Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Zippered Pouches

I have been making a few zippered pouches with boxy bottoms and they turn out so wonderfully every time! So cute! I used strips of scraps for the one shown below, even some selvedge! The selvedge is the self-finished edge of the fabric and usually has the designer/company's name and dots of the different colors used in the fabric.

The pouches all have a layer of fleece and a layer of stabilizer, making them very sturdy. I have 5-inch and 7-inch zippers available. Scrappy Strips Zippered Pouch (like the photo) $15, Regular Zippered Pouch $11.
Mezzanine Zipper Pouch

Monday, March 29, 2010

New Embroidery Fonts!

Jack & Jill
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Diamond Twist
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Now available as Font Set 3 in my shop!

Vacation/Mother's Day

Next week is spring break for my son's school, so we'll be heading to Boston! We're going to be watching whales, walking the Freedom Trail and eating some serious seafood. I might eat all of it, so watch out.

Now for the business portion of the program: I will be gone April 3-10, resuming sewing on April 12. Any orders placed after March 30 will not be shipped until April 20 (unless you want to ask me to expedite your order, I can be bought!). May 1 is the deadline for any Mother's Day orders. I will be checking email during my trip, so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

How about a Mommy and Me Apron Set ($30) for Mother's Day? Or a Buttercup Bag ($24)? I can make aprons for boys as well, just ask! You can also add a monogram!

Mommy & Me Apron Set

Small Buttercup Purse--Gothic Floral

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Apron!

Here's a new apron I just photographed this morning. It's in the shop in the sale section! Don't forget that the sale ends tomorrow at midnight EST!

Fuschia Floral Apron

Fuschia Floral Apron

New! Purse Pocket Organizer

I made one of these for myself a long time ago and love it! We all know that we can use more pockets in our purse or tote, and this is a great solution. I've even included a little key clasp!

This one I made from Amy Butler's Nigella Wood Fern print. It's 22" x 5" with 5 pockets in varying widths (4.25", 4.25", 3", 6" 4.25"). The fabric is home decor weight and I've added a layer of stabilizer, so it will sit up by itself!

They are $17 +tax and shipping and are included in my sale that runs through tomorrow evening! (Sale price is $13.60)

If you like this organizer but want a different fabric (or size), you may choose any fabric in my shop! Feel free to email me at april {at} forsheedesigns {dot} com with your order or with any questions! You can also get it in my Etsy shop!

PS--The circle dot and red canvas floral fabrics in my sale section are SOLD OUT!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Favorites: Local Edition

This week, I am featuring some Etsians from my hometown, Marietta, GA! Enjoy!

First up, from colorfunky, a set of everyday napkins. I love cloth napkins! They bring quite a highlight to a table!
2010 03 26 Napkins

Next, for babies from pleasantlyplumpknits, the cutest baby booties EVER!!!

2010 03 26 Baby Booties

A Dahlia photo print from laurenbishop. I love the bug in the upper left quarter of the photo!

2010 03 26 Dahlia Photo

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

20% Off Anything Made with In-Stock Fabrics! 10% off gift certificates!

SALE! This is a pretty good one, I think!

Go to my Sale/InStock section and get 20% off anything there or any apron, bag or zippered pouch made with any of the fabrics in that section (There is also a listing for additional sale fabric choices here)! It's your choice! If you buy through Etsy, the 20% will be refunded through PayPal after transaction is completed. (Note that fabric may be limited. If you want a ton of stuff, ask me first and I will let you know if I can accommodate you!)

And...even better...10% off gift certificates! They come ready to give in a pretty cardstock envelope!

Here's what you do:
1. Choose your item (apron, bag, etc.)
2. Choose your fabric
3. Email me at april {at} forsheedesigns {dot} com with your choices and I will invoice you through PayPal for your item(s), sales tax (if you live in GA) and shipping (rates can be found on my Etsy page).

Sale ends Sunday, March 28th at midnight!

PS--I will sell you the fabric also if you just want the fabric! $7.50/yard

Monday, March 22, 2010

Buttercup Bag Winner!

There were 178 total entries to the contest! I now have 49 blog followers and about 50 additional Facebook fans! I enjoyed reading your comments and LOVE that you all LOVE my stuff!

And now for the fun part, I used to choose a number between 1 and 178. It chose 95. Lucky number 95 is:
Naomi said...

Nice bag, I love them all!

I follow you


Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Bag for Me!

With encouragement from my new customer and friend Myra, I made a bag for myself!

I didn't design this bag (gasp!), I used Simplicity 2685. It was so nice to sew from a pattern for once! The only things I changed were the handles and the tab with the button. I have a policy about bags--they can only have one handle. So that's what I did. I didn't like the way the pattern said to sew the tab, so I did it my own way. I think my way looks better!

I used Amy Butler's Nigella line---the Wood Fern print in khaki. I'm not sure why it's called khaki because it's bright green (the color is best represented in the second photo below). The fabric is home decor weight, which is nice. I lined the bag in a tan Kona cotton and included a zippered pocket and 3 smaller pockets on the other side. I also interlined with craft fuse and fleece interfacings. It's super sturdy and ready to go! I love it!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Buttercup Giveaway!

I've redone and redone the way I make the lovely Buttercup Bags. I have finally settled in on a method, which is truly fantastic and much better than the "old way." So, I have ONE lonely & sad Large Buttercup Bag just sitting there that was made the old way. I am giving it away! It is still as high quality as the "new way" bags, but it must go! Scroll down for the rules!

Here is a photo:

Ways You Can Enter: (Contest will close on Monday (March 22) evening at 8pm EST)
1 Entry--Go to my Etsy shop and find your favorite item, come back here and post a comment about it
1 Entry--Become a fan of Forshee Designs on Facebook, post a comment here letting me know you've done so (Current fans are already entered, you just need to post a comment here)
2 Entries--Click "follow" on my blog and let me know you've done so. (Current followers automatically get this!)
5 Entries--Get a friend to do one of these things, post a comment letting me know who they/you are!

Stay tuned! I will be having a special next week!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Craft Fair April 17th!

I am looking forward to participating in another craft fair! It's right before Mother's Day, so I will be stocking up on Mommy and Me Apron Sets. The sets are $30 +any applicable taxes and shipping!