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Million Baby Chicks Hoodie…with A POCKET!

It’s Fall….and where I live in Wisconsin, you know what that means: HOODIE WEATHER!

I love every season….and here in Wisconsin, sometimes we get to experience all 4 in one day! Aren’t we lucky!?!?!

After a beautiful summer, though, I love the transition to cozy, comfy long sleeve clothes….and now, by far, my most popular make for women is: THE MILLION BABY CHICKS Hoodie! You can read more about it’s origins here….

I get bored easily, so my favorite thing about this design is being to mix & match fabrics to make One of a Kind creations.

This week, I’m auctioning off a new batch at Red Rose Auction House. Today is the last day to get in on these deals, because once the auction is over, I will be listing them at retail price in my Etsy Shop.

NEW with this batch, on the suggestion of one of my dearest friends: POCKETS! Not just little pockets, though: ONE large Pocket with a singular opening!

Here’s what’s HOT of the MACHINE:

THIS OOAK MEDIUM:

and it’s MEDIUM Hoodie from anutha Motha! (same two main fabrics….just different placement!

This LARGE BEAUTY that gives me all the Fall Feels:

This X-LARGE seems to be pretty popular….Get it while you can!

and this WILD 2XL

Don’t Forget to check out the Other Vendors’ Items too…..

HAPPY BIDDING!!!!

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May Sales & Auctions

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I was super excited to see that the Auction House and Sales group I had been participating in a few months back is ALSO jumping back into running again!

In case this is the first you’ve heard of this, you can find RED ROSE AUCTION HOUSE HERE and the FLASH SALE ART BOX MARKET GROUP HERE

I’m not exactly sure what I will be selling and auctioning yet…but I definitely want to try.

Any chance you are looking to buy some handmade goodies?

And, IF SO, would you be willing to let me know what you’d be interested in shopping for?  This is always the hard part of my business. I only have so much time/supplies to design and create the items I sell…..

Now, it is very apparent I have less time…and even MORE limited supplies.

So….Help a girl out!

Let me know what you’d be interested in seeing!

Here are a few ideas:

  • Cloth Masks
  • Toy Storage Bean Bags
  • Girls’ Summer Dresses (comfy knit for play)
  • Girls’ Mixed Fiber Dresses (twirly fun)
  • Boys/Girls T-shirts and Tanks
  • Women’s Shirts
  • Women’s Tanks
  • Themes: Patriotic, Floral, Summer Fun, Sports, Camping……

I’m open to ANY and ALL Suggestions!

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School Pride Serpa Fleece Quilt

This was such a cool project to undertake!

I’ve made a hand-full of quilts before, but this one was special in more ways than one. First of all, this school of ours is such an amazing place…not only do we send 3 of our children here, but MY siblings and I went to school here from Kindergarten to 8th grade. The church, it’s people, are our family. Many members that I see on the regular have watched me grow up…they witnessed all the struggles and triumphs of our family, from my infancy to our marriage and births of our own children. They’ve surrounded us with love and prayers in our darkest hours and our brightest shining moments.

Oh man, see? This place and these people have my whole heart!

So when an announcement was made that we were going to have an event with a silent auction that needed items to be donated, I knew I needed to make something very special. This idea started with our recently new designed logos. I knew I could always upcycle some shirts like I had in the past to make clothing….but you see, I needed something that would appeal to the masses (and clothing sizes and styles can be limiting) Eventually, I landed on a quilt.

But how could I make this one of a kind? I set out to design the fabric! Once I started, it was hard to stop. I had to limit myself to a few designs…or time (and my budget) would get out of control! Here are the 3 I had printed…I made some of my Reusable Snack Bags to go along with the the basket.

As for the quilt itself, I didn’t want to get too intricate and needed to show off these prints….so a simple block quilt it was.

My favorite part though is the trim & back! I could piece together quilt tops all day….but when it comes to quilting and binding…. meh….. not my fave. I found this super quick tutorial from one of my favorite craft bloggers from way back in the day (of course, she never stopped blogging and is now wildly successful) …. ANNNYYYYYWHO, I love the look of quilts, but I am a soft and comfy blanket girl ALL THE WAY. This backing trick gives you the best of both worlds!

So folks, there you have it. My SCHOOL SPIRIT SHERPA FLEECE QUILT!

And for those of you who are attending our school Gala Fundraiser, crack open those piggy banks and get those auction bidding funds ready!

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What’s Up with this Auction stuff?

Hey-YO!

It’s my Birthday Month….and now it’s my birthday WEEK!  HOLLA!!!!!

I wanted to take a moment and explain all the good things I’ve got planned for you with the beginning of this new season in our lives.  The school year is always crazy busy and stressful and new and exciting…and this year, for the 1st time in 12 years, I am child-free during all of the school hours.  (well, unless one of our 4 cherubs gets sick or I am volunteering or field tripping)  So, on the days that I am not resting up from working night shift in da lab….I. AM. SSSSSEEEEEWWWWWIIIIINNNGGGG!!!!!!!!

It’s glorious.

What this means is more goodies for you!  YAY!  Everybody wins!

You may recall I was pondering ways to grow my business, but also streamline the process more.  This might be a surprise that I added another venue to my sales platform, but I promise it means lots of good things for us all.

What I am referring to is: Red Rose Auction House

It’s a multi-vendor auction page hosted on Facebook that I joined the beginning of September.  Basically, it is the place I will post all my sales, auctions, deals, and steals….and as a few of you have already been blessed with  (there are STEALS over there!)  Everything I post will be well under retail price….so get over there if you want some LadyBeez Designs at killer prices.  Once the sale or auction is over, those items will return to regular price and be listed in my Etsy shop.  Make sense?

Added bonus:  all the other vendors have ADORABLE items too!  And GREAT quality!  I have been bidding and winning items as a customer for almost a year and have scored the most amazing bows, necklaces, earrings, cups, decor items, and more!

Quick Recap:

LadyBeez Designs FB Page to stay in the Loop with all the things

Red Rose Auction House for Flash Sales and Auctions

VIP Group for preorders and exclusive buys (like today I posted a couple Packer items at 1/2 time of the game)

LadyBeez Etsy Shop for Ready to Ship and Made to Order Listings

AND, as always, message me for custom orders.  You know I love those! 😉