Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

In the spirit of all things sparkly and fun about new years eve...I give you this lovely Treasury by Bubblegum Sass.  It summarizes everything that I love about New Years eve!

Until 2012....

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Eye Candy doesn't go to your hips

It's a very good thing the fabric I've been sewing with is so bright and cheery because these northwest days have been very dark and grey.  Thank goodness that the winter solstice is behind us and now we are getting more daylight every day.  I'm not one to complain about such things...I'm a native north westerner, after all.  I'm just stating the facts.  At any rate, if you need a touch of brightness I urge you to peruse the pics below. 

With that...I present to you a touch of some of my new listings and lovelies from the inter webs.

Hartford Dress

Penny Dress

I hope they brighten your day!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Looking for Fantastic Business Cards?

Are you looking for fantastic, modern, amazing business cards?  You don't want the same old, same old boring card that everyone else has?  You want your card to be a little more 'Green'?  Here's an excellent company that I can personally refer!  They've gotten me some fantastic cards as well as stickers that I use to seal my packages for shipment! 

The company is  Modern. Green. High quality.  YAY!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Featured Treasury!

Check out this green inspired treasury featuring Moi courtesy of Bottlehood on ETSY!

I, personally, dig their champagne bottle bangles. They'd be a terrific birthday, mother's day, or bachelorette party gift!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Take a Moment to Stop and Sip the Egg Nog!

Happy Holidays!  I hope you are all having a very merry and bright December!  For me, this holiday season has been moving along so fast I feel as though I've barely had time to stop and sip the egg nog!  This week I'm working on some spring dresses and corduroy ruffle jackets so my head is definitely not in wearables for this time of year when it comes to being creative.  To get myself back into winter fashion for the remaining holiday festivities I have put together this lovely winter wardrobe for women treasury. 

From it, you probably can get a good sense of my style or at least what I wish my style could be give the right things to choose from in my wardrobe!

Have a lovely holiday week, friends!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Giving Back

There are two charities that tug at my heartstrings. I donate to them both throughout the year.  
The first is St. Jude's ( The idea that your child is facing a serious illness and possibly death is overwhelming. I absolutely cannot imagine being faced with something like this and am thankful that organizations, like this one, exist. The stories of children who are in the care of St. Jude's is heartbreaking. Knowing what the parents of these children are going through brings tears to my eyes.
Donate now

Seattle Children's Hospital ( is another and I support them for the same reason. The are the closest Children's Hospital to where I live and they do a lot of great things for families with children who are facing a medical crisis.
Make a Donation | Seattle Children's Hospital

I guess there are a lot of reasons why I donate to both of these organizations but the number one reason is...I've never had to use their services and for that I'm forever grateful.

Another particularly poignant charity is Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep ( This organization supports families facing the loss of a baby. Their testimonials are heart wrenching.
Donate - Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

There are hundreds of worthwhile organizations out there that need support (time or money). They do good work in the world. Work which generally gone unacknowledged by the majority only because we've never had to use their services. Many of these organizations are suffering, just like everyone, with the state of the economy. Remember that where you choose to spend your counts. It counts because it has direct results and if enough people make conscious choices about where their dollars are going then THAT can change the world.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Love these Awesome Folks

Sharing the Treasury Love!  Here are two of my recent ETSY treasuries featuring other sellers items that I've taken a shine to!  Holiday Shopping anyone?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Feeling Treasured

Thank you to these lovely Etsians for featuring my items in their amazing treasuries!

My Janie Appleseed Dress Size 9-12 months is in this Treasury:

My Woodland Woodcut dress size 6-8 is in this Treasury:

Friday, December 2, 2011

Please Pardon my absence!

It's been busy since Thanksgiving!  I've had a couple of custom orders, lots of work with my day job, holiday travel, parent teacher conferences, oh...I could bore you all to death if I kept on but I think you all get my drift.  Anyhow, I've been doing some inventory accounting, some light sewing and, mostly, some refocusing of my creative juices.  You know, reconnecting with why I love to have Ourfox. 

I've got a couple of super cute dress designs in the works.  Some peasant style, smocked, wild multiple fabric numbers that make my heart sing.  Hopefully I can post some photos and share them all with you soon.  I also recently purchased an adorable pattern for a ruffled cardigan from Heidi and Finn ( that I'm playing with.  I'm hoping to give my first try at this garment to a friend who's had a recent addition to her family.

By far the most exciting thing that has happened in the last two weeks?  I was approached by a buyer asking if I would like to be showcased on their site.  This is beyond any of my wildest dreams.  I'm serious.  I started this shop as a small business.  A way to share my hobby with the world (outside of my small community and wonderful local customers, that is).  I never dreamed that this might happen...  Anyhow, Ourfox isn't large enough just yet to be able to accept such a wonderful, flattering, exciting, stupendous, amazing offer but that doesn't mean I can't get there. 

Have any of you gone through these types of growing pains?  Any tips or suggestions that you wish you would have known in growing your business?

Anyhow, thanks, faithful followers, for your support.  I have so much to be thankful for these days.