Christmastime ALREADY?

Seriously??!? Are we less than 2 weeks away from Christmas? I am desperately trying to enjoy my family whilst getting all of these orders out. EEEEEK!!

Smooches and love to all and thank you to all of my customers for being so patient with me.

I am extremely excited to announce that Liberty Original coffee cozies are now being sold at Seabel's Gourmet Food in Pueblo, Colorado. :)) Woo Hoo!

I am off to get the rest of YOUR orders completed.



Many apologies for falling off the face of the earth. It never fails that someone in my immediate family will get the stomach blah's when we visit my sister. The baby starting throwing up Wednesday before Thanksgiving, my daughter the night before we flew home, the baby 10 minutes before we boarded our plane.... did that sink in?! Why yes, I had to fly home wearing clothes soaked in regurgitated pediasure... not one of my favorite smells in life. I was able to quickly purchase a shirt to change into, but had to keep the wet bra, jeans, and panties on...

Oh, I almost forgot... my 3 year old starting throwing up the day after we got home and my 9 year old 3 days after that. I have never been so thankful for alcohol hand sanitizer in ALL my life!

So, promises for a real post and a picture by the end of the weekend.


Giveaways Galore!!!

If you didn't win one of my cozies at Midday Escapades, you can still try to win 2 over at Dang Gina Gives!!! Gina just started the giveaway this morning and it will run for one week!

Super short post today, but I am posting from COLORADO and having a wonderful time with my sister and her family. I have more exciting news but I will wait until I have a picture to post as well. :))

Moving On Up

You STILL have time to enter to WIN your very own Liberty Original Coffee Cozy. Pop on over to Midday Escapades and comment on the post. It's that easy.

This past weekend Sew Poshy and I teamed up to become Two Lovely Ladies at our very first show!!! Although there were not very many people in general that came to the show, we had a fabulous time beginning to "learn the ropes." We did meet some wonderful people and got out of the house without the kids for a day!!

Check out my new coffee cozy business cards!! I got them in just in time before the show. I giggle everytime I look at them.

Here is a looksie at some of Sew Poshy's divine goodies. Only she could turn receiving blankets into lollipops and socks/diapers/washcoths into cupcakes!! What a fabulous way to top a baby gift.

My friend Rebecca just started making these adorable hairbows!! She was able to come along with us and add some serious variety to our booth. I guess we have to come up with a new name now?!

Just a couple of pictures of my cozy display. It was quite a bit of work getting ready for the show, but it was so much fun. I can't wait to do another one in the Spring!!

I am off to sew. Muah!

New Look

Don't you just LOVE my new look??? I cannot even begin to describe to you how perfect it is!!! Courtney (over at One Fine Blog Design) designed my blog makeover even better than I could have ever imagined it. If you are ever in the market for a blog makeover, I recommend her wholeheartedly and without reservation. She ROCKS! I love you, Courtney (okay, so I don't actually know her, but I still love her work... how can you not?)!

Isn't She Lovely?

For those of you who know me or have been following my blog, you know that I have been searching, waiting, pleading, and hoping to find one of these beauties for quite some time. I had just about given up all of the aforementioned and resigned myself that it wasn't meant to be.... UNTIL I stumbled upon her at Jo-Ann's! I was rushing through trying to find scrapbook paper when I happened to look to my left... I muttered a quiet, "SHUT UP!" to myself and couldn't believe my eyes. Seriously?? Are you kidding me?? Thank you, God!!!! What an answer to my prayers.
My cart had mountains of fabric but no fear! I promptly picked her up and carried her to the cash register at the front of the store, all the while feeling like I was literally about to bust with excitement. Isn't she lovely?? She is modeling my Sass Top here and it fits her perfectly.

Now I just have to name her... Jewliana? Sarah? Felicity? I just don't know!! Any suggestions?

Coffee Cozy GIVEAWAY

Remember when I said there would be a giveaway on my cozies very soon??? Well, here it is!!! Lynn over at Midday Escapades is hosting a Liberty Original Coffee Cozy Giveaway!!! So, hurry up and pop on over to enter!!!

(So, I am very well aware that I used way too many exclamation points in that post, but I'm just so stinkin' excited)

Lynn is super sweet and always posts the most thought provoking things. She loves to help out a fellow SITSta and provides so many opportunities for networking through her blog. PLUS, she totally has a wire dress form on her blog banner. She had me at, "Hello!"

Same Story, New Day

So, those of you that are not interested in fabric are going to moan at this post. However, I LOVE fabric so I am going to lay it all out there for you.... I just received more new fabric!!! It is so beautiful and I can not wait to start making goodies with it (ahem.... as soon as I finish my other orders). For those of you who are sewers, you will be pleased to know that I am offering 10% off ANY purchase (yes, any purchase) in my etsy store if you mention that you read my blog in the note to sellers or a convo with me. So, even if you don't sew and need a cozy for your coffee, rush on over while they are on sale! (Not everyone at once now)

I have four new prints from the Botanica collection:

And three prints from the Chick Blooms line:

I will be posting these new lovelies in my shop tomorrow!! Just thought I would give you a sneak peek tonight!!



Pretty in Pink!!

I am very well aware that one day, my poor son will look back on these pictures, and disown me.... but until that day comes, isn't he cute???I must clarify that I don't make a habit of dressing him in girl clothes, but I really needed to see how the ruffle was going to look on an actual baby. He was giving me a sweet little toothy grin as this thought came into my head and I took it as a sign!!

Aren't the ruffles cute peeking out from the little apron skirt (thanks to Sew Poshy for helping me to complete the design on this outfit!)?

Here is a front view of the outfit with the embroidered onesie and little apron skirt. He posed just perfect!! An acting career in the future perhaps?

Here is one of the burpies for little Emma K.

Ok, so this isn't for Emma, but I make it for our school's fall festival auction and thought I would sneak a pic of it in here.

Emma's birdie applique onesie and paci clip. The fabric matches the burpie above!

Burpie #2 with Moda fabric.

A birdie bib to keep her onesies nice and clean (in a dream perhaps).
I must now rush off to begin Karla's order... she has patiently been waiting and I musn't keep her waiting any longer!

Coffee Anyone?!?

I have been working, working, working on coffee cozies!!! I still have some designs in the works that I am not including in this post. Keep checking my Liberty Original Facebook Fan Page for the latest creations. The possibilities are endless, really. I LOVE making these little guys. If you didn't get the full effect of that statement....


They are sooooo much fun to design and sew. I try these out on my Starbucks cups to ensure that each one has a perfect fit. If you are like me and can't live without your coffee (sad, but so true... you really don't want to see me before I've had my coffee), this is the perfect accessory for you. Bypass the paper sleeve, go green, and grab this reusable one instead.... fashionable and earth friendly! It is super cute AND no one will accidentally grab your coffee instead of theirs again. Ok, enough of my shameless pitch and on with the pictures.

Green Houndstooth with Red Monogram and White Sherpa

Pink Houndstooth with Black Monogram and Black Sherpa

Tan suede with Cream Sherpa.... Appliqued "M" with brown name

Linen and Black Toile with Hot Pink Monogram and Black Sherpa

Breast Cancer Awareness Cozies... Appliqued with pink/yellow (on left) or pink/light pink (on right) on Pink Suede and Cream Sherpa

Appliqued Letter with Moorish Blooms Purple fabric on Tan Suede and Cream Sherpa

Appliqued Letter and Name in Orange Whispers on Brown Suede and Cream Sherpa

Turquoise Script Name on Brown Suede with Cream Sherpa

Brown Script Name on Pink Suede and Cream Sherpa

Fancy Cozies without Embroidery... Red Corduroy with White Sherpa, Black Houndstooth with Black Sherpa, and Pink Houndstooth with Brown Fur

Plain Suede Cozies... Brown, Pink, or Tan with Cream Sherpa

Pretty much any style embroidery/monogram/thread color can be added to any of the above designs. Like I said earlier, the possibilities are endless!! Stay tuned for a GIVEAWAY on these little gems... more info soon.
In case you are wondering how to purchase these for yourself or as gifts, I have a few listed in my etsy shop. You can always email me with a specific request and I will do my best to accomodate you.

Plain Suede Cozies $8.00
Mongrammed $12.00
Appliqued Letter $12.00
Appliqued Letter with Name $15.00
Plain Fancy Cozies $10.00
Monogrammed $14.00
Appliqued Letter $14.00
Appliqued Letter with Name $17.00
Happy Coffee Drinking!!

Michelle's Hutch

A dear friend and wonderful neighbor, Michelle, was looking for a new home for her grandmother's hutch. It was a close race between myself and Sew Poshy. She graciously allowed me to purchase this beautiful addition to my studio! I am so thankful to Michelle and Karri.

This hutch is definitely exactly what I needed to organize Liberty Original. Don't my dressforms look beautiful displayed on the top?! Now, everytime I walk into this room, I get a warm and fuzzy happy feeling. I have been so much more productive as well. Woot woot... doing a happy dance... thankfully nobody is watching me!

Baby Lucy Ann's goodies are complete. I know she will keep warm in this blanket made from Art Gallery Fabric's girly girl line. Her monogram and birthday accent the middle of this blankie.

Here is a close up view of Lucy's flower appliqued onesie and her burp cloth appliqued with pink minkee. I added three little tags made from ribbon and ric rac for her to play with as she gets a wee bit bigger.

Here is a sneak peek of my next project already in progress. It is for a very special little girl!! (aren't all little girls special, though!)

Fabulous Vintage Finds!!

Aren't they fabulous!!! I have been looking for a wire dress form EVERYWHERE! I tried my luck at our local antique mall and did not find a full size one, but I did find this decorative one. I haven't decided what to name her yet, but I can't wait to have her model one of my Sass Tops or Sweetheart dress.

I also found these wooden spools to wrap my ribbon around. They will look beautiful in my craft room after I finish designing it. Functional and beautiful... LOVE it!!

Here are a few of my smaller dress forms. I am completely in love with these little guys. They will display my originals at craft sales and serve as inspiration for many years to come. The shelf is going to house my embroidery thread. I will be able to see all my colors at a glance.. woot woot! I will definitely post pics when I finish executing all of these ideas for my sewing room!

G is for Geraldine... my dear grandmother. She recently relocated to a nursing home and I hope this makes her smile when she receives it. I miss her more than words can convey and I pray I can see her soon.

Lastly, these lovely feedsacks and chenille bedspread begged me to take them home! Won't these be exquisite baby girl blankets? Purple is such a great fall hue. It can be soft and delicate
or robust!

So, I am still on a search for the perfect full size wire dress form. When the time is right, I know I will find it. My fingers are crossed that my embroidery machine will be completely repaired today. Many thanks to all of my patient customers!!

One Lovely Blog Award

Chantel, over at Growing Up..... Townsend Style has given little old me a BLOG AWARD. How fabulous is that?!? Thank you so much, Chantel!! I love reading her blog about life and mommyhood. I swear we are kindred spirits... I completely identify with so much that she blogs about.

So, the rules of the "One Lovely Blog Award" are:

Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

I have been finding all sorts of fabulous bloggers through SITS! Here are the lovely blogs that I have recently discovered:

Really Working From Home

Midday Escapades

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With Strings

Giving What I Am

Her Southern Heart

I'm Just A Girl

Just Something I Made

Our Cozy Nest

Wee Pereas

Domestic Princess in Training

Thank you for your fabulous blogs, ladies!!

More New Fabric!! Alhambra II by Art Gallery

Here is my newest shipment of yummy yummy fabric!! I have wonderful things planned in my mind for many projects with this fabric! (I also hope some of you will buy some... hint, hint :)) I am super upset that I am without my embroidery machine at the moment. It was acting up and I hope I get it back SOON!!! I feel so lost and naked (not to mention further behind on orders).

Without further blabber from me, here are the finger licking goods....

Palace Conversation Berry

Spanish Petals Blue

Palace Conversation Lime

Moorish Blooms Purple

Spanish Petals Buttercup

Cashmere Cameo Night

Well, if you are still reading, you must love fabric as much as I do! If you purchase any of this fabric from my etsy shop (or the Girly Girl line, which matches some of these, btw) and mention that you read this blog posting, I will refund you 15% of your purchase price via paypal (if you choose money order, I will send you a msg with the adjusted total)! So, go.... shop... I know you will love it!