Friday, March 27, 2015

Instagram giveaway

Ok picture it, Illinois, 2015....

The kids have just gotten out of school for spring break and their mom has finally realized they are home for the next 10 days. I'm now realizing I don't have enough chocolate, bubble bath or coffee to get me through the days ahead. Speaking of coffee I feel like doing a giveaway and my bestie said I should ask y'all's opinion on some new items and giveaway my precious to you. 

And if anyone got my Golden Girls reference - message me - we could be great friends. 

Up first,

Baby Items
I haven't done any baby items in a very long time. My supplier has the cutest gowns and burp cloths available. Since I haven't made any of these up myself I am going to try to explain what I'm thinking. I don't want to step on any shop owners toes by borrowing photos! Just think monogrammed gowns, hats, burp cloths and more. 

Heres a couple that I've whipped up. They are available as pillow covers. Extremely easy to slip over existing pillows!

Ladies Pillowcase Tops
These would be made to match any of the pillowcase dresses in my shop. 

Hair Accessories
Notice I said accessories ;). I'm not making bows and they will only be the ones to match my clothing. Here's a recent one.

So I know you are wondering where the giveaway portion is. This giveaway is on my instagram page. Is everyone else as obsessed about Instagram as I am? Oh wow I just thought of a new blog post. I follow some really cool people. I'll tell y'all about them next week! Anyway pardon my squirrel moment. Here's what you have to do. Just go to my page and find the collage photo below in my account or search #lpdgiveaway and leave me a comment on which of those four items you would like to see next in my shop. Now a winner will be randomly random I mean I will close my eyes, scroll and point. The winner will receive....a 5.00 Starbucks e-certificate! And if you tag a friend they will win one too. So comment for the next 24 hours :) this time tomorrow you could be enjoying a mocha on me! 

Friday, March 20, 2015

LPD Headquarters

I've had my new office up and running for almost a year so now is a good time to show you. I must have been making sure it was really functional before I showed it to you....yeah we will go with that.

It's pretty crazy but I'm already thinking of moving my office into a bigger location. I've been expanding and doing so much more lately and it's just getting so cramped. I'd like a dedicated cut room BUT (insert very whiney voice) I'd have to walk all the way down the short hallway and back just to cut something. I know - even I want to slap me right now.

My previous set up was shame full. Down right embarrassing. In fact I can't believe I'm going to show you befores. It was the guest bedroom in my home and it started with a desk and an ironing the room with the bed. So I had approximately 4 feet of work space. One day I just realized the bed was only used a handful of times a year and needed to go. If need be I can sleep in the chair in my office when I have company!

{Go Vols}
Can't help it I saw the cup and it just came out

I have a pretty good set up now. I use an embroidery machine, sewing machine and a serger. I also could not live without my laptop and cutting machine. So I kept all the things that I can't live without on my big L shaped desk. It's really nice to roll back and forth from machine to machine. All of the furniture was purchased from OfficeMax and I love my white leather chair. (My children are banned from touching them though)

I'd show you a current but it's very very messy. So next weeks blog will be how to get organized. I'm going to spill the beans a little here but the amazing Lisa Kay Designs is designing a To Do printable that she is going to allow me to share to yall as a free download! :)

{No clue why those sandals are there and I forgot I even had those!}

The second desk is technically for the little petunia. It has her sewing machine on it. But my assistant uses this desk to package and work on social media "stuff". But we make sure we call it little petunias desk because she gets jealous.