Monday, March 29, 2010


Congratulations to....JESSICA MARIE!

You won a complete set of bags! (shoot me your email address so we can start designing! yay!)

I was overwhelmed with the number of entries! 54 - WOW! Thank you so much for participating and for being such awesome fans of The Sweet Sugar Beet!

No tears if you didn't win this time. There just so happens to be another chance to win something from the shop starting on Wednesday over at The Riplets blog. Stay tuned for details!

Now Jessica...which fabric will you choose!?!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

IT's Giveaway Time!

Because I have the BEST fans, I am offering a giveaway!!!

Up for grabs is a COMPLETE SET of Sweet Sugar Beet bags all in one fabric of your choice!

That's right - an Extra Large, Large, Medium, and Small bag!!


Visit my Etsy Shop and then come back to the blog and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is.
(Please include an e-mail address if it's not in your profile, "non-bloggers" are welcome to enter!)

Extra Entries (leave a separate comment for each entry):
1. Publicly follow my blog (or tell me you already do)
2. Become a Sweet Sugar Beet Facebook Fan (or tell me you already are)
3. Post about this giveaway on FB and include a link to my blog (
4. Write a blog post about this giveaway on your blog
5. Put my shop button on your blog or website; located at the top right of my blog (please leave the web address in your comment)

The giveaway will start on Thursday, March 25th and end at midnight on SUNDAY, MARCH 28TH! The winner will be choosen using random.or and will be announced on my blog Monday, March 29th.

Good Luck to all, and thank you for your continued support! YOU ROCK!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Handmade @ Blue House

My first show of the year is quickly approaching! This Saturday, 3/20, from 11am-5pm I will be at Handmade @ Blue House at Blue House Ann Arbor. The event will feature over 25+ local artists! You'll find handmade jewelry, artwork, buttons, handbags, greeting cards, vintage and more!

There is a small donation for admission to the event, which goes to The Neutral Zone, a local non-profit teen center.

I am so thrilled to be a part of this event. I visited the shop before anything was ever set up. It's a quaint old house with a lot of character that sits across the street from The University of Michigan's Football Stadium. (For those of you that know me, I am a true blood Spartan so seeing that "M" does give me a little "cringe") - haha! The best part is that I will be selling on consignment there so you can find my items on a regular basis in the shop!

For more information on Blue House and events that they have coming up check out their new blog!

Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Las Olas Here I Come!

I've decided to temporarily close the shop as I get ready to head out to Florida for a much needed vacation. It's been a crazy week trying to pack for 3 kids, myself and let's face it, my husband too! I feel like I am packing up the entire house!

I thought I would share with you a little bit of what I've been working on over the last week.

Lots of custom orders! Luckily a group of my girlfriends were getting together to scrapbook last weekend. Although I love to scrapbook (and truly need to start working on my boys' album!) I took along my sewing machine and worked on orders. I worked on a little bit of everything - classic clutches, cosmetic bags and curvy clutches. You'll notice in the picture that a lot of them featured embroidery. What a great addition it adds to the bags!

Not rub it in...but this is where I'm headed! Las Olas in Satellite Beach, FL. It is so peaceful and relaxing. Let's just hope that there are a few days of warm weather so the kids can enjoy playing on the beach and that my pastey white skin can absorb some rays!

The shop will re-open on the 15th! And don't worry, I haven't forgot about sharing the new line with you. I promise to show a sneak peek when I return!