Monday, October 25, 2010

Introducing SUPER TUESDAY #1!

Super Tuesday!?! What the heck is Super Tuesday? The answer is simple! It's the best day of the week, for the next 9 weeks, to get amazing deals on all your favorite Sweet Sugar Beet items!!!

Okay, so maybe I'm a little dorky by calling it "Super Tuesday" but when I worked in the music industry every Tuesday was known as "Super Tuesday" - the day all the new releases hit the shelf. So, maybe I'm not releasing new items...but I'm certainly going to give you a heck of deal on some pretty cool ones, right!?!

Today marks promotion #1...and it's a GREAT one! $10 off any Market Bag! That's more than 15% off! And...YOU get to pick the fabrics! It's only today so act fast!

Click HERE for more details!

If for some reason the link says sold, click here, or shoot me an email at I just may not get a chance to relist right away once the 1st one sells but I will do my best!

To view other Market Bags created visit my photo album on Facebook!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Collaboration Time!

So I know I've been killing you all with the anticipation of this collaboration piece I've been ranting about. Well, today's the day!! When my good friend Jenni from TinkerDot Designs contacted me about doing a collaboration piece with her I'm pretty sure the word "yes" came out of my mouth before she could even finish her sentence. We both have a true love of all things colorful and bright and our work compliments each other, so why not!?!

She has a great piece called "Not Your Average Girl" - which by the way - can be personalized with your very own picture! How cool is that!?! She took her original artwork and had it printed on fabric...and here's what I turned it in to:

I mean really...who wouldn't look cute with this on their shoulder!?! This bag is perfect for all those "not so average" girls out there...young and old! It's large and can hold LOTS of good things - clothes, shoes, lunch, magazines, purse, baby goodies, etc!

Here's the complete dish on the bag:

The exterior fabric is cream with yellow butterflies and the artwork is only featured on the front. If you're wondering about durability...this baby is fully lined with interfacing and heavy canvas. It also includes a magnetic snap closure and an interior pocket (which will hold one of my small cosmetic bags!). The lining is cream with turqouise spots and the base of the lining is magenta. I think it gives it something "extra"!

(Backside of Tote)

(Inside Lining/Interior Pocket)

The artwork features a magenta ruffle around the entire border and is hand stitched to the bag. I also created a fabric flower pin for the upper corner of the bag which can easily be removed and worn on something else!

(Outside stitching detail/Fabric Flower Pin)

For additional details on the bag click here. There's only 1 so act fast before it's gone!!

Be sure to visit TinkerDot Designs for other great pieces of art! Jenni does a great job of customizing pieces that are right for YOU!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Owls and Whales and Cars...OH MY!!!

Let's face it. I have an extreme addiction to fabric...along with chocolate and Grey's Anatomy, but that's another post!

Lately I've been seeing a lot of cute animal and kid-friendly prints popping up. Hawthorne Threads (my go-to for all things fabric!) does a fabulous job at keeping us fabric junkies drooling and coming back for more!

Would you believe that for all the number of bags I've made I've never made one for my very own children!?! What is wrong with me! My little Lydia would absolutely DIE over one. She's a total girly girl and loves trying on my clothes and makeup! The boys...well, their boys - but they still have things they need to travel with! I think it's about time I change that!

As I was oo-ing and ah-ing over all the great fabrics, I made a little purchase of each! They'll be hitting the shop in a couple of days and I'll have a very limited quantity on each - Meaning I only have enough for 2 large sized bags in each. Additional yardage can be ordered, but right now I'm testing the waters. If you'd like something larger let me know - I'm sure I can make it happen! I have a really hard time saying no. I say it all day long to my kids, I hate having to say it to you too!

Coming This Week!!!

(Urban Circus)

(Dig It)

(Whales in Garden)

(Butterflies in Garden)

(Owls in Blue)

(Whales in Bermuda)

If you're like me and are afraid you're going to wait too long and the fabric you love will be gone, I'll take pre-orders. Shoot me an email at or leave a comment and I'll be in touch.

Don't forget about the great other options you can add to the bag! I'm now offering a wipeable plastic lining and how cute would the bag be with your little one's name embroidered on the inside!?!