Wednesday, December 15, 2010

End of Year Pictures

This might be the last post of the year but wanted to share some pictures with you.

Little Alex made an early appearance this week!

 Tree Skirt
 How fun are these stockings?!

 Gingerbread Boy T Shirt
 Matching ornament shirts for sisters!
 Pottery Barn Velvet stockings

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Tickled Sew Pink is officially closed for 2010.  Thank you so much for the most incredible first year!  I never dreamed my tiny little dream would turn out so big!  I am blessed with the most incredible customers and friends who keep me up WAY too late at night. Ha ha!  Seriously though, I am thankful for each and every one of you and look forward to seeing you all again in 2011!  Have a wonderful holiday season and new year!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Extreme Makeover

So as I have said many times before, when I started this little venture I never knew it would grow so quickly.  I didn't want to commit my guest room to my work because it is right over our master bedroom and since I work late at night and my machine can be noisy.  We decided to put my machine in a little extra room we have that isn't completely finished out, but it has electricity, heating/air, etc.  It was basically a big walk in storage area for us where we kept our seasonal decorations and other misc. stuff.  I basically left everything where it was and just put my embroidery/sewing stuff where I could.  I think I got so used to it being so cluttered and packed I didn't realize how bad it had gotten. I looked like a hoarder!  So not my personality! MY WORD...embarrassing...well when we took the Christmas stuff out to decorate this year, I decided it was time to purge.  We took everything out of my "sewing room", which led to having to make room in our other  walk in attic.  It was busting at the seams too with my teaching stuff.  I came to the realization I was never going back to the classroom so I gave everything away to make room for everything that was in the sewing room.   Talk about a big move for me!  However it was all worth it!  Tickled Sew Pink now has a home of it's own and doesn't have to share with the Christmas Tree, pumpkins, and Easter baskets.

 Here is 
remember please don't judge! :)
Here is where I used to sew, respond to emails, and keep orders.
 Yes, that thread cabinet is leaning over and the drawers were so full they wouldn't push in.  SO VERY SAD!

 This was the sewing machine I started with.  I think it was from the 60's or something. My dad actually traded a dog house for it on some website.  Crazy!  I haven't been using it for a while now and it was just collecting junk and providing me a place to hoard!

I imagine it painted pretty with cute artwork, but for now it's not. A girl must dream!
 This isn't exactly what I want to be, I'd really like pretty boxes for my thread and fabric, but for now it's good ol' Rubbermaid to the rescue!
 No more ancient sewing cabinet.  A place to sew.
 I even made myself a little "desk" of sorts.  I was sewing and emailing from this little table before. 
 I have a friend making me a canvas painting that says "Grace for the Pace" so I remember to breathe during the busy times and instead of confessing "I'm so stressed" I will be thanking the Lord that he is giving me grace for the busy pace!  
One day I will have a pretty work space, but for now this seems like a little piece of Heaven as compared to before.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Picture Post

A sweet family had a big announcement to make at Thanksgiving this year.  Someone is going to be a big sister!!
 Love how these ornament onesies turned out for little triplets!
 Tis the season for multiples.  These precious boys should be here soon too!