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!

Monday, February 22, 2010

In my studio

I have been longing for Spring ever since winter started. Winters in the midwest are usually hard, but this year has been {SO} hard and {SO} dreadful. Maybe it just feels that way because I am getting older and less tolerable of such things. But, it makes me smile to see Spring items showing up in the stores because it gives me hope that this awful winter will not last forever! To help me overcome my winter blues, I have started buying Spring fabrics. I don't know why, but this makes me happy. The colors and patterns make my heart leap! So, here is a peek at what I have been cutting and sewing in my studio....

For a darling little girl to run around in, check out these yummy britches.


**Sigh** I am in love with these. Don't the birds and flowers just {SCREAM} Spring? And for the wee little ones, what do you think of these?



On my cutting table is a sweet little applique to go on shirts that will match. *Pitter, patter* Did your heart skip a beat too? They should be in my shop at the end of the week for you to buy and share in my love for Spring! I have some awesome fans on my Facebook fan page that are going to test them for me. If you are not a fan yet, {RUN} over there now and sign up so you can get free stuff and awesome opportunities too!

Here are some {NEW} bibs that I have cut and will be adding to the shop soon. The colors are just {FULL} of awesomeness - but you will have to wait to see the finished products. You do not need to adjust your screen, the fabrics are right sides together so you are looking at the wrong side.

Last but not least, I am so excited to be involved with a fabulous online baby shower next month for a friend that I have only met online. Her name is Beth and she writes this awesome blog about life, love, loss and everything else. I am honored to call her my friend and can't wait to meet her beautiful boy. Her friend Steph is hosting the online baby shower over here on her blog and was nice enough to include me. Check them out, you will be jealous of my new friends...but they would probably like you too.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Love is in the air {and a giveaway}

With Valentine's Day just around the corner {tomorrow}, I am feeling loving and generous! I have been sick for the past few days, but finally gave in and went to the doctor yesterday. Ah, the power of medicine. I woke up feeling better and looking forward my Valentine's date tonight with my husband. So, I thought I'd share the {LOVE} with you too.

Here's the scoop on the giveaway. Our Lovey Blankets are becoming a fast favorite from Sister Sue Designs. Since I love my customers and followers and Facebook fans, I want a Lovey Blanket to become a favorite of the little person in your life!

This blanket will be a first {LOVE} for your baby or toddler! Made to be the perfect size for a little one to carry around or take in the car or stroller. It is beautiful and snuggle soft. Some customers have said they find it the perfect size to throw over their shoulder for baby to rest their head on, or perfectly soft for a changing pad when on the go. A variety of uses....

Made of high quality 100% cotton fabrics on one side and soft ribbed Minky fabric on the other. Warm, 100% bamboo batting in the middle. Why bamboo? It is a natural, recurring resource that is absorbant, antimicrobial and breathable. Simply perfect.

Sure to be a life long favorite for your little one or the perfect gift! Measures approximately 17" x 13".

This is how the {GIVEAWAY} will work:

Mandatory Entry: Visit Sister Sue Designs and comment on the {LOVEY} you have your eye on.

Extra: must do mandatory entry to qualify!
  1. Follow the blog - 1 extra
  2. Suggest an item you would like to see Sister Sue Designs offer- 1 extra
  3. Follow on Twitter @Jen_SisterSue with a link back to this post. -1 extra per day you tweet- Leave url in comment or I will delete!
  4. FB fan (search Sister Sue Designs)-1 extra
  5. FB Sister Sue Designs- 1 extra

This is going to be fun! Thanks in advance for the {LOVE}.

Contest Ends Feb.24, 2010 at 11:59pm Central.
Winner chosen via
Winner has 48hrs to respond to email
OPEN US ONLY Must be 18+ to enter
Leave valid email address in comment.

Monday, January 18, 2010

New year. New beginning (again).

One of my New Year's resolutions is to blog MORE. Yes, you heard it here first folks - so you have to hold me to it! There were lots of times this past year that I would think about sharing an idea, or hosting a giveaway but then this little (okay, BIG) thing called {life} got in the way.

2010 is going to be a different year in our household. My baby will start kindergarten in the fall! So while this big milestone of my baby boy flying away from the nest will be met with a little sadness, it will also allow Sister Sue Designs to blossom even more! I have SO MANY ideas and designs that I have quickly sketched on scraps of paper and made note about in my studio. They are ready to come to {life} in a BIG way.

In the coming year, you can expect new products, new fabrics, original designs, some giveaways, and LOTS of growth! The past 6 months that I was A-wall from this blog were filled with becoming celebrity baby gifts, becoming a local presence in childrens boutiques, expanding to international markets (Australia, Ireland, and England), and SEWING my fingers off! So, bear with me as I embark on this new journey of blogging more. I will keep posting in 2010, as long as you promise to keep reading {and leave comments, m'kay?}....

There are lots of ways to keep up with me!

Twitter: Jen_SisterSue

Facebook: Become a fan of Sister Sue Designs on our fan page. Just search Sister Sue Designs.

And of course this blog.

I'll be back again soon {promise}....