Thursday, March 25, 2010

Belated Birthday SALE!

Pickle Pie Designs turned ONE in February and I completely forgot! To celebrate (albeit late!) all of our designs will be on sale through the end of March at a sweet 40% off.

Monday, March 15, 2010

We have a winner!

Thanks for all of the wonderful suggestions for my new hat Hair Pretties design! It was really hard choosing and I had to take the whole weekend to decide between my two favorites. In the end, I decided "Hat Fancy Hair Pretties" had such a fun ring to it and was the winning name! (And my 4 year old loves the word "Fancy" thanks to her "Fancy Nancy" book - I can get her to wear almost anything now if I tell her it's Fancy like Nancy, LOL!)

Congratulations to Pam who will receive the Hat Fancy Hair Pretties design FREE for coming up with such a great name!

Our new Hat Fancy Hair Pretties are Introductory Priced at just $5 and would make adorable hair clips, lapel pins, pencil toppers, napkin rings, and more! They're perfect for little girls who love pink and purple, as well as older "girls" who love red and purple!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Another "Name the Newest Hair Pretties" Contest!

I'm really stuck for a name for this little Hair Pretties design so I'm once again turning to my super-creative customers for suggestions! This little hat would be adorable in pastels for an Easter Bonnet, in Red and Purple and made into a pin for older "girls", or, as my friend, Amie, suggested, in fun colors for the Kentucky Derby! Keeping those ideas in mind, let me know what you think we should call the design. I'll choose my favorite and the first person that suggested that name will WIN a free copy of the design! Be sure to add a comment here on my blog or e-mail me at by March 12. Feel free to enter as many names as you'd like. Good luck and I cannot wait to see your suggestions!!

Amie made this one - don't you just love the little button accent?!

Monday, March 8, 2010

NEW 5x7 Crayon Roll!

I've had lots of requests for a Crayon Roll to fit in the 5x7 hoop and here it is! This nifty little bundle holds 7 crayons and rolls up nice and small to fit in a mom's purse for those times when you need quick entertainment for your little one... doctor's offices, restaurants, etc. And the best part is that little hands can roll it up and close it without Mom's help, since there's a velcro closure! Kids LOVE to be able to do things independently and they'll love cleaning up after themselves when they see how much fun it is, LOL! The closure is made using Velcro Fabric Fusion which is such a fun product. Using a hot iron, you adhere the Velcro to the grosgrain ribbon strap. You also have the option of making a simple ribbon tie with this design, if you'd rather not have a Velcro closure. Directions are included for both.

Personalize your Crayon Rolls for a fun touch. Tuck a Crayon Roll in a gift bag with a coloring book and you have a great birthday gift every child will adore!
Look at the adorable Crayon Rolls Nicole made:

And here are a couple I made with the 6x10 Crayon Roll, which holds one extra crayon:

Here is what the crayon roll looks liked when it's rolled up - nice and small!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Cat in the Hat!

My 7 year old informed my on Wednesday evening that he wanted to be The Cat in the Hat for "Dress as your Favorite Book Character" day at school on Friday. So I had Thursday to buy supplies and come up with a costume. Yikes! I ran to Joann's and picked up a half yard of both red and white felt, then shopped all over town for a black sweatsuit (hard to find in North Carolina in March!) then went home and called my husband to tell him I was going to wing it and hope for the best. I wasn't quite sure how I would make the hat, but my husband, a master Googler, got right on the case and found a great pattern for a Cat in the Hat hat. The hat was really fun to make and turned out great! For the cat's body, I stitched a white Minky belly to the black sweatshirt, then made a simple red bow. My son loved the results and he looked just adorable!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

NEW Funny Bunny Hair Pretties!

These little guys are so cute I get a big smile every time I look at them! I designed them with both girls AND boys in mind since I thought it would be fun to make them into not only Hair Pretties but also Easter pencil toppers. I stitched one in blue and attached a blue bow tie and I think it's perfect for a boy! And I found some really fun glittery pastel pencils in Target's Dollar Spot that were perfect to use with the Funny Bunnies! I have a fun matching applique on the way very soon. And maybe a softie - what do you think?!