Sunday, December 27, 2009

For the Love of my ROOMBA!

My wonderful parents got us the most luxurious, thoughtful, and generous present for Christmas this year.... a Roomba, and we love her.  Her name is Rosario,  Rosie for short.

(run Rosie run!!!)

Like one of the family, we looooove her.  Jojo CHEERS her on, rubs her, and even kisses her for appreciated work done.

one of us sees her as a riding toy... but Rosie got her revenge on him!

We all named our Roomba's the list is: Hilda, Amelia Badelia, Roberta, Sally, and Rosie the Roomba.

So I had the brilliant idea to tag them all, I mean you never know when we are all going to show up at the same place with our little buddies and we don't want any confusion.... right?  So I hope everyone enjoys their vinyl names for their new family members.  You can get yours HERE. ;)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

another dry Christmas

for my friend Loree who has tooooo many pets.

I totally messed up and got paint all over above her name... so I added ribbon, and more ribbon.... then some random crocheted pieces I found at a yard sale. Very unique, just like Loree, hope she likes it!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

inspired by Fancy Nancy

don't tell Jocie, but Santa will be introducing her to Fancy Nancy this year! I heard about these books from a mom at preschool that told me about her, and I've been enamored by this little girl ever since!

 I just can't decide if it's her fashion sense (reminds me of Wendy B a little) or her most excellent vocabulary I love more....

anywhoo, when I came up with the huge dinosaur pendant I wasn't sure where it's future would be, but I knew someone FABULOUS would get it!  So, for Jocie's preschool friend that introduced us to Ms. Fancy Nancy, happy birthday we hope you adore your new necklace Miss Cailin! 
ps.  get your own Fancy Nancy Party Kit here for free

Saturday, December 19, 2009

giving is awesome!

there are only a few days left to nominate a family you think would enjoy a HUGE photo session and package from RED FEATHER PHOTO in AZ!

See details here.

then submit a short email about the family you think could really use such a gift!

Merry Christmas, xoxo

Thursday, December 17, 2009

school daze

preschool presents for our friends, and Miss Jody.... who ROCKS! (ps. Dear Miss Jody, I know that I totally stole this picture, and that stealing is BAD, but I hope that you can overlook that because.... well.... you ROCK!)

gifts from my heart

these are ornaments I made for my children, of people who are important to us... and then I made about a bazillion more for other people that like em too!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas towels

nothing says Christmas like your name on a towel.... right?  I'm pretty happy with how these turned out... embroidery didn't work and too time consuming anyway... so I improvised.

what? you thought I would tell you how I did it?.... nope not just yet.

a lady needs some mystery.

ps.  dear family and friends, just because you SEE your name, doesn't mean there isn't someone on the other side of the family with the same name.  I guess what I'm sayin is don't get your hopes up.  I only have 30 towels to go around a lot of neked friends and family!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

tie tacks, pendants and charms, OH MY!

just a few of the things I need to get listed today before the big shopping weekend!  If you want to order something directly or something custom, let me know!  marypoppinspresents (at)

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

NYC halloween debut!

as you can see here, I didn't make my fashion design debut at fashion week in NY, but even better!
THE adorable Wendy B of Wendy Brandes Fine Jewelry line as seen here and here, debuted her one of a kind shirt/dress I made for her on Halloween!

Wendy LURVES bows, and the ribbon through the top made a nice big bow - I knew it must be hers.  It just goes to show the versatility of the piece, I originally designed it as a shirt with the ribbon tying on the top of her shoulder, but she pulled it off as an adorable dress!  I'm so glad she liked it and that it made her day bright.
practically perfect in every way ;)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Brookly's Elf dress

today Brookly's mom texted me "got any cute ideas for the cutest elf costume ever for Brookly's school Christmas program?"
Well Nicole, yes I do.  I made her an adorable dress from a woman's green t-shirt!
yes I did use hot pink thread, and I did this for 3 reasons:

  1. I wanted her to have a dress she could wear for the next year or two that wouldn't scream "I'm an elf dress !"
  2. You can't see the pink thread from the audience (so whew!)
  3. I'm incredibly lazy and hate changing thread for a new project! (most importantly)
So there you have it, a one of a kind, year round ruffly, sassy, funky, green dress.... that will also be making it's stage debut on an elf.

Monday, November 9, 2009

THIS WEEK: FREE SHIPPING in the USA and $4 flat fee world wide!

To try and compete with some of the big store sales that have already begun, I am offering everything in my Etsy Shop with Free Shipping in the USA and a $4 flat fee for everywhere else!

now go shopping!

gifting satin hair pretties!

This was last week's... or was it the week before that.. hum, these late crafting nights are running together.  Anyway, I made these for Jojo to share with her preschool friends for Halloween instead of candy (what? don't make fun - I was sick of candy and scary Halloween things long before the day arrived!)

I forgot to take pics of the ones I made for the girls, but these are the ones I made for my Etsy shop.  I put a star charm in the middle of each one that says "Just for You", I thought these would make really special gifts (for teachers or friends) that they would remind the recipient every time they wore it, that is was made and bought lovingly "just for me!"  Also the feather accent looks more amazing than I could have hoped for (thanks Kate for letting me reconstruct your original!)

model wouldn't cooperate.... shocking... so we will just do with what we have!