Friday De-Stash 3/30/12

In order to make room for new fabric, I need to use up what I have!  So I’m making fun new creations and dropping the price *DRASTICALLY*.  It’s a win-win for both of us!

Today’s de-stash deal is this great twirl dress with solid shoulder straps, on sale for $22 (shipping included). Click on the photo to go directly to the Etsy listing.  I only have enough fabric to make TWO so if you’re interested get one quickly!

Girls Wine, Coral and Fuschia Twirl Dress (sizes 6m to 5t)

The EtsyKids Team

I’m part of a couple of teams on Etsy, one of which is the EtsyKids Team.

"The EtsyKids Team is a diverse group of talented & dedicated Etsy shop owners making items for babies, toddlers, and children."

So if you’re looking for great kids’ stuff on Etsy, take a minute to see what other Team members have to offer!  You can check out the team blog for great tutorials, the EtsyKids Shopping Guide or use this direct link to an Etsy search for Team member listings.

 

Friday De-Stash 3/23/12

In order to make room for new fabric, I need to use up what I have!  So I’m making fun new creations and dropping the price *DRASTICALLY*.  It’s a win-win for both of us!

Today’s de-stash deal is this fun peasant dress, on sale for $22 (shipping included). Click on the photo to go directly to the Etsy listing.

Girls Blue Green & White Floral Peasant Dress -- sizes 6m to 7/8

Friday De-Stash 3/16/12

In order to make room for new fabric, I need to use up what I have!  So I’m making fun new creations and dropping the price *DRASTICALLY*.  It’s a win-win for both of us!

Today’s de-stash deal is this pair of breezy, wide-legged ruffle capris, on sale for $13 (shipping included). Click on the photo to go directly to the Etsy listing.

Girls White Black and Citron Ruffled Capris -- sizes 6m to 5T

 

Work in Progress

I’m juggling many things right now — a couple of items off to photographers for product shots, a list a mile long for new items, open orders to fill and upcoming Friday DeStash items.  It has me incredibly busy and it’s a balancing act to keep up with all of it.  I would love to completely immerse myself in creating new items but (obviously) filling shop orders is what pays the fabric bills.  :)  So I’m trying to continuously work in a new item after I fill a couple of orders.  Right now it’s working but my new item list doesn’t seem to be shrinking at all.

This is one of my new creations.

I’ve had fantastic luck selling the Girls Petti Ruffle Rompers, using the pre-made Ruffle Fabric.  But I wanted to introduce something similar in style that was still really different from the things available on Etsy.  This romper has a knit base (super soft, lightweight, t-shirt material) with layers of ruffled designer cotton and fun powermesh (kind of like tulle but softer and stretchy), accented with lace halter ties. 

I love, love, love how it turned out!  I’m going to do another one in a softer color palette with designer cottons and lace instead — then both are off to one of my wonderful photographers. 

Happy Sewing!

 

Friday De-Stash 3/9/12

In order to make room for new fabric, I need to use up what I have!  So I’m making fun new creations and dropping the price *DRASTICALLY*.  It’s a win-win for both of us!

Today’s de-stash deal is this pretty peasant top, on sale for $16 (shipping included). Click on the photo to go directly to the Etsy listing.

Girls Pink and Grey Floral Peasant Top (sizes 6m to 7/8)

 

Stitch To Stitch Starter Package Giveaway!

Yesterday morning a sale in the shop pushed Stitch To Stitch from 99 to 100 Etsy sales! Yay!  It’s been a slower process than I originally hoped, but one that I’ve enjoyed immensely.  To celebrate this accomplishment I’m having a fabulous giveaway!

One lucky applicant is going to win what I’ve deemed the “Stitch To Stitch Starter Package”.  This package will include a pair of pants, a top, a shirt AND a dress — giving the winner a great base to start a spring/summer wardrobe.

Item #1 — Capri Length Ruffle Leggings OR Ruffle Pants

Item #2 — Cap Sleeve Shirred Peasant Top

Item #3 — Ruffled Twirl Skirt OR Double Layer Ruffle Skirt

Item #4 — Peasant Dress OR Knot Dress


The contest will open today March 7th, 2012 and run through midnight (Mountain Time) on Sunday, March 18th, 2012.

The contest is only open to U.S. and Canadian residents who are a fan of the Stitch To Stitch Facebook page! Once you’re a fan you can enter the giveaway; if you’re not on Facebook have your husband, mother, father, sister, brother or cousin enter for you!  Only one entry per Facebook account.

The winner will be randomly chosen from the applicants and notified vial email.  At that time they can discuss what colors, sizes and fabrics they’d like the items made in.  All items are available in the full range of sizes listed in the shop; the pants and top are available in any ruffle fabric color I have on hand, the skirt and dress are available to be made in any fabric(s) on hand having a large enough quantity.  I will work closely with the winner to make this package completely tailored to their taste.

So head on over to the Stitch To Stitch Facebook Page and enter to win! 

 

Friday De-Stash 3/2/12

In order to make room for new fabric, I need to use up what I have!  So I’m making fun new creations and dropping the price *DRASTICALLY*.  It’s a win-win for both of us!

Today’s de-stash deal is this adorable ruffled skirt, on sale for $18 (shipping included).  I only have enough fabric to make 3 of them so get one while you can!  Click on the photo to go directly to the Etsy listing.

Girls Pink and Green Geometric Ruffled Skirt -- sizes 12m to 5t

The Extra Touches of Handmade

Sometimes, an order requires that little extra touch that can accompany something handmade.  When I make the Girls Heirloom Gown I add this little thank you card inside the package before shipping.

It takes a few extra minutes of my time but I think it’s well worth it.  I know, as a customer myself, that the little touches like this, that accompany a handmade order, go a long way towards making me remember the seller.  I hope this accomplishes the same with my customers!

At some point, I’d like to be able to do this with all orders.  Sometimes time just doesn’t allow for it when it’s quicker to scroll a simple, handwritten thank you note instead.

Happy sewing!