Friday, June 29, 2012

Fun Mail Friday

It's Fun Mail Friday!!

Can you believe it's already Friday?!? This week FLEW by!

What is Fun Mail Friday?!? Since I love mail, I want to see all of the fun things you are getting in the mail through out the week & share some of the fun things I get too. It can be anything! A sweet letter from a friend or relative, a fun magazine (or catalog :-)), a fun package you received, etc. I thought this would be a fun way to show off your favorite handmade shops or businesses to your readers, too!

Soo....This week in the mail I got one of my favorite magazines, Better Homes & Gardens! I haven't been able to sit down and look through it yet, but that front story has my name written all over it! I love a bargain! :-)

I also got a fun package just today of some super cute fabric from Skye Reve Fabrics! She was having a great sale, so I snagged some up! She packages up her fabrics so nicely & even gave me 2 free charm squares for free! :-)  
Fritter loves the color purple & I fell in love with Riley Blake's Dress Up Days fabric for her. The little girl on there looks just like her to me too! Not completely sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but I'm sure she will love it!
Fritter was also OBSESSED with Dr. Seuss's The Grinch (cartoon version) this past Christmas & still asks to watch it all the time...We watched it until March & then it was put in the Christmas vault. Mommy was a little burned out of hearing, "You're a mean one, Mr. GRINCH!" over & over! Ha!
This fabric was super cheap, so I'm going to surprise her with a dress around Christmas time & I'm sure I'll be the BEST mom around! ;-)

Soo....What did you get in the mail this week? I'd love to see!

Link up!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Our week via Instagram

Do you have Instagram?
I do & I love it!
Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram. Share to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr too – it's as easy as pie. It's photo sharing, reinvented.
(took that from Instagram site..Ha!)

Here are some of the highlights of our week via Instagram!
My little man turned 11 months old!
Fun playdates at the park!
Playing with the doorstop...Hours of entertainment! :-)
Playing dress-up....She said she is a fireman...HA!

life rearranged
I'm linking up at Life Rearranged!

If you want to follow me on Instagram, you can click the camera icon under my Be Social menu or search thefancyfritter!


Be sure to drop by tomorrow mid-morning for Friday Fun Mail Day & link up! Have you gotten any fun mail this week?!? :-)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Happy. Sad. Mad. (or Possessed...ha!)

I just love Fritter's drawings! :-)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Lazy Day

Today was a low key day at our house. We spent most of the day in our pj's and sweats. I caught up on laundry..(still folding..does it ever end??) and I did some sewing!

Sweet A still hanging out in his pj's! :-)
 Little Fritter showing off "her phone." She is in love with my old Iphone & playing games. As long as we aren't baking in the heat outside, I'm ok with it! HA! :-)
 & here's a pic of me and my mile long arm! Ha!

 I finished up piecing the quilt top for Abram...Now for the border, backing, and binding. This is my first quilt and it is fun to see it come along, but it is definitely a labor of love! Hope he likes it! ;-)

I also finished up some pink bloomers for this new outfit listed in my Etsy shop today! Don't you just love ruffles?!?! So fun!

There is an exciting note to this rather boring day! I signed up to advertise on a fun blog called Sew Caroline! You'll have to go check out her blog & look for my ad on the sidebar! :-)

Well, off to finish that laundry.... ;-)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fun Mail Friday!!

Happy Friday!!

Here on my blog I want to start a fun new weekly feature called Fun Mail Friday! If anyone knows me they know that I LOVE getting mail! I remember when I first got married I signed up for a GAZILLION catalogs to be sent to me in the mail. My new husband was less than thrilled to be seeing all these catalogs going around, but I loved getting something "fun" in the mail!

Soo...Since I love mail, I want to see all of the fun things you are getting in the mail through out the week & share some of the fun things I get too. It can be anything! A sweet letter from a friend or relative, a fun magazine (or catalog :-)), a fun package you received, etc. I thought this would be a fun way to show off your favorite handmade shops or businesses to your readers, too!

Here is my Friday Fun Mail....

First off, I finally joined the fun, fabulous Gussy Sews group! :-) I just love my medium size tangerine Gussy. It will be perfect for my purse to keep all of my lip gloss, loose change, and all of the stuff I constantly dig for down in the bottom of my purse! Do you have a Gussy Sews bag?
They come packaged so nicely with a fun note from Maggie! Each bag is handmade in her studio!
Yay for handmade! :-)

It is just super adorable & I love it! The fabric is such a nice quality & super soft!

So, you'll have to go check out Gussy Sews & join the fun club too! :-)

The next fun mail I got this week was a super fun pattern from Trish at Two Peas In a Pod Design!

I'm going to make and review The Madison Bag and will have a post up soon about that! Trish has a super fun blog and will be doing giveaways of her e-classes this summer, so you definitely need to check her out!  ;-)

This bag is so fun and I can't wait to make one for myself to show off to you!

A magazine I got this week is called MomSense and it is a publication from the MOPS organization I used to be involved in. It had lots of great articles on motherhood and lots of encouragment! Plus, the front cover just cracked me up! (That has surely never happened at my house! Ha!)

Soo...What is your Fun Mail Friday?

Link up!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Photo Shoot

This is what happens.....
 when you try to have a photo shoot..........
 with your 11 month old son......
 and he just isn't coorporating.....
 Lots of silly faces.....
 Back of the head.....
And looking at everything, but Momma!
My boy is so sweet & silly!

Like his bibs?

I loaded up my shop The Fancy Fritter with lots of new baby items for boys & girls, so you should check them out! :-)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Shabby Apple

This morning I got a fun email from one of my favorite online shops, Shabby Apple! I love browsing their website and drooling over all of the beautiful dresses and creating a huge wish list! I was asked to become an affiliate with them & I'm very excited about it!

Shabby Apple carries some of the most unique, modest, and feminine clothes and dresses I have seen. They carry women's, girls, preteens, and maternity clothing styles, jewelry & accessories, swim & fitness, and arts & crafts!

Here are some of my favorite styles:

This is the Blue Eyes Dress & it is so CUTE! I love the vintage style to it!

This dress is called Happy Talk & it is such a happy color yellow & would be the PERFECT summer dress! I love the flower detail also!

This is the Humboldt Current Skirt  & is such a pretty green color and fun design! It is also on sale now for $35.20! Seems like a great time to snag it up!
And they also carry young girl dresses & they have some in one of my favorite fabric lines, Freshcut, by Heather Bailey! This is the Botanical Dress & I just had to share this picture, because is that girl not the cutest?!? This picture made me laugh! :-)

Right now, Shabby Apple is offering a coupon for FREE SHIPPING with the code 'Light' until 6/30! & I saw that you can receive 10% off your order if you sign up to receive their emails! Those are some deals, so go get to shopping! :-)

Some of my favorite collections are the Lighthouse & Twin Palms....What are yours?

Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's Day Fun!

We had a great Sunday celebrating Father's Day yesterday! My little ones have the best Daddy around & we know he felt so loved! I gave him a little sign that says, "A Dad is a son's first hero, and a daughter's first love" & he thought it was the sweetest thing!

Little Abram had fun celebrating with his Daddy & I had to get in some loving too! :-)

Today was a pretty low key around the house cleaning & sewing. I sewed up 6 bib & burp cloths sets for my Etsy shop, so I'll show those off tomorrow!


Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Lovely Change

Notice anything different??? :-) Yay for a pretty new blog facelift! Joy from was so great to work with & her design is exactly what I loved! Check her out if you need any design help! Things are still under construction for a little bit while I get everything loaded & moved around, but I'm SO excited about all of my social buttons! You can find my Facebook business page, twitter (still learning! Ha!), email, rss feed, & my Instagram feed! So fun! Well I hope everyone has a great Father's Day weekend! I'll share the fun things we did on Monday! Night!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hey everyone! So sorry I'm so late in posting the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway winner! #58 Danielle Nicholson was the comment randomly chosen out of 141 comments!! It was so excited to have that many people enter! I loved everyone's fun dog names & great vacation spots! I wrote some down to remember for someday! :-) We have been to the end of school water bash, the zoo, family reunion, local crawfish & music festival, and a movie date all in the last week & enjoyed my husband's time off. Can't wait to show off the fun soon! For now, have a great summer weekend! :-)

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