Monday, January 2, 2012

Words to Live By

In the interest of honesty, I have never been so happy to see a year come to a close as I was with 2011. As we rang in 2012 yesterday, I felt a sense of joy for the year ahead and relief that the past is behind me. I have great things planned for Sister Sue Designs this year and look forward to sharing them with all of you! I came across this quote on Pinterest the other day. I have always loved it and when I think about all of the 'creative' time I spend in my studio - it seems to fit me quite well! Happy New Year friends, 2012 is going to be GREAT!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Who am I?

Oh, yeah, I have a blog!


I am admittedly not good at blogging. I have vowed before that I am going to be better. But...{this time} I am really going to do it. It will come in the form of little posts, short snippets, and maybe just pictures of new creations from my studio.

There is an incentive for all of you to hold me to it. A little thank you, in the form of a coupon code to use in my Etsy shop, Sister Sue Designs. If you look to the sidebar {on the left side} there is a new little 'coupon code' box where I will host sales...just for my readers. The only thing I ask in return is that you 'follow' my blog, so we can be friends...m'kay? This code {BLOGRDR11} will save you 15% on your total purchase!

Speaking of 'following.' You will also notice that me and all my tech savvy finally figured out how to add widgets for you to easily follow Sister Sue Designs on Facebook and Twitter. But, that has used up most of my knowledge when it comes to this computer stuff.


So, here is to a new beginning {let's pretend we are raising our glasses} of my blogging endevour! Let me tell you a little about me and who I am.

I love fabric. I love to sew. I love color. I love black & white. I love the unexpected. I love handmade. I love simple. I love complicated. I love the expected. I love inspiration. I love useful. I love people. I love original. I love to be original. I love twitter. I love music. I love my family. I love to love.

I am a mom. I am a wife. I am happy when I am sewing. I am in love. I am a nurse by day. I am a sewing superhero by night. I am a hard worker. I am organized. I am modern. I am free. I am inspired by my kids & their friends. I am complicated. I am simple.

I am Jen.
I am Sister Sue Designs.

Now it is your turn. Leave me a comment and tell me something about you...m'kay?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ruffled Burps©

A new idea that I just had to put into action.

Isn't it so girly!? I just love the way these turned out!

I would love to hear what you think. These are not in my shop yet, but these specific fabrics are being saved for a {VERY} special project and a {VERY} big announcement that I will share in a few weeks. Sheesh...I hate keeping secrets. It's sooooo hard, so don't tempt me, m'kay? But do leave me a comment and tell me what you think of the Ruffled Burps©

For now, forget the secret and just enjoy looking at the ruffles and thinking of who you will {NEED} to buy them for.

Oh, and there is a boy version coming {VERY} soon! And it is not ruffled, but something just at cool.


Friday, March 12, 2010

You Capture {Quiet}

Quiet eludes me these days. We have a new puppy {Moxie} and when it gets quiet, it is not good. Just like when my kids were toddlers. Quiet = trouble.

Oh, and it is Spring Break for my kids. There will be no quiet around here for awhile!

Friday, March 5, 2010

You Capture {Hopeful}

My little A.J. has been {sick} this week. I had to take him in the car to pick his sister up from school and take her to piano lessons. I had a momentary {freak out} when I looked in my rear view mirror and he wasn't in his seat...or so I thought. The big 5 year old who doesn't take a nap anymore had finally succumbed to not feeling well. Doesn't he look uncomfortable? I am {HOPEFUL} that he will be back to his sweet, healthy, self soon.

Join the You Capture fun over here on Beth's blog.

Friday, February 26, 2010

You Capture

Ok, so I am not a great photographer. But, I really want to be. I would even settle for good. My friend Beth {uh, huh...she's my friend} at I Should Be Folding Laundry hosts 'You Capture' every week on her blog. For the past year, I have looked at the pictures, drooled over everyone's pictures, and thought *I should participate* in that fun project.

Yeah, I said for the past year.

So, last night, my cousin (@mags1978) tweeted me and said "is @foldinglaundry someone you know? Want to do her You Capture project on my blog." Gah. If that wasn't a sign....well then I don't know what is!? My reply, you ask? "Yes! She is! If you do it, then I'll do it." Deal.

So, here it is.

The subject this week is {Shapes}. Yay! I picked an easy week to start....

This is one of my {favorite} necklaces. Love the shapes and the sentiment. Simple.

So many shapes! I just {love} buttons.

*Sigh* I just can't get enough, or have too many!

I survived my first week of You Capture! I feel such a sense of accomplishment...and {relief}. Can't wait until next week! Go ahead, play with us {don't wait a year}.

Thanks, Beth. Thanks, Mel (your turn). Mmmm' wah! to you both.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


I am excited to announce the winner of the Lovey Blanket giveaway! generated the winning number.... {AND}

Amanda - {YOU WIN!!} a Turtle Bay Lovey Blanket

I will email you to find out where to send your new Lovey. Thanks so much to everyone that entered the giveaway! It is fun to have new friends and followers; I {WILL} host another giveaway soon so be sure to check back, and follow me on Twitter and join our Facebook Fan Page for special opportunities and announcements. Spring clothing designs coming {SOON}...

Thanks for playing...m'wah!