Monday, May 16, 2011

Check out Spring Top Week at Made by Rae

Voting started today. There are 5 days of voting....4 groups spread out between 4 days and the 5th day is final vote. The final vote will determine the Best Top Award (Readers Choice)!! Check back each day and vote for your favorite top!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Kids' Birthday

My daughter celebrated her 4th birthday over spring break (end of March) and my son celebrates his 6th birthday the end of April. I had planned on doing separate parties, but time flew by way too fast and I decided to do a combined birthday. We planned the party for this past Saturday. I was going to do it at the house, Lego theme for my son and something girly (My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake or Tinkerbell) for my daughter, but my husband vetoed that.....I was quite happy he vetoed it when I got sick, as were as the kids, and I didn't have time to clean the house!! We decided to have it at a local gym and let each of the kids invite the number of friends for the age they turned/are turning (4 and 6), then we included siblings and our friends' boys who are the same age as our kids. A few weren't able to join us, so we ended up with 13 kids. They took care of everything except the cake and candles. I always have to do something for the kids for their party and had planned on birthday shirts. Because we were all sick last week I ended up doing the shirts Saturday (finished 45 minutes before the party.....just enough to get a shower and get to the party 5-10 minutes early!!). I also baked cupcakes Friday night and then spent Saturday morning frosting them (not just one frosting, but two.....chocolate frosting and a colored icing). They turned out delicious, but I wish I could be one of those moms that doesn't always have to be doing stuff until the last minute and would just relax. My husband gives me a hard time about working up until the time we are walking out the door, but I just can't help it!! Enough rambling from me!! Here are the kids in their birthday shirts! My son requested a crown number shirt with crystals.......
Birthday Prince

Design from Lynnie Pinnie

Birthday Princess

Designs from Lynnie Pinnie

Saturday, March 19, 2011


When I first started my blog it started off more personal. It quickly turned into more of a business blog, so I have wanted to change the blog address for a while. I was going to set it up with my business name, but it wasn't available. I've continued to check if it has become available, but no, today I decided I would change it to The web address better reflects by business!

Starting Monday, all business will be on the new blog. I'm going to work on setting up the new blog this weekend and post the giveaway on the new blog Monday (hopefully). Head on over and become a fan!!

Thanks for your support!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Almost to 500 fans...

First thing....we are SO close to 500 fans on my facebook page. When I reach 500 fans I'm doing another giveaway. I'll be giving away a custom outfit, plus some other items from my stock. Help us get to 500 fans!! We are at 497 last I looked!!!

Here are some things I've been working on recently. The first is my daughter modeling the owl outfit I made her. The owl design is from here. I designed the pants. At this point they are available in size 3T, but soon I'll have them available in smaller/larger sizes. If you would be interested in a pair, please e-mail me to let me know what size you would need.....still haven't decided how big I'm going on them!

Felt Owl Clips.....aren't these the cutest!!! Love them!!
Owl Clip design from here.

Knit Doll Ruffle Pants
I'll have different fabric options available for the doll pants in the near future. I'm also going to make a top to match the owl outfit above as well as a matching dress/top to go with the pants.

This dress if for a custom order I'm working on. I have one more pillowcase dress to make and two bows to complete the order.

Lots more to do this week. My to do list:
  1. Pillowcase dress
  2. Crayon wallets
  3. Art totes
  4. 2 Appliqued shirts
  5. Custom Tooth Bag
  6. 2 Personalized tooth fairy pillows
  7. Custom order for a changing pad, fabric diaper and wipes case and a binkie holder
  8. Custom Zebra Pillowcase Dress with matching doll dress
  9. Atari dust cover
  10. Custom Window Shade for my bff (way past due)
  11. Pattern design (knit pants, knit dress, etc.)
  12. Shirts/dress for 15"/18" dolls
  13. Sample First Communion/Flower Girl Dress
  14. Christening outfit for my friend's little boy

    The first 5 I have to get done this week by Wednesday or Thursday!! I guess I better get busy!!

Happy Tuesday!! Have a GREAT day!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

The winnners are.....

Thanks again to everybody who participated in my giveaway. I'll be doing more giveaways as I get more followers on my blog and more facebook fans on my business page. Please continue to spread the word!! I'll be doing my next giveaway when I ready 300 fb fans.....only 56 more fans until the next giveaway.

In the future I will announce the winner on my blog and will give you about 24 hours to respond and claim your prize. If I don't hear back from within that amount of time then I will draw a new winner. You will need to check my blog the day I say I'm going to announce the winner in order to see if you won. This time I e-mailed the winners Friday and gave the winners all weekend to respond and even sent out extra e-mails to those I didn't hear back from as of last night. A couple of the winners didn't claim their prize, so this morning I picked new winners. Now that all the pillows are claimed I would like to announce who they are....

  • (#37) Blue Pillow: Dawn, from DeDa Studios, who said "Just showing some love!!...."
  • (#14) Purple Pillow: CracklinRosie, from Hootie Patootie, who said "Love the pillows!"
  • (#33) Customized Pillow (from blog): greatdeals2010 (Kershy), who said "I visited your website and love the blue monkey taggie blanket under toys~"
  • (#11) Customized Pillow (from facebook): Gretchen, who said "Hey Julie- I found your site through your personal FB page since we went to school together. I love your stuff & my daughters do to...."

Congratulations to all the winners!!

Have a wonderful night!!