Tuesday, March 30, 2010

sewing class

Tonight we had our second sewing class...this has been amazing to me!  We started with 3 girls and tonight had 4... I have been so impressed by their desire to learn this craft and am so proud of them!!!  On Saturday (our first class) we made a really cute drawstring bag and just talked about how to thread the machine and making simple stitches.  Tonight we made a super cute pillow case inspired dress ...This was a little harder than I expected it to be, but these girls are determined!  (Melissa, having a boy, had no desire to make a dress and made this super cute pillow!)  It's really such a nice change from my students at school....We didn't quite finish the dress, but want everyone to finish at home and bring them next week for Show and Tell!!!  I can't wait to see what they will come up with! Here are a few pictures from the first class...forgot my camera tonight.

Everyone with their finish products!!!  I am so proud!!!


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Friday night at the Petal Roller Dome

Friday night was our friend Philip's birthday.  We celebrated the way anyone who grew up in the 80's would have...SKATING!  It has been year's since I have been roller skating, and it was so dang fun!!!  I definitely want to go back sometime...Of course, it was Anne's first time...she was a little wobbly, but she wouldn't give up.   Here are a few pics from our fun night!

....and I was pretty sore the next day.  Skating is definitely a workout!
this has been a super busy weekend...and I have lots to share from the skating party Friday night to the sewing class to the huge mound of fabric someone blessed us with!!  Hopefully I will be back tonight with a lengthy blog and lots of pictures!  

Hope you all are having a great day!!!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

One of my dearest friends, Stephanie, gave me this book to read today.  I have only read the first chapter and am hooked...it's already made me realize how selfish I am and how much bigger God is than I ever give Him credit for.  I am really looking forward to gaining new insight and developing a Crazy Love for our creator and savior.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Sewing Class this Saturday!!!

(love this painting by Elsie)

so....we are having our first sewing class this Saturday --I am super excited girls!!!

If you are signed up--I can't wait to see your there.. if you are interested...please let me know!  We would love for you to come...this week is "getting to know your machine and basic stitching" 
*and we are making a super cute project pouch!  --gonna be sew fun!

loves, dawn


Thursday, March 18, 2010

sooooo....spring break has turned out to be way busier than I wanted...

#1 we have a purchase contract on our house now.

#2 we have about 20 bunnies in the works

#3 my husband and I have been on total opposite schedules...when I have been home, he's been away and vice versa.

#4 Anne and I have to be in a wedding Saturday night in Jackson--which means rehearsal on Friday night.

#5  I am just tired.

...on a happy note here are some of our new bunnies that are finished.  They are sooooo cute!  Especially the ballerina bunny!  It's so funny but every one we make I always say, "Oh, this is my favorite!"

well, I hope you all have had a lovely week!  I hope to get back on a regular schedule of blogging soon...it's been weird that days have gone by without even checking facebook.  :)


Sunday, March 14, 2010

home sweet home...

There really is no place quite like home....After a pretty 'wild' night out on the town, I am so glad to be back home!!! I am not sure I was ever cut out to be a party girl...here are a few pics from the night.

 Hope you are all having a relaxing day!


Friday, March 12, 2010

lovin' my new headband!

I finally got an Anchor and Sparrow headband....and I love it!  Isn't it cute?  Thanks Gabby!!!

Spring break is FINALLY here!  thank goodnes!!!

Anne and I are starting by having a girl weekend while Michael is on the coast playing music...we sure do miss him!!!  Off to gigi's house in the am to do a little sewing before my cousin's bachelorette party tomorrow night.  Hope you all have a great weekend!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010


so, I bought these 2 prints today from The Black Apple on etsy and am sooooo super excited about them! You should check them out...it's buy one get one FREE!!!

Lucy on a Windy Day

As Long as I Have You

I hope you are all having a good week...mine is dragging along...I am READY for SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xo, dawn


Monday, March 8, 2010

6 impossible things before breakfast...

Yesterday, the husband and I finally had a date day!!!  I really can't remember how long it has been since we were alone together...thanks Brookie for keeping Anne!

We had a great lunch a Raisin' Cane's--yummy chicken fingers!  Next, we headed to see the new Alice in Wonderland in 3d...I really liked the movie. The colors were amazing and inspiring!  I definitely recommend anyone with an imagination to go see it!

Anyway, the movie mostly inspired me to think of the impossible.  As I venture into the unknown of where I will work, where I will live, and asking myself if this is what God has planned for me, I am thinking of the impossible and hoping to make it possible.  

Thanks for all of you that have been so supportive of hello dearie!  You make life so much sweeter!

xo, dawn


Sunday, March 7, 2010

It was a good day for hello dearie...all these friends sold on etsy!

I think I will miss these sweet faces...guess we will just have to make some more!
gnight. sleep tight.  don't let the bed bugs bite!


Saturday, March 6, 2010

new items in the etsy store...

   These two plush bunnies were a custom order...(We discovered that fleece is NOT our favorite fabric to work with...but if you want one, we would love to oblige!)
new fairies...I just love these dolls!
 Lots new bunnies to come....especially since we have sold over 20 this week!  We are going to be doing lots of sewing this weekend to try to catch up and get ahead...so check back if you are waiting for a bunny!  AND...if you want one and haven't ordered...please let us know soon!  We are booking up fast!  ....only 1 month til Easter!

On a side note, I am loving this beautiful weather today and wishing I was outside! 

What are you doing on this gorgeous day???  I would love to hear about it!

xoxo dawn

Thursday, March 4, 2010

whew...what  a week...

I think our busy season has officially hit!  Which is super exciting and great!!!  We have had around 20 bunny orders just this week...I am a little overwhelmed, but in a good way.  I am so thankful that the etsy sales are finally picking up...woohoo!!!

well, to say the least, we will be having a mega sewing weekend to try to catch up and get ahead...

On a side note, I was supposed to be starting couch to 5k this week, but haven't MADE time for that...I am planning to go in the am to at least get a start and then do some running this weekend.  I have such a hard time staying motivated to RUN!  I always start good, and then stop!  I really do hate this about myself...constantly trying to become more consistent.  

**oh, I just have to say that Anne is really officially potty trained!!!  She is doing so great!  and...she moved to the 3 year old room at school this week and really loves it--as of today anyway.  As I watched her walk out of her class today, I couldn't believe how grown up she is...this is so exciting and kind of sad.  She loves me, though...nobody like her mama....and this makes me happy!

Well, sorry this is kind of a random post, but I am sooooooo glad tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!!  It will be a happy day!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

happy day

It's a historical day in the life of hello dearie!  Last night we recieved an online order for 12 bunnies!!!  A lady from Phoenix messaged me saying how much she loved our bunnies and wanted one for each of her 12 grandchildren!!!  Then, this morning as I check my etsy...I see that the fairy doll that I posted last night had been selected as a featured item!!!!!  If you know me at all, you know that this has been a goal of mine since we started our etsy! 

Anyway...thought I would share my excitement with the world!  God is blessing our little business more every day and we are so thankful to be doing something we love!!!

I hope you all have a lovely Tuesday!

xoxo~ dawn