Maybe it's a winter hat your in need of or maybe it's a special project like this altered clothing (still a work in progress and not yet complete)? Either way, I do take a limited amount of special orders. Maybe you like the hat you see but want it in a different color or don't want the mittens? It doesn't hurt to ask! With the hats, it helps to have a head measurement, but if not, I'll wing it based on age. I use primarly fleece from Malden Mills which is the same quality that is being used by high end retailers such as LL Bean and Lands End. I also make toddler pj's in both knit and fleece fabrics. Occasionally, I might use something other than Malden Mills polar fleece, so if you're wondering about a particular item, just ask. I purchased some large quantities of microfleece from Joann's last year and made some pj's for both of my kids and they washed and wore GREAT and the microfleece was very soft and cozy. They outgrew them before they wore out. This isn't Walmart so you're not going to get them for $5, but my prices are reasonable for the quality you're getting. I also use quality threads and in my pj's I tend to serge them with wooly nylon in the loopers which is very soft against the skin. I have some repeat customers, like the woman who ordered these altered clothing halloween outfits. She picked the fabric and mailed the stuff to me! Her girls will match in the pumpkin patch, but they won't match everyone else's store-bought outfits. As always, thanks for visiting and peer in at Deedaloos.com when you've got some free time!
Monday, September 24, 2007
MORE STUFF IS READY TO ROLL. NOW IF ONLY I COULD AFFORD TO HIRE SOMEONE TO TAKE ALL OF MY PICTURES AND POST THEM. BETTER YET, MAYBE I COULD SOMEHOW GET MY COMPUTER TO MOVE ALONG A BIT FASTER AS I HAVE A NEED FOR SPEED! ENJOY YOUR DEEDALOOS PREVIEW! THERE'S TALK OF A POSSIBLE OPEN HOUSE THE FIRST SATURDAY IN DECEMBER, BUT I'LL LET YOU KNOW! I SEE NOW THAT A COUPLE OF MY PICS AREN'T CLEAR - SORRY!!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Hunter green or navy blue with a sharp contrast of taxi yellow! These are great hats for your little dinosaur. My son LOVED the one his grammy made him! These hats are just fun but they'll definitely keep the heads warm too. You can have different two differnt colors for the ridge or keep it as one. I'm thinking of doing some girly ones too just to see if they'll sell. You can purchase just the hat or have them as a set. I haven't yet decided on the price but for a set I'm thinking $16 and if you want to leave your thoughts on my price point via a comment, I'm certainly open for suggestions! Thanks for visiting and I can't wait to put up my periwinkle hat, mitten scarf set, but that probably won't be until next week as there is some handwork involved in that! For those that know me, you know how much I love that handwork! (ha, ha) Oh yes, I forgot to mention that I just had these incredible clay buttons made for me to use on my hats. They were made by Polpette Clay and you should check her out at Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5150803&order=§ion_id=&page=1 Her work is great, her spirit incredible and please tell her that I sent you! I only hope that my work will do her buttons justice! I will post those pics in the next couple of weeks as I haven't received the buttons yet.
Friday, September 14, 2007
I had to add a quick little something about my kids. My little muffin Kristen will be 4 on November 30th and she started a 2 day preschool class this year. She loves it and do does mom! Matthew is 7 and he started 2nd grade. He's doing o.k. after rough start w/ a cold that blocked up his ears and he couldn't hear and threw off his balance so he bonked himself on a soccer goal post. Of course, even w/out the blocked ears he managed to get kicked in the eye from a girl on the swings who he claims lost her shoe and he was helping her recover it??? 2nd grade chivalry?? 2 calls from the nurse already???? yikes!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
so hard to believe it's been almost two weeks since my last post. where has the time gone? well, my sewing room is just a big old mess and the fleece dust is just horrible, but i'm working . . . it's a LONG slow process, but i really am working. i had a boatload of fleece pulled out last night, matching colors, cutting this and that, tracing and modifying some new patterns. i figured i should caputure some of my work in progress. almost doesn't seem possible that anything will every become of it. as always, sew much to do and sew little time!