My Baby Love.
Please read on as Lauren tells us a little bit about herself, her business, and her inspiration.
  • Tell us a little about yourself.
Hi! My name is Lauren. I am a stay at home mom to a 3 year old boy and am currently expecting another little one. I work part time from home sewing and monogramming. 

  • How long have you been sewing & embroidering? 
 My grandmother taught me how to sew 20 years ago and it has been my passion ever since! I got my first embroidery machine 4 years ago and my business took off soon after. 
  • What is your favorite item to make? 
 My favorite items to make are pregnancy announcement shirts and outfits for newborns to wear home from the hospital because it's such an exciting time!

  • Do you have a shop? Name? Location/website/s? 
 My business is called My Baby Love. My website is www.mybabyloveonline.com and I'm also on etsy at http://www.etsy.com/people/MyBabyLoveOnline. My facebook page is www.facebook.com/mybabyloveonline. My items can also be found on Zulily and Groopdealz every now and then.
  • Bestselling item?
 I sell mostly appliqued shirts, but also make pants, dresses, shorts, hair clips, bib, burp cloths and others. 
  • In all of your years of embroidering, what is the best tip you've heard and would like to pass on? 
 In my years of embroidering, I have learned that you can never learn enough. There will always be new techniques and new products and there is always more to learn.
You can use the code FREESHIPMBL for free shipping on all orders next week. Thank you for reading!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

CAW July Winner

Announcing our winner from our July Customer Appreciation Week..
Julie M.

Here are the official results:

There were 172 lines on the entry form. Line one was omitted since it was just the heading (171 total entries). With the range from 2-172, random.org selected #35. 
Congrats Julie! Please check your email as I'll need to know where to send this wonderful bundle of fabric!
Here is a preview of next month's for August Customer Appreciation Week!

I love this one!
You ladies are getting so much nice fabric! I need to start keeping some of these for myself.....don't you think?

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Customer Appreciation Week - July 2013

Welcome to our sixth CAW! The first week of each month will feature a new free verse that will be posted for download on our website (released on Friday) and a new free design for facebook fans (released on Saturday - but with a twist this month).  Don't forget to like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on all of our new releases and freebies! 

 Here is WHY I'm doing CAW!  I have loved to draw since I was a little girl and was the one to always show up at Grandma's house with a handful of pictures. I appreciate this opportunity to create files for you to use with your little ones or your home business. Being able to stay at home with my children is a blessing and I would like to give you a little something in return!

Now, on to why you are here, THE GIVEAWAY! Each customer appreciation week will also feature a giveaway sponsored by yours truly, Original Stitches. 

I purchased this month's selection from TJ's Fabrics.  

This bundle contains six 1/4 yard cuts of fun 4th of July fabrics

The bundle was shipped promptly and everything was nicely packaged. 

Excellent service!

 To enter to win, please fill out this form according to the instructions.

Winner announced HERE!

Thank you and please check back next month!