Friday, May 30, 2008

Spring In Paris - Ohh La La Purse

Here's my Special Offering for the Make Mink Pink "Pink Friday" Spring in Paris Sale!

It's my newly designed

"Spring in Paris - Ohh La La Purse!" -
Pink Friday Price is $79.00
This beautiful "Spring in Paris - Ohh La La Purse
is one of a limited edition of only 10! And it comes to you in a beautiful French inspired storage box!

This is my most inspired purse ever! It has everything!

First the gorgeous fabric features a lovely collage of all thing French! Definitely Ohh La La! And in Pink and Black - Tres Chic!!

This bucket style bag is the perfect size for day, night, shopping ... everything!

On the outside you will LOVE the gorgeous Chandelier Cut Bead Trim and Passimentarie Gimp Trim separate the body of the bag from the Springtime Blossoms Fabric Band at the top of the bag. Oh what fun these beads are!!

The bag is slightly tailored with an oval shaped, flat bottom that allows the tote to stand on it's own. I have even added silver metal feet to protect the bottom of your bag.

Inside you'll find all the storage you need for all your necessities! 2 large, lined slip pockets adorned with sweet little pink rose bows and a large zippered pocket with a cute silver purse & cellphone zipper pull!

The finishing touches include a large ornate silver button with a black velvet centerpiece decorating the magnetic flap closure and softly padded shoulder length straps. Coordinating button will all be the same large ornate style, but may vary in detail.


Finished size; 15" Wide by 12" Tall with 14" drop double handles.

Click the Image or GO HERE to Order YOURS NOW!! This is a limited edition... Don't hesitate, they will go fast!. This price is offered only until midnight tonight, Friday, May 30th!


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Join the Fun - PINK FRIDAY Sale at Make Mine Pink!

Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink
Join us for an all new PINK Friday shopping experience at Make Mine Pink! It’s your exclusive invitation to “ shopping with a twist.”
Each week, the Boutiques at MMP will feature a well coordinated shopping experience with a theme - an all new approach to Internet shopping.

Join us this week for “Springtime in Paris” on Friday, May 30th. Indulge your Parisian style as you browse the participating boutiques. Make Mine Pink is the most fabulous one-stop shopping you will find on the Internet, all in a friendly, customer orientated atmosphere.
Join the fine merchants at, your premier on-line shopping mall, for “Springtime in Paris” and shop from the comforts of your home. Best of all~ no gasoline needed.
Boutique Participation is only open to Make Mine Pink Boutique members. This will assure that your shopping experience will be the very best from quality shopping to superior customer service.

To shop with confidence and to have some fun.. come join us on May 30th for our SPRINGTIME IN PARIS shopping event!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Vintage Pattern Fun & A Discount!!

OH! What Fun! Take a trip down memory lane like I did this week when I came across this fabulous website full of vintage sewing patterns! Oh My Gosh - what a treasure trove my new friend Jen has at her site called "Mom's Patterns - Vintage Sewing Patterns - Real Retro Fashion!" This is the place to go for Vintage and Retro inspiration. I know several of my Pink Sisters from MMP are going to really dig these awesome patterns. I am really fired up over some of the aprons, smocks, blouses, and kids clothing patterns Jen has in stock. These are not reproductions, they are the real deal originals!

So, as I was browsing there, I came across a pattern that really made me smile. I had forgotten all about my very first fashion show! This pattern is very much like the one I used to make my end of the year outfit for my 9th grade home ec class. I actually begged my teacher to let us do a fashion show for the entire school and so she put me in charge of organizing, picking the music and directing the other girls in the show, but I also modeled in it.

What a thrill. And my mother was there! She was so very proud of me! She was there in the audience to see me strut my stuff on the catwalk and I think it may have been the most exciting thing she'd ever seen me do. (I couldn't see her reaction though because I refused to wear my glasses while doing my high fashion thang ... I couldn't see clearly farther than a few feet ahead of myself!)

My outfit was made from a lovely light green flocked cotton, I made a short-shorts one-piece romper and a matching open front maxi skirt that I tied on over my short-shorts. I strutted out to the platform, did a spin, and took off the skirt (shocking!!) and draped it across my arm oh so dramatically, pivot, pivot, turned and strutted back off stage! OMG! Good thing I could not see the people watching me, or I'd never have had the nerve to pull that off!

Oh what a wonderful memory this pattern site brought back to me. It's no wonder why I've always loved fabric and fashion and designing!

This site also makes me remember sitting on the stools at the Woolworth's counter browsing the pattern books on a Saturday afternoon with my mom teaching me how to buy fabric and notions and plan out a project. I know she is smiling down on me from heaven as I remember these wonderful moments in time!

Mom's Patterns is so easy to navigate, has an excellent search feature, and all kinds of patterns, not just fashion, but children's patterns, crochet, embroidery, patterns for men, home decor, accessories, baby things, costumes, and from every imaginable pattern company too! Iwas so excited about this site that I just had to write and tell Jen how much I love her site. Well what do you know? I made a new friend! Jen is so nice ... I asked her if I could use some of her images for this post and not only did she offer me the use of the images, she made an offer for all of my blog readers and MMP friends!

I actually had this embroirdery pattern back in the 70;s and did indeed hand embroider that palm tree and the bird and the mushroom on my jeans! Dang, I wish I had those jeans now!!

Check it out ... Jen says: I created a coupon code 'makeminepink10' which will be good thru next weekend, June 2, 2008 at midnight! Whether the readers order 1 pattern or 100, they'll receive the 10% off. Please also be sure to mention that I ship for FREE to the US & Canada with the purchase of 5 or more patterns! *Small print: Offer excludes Gift Certificates* :)

How about that for niceness!! WOW Thanks so much Jen - You Rock! And to sweeten the pot even more... I will have a drawing on June 1st. from all the comments on this post and the winner will receive a retro pattern of their choice from Mom's Patterns (up to $15.00 value) and of course some kind of little sewn goody from me! FUN FUN FUN! SO please comment, you know how I love comments!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Amy Butler Purse Making Kit

It's Show and Tell Monday - May 12th and it took me almost all day but I have TWO new things to show and tell about today!

First is my new Amy Butler Purse Making Kit! This is a complete kit that includes the Amy Butler purse pattern, Amy Butler fabrics (with extra yardage!!), all interfacings, fleece and even the zipper!! No need to go out to the store to buy anything ... just jump right in to sewing your own new purse! Ok, well, thread - you'll need thread, but if you sew, you already have that!

This is the awesome KIMBERLY BAG Pattern included in the kit!

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!! (LOL) You also get FREE SHIPPING to any US Address!

I know, I'm yelling, but this is exciting stuff.

Oh, and if you are an International customer, YAY, We can ship to you too, we will have to charge for shipping however. You still save though on buying all these materials and the pattern separately.

I'll be putting together more of these kits with many of Amy's great patterns in the days to come. So.... SAVE - TIME - GAS - MONEY and make a beautiful new purse for yourself or a friend - or give the kit as a great gift!

Now... For my next Show and Tell Feature of the Day

I have updated my PURSE`onality Bag's Ordering Form and webpage and it should be as easy as 1.2.3 to order your PURSE`onality Base Bag Package. That's my lovely daughter modeling one of the bags for me. :)

The package includes the base bag, one reversible slipcover, a coordinating fabric tie-on shoulder strap and a sash, tie or scarf for tying on the slipcover (whichever looks best, we'll choose!) For a limited time only I am offering this Base Package for only $99.00!! That's 50% off the regular retail price if each piece was purchased seperately. And once you have your base tote, you can change it's look infinitely with additional slipcovers, handles, ties and accessories (coming very soon!!)

Take advantage of the savings on your base package now. Offer ends June 1st!! I should have the additional slipcovers, straps, sashes and accessories pages completed by the May 19th.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Mother's Day Week - Tea & Tea Parties!

Be sure and visit all the Shop Hop & Blog Hop participants this week to find all kinds of goodies for Mother's Day and to register to win some great prizes.

Look for this image on all of the sponsor's websites. It may be hidden anywhere so look closely. Once you've located it, click it to receive credit for finding it. We are offering prizes based on the number of MMP shopping bags you find (the more you find, the better the prizes will be). When the contest is over, we will randomly draw names and announce the winners on Mother's Day. Happy hunting!

The theme throughout the blog-hop today is "Planning a Tea", and since I do not know nearly enough about tea and tea parties, I will refer any readers who happen by today to visit my favorite tea-related boutiques and experts on the subject of tea, tea accoutrements, and tea parties ...

If you have a tea lover on your Mother's Day gift list, hurry over to Sweet Necessi-Teas TODAY!! Owner, Karen Hattaway has the most beautiful tea themed gift boxes, tea cup and saucer totes, old-fashioned pinafore aprons, tea linens and cozies, tea-themed jewelry, tea sets, one-of-a-kind jackets, romantic skirts, wreaths and more for the tea enthusiast and romantic at heart. Karen is an expert seamstress and her new romantic skirts are to-die-for gorgeous! Just look at this beauty!! Wouldn't Mom LOVE this?!

You will certainly enjoy yourself browsing at Karen's boutique, as you will find she has an amazing selection of her own creations as well as fine tea sets, home decor, and so much more!

If it's Tea Party's you are interested in and if you live in the vicinity of Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha, Iowa you are in wonderful luck! As that is where you'll find Britta's Victorian Tea Parties! Even if you are not in that area, you'll want to visit Britta's online boutique and be inspired by all her lovely tea party gallery pages and all the other lovely tea party information and shopping you'll find there.

Enjoy making plans for spending time with or sending best wishes to all the lovely mom's you know and love, whether it is your mom, grandmother, aunt, sister, sister-in-law, stepmother, a neighbor, teacher, or a friend, we all know many women who deserve our love and special attention this Mother's Day. Be especially grateful if you are so blessed as to still have your mother in your life to spend time with in whatever way you can arrange. I'd love to hear from any who have the time to post a comment and tell me your plans for Mother's Day.