Friday, March 25, 2011

Denver Just Between Friends Sale Coupon

Hip Violet and marmalade creations will be sharing a booth at the Just Between Friends Sale in Denver from April 7-10. We are so excited to try out this great event! It's a HUGE HUGE consignment sale for kids clothing and gear. Every year I hear about it, I can't wait to be there!

April 7 - 10
National Western Complex, Denver
Thursday-Friday 10a-7p
Saturday 10a-4p Military Appreciation Day and 25% off sale
Sunday 10a-4p (Half price sale)

Print the coupon below for FREE ADMISSION to the Just Between Friends Sale!

And print this coupon for a free pass into the Early Bird Sale on Wednesday evening!
We'll be there Thursday through Sunday in one of the booths around the outside of the sale - come on over and say hello!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Custom Sets and Horse Bibs

There isn't anything better than sewing up tiny items for babies that haven't arrived yet... and even better are babies I am related to! These two sets are for my little niece who is arriving this spring. They are both big into camping and wanted to stay away from typical girly colors, so I used my camping fabric to make a birdie bib and onesie for them. My sister-in-law Kelly LOVES peacocks, so I searched high and low for this great peacock fabric and make a mushroom bib and onesie out of it. I simply cannot WAIT to see my little niece wearing them! Actually I can't wait to HOLD her, but that's another story!

I also shipped off an order to my favorite horse tack shop, Millbrook Tack in Michigan! They carry a lot of my horse bibs (that's bibs with horses ON them, not bibs FOR horses!) and they recently got this shipment of 8 new bibs. Stop by if you need a great baby gift for those horse-loving friends of yours!
We're getting our list of summer craft shows together and I think it's going to be a great summer! We're trying out a few new ones and going back to a bunch of oldies but goodies! Stay tuned!


p.s. I'm now on Twitter! Follow me @HipViolet!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Hip Hip Hurray!!

Guess where I'm posting this from? MY NEW SEWING ROOM!! Yippie!!!

Just to refresh your memory, here is where I did all of my sewing before (better known as the Dining Room)

And now... TA DA! Here is where I get to sew NOW!
(please note my daughter Violet on the left - she picked out her clothes allll by herself today!)

I lucked out too - the desk used to sew on fit PERFECTLY into my little "shipping nook" on the left... with an inch to spare! To the right is the closet which someday will have doors and shelves.

My big, huge table to work at. Sure beats the teeny area had to clear off every time in my old room! I can actually have all my gear out for each project at once, AND cut fabric without moving over to the dining room table! Underneath the table are some of my bins for blank onesies and shirts.
Fabric!! And my current inventory of clothing which will go on a real rack as soon as I put it together.

Today also happened to be a day when Violet is home sick from daycare, so we set her up a little chair and tv so she can rest (and get her fill of movies!)Speaking of Violet, yesterday she told me she didn't want to watch a movie during her "quiet time" and instead wanted to watch me sew (awww!). Instead of watching, I put her to work! She did a really great job taking all the pins out of the bibs after they were sewn to the fleece backs. I'm trying not to get too excited about the fact that she is interested in sewing, but it sure would be fun if one or both of my girls ended up wanting to help!

I'm off to sew in my new room! Have a great day!

p.s. Denver-area moms - I'll be at The Village at Edgewater on Wednesday, March 9 from 10:30-4:00 with all my Hip Violet stuff. Stop by and let the kiddos play while you shop!