Launches and Contests

Wow, it’s been a long time since I last updated things here!  Life has definitely kept me more than busy…I’ve been working on three separate launches–one on Etsy, and two on eBay–plus had a few family birthdays in between now and the last post.  On top of that, I’ve been working on a few special items that will be going to a childhood friend of mine.  Those items are nearly done, and will be the basis of my Facebook fan page contest once my friend receives them (no, I haven’t forgotten about the contest I promised a while back).  Here’s a look at the fabrics I’m using for those items:


The far left of the photo is just the carpet in my sewing room, but everything else in the image is fabric I used in the items for my friend.

Now for the first contest:


Handmade Christmas is running a contest from now until the end of the month (yes, October) where the winner will get to choose between a $100 shopping spree on their website or a free FOR LIFE Pro account (which is valued at $12 per month for the life of the account or itself).  I know which one I’ll be choosing–and it isn’t the $100 shopping spree!  Who knows, maybe this (and their current promotion which allows even unverified members like myself to have unlimited listings during the holiday season) will inspire me to have more in my Artfire studio!

And now for the current launch:

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This is a really amazing launch that I’m blessed to be a part of.  There are over 100 different designers participating (including myself), and we have all chipped in to pay for a weekend trip to Disney, which will be awarded to the bidder with the highest point total.  The point total is calculated at a rate of 1 point per dollar on any given winning bid.  In other words, say Jennifer Q. won one auction with a bid of $75, a second auction with a bid of $350, and a third one with a bid of $100, she would be awarded a total of 525 points.  She could also have bid on other auctions as well, but if she didn’t have the winning bid on those, she doesn’t get points awarded for them.  Here’s a sneak peek of my auction for this launch:


Woof, woof!  Curious about the rest of the set?  I’ll be doing the photo shoot this afternoon with my daughter, and will reveal the whole set once I get a chance to edit the photos, share them with the person who graciously provided the hair bows (the bows arrived 3 hours ago–whew!), and set up my eBay listing.  I’ll post the link to the auction here once everything is set up.

Published in: on October 1, 2009 at 4:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

Contest Time!

I have decided to do a little contest to promote Marshmallow Kids Designs.  The contest itself will be held on my Facebook fan page.  I haven’t figured out all the details yet, but I do know the following:

(1) the item(s) will be for a child.

(2) I will work with the winner to make sure the fabrics used are ones he/she would want.

(3) I would simply want the winner to post on my fan page with feedback when he/she receives the item(s)!

**Disclaimer:  I need to get my sewing machine and serger serviced, so any sewing I need to do for the giveaway will have to occur after they return.

Published in: on July 7, 2009 at 8:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

A new beginning…

A day at the park

A day at the park

Wow.  I never thought I would start a blog, but here I am.  This blog will be primarily used to promote my sewing and pattern designs, though my family (and kitchen creations) will regularly make appearances.  Sometimes they will be in my pictures (particularly my daughter, as she is my model for the girly boutique-quality items), and sometimes they will simply be mentioned in the blogs I write.

I have been sewing since I was in the fourth grade (1990), and was taught by my mother.  I started sewing in earnest after my daughter was born when I found that I was not completely satisfied with the quality of the readily-affordable clothing and accessories that were geared toward young girls.  In her first year of life, we went through THREE diaper bags that we bought at the store.  In the four years since I began making my own diaper bags, I not only have been able to make them look just how I want them to look, but I have only needed to make 3 (the first one lasted a year, and the others have each lasted even longer than that)!

As you will see in future posts, I also make boutique-quality clothing and accessories (beyond just diaper bags).  I pride myself in making one-of-a-kind items; as such, I typically only have enough of a given fabric to make one, and rarely two, of a particular item.  However, I can occasionally get my hands on more fabric if a customer would like me to replicate something I’ve already made in the same fabrics that the original item was constructed from.  The only times I would not be able to fulfill a request to repeat the use of certain fabrics would be if either (a) I can’t find it/them or (b) the fabric(s) are no longer being printed.

Please feel free to contact me at any time at the following email if you are interested in me making something for you:

I check my email daily (usually multiple times per day), and will respond as quickly as possible.

Published in: on June 27, 2009 at 12:32 pm  Comments (2)