Easter Baskets!

Easter baskets are here!  These adorable felt bunnies will make your little ones Easter filled with yummy goodies!  They are $27, which includes personalization.  We have a very limited number in stock, so order yours today by emailing jennie@stitchybritches.com.  Happy Easter!


Happy Valentines!

Last week, I got a note in my daughters backpack letting me know that the kids in the class would be exchanging valentines this year.  My daughter is only 3, there's only 8 kids in her class, and they are all girls.  I thought this was the perfect recipe (or maybe perfect excuse) for me to be able to do something crafty for the little girls.  We are in the middle of a move and I need to finish up some Stitchy Britches orders before we have to be out of this house, but hey, why not?  I really think my soul needed to create something - as much as I love applique and embroidery, it was fun to do just a little craft that didn't involve my sewing machine or a paying customer.  Do any of you with "crafty" businesses ever feel this way?  Anyhow, I've been saving my pennies from Christmas and my birthday, and I took the silhouette dive.  AND I LOVE IT.  Every time I use it, I go get my husband and say "Isn't this crazy??  It's amazing that it knows what to do!"  I feel like my two year son who thinks that the garbage man coming each week might as well be the second coming.  It really is amazing (obviously not as amazing as the second coming will be).  I digress.  So, I decided for this project to use the print and cut feature of the silhouette, which about put me over the edge.  You can design something in the silhouette software, send it to your normal printer, and then send it through the silhouette cutter and it will cut in the exact right place - I'm telling you, it blows my mind.

So, want to see what came of all the printing, cutting, and glue-gunning??

Some cute little flower barrettes (who knew there were two "r"s and two "t"s in that word?  thanks, spell check)!  I have to thank my BFF Mel for helping me think of the little poem.

 As for how I made the barrettes, I simply cut the flower shapes from fabric on the silhouette (be sure to use an interfacing on your fabric - I used heat and bond light).  Then I covered an alligator clip with some green ribbon, covered some buttons with more fabric, and hot glued it all together.
   It was a fun little project, and I hope all the little girls in Anna Well's class will love them!

Happy Valentines Day, y'all!


Bad, Bad, Blogger

Oh, how I've neglected this blog.  It's true.  And, while I do have aspirations to get pictures and what not up of new products, lines, etc, I'm realistic enough to know that it's not going to happen anytime soon.  So, for now, head on over to our facebook page, and you can see what we've been up to!  Better yet, "like" us on facebook - you will probably even be the first to know when I do finally update the ol' blog.


Now Carrying Mint Products!

Hello friends!  I know, it's been a while.  But, I do have a good excuse - it's graduation season around here, which means that my sewing room has temporarily been turned into a sweatshop (don't worry, I'm the only employee....I haven't put my kids to work...yet.)  Anyhow, I just wanted to pop in for a minute and share some exciting news - we now carry super-cute products from Mint!  (Dont you love how I say "we" as if there's more than one person working here??  It sounds official, doesn't it??)  Anyhow, Mint has some really cute items like tote bags, laundry bags, duffle bags, pillow cases, etc.  Two of my favorite products thus far are the seersucker backpack and seersucker everything tote.  If you have a chance, check out their website (www.ohmint.com), and let me know if there are other products you'd like to see "us" carry!

Seersucker Backback with Embroidery and added Ric-Rac 

 Seersucker Everything Tote with Embroidered Name and Fabric Flowers
                                                                                            Seersucker Diaper Covers with monogram


A Really Fun Project

Recently, my friend Brooke came to me with a fun secret - she's having another baby! (It's not a secret anymore - wait, I mean, they aren't keeping it a secret anymore, lest you think I just spilled the beans here on Stitchy Britches).  Anyhow, she asked me to make an outfit for her daughter Riley to let her family know.  It was such a fun project, and I'm really happy with how it turned out!  Of course, I'm pretty sure Riley would look cute in a potato sack, but little ruffles never hurt a little girl, right??

Riley: promoted to big sister
 effective november 2011

couldn't you just eat her up???


I'm Weird Like That...

So, I realize that most people get "nice" clothes monogrammed.  And, I do that too...but, I tend to mongram the Target type stuff far more often...weird, I know.  But, hear me out.  So, my theory is that if it's a nice piece of clothing, then I'd love to hang onto it for another child. (Now all the grandparents are grabbing their phones to call and see if we have big news.  I assure you, we don't.  And probably won't for a long time.  Maybe never.  Can you tell the kiddos are wearing me out this week?  But, I digress.)

Anyhow, I love finding inexpensive clothing for my kids to monogram and give it a little something extra.  Take this dress for example.  It's perfect for Spring, and will look really cute with some white leggings under it.

monogram shown in Delightful Font

So, how much, you say??
Seven smakaroos.
Thats right, $7.
From Walmart.
And, at that price, she can spill on it and fall in the dirt in it, and do whatever else two year olds do to ruin their clothes, and I won't have a heart attack.  I'll just sit back and relax and take comfort in the fact that my Little English jumper is safe and sound and ready for some other little one.  Maybe.  :)

So, run out to Walmart and grab your dress!


Like the Blog??

I surely do! My talented friend Rachel designed it for me, and I'm so thrilled with the results.  You can see her blog design business, Uniquely Yours, here. I would also highly recommend her personal blog, Moments with my Miracles.  Rachel is honest and real, and I always find great encouragement at her blog - her adorable three kids make the blog fun too!  So, if are wanted to make your blog more personal, head on over and let Rachel help you out- she's even running a special between now and March 10.  These are some shirts I did for her daughters.  I was so happy with how the watermelon turned out!

Watermelon Slice Shirt with Name (shown with Curlz font) 



I'm pretty sure this is going to be one of my favorite designs for the Spring and Summer.  It's obviously so cute for a little boy, but I'm picturing the flag and name in pink looking preeetty cute for the little miss in your life too!

FORE! shirt with embroidered name (shown with Casual Serif font)


Flower Power

Here's a shirt I made for my daughter to match a little twirly skirt I made for her.  I'm toying with the idea of taking a limited number of orders for shorts or skirts to match the shirts you are ordering...if this is something you'd be interested in, let me know!

Double Petal Applique Shirt with Monogram (shown in Tinker Toy font) 


Gift Tote

Here are the pictures from the gift basket I was telling you about.  Anne is one of those fun (and trusting!) people who basically said, "Here's my stuff!  Do whatever you want!"  I love that!  The second I saw the picture frame she was going to put in the tote, I knew exactly what fabric I wanted to use.  I think it turned out great, and I hope little Sam (and, let's be honest here, his mommy) will love it.

Circle Appliqué with embroidered name 

Arial Rounded Font

Howdy Appliqué Font

Long Sleeve T-shirt with Single Appliqué Initial