Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Doll Skirt

As I finish up orders I'm also testing some patterns for a couple different pattern designers. Today I'm sharing with you a skirt from the Simple Ruffle Skirt for 18" dolls by Nicole at Cole's Corner and Creations. This pattern is super simple and goes together in less than 30 minutes. The pattern has not been released yet, but I'll be sure to let you know when it is available. Isn't it cute!! Thanks Nicole for a super quick pattern!! This is Nicole's first pattern, but I hear she is working on more!!

Don't you just love my dolls hair? It is in need of a good brush. At the suggestion of Nicole, I think I'm going to to wash and condition her hair and then "attempt" to comb/brush it out. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know!!

Off to water my garden and then finish the other two patterns I'm testing. I'll have pictures to show you the finished products tomorrow. If I'm productive today I'll also have a shopping cart cover and two appliqued shirts to share with you as well!!

Happy Wednesday!!

P.S. Don't forget about the SPECIAL I'm running through tomorrow (or the weekend possibly). All Ready to Ship products are 40% off! Use coupon code 40MAY in my Etsy Shop or comment under the pictures you are interested in on my facebook page. Only products in the Ready to Ship albums qualify for the 40% off.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Limited time offer - 40% ALL Ready to Ship Products

For the next few days I am offering 40% off all Ready to Ship products in my Etsy shop and in the Ready to Ship albums on my facebook page. Use coupon code 40MAY in my Etsy shop or leave a comment under the picture of the product you would like in the facebook Ready to Ship albums:

Ready to Ship
Ready To Ship (hair accessories)
Etsy Shop

You can also e-mail me a link to the picture(s) if there is something you would like to order.

This SPECIAL OFFER will run for at least 2 days, ending no sooner than Friday morning.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Check out Spring Top Week at Made by Rae

Voting started today. There are 5 days of voting....4 groups spread out between 4 days and the 5th day is final vote. The final vote will determine the Best Top Award (Readers Choice)!! Check back each day and vote for your favorite top!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Christening Outfit and some new items....

I've been busy trying to get all my orders done so I can move onto sewing for my family before vacation. We are taking the kids to Disney, to see my Grandparents and to the beach. I'm really looking forward to the time away, but not to the LONG hours in the car. I've got a long list of things I would like to sew for the kids, as well as for myself. So, this week I am finishing up my orders and moving onto my long list. Oh, I almost forgot, I'm also going to be working on some of my own patterns. The first one is a purse/backpack combo. My friend requested on for her trip to Disney with her husband and daughter in October, so I drafted a pattern and plan on making one for myself before my trip to Disney so I can test it out and see if I need to make any changes. I'll show some pictures when I have the first test done!

This past week I spent a lot of time on this Christening outfit for my friend's son. He is getting baptised Memorial Day weekend. I made her daughter's Christening Gown last year, which you can see here. I did not draft a pattern for this outfit, I used McCall's 3063. Both this outfit, the Christening Gown and all accessories were made out of my friend's wedding dress. It is very nerve racking cutting into something so special, so I always have to build up my nerve before I cut my first piece. Anyway, here is the completed outfit and shoes (hoping the shoes fit the little guy!!).

I also have been wanting to add some more stock to my Etsy shop. I haven't gotten that far, but I did get these FQ Purses and Small Wallets in the ready to ship album on my facebook page. The purse normally run $25.00 plus shipping and the wallets $20.00 plus shipping, but I have them listed at $20.00 and $15.00 plus shipping. If you buy both you get free shipping! And if you are a fan of my facebook page you can get an additional 20% off or free shipping if you just buy one!! Post a comment on my facebook page if you are interested in any of these. I have a bunch more purses to list (different styles), so check back soon!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while!!

As you have noticed I haven't been very good about blogging lately. Life is busy and I haven't taken the time to blog. Expect this summer to be about the same since the kids will be home with me 24 hours a day very soon. My daughter has about 2 weeks of preschool left and my son will finish up kindergarten June 2. During the month of June I won't be working on any custom orders. I will be spending time with my family and taking some much needed vacations.

I'm closing out custom orders today and will probably open them back up the last week of June. I'll be back to working on custom orders after July 4. If you have something you would like to order and don't need it until July, feel free to e-mail me any time to place your order so you are at the top of the list. Once I finish the current list of custom orders I'll be taking some time to sew for me and my family. I have a long list of things I would like to make for the kids, some new patterns I've been wanting to try out, so I will hopefully have lots of pictures to share, along with new products you can order. I also hope to work on my own patterns....we'll see how much time I have!! :)

Below is a set of coordinating items I made my daughter for her birthday. Each piece can be ordered separately or you can order it all as a set in the fabric(s) of your choice.

Happy Mothers' Day to all the mothers, grandmothers, aunts and all other mother figures!!

Peasant Top and Double Layer Twirl Skirt

Peasant Top and Double Ruffle Pants

Princess Crown Birthday Shirt and Double Ruffle Pants

I have LOTS of embroidery designs to choose from for the shirt!!