Friday, October 2, 2009

Did Someone say GEAUX LSU??

At least, that's how the Cajuns around here say "Go!" Well I'm back!! Did ya miss me? I have been a sewing fool lately! Sew much to do, and sew little time! On the right is an order for a little girl's 1st birthday outfit! As you can see, the parents are CRAZY for them Tigers!! This is actually a "make up" order. Around this time last year, a proud GrandMa put in a request for an LSU quilt and two pillowcase dresses. I found out about 6 months later, that the dresses didn't fit!! After apologizing profusely, then "yelling" at them for not saying something sooner, at which the response was, "but they were just so cute"!! Really? I have the sweetest customers....but if I buy something that doesn't fit, you can bet I would be asking for my $$ back...or at least an exchange!!! So that is what I told them, then asked what they would like as a "make up" order? This was it!! Pretty cute, huh? So the moral of this story is.... Custom order or not, if it is not what you want or doesn't fit.....please let me know!!

Here is an up close look at the crown front:

And the back of the crown.

Another reason I was kinda upset that the ladies never said anything about the dresses not fitting sooner, is that through them, I've gotten many orders! They are so sweet, and really "spread" the word of my creations. I made a quilt for a baby boy a while back that they gave as a shower gift. The grandmother of said baby loved it so much, that she promptly put in an order for her other grandson. Here is his quilt:

Because of all of the wonderfully talented quilters I follow, Amy, Marguerite and Allie to name a few, I have been trying to make more of an effort to actually LINE up my squares!! I think I am getting a tiny bit better at it!! I did the middle applique a little different this time, going down instead of across.

Here is a picture of the back, as you can see, I don't actually "quilt" my quilts. I know it is hard to see in my pictures. I will try to work on getting better photos. It is pretty sad since I have a really good camera and use Photoshop! My friend Melanie gives a good explanation on how to get "good" pictures. And she makes AWESOME Polymer Clay creations. I am going to be getting something that my Momma is going to FLIP over this Christmas....ssshhhh Daddy, it is a surprise!! Anyway, I like a more "comforter" type quilt, so that is how I started making my quilts. Maybe one day I will venture into the actual free motion aspect of quilting.
Well, I'm back to sewing....until my LIST is cleared, I will be a busy girl!! I did, however, finish my girls' jammies for Sew Mama Sew's September sew-along, and check out WHO they featured.....some of my Sweeties!! Way to go, girls!! I am just waiting for Ms. Priss to get home from school to try hers on! I'll post soon!! Until later.....


Beatrix from Kindershop said...

I am glad to see you back! However, you really need to work on your color choices.... :-) But we had that discussion before...
Love that quilt, though.

It has been pretty boring around my blog lately, too. Just cannot bring myself to write anything.
I am working on my first "real" quilt right now. And had no idea what I was getting myself into. First of all, I think at 62x62 it is way too big for a first quilt and second, I already know that I will have a hell of a time fitting that baby onto my sewing table and the machine. And, since it will be a Christmas gift for the girls, I have to make two. I hope, I will be done in time.

Allie said...

Yay, you're back! I've missed you girl! That is too funny about the dresses not fitting and them not saying anything - that outfit you made is DARLING! and I love the quilt too.

Capital Mom said...

Those are some serious fans. I bet the bday gift is a hit!

Kimara@weefolkart said...

Busy, busy, busy! LOL... do you ever find yourself saying... hey, breath! I do. I get moving so fast I realize I'm actually holding my breath! That can't be good!

Anyway, love your latest creations. It is so nice that you custom make things. So many shops offer a set inventory. You are the Queen of Custom!

Rafael's Mum said...

Thank you for calling me 'talented'.. I am blushing now.. Just trial and error and a little time (in short supply as you know!). But really your output of lovely things puts me to shame! Agree about the colours! But suppose if LSU fans want the yellow and purple that is what they'll get:-)

Whimsical Creations said...

WOW, you have been busy!! Your creations are adorable!! Custom creations are so much fun.

Thank you sooo much for the bloggy love!