Sunday, November 27, 2005

Featured Designers Spotlight #4

Two more wonderful indie businesses that you should DEFINITELY check out!

Batteries Not Required
Batteries Not Required features interactive play quilts for children. Just lift the fabric flaps to make matches of the pictures underneath!

Enter "10%Switch" in the fax field on the contact page



beccalights
Beccalights: Scent your world with handmade, highly scented candles, scent melts, and aromatic room sprays in evocative, uplifting fragrances.

Save 15%: use code SPOTLIGHT during checkout



I'll have some Mamie Originals news coming up by the end of the day!

xoxoxo


Leila

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Featured Designers Spotlight #3

Time for another installment of our Featured Designers Spotlight! This time we have two cutting edge magazines ready and willing to do all of your trend spotting and deal finding for you!

Wickedly Chic
Wickedly Chic is a new online shopping magazine dedicated to bringing you the best finds and deals on the web. We feature products from indie designers and more. We also just added a new feature; Chic shop of the week.



Thrifty Boutique
Welcome to our magazine. An independent online window, reviewing the current trends & whatever is out there, making some kind of 'neat' noise. Handy news for the whole family.

Readers - sign up to be part of our Weekly Giveaway!



Enjoy!

XOXOXO


Leila

Monday, November 14, 2005

Ugh.

Today's not my day:

  • I posted an update on here earlier, which my web browser ate.
  • I made a new dress style for my daughter's birthday party, which is Saturday, and I messed it up. So now I have to rip out all of the stitching connecting the skirt to the bodice and see if I can fix it. =(
  • I have several orders to make tomorrow, which wouldn't be so bad, but....
  • I have four craft shows this week and don't have enough inventory and hardly any time to make more.
  • Oh. And the whole family's sick.

The good news is that Mamie Originals was accepted to BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular! So we'll be headed up to New York City for the December 17th show. How exciting!

Now if I could just get my sewing machine to make everything for me while I sleep......

XOXOXOX

Leila

Friday, November 11, 2005

Sneak peak of new product!

Hey there! I was hoping to be able to get these booties on the website tonight, but hopefully soon. Maybe even tomorrow night. They'll be the one thing I carry that I don't actually make. I bought a pair of these booties for my daughter and thought they were so cool that Mamie Originals just HAD to have them. So I contacted the maker of these wonders, Jen Fishback of Ravens Song Maille, and we worked it out! You can choose from the classic black with red accent OR you can custom design your own by choosing the main color as well as the accent! We have 19 colors to choose from, so your possibilities are pretty much endless.

Anyway, enough chat! Here they are:


Aren't they the cutest?! You know you can see your little punker in them! I'll have them up on the website soon, I promise!

XOXOXO

Leila

Sunday, November 06, 2005

New Wallets!

Hey there! Finally got the rest of my new wallets in the store. Check them out!


Next on my update list is to get my readymade bibs up. I've taken the pictures, I just need to clean them up and get them on the website!

If you're in the Richmond area, don't forget to come by the Bohemian Market at the 17th Street Farmers' Market this Thursday (and next Thursday) from 8:30am-2pm. Tons of amazing vendors selling really cool stuff, I swear! After that, I'll be at the Woodlake Arts & Apples Craft Show on 11/12 from 9am-3pm. I hope to see you there!

XOXOXO


Leila

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Featured Designers Spotlight #2

Whoa! It's time again for a new installment of our Featured Designers Spotlight! Definitely check these businesses out as they're the cream of the indie business crop!

Remnant
Remnant items are made with recycled fabrics and embellished with vintage findings. Each piece is handcrafted with love in Laguna Beach, CA and no two items are alike. Current offerings include cashmere and lambswool scarves, cashmere baby blankets and hats, leg warmers, shrugs, cashmere pillow beds for your cat or dog, and flower pins.

15% off with coupon code: AAS15



The Wing Thing
Feminine, stylish, artisan jewelry inspired by nature. You will also find vintage linens and fabric, vintage jewelry and collectibles.

Free gift with your $50 purchase.



XOXOXO


Leila

Busy, busy bees.

Hey there! I'm sorry I've been neglecting you! I've been so busy! Lots of shows coming up to make more stock for and orders to go out and the family and all that business. It's a lot! I like it though. Keeps me on my toes!

Just added our new line of wallets tonight! You have six prints to choose from and I have another five ready to go in tomorrow night! Then on Friday, I hope to add the new readymade bibs I made this past week. I think there are 7-8 of the baby bibs and 4-5 of the toddler bibs. Cute stuff those bibs! Here's a sneak preview:


Okay, off to bed with me. Eliza and I have a booth tomorrow morning at the first Bohemian Market at the 17th Street Farmers' Market. It should be fun to see what kind of arts & crafts make it down. Come by and see us! Then on Saturday, it's all the way out to Irvington for the Farmer's Market out there. I think that'll be a fun day because Nicole of Soleil Rouge is going with me and we'll get to hang out with Melanie of Crandon's afterwards for a bit.

Busy, busy bees! Talk with you again soon!

XOXOXO

Leila