Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall Soccer

We decided to sign Fritter up for Fall Soccer this year & she is loving it! It is so funny to watch little kids play soccer. Half of them are running the other way & then some get mad when the ball gets taken from them & then others are very competitve and all about getting the ball to their net.
 
Fritter loves it & has lots of fun! Here she is all ready to go for her first practice:
 
And here is some highlights of her first game.....

 
She isn't quite as "assertive" as I thought she would be, but loves to follow along and cheer and tell her teammates what to do. HA! She even brought me a flower during the game last Saturday...She is a coach's dream! ha! ;-)
 
She is having fun and getting lots of energy out & that's all that matters.
 
Go TEAM RED!!
 


Thursday, October 11, 2012

What I've Been Up To.....

Well it's been pretty quiet on here lately, but things have been busy! We are in full swing of doing school with Fritter, Little A is busy into everything, I'm enjoying being a soccer mom and I've been sewing in my spare time to keep my store stocked.
 
I have made a few dresses recently that I wanted to show off. If you know any little girls that need some new clothes for the Fall, then I'm your girl! :-)
 
 LOVE Paisley Dress found here
 Pretty in Purple Peasant Dress found here
 Black with Purple Flowers Jumper found here
Playful Paisley Double Layer skirt found here
(Sizes 18M, 2T &3T available now)
 
There are lots of other goodies in my shop too, but these are the most recent items I've listed & are some great ones for the Fall!
 
We are also in full swing soccer season & I'm a proud soccer mom! :-) Little kid soccer is so funny to watch, so check back tomorrow to see some of Fritter's moves!
 
Have a great Thursday!
 
 
 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday Feature!

I'm starting back with Friday Feature to showcase other small handmade businesses! I'm so excited about showing off all of the fun shops & friends I have made along the way of owning a small handmade business. Plus there are some fun perks for my readers, so I'm sure you will love it! :-)
 
This week I am featuring......
 
Embellished Bayou
 
Christy monograms and designs such fun & cute shirts and outfits for boys & girls. She has so many designs for every season or event in life! For all of those local LSU & Saints fans, she has some adorable stuff!
 I just love this little boy shirt!
And this LSU fleur de lis football is just so adorable!
 
She also has some new fun items listed for Halloween!
Ekk! This spider shirt is so fun!
 
Christy also has a great variety of monogrammed and embroidered items for babies. She has bibs, burp cloths and these adorable little stuffed animals that can be personalized. Such a fun little toy for your little one!
Fritter & Little A loved their Alligator shirts that Christy did for them this past Spring.


 
 If you are looking for quality shirts with great monograms and embroidery designs, you definitely need to check out Embellished Bayou!
 
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Here is a special discount code to Embellished Bayou shop for all The Fancy Fritter readers!
 
 Use the code FRITTER for 20% off your total purchase from her Etsy shop Embellished Bayou, or you can get 10% off any special orders through sending her an email (christy@embellishedbayou.com) or through her Facebook page by mentioning The Fancy Fritter blog.
 
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What a great deal!
 
Hope everyone has a great Friday!
 


Thursday, September 13, 2012

LA Tech Game Day Dresses

If you haven't noticed, Chevron print fabric is one of the biggest trends around!
 
I love to make game day dresses when football season starts, because we love football down here in the South & of course, our little girls have to be dressed for the part too!
 
This year I decided to make dresses to cheer on my alma mater Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. I used Riley Blake's medium print red chevron pattern fabric and a solid royal blue for the ruffles & straps! These dresses have been so popular and have kept me very busy the last few weeks! (& I'm SUPER thankful! :-))
 
I can't wait to see all the cute little girls decked out cheering on the Bulldogs in these dresses!
 
I have enough fabric to make 2 more & then I'm finished for this season, so if you are interested leave me a comment or email me at thefancyfritter@gmail.com
 
Have a great day & GO DAWGS! ;-)


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September...what??

Oh my goodness! How did I completely miss August?!? To say we have been busy around here is an understatement, so I have LOTS to catch up with over the next few days! :-)
 
Last time I left I was in full time mode of getting ready for the trunk show I participated in. It was a lot of fun and I made alot of new contacts and sold a good number of dresses that I have had for a good while, so I was happy to get some things cleared out & for some sweet girls get some new dresses!
 
My friend was able to take some pictures of my booth, so I'm excited to show it off!
 
 
My husband put together some old doors that were given to us & it was the perfect way to display my dresses. I love that they are facing out & made it easy for people to see. Every dress I sold was facing outward on those doors. Very good tip for future craft shows! :-)
 
Close up of my door display
 
Hanging rack full of other goodies & my table of baby items (bibs, burp cloths, etc.)
 
 The other side of my display with a table of fabric journal covers, young girl patchwork scarves, and reversible headbands. 
This was my center display dress & I love it! It was the first one sold in the first 20 mins!! I have more fabric and I'm about to have it listed in my shop very soon! :-) It is so pretty for the Fall!
 
Smiling with my booth!
 
It was definitely alot of hard work, but it just brought me so much joy to just step back and see everything I made with my own two hands. People were so complimentary and sweet and I think I gained alot of new fans & handed out alot of business cards. It was a great afternoon!
 
My facebook page is also growing alot too now! If you want to receive more updates about things that I've made or planning on making, then head over to www.facebook.com/thefancyfritter & become a fan! :-)
 
Be back tomorrow with more catching up!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Something Happy, Something Old, & Something New

This week has been pretty uneventful & to be honest, we haven't left the house since going to evening church on Sunday! (Can you say stir crazy?!?) But we have been out of the heat and having fun playing with Little A's new toys and soaking in the air conditioning! :-)

Something Happy...
He finally would wear the party hat yesterday when I put it on him! He doesn't want the celebrating to end! :-)

Something Old....
We went on Monday night and fished out this old desk out of my in-laws storage and I'm so excited to re-do it for Fritter to do her school work! It's dirty and dingy now, but I'm thinking of painting it purple b/c it's her favorite color! I'll post after pictures when I get it all done! 

Something New...
Since making The Madison Bag, I have been in a bag making mood & figured it would be some fun items to take to the trunk show I'm doing next month. I had fun working with a Heather Bailey Freshcut charm pack to make the outside of the large tote. I still need to add the interfacing and lining, but it looks so fun! I am definitely going to make a few more  of these! Who doesn't need a good & super cute tote bag?!?  


Well, off to finish cleaning up lunch & get little ones down for a nap!
Have a great Wednesday!

P.S. My Madison Bag Review has now turned into a GIVEAWAY! Yay! Go here and enter to win a surprise 2 pack of patterns from Two Peas In a Pod Designs! :-)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sprouts The Madison Bag Review & GIVEAWAY

I am so excited to get the opportunity from Trish to be apart of the Summer Sewing pattern review team!  I picked The Madison Bag pattern, because it is a super cute patchwork style and a great crossbody bag. This bag is not too big, yet not to small. It is perfect for everyday on the go or would also be great on a trip while traveling.

I have only probably made a handful of bags, so I was so happy to see how clear and thorough Trish's instructions were. There are great color step-by-step pictures that are so helpful.
And the actual pattern pieces are on nice quality paper and not tissue type paper. Loved that!
I also loved all the styles and variations you can create with this bag. It is definitely a pattern that lets your mind run free and show off some creativity. With this bag you can show off so many different fabrics and embellishments. I think that is actually what took me the longest time was matching fabrics and deciding what I actually wanted to do! :-)
I finally figured it out!! I chose some Joel Dewberry Heirloom fabrics and threw in a little Sandi Henderson Secret Garden that coordinated! :-)
All cut out and ready to go!

Once you get everything cut out, it actually doesn't take too long to make the actual bag. I worked in increments, so I don't know the exact time, but I would say probably 2-2.5 hours start to finish. So give yourself an evening or while the children are taking a GOOD nap & you could have yourself a new fancy bag! :-)

To be honest, I can't say one negative thing about this pattern. I made the whole thing with no mistakes and I think that is all because Trish does such a great job explaining every part.
I'm so in LOVE with how it turned out & I've already started matching fabrics to make more! :-)
Here's the back view.

So, if you're looking for a pattern to make yourself a fun bag this Summer, I recommend The Madison Bag pattern from Two Peas in a Pod Designs! You will love it too, I just know it!

As an added bonus, Trish is offering one of my readers a surprise 2 pack of 2 of her patterns! What a great prize!

To enter:
Please go to Trish's store & leave a comment with the pattern you would love to win! Ends Sunday 7/29 at midnight!

Extra Entries:


-‘Like’ Two Peas in a Pod on Facebook – come back and leave a comment telling me you are a new fan.

-Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or your blog and leave a comment to let me know


P.S. I would have taken a picture of myself "modeling" the bag, but hey, it's Monday & we are still in our pj's at 2pm. Ha! The bag hits nicely at the hip. :-)


Have a great Monday!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday, Baby Boy!!

When I found out I was having a baby boy, I have to admit I was a little "freaked out", because I wasn't sure I knew how to be a "boy mom." I was completely wrong....This first year he has stolen my heart & I have had the sweetest time falling in love with my baby boy and watching him grow. Happy Birthday, Abram! I enjoyed celebrating you today! :-)
My sweet 1 year old boy

I did a number one theme with dark blue, baby blue and red. We just kept it easy with cupcakes and ice cream.
Here is the table set-up for the cupcakes
I decorated the mantle with pictures of Abram from newborn to recent. It was so fun to see how much he has grown and changed.
My parents got him an Anywhere Chair and he felt so big sitting in it. He loved it!

Singing Happy Birthday & "blowing" out the candle! I was so scared he was going to cry during the song, but he was so happy & just smiled at everybody! :-)
 He LOVES cupcakes!
He got lots of sweet presents from family and friends.... 
 Like clothes....
And fun toys too! :-)

We had such a fun day celebrating and I really can't believe my baby boy is one. It definitely goes by faster with the second. We go to his one year check up this week so I don't know his stats, but he is talking so much more and doing new things everyday. He now says: bye-bye, Hey..., yea, da-da, ma-ma, and uh-oh.

Now, I'm off to put new toys away and head to bed.

Be sure to enter the HappyBaby Snack pack giveaway I'm hosting & come back Monday when I show off a fun bag I made and review the pattern! :-)

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

HappyBaby Snack Pack Review & Giveaway

Today I am so excited to tell you all about a great company that I LOVE!  I recently learned about HappyBaby and starting using them once Abram was eating solid food. I love that all of their food is Organic and 100% natural ingredients.

HappyBaby's Mission....

HAPPYBABY is committed to making baby and toddler food as healthy and delicious as homemade with the essential nutrients needed for optimal growth and development.
We are socially responsible in all that we do. We use our collective talent to create the best possible products, grow our business, and give back to those in need.


HappyBaby's Product....

  • Unique - the only brand that includes ingredients like prebiotics and probiotics for digestive health, vegan and sustainable DHA, choline for brain development, and Salba®, nature’s most nutritious whole grain.
  • Innovative - the first company to offer Greens Puffs and gluten-free Puffs, to incorporate healthy grains like amaranth, quinoa, Salba, and also fruits like mangosteen and yumberry.
  • Affordable - we are dedicated to helping families eat organic without breaking the bank.
  • 100% Organic & Natural- No pesticides, no chemical fertilizers, no genetic modification, no preservatives.

HappyBaby carries a variety of items ranging from baby food, snacks, cereals, and toddler meals.

Sounds like a great company, right?

I was so thrilled with I had the opportunity to receive the Snack Package to review and so were my children! For this review, we tried:

Veggie Pals (carrot, apple, orange chews)

• Great for Preschool & Kids Lunchboxes
• 1 Serving of Fruit per Pouch!• Gluten Free
• Organic goodness: All Happy Family Products are USDA certified Organic.
• 100% Natural: No pesticides, no chemical fertilizers, no genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
• No Artificial Flavoring or Coloring
• BPA Free Packaging

Sunny Buddies (Sunflower Butter & Berry Jam Bites)


Great for Preschool & Kids Lunchboxes
• 115 mg of Omega 3’s per serving!
• Nut Free: Made with Organic Sunflower Butter
• Organic goodness: All Happy Family Products are USDA certified Organic.
• 100% Natural: No pesticides, no chemical fertilizers, no genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
• No Artificial Flavoring or Coloring
• BPA Free Packaging
Don't those sound great?!?
Abram sure thought so! :-)
Shoving a Sunny Buddy in......
 Hold on....Let me taste it....

Yum!! I love them! :-)

He approved and loved trying out HappyBaby HappyTime snacks!
Now it's your turn to try these great, yummy, and healthy snacks! Enter the giveaway below & go check out HAPPYBABY for more products and information.  
I received a $25 HappyTimes Snack Package in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was given.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Birthday week

Someone has a birthday this week......
and I just can't believe it!

So, this week is busy planning his first birthday party! It makes me laugh though, because I start out so energetic with so many ideas, start a Pinterest board, write down all the fun and creative things I want to do & now it is the week of the party & I haven't done a thing! HA! Anyone else do that?

So....it looks like I'll have some long evenings doing some birthday crafts and decorations. I'm sure my sweet little man will love them! :-)

What are your best party planning tips?
(Maybe the first one should be don't procrastinate..ha!)



Friday, July 13, 2012

Coffee Date: Vlog & Fun Mail Friday


I'm linking up this week with Alissa at Rags to Stitches for a Coffee Date!! I decided to do a vlog & ya'll can't laugh at me! HA! I really would have gotten an F in college speech if I was graded on this b/c I say "um" about a BAZILLION times to many & I say "I'm so excited" a few times too many also...ha! So if you can stand that, I'd love for  you to watch! :-)
Outline:
1. I need craft/trunk show tips! Have you ever done one? My items are mostly children's clothing and baby/children items, but any tips on what sells best & what doesn't? Also, I want a cute setup...Any tips?

2. I'm starting to homeschool my daughter next month too!! Ahh!! Hope I don't mess her up! ;-) Any tips with that would be appreciated! I'd love to know of any fun blogs or websites you like?

3. Fun Mail Friday Live!! I got a couple of fun things in the mail this week that I showed off... :-) You can link up below and blog about your fun mail too! :-)

 
Now...head back to Rags to Stitches and meet some new friends and enjoy coffee with them! :-)
Fun Mail Friday Link Up

Thursday, July 12, 2012

EtsyKids Team Christmas In July Sale!

I have some fun news to pass along...


It's the EtsyKids Christmas in July sale!!!

I just joined EtsyKids team and I'm very excited about this HUGE sale! Lots of other Etsy shops are linking up too, so you should go check out the list! http://etsykids.blogspot.com/


You can use CHRISTMASINJULY coupon code in my shop for 10% off any item through July 31. Now is the time to shop! :-)

Merry Christmas in July!


p.s. I have a surprise for tomorrow, so be sure to check back in the morning! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Homemade Sugar Face Scrub

Today I wanted to share a recipe for a Homemade Sugar Face Scrub. I am always looking for ways to cut costs and use things that have all natural ingredients and this Sugar Scrub is the BEST!

Who doesn't love a daily facial, right? :-)

Sugar Facial Scrub Recipe
1.5 tbs Milk
About 1 cup of white sugar
3/4 tsp olive oil
1/2 tbs honey

Mix all ingredients until it is not runny. (More sugar may be needed) Apply to damp face, in a circular motion. Wash off with warm water, then cold water. Pat dry. Do not heat & store in refrigerator.
Original recipe found here
I use it usually at night before I go to bed and my face is always so soft afterwards. I'm sure you could use it twice a day & you could use it as a body scrub too. Just double the recipe for more! Don't worry about it getting in your mouth either...It's a sweet treat! HA!
These would be great gift ideas too! Just put it in a cute jar with a ribbon & there you go! :-)

Let me know if you give it a try & how you like it! Have you ever made any homemade beauty products?

Have a great Wednesday!

P.S. Don't forget to enter the Sweet Jasmine Dress giveaway over at Sew Caroline! Only a few days left!
 

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