Friday, July 22, 2011

Bloggie Winner

I want to thank everyone for participating and a HUGE thanks for this past year!! I have done so much this year and it wouldn't be possible without all of you.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Caring for boutique Handmade Clothing

Let's face it...we LOVE handmade clothing~or at least I do. I know when my child wears the clothing that not everyone and their dog will have a piece like it. I also know that if I buy it from another seller it is likely that they are also a stay/work at home mom and I am supporting them in their decision to care for their children. BUY HANDMADE~that's all I can say!!

I can't speak for everyone's handmade clothing but I take great pride in making quality clothing with extra special care to the stitching. I serge and topstitch the seams to help them last longer and not worry so much about fraying in the wash. I wash my clothing in a COLD gentle wash cycle and hang dry. WHY, you ask?...the COLD waters helps to prevent any fabric dye from bleeding~the gentle cycle slows down the speed of the cycle which isn't as harsh on clothing~ and I hang dry to try and prevent ironing. I am not a FAN of the iron, though much needed at times, but seriously I am busy enough without having to worry about pressing any clothing. Sometimes I forget and throw the clothing in the dryer but I will then either suck it up and pull out the iron or wet it and hang dry....depending on the time I have. I follow the same directions above for Appliques except I turn them inside out to further protect the stitching. Now on to those cute tutu's~they can be washed. If you have a laundry bag put them in it, but if not be careful as to what else you throw in there with them as the tulle can easily be snagged on zippers etc. After you have washed them~ hang to dry...NEVER dry a tutu or they will be ruined. You can Fluff the tulle when and it is dry and it's as good as new.

What a difference dryer vs hanging to dry makes!!

See how winkled the sleeves and ruffle at the bottom is?

And now the results of Hanging to dry. I do straighten the dress a little while wet after I hang it and pull a little at the ruffle to get it straighten out.

Protect your investment in all those cute boutique outfits and take extra special care when washing and drying. If you have any other helpful hints feel free to share.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Miss Libby Lou Peasant Dress Giveaway

June was my one year anniversary month and I had so much I wanted to do to celebrate but things didn't work out as planned. I ended up taking 2 vacations to see my sisters new place in Florida and a little R&R on the beach~with all that I ran out of time. Now I am back in Full Force and wanted to say Thanks for a Great Year!!
With that being said~ Here is your opportunity to score one of my new Peasant Dresses for this Fall in the Purple Poppy. Winner can pick any size from 6 months to 8 years.
It has the sweetest little ruffle down the center and a bow at the top.

These dresses are perfect for play and so easy for the little ones to take on and off

{This was her pose~not really sure what that's all about}

A few ways to enter for this Fab little giveaway
1}Fill out my FORM
2} Share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook or Twitter
3} Publically follow my blog
4}"Like" me on Facebook

You can do One or ALL 4. Please make one comment on the blog for each entry.

Thanks and Good Luck!!
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