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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas card photo

O.k. Trying to get the Christmas card photo done. Yes I know it's Dec 21st! But we had to wait till Asia got home from collage...... And do 4 birthday"s and our 20th Anniversary ( yea!!) So they will be mailed out tomorrow. We haven't tried a group shot since Asia was 10 I think. Most moms know how tiring it is to get everyone dressed, fighting everyone with their hair.... the boys hate gel. ....Piper pulled out her ribbons. Trying to convince Piper to take off the thrift store dancing dress and put on her Christmas dress, that i stayed up to sew so she could wear it to church. But she wore this one instead, reassuring me it was Christmassy because it's green .And I had put the turkey in the oven about 15min before this was taken. Company was going to arrive in about 1/2 hour and I still had potatoes to get in the oven..... And that is the story of my life.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Just be... Pettiskirts

I love these pettiskirts. If you've ever seen a little girl in them, they just twirl and twirl. When I sent one to my sister's little girl, she said I should put a disclaimer on the tag that says, " child will not take this off for bed." We have a few left from all the shows. So let me know if your little girl needs to twirl. Also I'll have more for Valentines and Easter.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Brrrrrr cold

It finally snowed!!! Yea, it made the dead grass look so much better! I still haven't convinced Dave to put lights on the church. Yea I guess the roof is kinda high and a little steep. I want to put up a big star. But he keeps nixing me. We need something ...... any ideas????

Loooove skirts with boots in the winter... now that the temperature is lower than 20 degrees, she wears tights with her skirts. Thor totally falls over trying to run with her. He loves the snow.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Some new purses

With all the shows, I'm just now getting some new purses in the shop. There are only a few of these left, so let me know if you need one. Also I added more makeup bags to the shop. More velvet ones to come!!
Have a fabulous wintery day!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Another Show in Kaysville

This might be hard to read. It's tomorrow at Lori's house. Call 309-3197 for directions. This is one of the last shows I'm doing before Christmas.... It's been so great to see everyone at these shows! Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Kaysville Justbe.. Show Today!!!

This is going to be a really fun show!! Rachel is the best hostess! Lots of treats and really cool gifts. I hope to see you there!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Oh so fancy purses

These fancier nightout purses were going to be done for all these shows, but time just didn't happen. But never fear I have 3 more shows this week. With a lot of new things that just got done....

These soft fleece poncho's are going to be ready too! I think I'm going to make mine in black and trim it in fake fur.... mmmmm nice and warm and comfy!

Check events for new shows this week!!

O.k. I just found out about Blogfrog, it's an easier way to keep track of and find friends on the interenet. I like it better than facebook, because I blog more. You can link to me! It's so easy!! Take a look on the side bar.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Piper & Chloe Boutique

This boutique is going on right now in Farmington! Check sidebar under events for times and directions. There is a lot of really cool things there. My skirts and purses are there too. It was fun to meet the nice girls that are putting this on. Stop by , make some new friends and get some great gifts for those hard to buy for types.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

ART MArkEt Go Now!!

I just set up for Art Market. You have to go see all the coll stuff they have!! The baked stuff is so good too! I tried a macadamian nut ,mango, chocolate chip cookie that was fabulous! The art, jewelry, lotions, pottery and a whole lot more was just so cool!

It goes today till Saturday., at the Sugarhouse Garden Center. Check my sidebar under events for times and address.

Grab a girlfriend and go have a fun afternoon! You will love it!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Skirts

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. So awesome to have Asia home from college. We just hung out and spent a lot of time together. Since all the girls were together, we decided they could model some of the new Christmas skirts. So many shows in the next couple of weeks, so many fun new things that have been created for them. Hope to see you there!!!
I'm so Thankful for my wonderful Family!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Three boutiques this week

We have three shows this week!!! And new things are coming in everyday!!! I'll show you the new Christmas skirts next week. Everything is so rich and full of colors and textures. We are just making a few of each so if you see anything on the blog, let me know before it goes to a show or it just might be gone.

Dec 2-3 Traveling Trunk show 1971 E. Yalecrest (1000 S.)

The next is Art Market 4-6 in the Sugarhouse Garden Center.

And also another Dec5-6 in Farmington, Piper&Chloe boutique , I'll post the address soon.

They all have super creative vendors and fabulous homemade things. Try and make at least one of them!! You'll be glad you did!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Travelling Trunk Show Tomorrow

November 24 (noon-9pm) & November 25 (10am-6pm) at the Hanchett Mansion in the Avenues, 983 E. 3rd Avenue. This newly restored mansion is the perfect venue for a cozy holiday setting. The home will be brimming with over 30 vendors to fill all your gift, decorating and entertaining needs. This date is right before Thanksgiving so there will be fresh flower table decor, homemade foods, fresh garlands, hostess gifts, cookbook signing and many more gifts for the whole family. Don't miss this event. You may even want to buy the house!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

So fun photo shoot

Eliza is the star in these.... She is only 14 months old and knows about 10 animal sounds!! She was sooooo good. Ashley is the beautiful mom ( and Utah State basketball star) . Who so graciously came over to model at the last minute. I got so many cute pictures. The new women's skirts are so fun! Thanks you guys!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

new makeup bags

We have makeup bags.... so many different styles!! These are a great gift idea. Just put a favorite perfume, lotion or lipgloss inside and it's a perfect for the holidays. I will be posting more styles in my Etsy store soon.

Monday, November 17, 2008

da da ta daaaaaaa the winner!!!

This is our very scientific method of picking a winner.... Piper my always available helper will pick a number that matches when you left your comment........
And the winner is comment number 15 !!!! Yippee Hurray!!! And that would be...... Mindy!!!
Congratulations !!!! How fun, maybe there was sweater Karma going on. I'll mail that out to you.

Thanks for all your comments, I enjoyed reading all the little things your thankful for. We'll have more of these so check back!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


O.k. I decided to do a giveaway!!! So many of my family and friends live out of state, and were sad they couldn't be at our trunk show last night ( which was super fun by the way) Best cupcakes ever!!!!!
Anyway here's the deal leave a comment here and tell me a simple thing you're grateful for ( it is November) and I'll pick a random winner by Sunday. Easy smeasy. And you can enter to win even if you were at the trunk show. This is one of our newest totes, big and roomy with a raw silk and taffeta puff flower. I loooove giveaways!!!! Also if you have a private blog you'll need to send me your email so I can tell you if you've won. I know call me crazy for asking.

Let's see .... I'll start, hmmmm this is harder than I thought, I keep thinking of the obvious things, kids, husband, health.....but I'm thinking of something simple. ..I bought these mums the day after labor day lasy year ( beacause they were all a dollar) and my daughter was graduating from high school , so I was making her a lei for graduation. ( I was raised in Hawaii, tradition) So these mums were the cheapest flowers I could find. After I picked most of the flowers off, I decided to plant them. Well they are the flowers that keep on giving, because they are still blooming in our yard!! Piper just picked me a little boquet of them this morning. So that is something I was thankful for today.
Can't wait to hear from you!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Justbe... Trunk Show

O.K. this didn't copy to well. Two of our favorite customers are having a Justbe... trunk show tomorrow !!! There will also be some other surprises for sale too! It's Tuesday Nov 11 7-9pm.
Bountiful. For more information visit kristykaye .

These wonderful creations will be there. ( She makes them!!! )

Hope to see you there!! All new stuff, hasn't even made it to stores yet!!!!


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Glitzy Glass giveaway

My fun and fancy friend is doing a giveaway on her blog. For pendants and stars!!
Check out . She does beautiful work!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Why do we create???

My inspiration board

Sometimes I feel like the world just doesn't need another purse. Which in reality it really doesn't. I don't need another pair of shoes either. So why do I get all excited when I see a beautiful pair of shoes??? I think you must know what I mean. I'll be looking at Anthropologie or at Zappos and come across a beautiful shoe. It just makes me happy. I don't usually buy the shoe, ( usually out of my price limit) but I really enjoy looking at it and thinking what might I wear it with...

As a mom I totally use the expression " WEll kids in Africa are happy just to own ONE pair of shoes" when my kids want more. When my husband was in Africa, he realated how much they didn't have, but how happy they were ( along with many other wonderful strories, including him bathing naked by Victoria Falls, but I degress...) He did say when someone did make a little more money they did buy nicer shoes. Hmmmm interesting, maybe this shoe thing is universal.

As far as my business goes it's all about creating. I love to make things. There is so much fufillment, excitemant, pleasure out of creating something...whether that be babies, a meal, stories, or purses. So when I'm feeling a little guilty about making another purse, this quote is one of my favorites..

The dreamers are the saviors of the world....Composer, sculptor, painter, poet, prophet, sage these are the makers of the afterworld, the architects of heaven. The world is beautiful because they have lived; with out them, laboring humanity would perish.

James Allen ' As A Man Thinketh'

y husband says follow Article 13....... ".....If there is anything virtuous, lovely ,praiseworthy or of good report, we seek after these things "

So what are you going to make today????????

Saturday, November 1, 2008

a song for the weekend

This is for my fabulous friend Mindy who walked away from a horrible car crash...
THIS song is really about you!!!
Love you babe!

Listen to these great words, if you have a friend like this pass it on.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

velvet, ,velvet, everywhere

I have collected velvet fabric from all over. It's so fun to mix them with different trims, laces and buttons. Now I just need to figure out which one I want to keep.

These are available in my Etsy store...