Saturday, December 4, 2010

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Merry Christmas!

I am in disbelief that it has not been since August that I have posted. So sorry. I have been engulfed in some things with my girls that has just overwhelmed us.  Trauma drives me to creativity so I have been productive in making new things.  I have some great new sewing patterns in the shop now.  You can get a pattern to sew a case for almost any of the ereaders on the market.  If you are not sure which one, just send me a conversation through the shop.  I have had to turn off the comments here as I was getting some filthy comment posts that I don't want any of my readers to stumble on.  Back to the shop...I have fallen in love with embroidering felt, and I am excited about the new recycled felt. It comes from recycled plastic bottles! I thought it may be rough to the touch, but it is not, it is actually very soft, yet durable. The colors are great too. So, there are many hand embroidered felt items and they are currently on SALE! Buy 1 Felt item get the second Felt item, of the same value or less, for half price.  (This does not include the felt pillows or the wall art).  There are some great buys on felt stockings and ornaments! I am trying to reduce my inventory so many items are at clearance prices.

Here is an easy neck warmer/cowl sewing pattern. It uses very little fabric and can be whip ped up in no time(ok, maybe more like an hour) These are large enough to fit over almost any head.  You can choose from the super simple one piece cowl that any beginning sewer could handle, to the Reversible Multi-layer Cowl, fit for any sewer.  This is a great project to reuse some favorite piece of clothing that has been outgrown.  The model fell in love with both of these and has been wearing them both since the photo shoot! Make something warm and cozy for yourself, and when you see how easy these are to make, you can whip up some more for family and friends!

Are you a Narnia fan?  The new DAWN TREADER movie is about to come out on Dec. 10 and I can hardly wait! My youngest daughter and I have been reading it together as an English assignment.  It is a wonderful book written by C.S. Lewis. It is part of the Chronicles of Narnia series.  I have embroidered a part of the Dawn Treader, a ship, that is the head of a colorful dragon.  I hope to add more to this series of wall art.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Back to School! NEW items to celebrate this great season of the year: Padded, Water-Resistant Cases for all of your electronic gadgets!

Celebrating the wonderful Back to School time of year with NEW items in the shop. 4girlsdesigns has padded and water-resistant cases for your favorite e-readers: iPad/Nook/Kindle and Netbooks/Min-Netbooks.

 Matching items include cases for the following items: iPod Touch, iPod Classic, iPhone 3,4, GS, LG Cosmos, Compact Camera, Cell Phone, mp3 Player, iPod Nano, Blackberry Series, Zune, Blackjack, Nexus One, Motorola Droid, Eris, HTC Evo, Canon PowerShot, Flip Video camera, any gadgets that fit a 3.5" x 5" opening.
 NEW!!! Eco-friendly PDF SEWING PATTERNS (patterns are emailed to you and you need only print out the actual pattern pieces then enjoy reading the instructions with detailed graphics/photographs/many sewing tips!)

I have added a PDF Sewing Pattern for the Electronic Gadgets mentioned above. Now you can make some great gifts for any occasion, and make a great selection for yourself as well! Sewing ability level: Beginner through experienced. This makes a great sewing lesson!

Don't forget those favorite 4girlsdesigns Reusable Sandwich Bags/Wraps and Snack Bags/Napkins for a fun an eco-friendly lunch time! I have added some new designs so please check out my entire shop. There are some great wristlets and pencil bags as well.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring 2010 New Store Offerings:
Clutches inspired by Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland Movie

Easter Bunnies

I have been very busy making new things for my shop. I have different sizes/types of Bunnies for Easter. I went to see Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton and was inspired to make clutch purses based on the costumes in the film. I have also added many more eco-friendly sandwich bag sets. If there is a fabric product you would like to see, please leave a comment. Thanks to my followers who are reading this!
Is anyone interested in purchasing the pattern for these bunnies?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Cupcake Tower available for YOUR Wedding, Birthday Party, Shower--makes every event in your life a Special Event!

My CupCake Tower
-NOW the perfect way to serve the hottest trends in desserts: CUPCAKES is available to YOU! No need to rent a tower you only use once, you now can have your own for all your party needs! My CupCake Tower is available for purchase! Use it for weddings, showers, birthday parties, sporting events, -ANYWHERE desserts are enjoyed!

An elegant display of cascading cupcakes can be an affordable alternative to an expensive wedding cake, but just as attractive. Cupcake Bakeries are popping up to meet the need of this growing demand. They are creating informal to very formal designs for their cupcakes. Cupcakes are a hot new trend that you can make at home too! Never before has there been so many cupcake supplies been available to the home baker. There are cupcake pans in various sizes: mini, regular, jumbo, even in shapes! The pans are even made in a variety of materials: aluminum, flexible shapes. The cupcake papers are available in multiple colors,
prints, materials, sizes, all to make your cupcakes
more attractive and specific to your event. There
are new cupcake wrappers available too! The
wrappers are in every way as customizable as the
other elements to present your cupcakes. The best
part is they are inexpensive and you can choose
how much you want to spend to get YOUR look.
You can add in other desserts as well, such as
chocolate covered cherries, homemade candies, all
of it will look so beautiful when presented on My
CupCake Tower. You will find many uses, not only
for desserts, but can also be used to serve
appetizers, items for your chocolate fountain, tea
sandwiches, fondue items, even can be used to hold
your table assignment cards for your wedding
reception. And it is equally fun at your child's Birthday

My CupCake Tower can be increased in height and number of cupcakes it will hold by adding layers. The photos are of my standard size, three layers, which holds about 80 regular size cupcakes. My CupCake Tower has a high 4 1/2" span between the layers making room for the "high" fashion cupcakes that have high mounds of topping/sugar sculptures/specialty picks atop them. Most other towers do not offer this. It also makes it possible to make the best use of the space by tucking in all the cupcakes per layer possible, yet not looking crowded or smashing the frosting against the bottom of the next layer. You want your cupcakes to look just as beautiful when your guests pluck one as when it went onto the Tower. I also have hidden details that will keep the layers from shifting about as people take their cupcake. Please visit my etsy shop for custom ordering My CupCake Tower:

Details for My CupCake Tower, as shown in photos:
*3 layers that measure 20', 14' and 8' across
*1/2' deep layers comes with Red grosgrain ribbon with White hearts(this can be easily changed for your other events)
*4 1/2' space between the layers allowing room for even highly decorated cupcakes to fit
*stands 12 3/4' high
*space for about 80 cupcakes
*the bottom layer stands on four spherical feet that brings the cupcakes 2 1/4' off table top, allowing for additional cupcakes to be displayed on table surrounding the Tower, if desired
*a top layer of 8' across, making it the perfect size for a small cake, flowers, or up to 7 cupcakes
*comes apart for easy transportation and storage
*is constructed with safety discs on top/bottom of each layer, that fits into tower cylinder supports, to minimize any shifting or tipping
*constructed of durable materials: mdf board(very durable, and sustainable)gloss paint--easy to-clean, wood, wide pipe center supports

My CupCake Tower can be made to your specifications for your special event (i.e. round, square, color of ribbon for layers, number of layers, etc.) Please convo me with any special requests. These are currently being made to order. Please allow two weeks for construction of My CupCakeTower.

My CupCake Tower comes with ribbon, no cupcakes or additional decorations.