Sunday, August 9, 2009

Back to School

I have been really busy these past few weeks!School is starting here and the backpacks were flowing in!I did more backpacks and luch boxes this year than ever before(around 40 counting lunch boxes and backpacks)!I have done a few towels for kindergarten blankets also.The local schools prefer the children bring a towel instead of a blanket to use a naptime since a towels is about the size of their mats.You can make your childs towel so cute by adding a name or applique or whatever you would like.I have sold a few more designs but still not many!I am a little disapointed with this.I don't know if I do not have what people are wanting or maybe it is just because I haven't been found yet.I am going to continue to do new designs and see if it picks up and if nothing else I am saving myself money by making my own designs instead of buying them.

I also still have lots of items on hand like baby blankets, burp cloths, bibs, shirts(long and short sleeve), a few playtex straw cups, stainless steel straw cups and mugs, towels, and a few other things!If you need any gifts please contact me.

My oldest started 3rd grade this week!It has went well so far, however yesterday he said he did not want to go back!This bothers me because last year we had a lot of trouble with anxiety about school and thought he was over it but I am now not so sure!He also DID NOT want his name on his lunch box or backpack.I am hoping he will get over that and let me do it but at the time it did not bother me becuse I had already done so many!The little one is missing his bubba while he is at school!He goes to the back door and says Dalt about ten times a day and then he is so happy when Dalton gets in the car.I was worried that he would get back in cling to mom mode when school started back but so far he has not!Hope everyone is doing well with back to school.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hello everyone.As I posted in a previous post I am now selling designs on etsy, however I will not be selling my items on there.A freind of min has taken over will be selling items similar to mine.I am still doing it and will do mail orders and invoice through paypal just not on Etsy.The url for monogrammomma on etsy is going to stay the same, however Ashley is changing the shop name to monogram chic.She may decide to change the url starting a new shop under the name Monogram Chic.She hopes to get some items os soon.Please continue to check back to the shop and see what she has to offer.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Etsy Designs

I am trying something a little new!I am now digitizing design and selling them on etsy.I have had software for this as long as I have been monogramming(4 yrs), but have never used it to its full extent.I hope to get a site if things pick up on Etsy( visit my shop!I will also be adding the designs for veiwing on here as well.Hope you like my newest venture!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Cute Shirts!

I have Done 4 shirts for the same little girl in the past few days and might I say me and her grandmother have come up with some cute stuff.I love these shirts!

The LolliPop shirt with Sarah Catherine was also for the same little girl.That makes shirt number 4.
This quilt is something I did in the fall before I had a blog and I have never posted a picture of it.I did it for my sons Fall Festival for there silent auction that they have every year.I loved doing this.I let each child pick a sport and two of there favorite colors and I went from there!I did a square for each child and even one for the teacher.I guess I should also mention that I COULD NOT part with this thing. I loved it and spent a good bit of time on it.I made it and then turned around and bought it.Sure I could have made another one but it just wouldn't have been the same and I didn't really want to tackle that again for a while.I have seen some that are actual pictures of the children made into quilts but I wanted to do something different and this way I can say I did everything but make the fabric!LOL!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Been a While

Wow it has been three weeks since I posted!I had been putting almost every single thing I did on here.I have been to busy lately with monogramming and life in general to take pics of all the stuff.It has been going out the door as soon as I get it done and I haven't even bothered to take pictures.Lately I have just been glad to get it finished and delivered.Maybe it will get better.I have taken pictures of a few things in the past few days.I only took these because they are new things I have not done or just really cute and I wanted a picture.

Here is towel I did.The girl wanted to know if I could monogram it in zebra (lol!don't think there is zebra thread)but, I told her I could do an applique using zebra fabric and it turned out so cute!The girl loved it too.I have also bought some bright colored towels to applique summer designs on for my boys to use as beach towels, if I ever get a chance to do them.
Water Bottles!I love these and they are so cute with the appliqued letter in them.I have had these for a while and they have just started selling really well.I guess since summer time is here now it has made people want water bottles.I still have several of these on hand if anyone is interested.They make great gifts!
Target Find!We found these coolers at Taget for $2.50.They had pink, purple, green, and blue.They are a nice size and look so cute monogrammed.I am kicking myself for not picking up more than the two (I got for my boys)but, proud of myself too for restraining from buying anything else to have "on hand".I already have too much stuff "on hand" that I need to get rid of before I buy anything else!If you like them you can get them at Target and bring it to me and I can fix you up.
A girl ordered this onesie/bib set to give as a gift and I thought it turned out soooo cute!Man I love what I do.It is almost like playing instead of working!
Speaking of items "on hand" I do have several of these little fitted tees in various colors.I love this little applique lollipop.I was so glad when I got the order for it because I had not sewn it yet.I have many applique designs that I can put on these shirts.

Koozies!I love these collapsible koozies.I have them for water bottles as well as cans.They come in many colors.I have zebra prints in various colors, polka dots in various colors, and plain in various colors that a ribbon bow can be added to.I also ordered a few colors that are suitable for boys since I have two boys myself.If you are interested in these you may contact me for color options.I also think CeeCee's in town is going to order some next week if you would like to buy one there, they should have them around the end of the week.

Friday, May 8, 2009

few things

Here are few things I have been working on lately.I am still pretty busy which is a good thing.I have gotten a little behind lately because my little one has been sick and we also celebrated my oldest ones 8th birthday the past week.We are also trying to get a few things fixed around the house just little stuff but it takes up a good bit of time preparing for everything.To those of you who are waiting on things I plan to be completely through with all the orders I currently have by Wednesday of the coming week and hopefully before then.Thanks for your patience.
I made the shirt and tutu fir my niece's birthday.I had been seeing these tutus on several other sites and wanted to try one and it was fairly easy to make and it turned out soooooooo cute!A friend of mine got these two items for her nieces birthday.These straw cups are continuing to be a popular item as well as the applique shirts.The shirts with the applique numbers are such a great idea for birthdays and they can continue to wear them for a while.Woohoo I finally got a picture of a water bottle.These bottles are supper nice and have a nifty little hook thing on the top of them that makes them easy to carry with only one finger or you can hook them onto whatever you would like.I have several orders for these including one with a 1 letter applique and will be posting a picture of it soon.These bottles would make great gifts for almost any age!

GO STEALTH!These moms have been a blessing to me!Almost all of them I believe ordered a shirt with their child's number on it and there team name wrote through it.On this one they wanted the last name wrote through it instead of the team name.I like this because the team name may change from year to year and the last name will not.When the kids get the age of these boys they also try to keep the same number from year to year so the last name through it is efficient!

I have also done this design on several shirt for the baseball moms.Several them had it put on a fitted shirt, however if you would like it on an adult fitted t I would prefer you supply so we know the size will be right.Fitted shirts are hard to buy for another woman.I would be glad to supply a regular tee for these.If you have any questions or request please feel free to contact me.

To the other monogrammers who read my my blog:PLEASE feel free to contact me with your questions or ideas.I do not mind helping and sharing my success and tips!I was actually thrilled to get my first email from a fellow monogrammer wanting to know how I did something!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have been pretty busy lately and still have several orders that I am working on.I have done about 20 applique shirts for some baseball moms that have their child's number appliqued and their team name or a last name wrote through it.These all turned out really cute and the moms loved them.I also did a few for the little brothers and sisters and they were extremely cute as well! I also did one with peace love baseball appliqued and will post a picture of it later.

I did several items for the Easter Bunny but not a whole lot.I did a few cups, a few shirts, and a few mouse pads and I believe that was all for Easter!

I also had a few orders for baby shower gifts.One order was for 3 ladies who were going in together and buying a gift.They gave me their price and I decided what all I could do for that amount and might I add this girl got a great gift!All the stuff turned out so cute.The other shower gift I had a girl bring me a blanket and I appliqued the Babbie's initials on it centered at the bottom thinking it would be really cute laid on the end of a bed.Don't forget about the new water bottles I have.I will be posting pictures of those soon and they make really nice gifts.If anyone is thinking about teacher appreciation or end of the year gifts for teachers these would be great.I also have a few of the mugs as well.I currently have many items on hand that can be done very quick if anyone needs any gifts.I have straw cups, night lights, water bottles, mugs, several t-shirts in various sizes and colors, onesies and pants for baby appliqued outfits, plenty of ribbon for key chains, checkbook covers, baby blankets, and I am sure a few more things I just can't think of it all right now so please keep me in mind for all your gifting needs.I REALLY NEED TO LIQUIDATE MY INVENTORY!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Diaper Bag

I love, love this diaper bag.It turned out so, so cute.I also used something new on the inside of it to make it stand up better and it by far worked better than anything I have ever used.I have one problem with making these diaper bags:they take me to long!I don't know how to speed the process up.Due to this I may have to raise my price.I am going to leave it the same for now, but if I can't speed the process up any the price will be increasing and I am so sorry to have to do this and maybe I can figure something out so that I don't have to.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Ribbon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just got some of my new ribbons in today and they are really pretty!I also got the water bottles and the straw cups in for those of you who were wanting those.I have also posted most of my prices on the side bar.I think I listed everything bu there may be a few things I forgot.If you don't see something listed please feel free to contact me for prices or anything.

A few things I've been working on

Here are a few of the things I did yesterday.Most of it is things I have done and posted before.I don't think I have ever posted the hair bows.I have done those in the past I just had not had any request for them lately.They are so cute and in the past I have done two of each in case they wanted one for each side but if they only put one in then there is no need for two.The boy outfit is done in different colors this time and I also ave a few more colors for these as well as girl colors.The necklaces are also becoming rather popular and I would even like one for myself if I ever get a chance.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Boy Shirts

I haven't had many orders for boy shirts so I was excited to get a few.I thought they turned out cut and I want to do some for my little one if I ever get a chance!I did another straw cup and I am now sold out of these.I should have some more in early next week.I also have water bottles like the travel mugs coming next week also.I hope to get some of these done up for market too.The checkbook cover and key chains are still going strong!I still have several of the travel mugs on hand also.I have been blessed with many orders lately and hope to try the flea market in May with another fellow monogrammer.Thanks sooooooo much to all my customers!