Monday, November 17, 2008

Catch A Great Set By Ritchie*Rags

Tis the season for beautiful customs and fabulous deals! My friend, Jeramie- ritchie*rags, has the most fabulous holiday custom listed that is ready to ship! She's starting it low, and if my daughter could wear that size, I would be bidding away!!! Be sure to check out her adorable holiday set!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

I just listed a new set on ebay for the Petite Cover Girls Sweet and Sassy launch! I'm working on producing more knit items. This auction is for a knit hoodie and leggings and a matching Vida dress. I was so happy to have the chance to work with Brandi and Gabby again! Their pictures are nothing less of stunning!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New Etsy Store!

As the ebay fees grow and grow, I am slowly moving my fabrics from my ebay store to a new Etsy id. I will still be offering custom clothing on my calicoflamingo id, however the bulk of my fabrics will be on my website and my new Etsy id- TheCalicoFlamingo. Also, I will be offering lots of ready to ship clothing on my boutique Etsy id- calicoflamingo. Confusing? Yeah, I know it can be. Soooooo, let this be the guide: EVERYTHING and more for sale

Etsy- TheCalicoFlamingo- fabric, supplies, patterns

Etsy- calicoflamingo- clothing

Ebay- calicoflamingo- clothing

I hope that helps! This should allow me to offer much lower prices. As always, the website is the best place to shop. No fees= Lower prices!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ginger Blossom

I just had the opportunity to guest with Bon Ami for their Michael Miller fabrics launch. I selected to use the Ginger Blossom fabrics. I created a ready to ship peasant dress that can double as a top for older girls or as the little girl grows. Take a peek! It's sized for a 3/4 and possibly a 5!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Garden Party!

This week, my design group PrimRoses, is having a launch using Anna Maria Horner's amazing Garden Party fabrics. The group is so colorful and lively and perfect for every season. Be sure to search PrimRoses Boutique on ebay to find fabulous designs by our group. You're sure to find so many mix and match possibilities!

Saturday, September 27, 2008


It's beginning to feel like Fall, and Winter will soon be here! I love the white and red contrast of this Michael Miller fabric. I paired it with a pair of embellished jeans. Perfect to see your princess through the entire winter season!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

More Hats!

My mother has been a busy lady! She has four hats that I am listing for her for the PrimRoses launch! Word is... she has even more on the way!

More Merry and Bright

If you didn't know before, you know now that I just love Moda's Merry and Bright fabric collection. So many fabrics to chose from! I have another set with this fabric that I have listed today for the PrimRoses launch. I hope you enjoy it!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Jingle Bells

I have a new holiday grouping debuting this weekend! I should have it listed on ebay either today or tomorrow. I call this one Jingle Bells. I have had so many requests for tees with writing with the edges left to fray that I decided to start incorporating this into my designs. Once again, I had the pleasure of collaborating with Sarah, bella*jo*bows, for this set. Her pony-o's and headband are absolutely adorable!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Froggy Winter

I have a new listing up today with the Petite Cover Girls Holiday launch. I had such fun putting this set together. I fell in love with this winter theme- frogs skiing and sledding! I thought is was such a fun change to the winter themes. Brandi and Gabby did an amazing job with the pictures!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Candy Corn Cutie!

I had the pleasure of guesting with the City Stitchin' group for a Halloween launch! I have 2 auctions for this one. I made an adorable little denim jumper that is ready to ship, and I even made some bows! It has been quite some time since I listed bows. I usually match up with the most amazing bow maker- Sarah, bella*jo*bows. However, my model needed some bows ASAP, and I forgot to contact Sarah, eek! It was nice to know that I could still make bows, and have fun doing them at the same time!

PrimRoses Boutique Holiday Launch

I know I'm a bit late with this blog post. My group, PrimRoses, had a holiday launch that debuted last week. I listed a holiday twirl set and a crocheted hat. Now, those that know me, realize that I do not crochet! My mother, however, is amazing at crochet! I have numerous afghans from her, and she has crocheted clothing, too! I just love her beanie cap that I have listed for her, and will have more of these to follow. She is currently working on Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day items!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sophisticated Kitty

This is another fabric that I have horded! I fell in love with this fabric the moment I saw it! I once again had the pleasure to team up with my friend, Nicole- kennebug*boutique, for this set! Her gems are stunning! They are also durable, which is very important in relation to jewelry for children. I had so much fun creating this set and was just amazed with the beautiful bracelet that Nicole created!

Flamingo Ballet

I must admit that I am partial to the color pink, and of course, I like flamingos! So, when I saw this fabric last year, I bought it immediately! I have been saving it for that perfect set idea. I had the good fortune to match up with my friend and master of the polymer jewelry, Nicole- kennebug*boutique. My daughter owns more of her jewelry than I can count! I hope you enjoy our creations!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bed Of Roses

Once again, I'm teaming up with my favorite hair candy maker and dear friend, Sarah, bella*jo*bows! This time, we have collaborated to bring you a Vintage Rose style set made from Northcott's Bed of Roses line of fabric. I just adore this line. I made a four piece set from nine different fabrics. I hope you enjoy it! Also, don't miss Sarah's adorable pony-o's and stunning flower clip. She never ceases to amaze me!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

PoppySt Guest Launch

This week, I had the pleasure of guesting with the amazing design group Poppy Street! I would like to add a special thank you to Melissa- gumdrop*shop, for the invitation. I decided once again to go with the Vida design. I had so much fun getting to match up with one of my best friends, Jen, barefoot*divas, for this fun launch!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sand Dollars & Sea Breezes

One more set for this launch! I teamed up again with my favorite bow, headband, pony-o, hair candy designer! I hope you enjoy what we created! You can click here for Sarah's fabulous bows and scroll down the page for a full listing of my auctions up for grabs on ebay!

Monday, June 9, 2008


Can you tell that I really enjoyed the Sea and Sand theme? I grew up on the gulf coast of South Texas, so yes, I've been to the beach quite a bit. So, this is a theme that is near and dear to me.

Love the Vida!

I finally attempted the Euro Vida dress! LOVE IT!!! What a fabulous dress! I just love the front and back panel options. I view it as a canvas for creativity! I designed this one as an underwater view.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

PrimRoses Sea & Sand Launch

This week began the PrimRoses Boutique SandCastles and SeaBreezes launch. I once again had the honor of matching up with my dear friend, Sarah- bella*jo*bows. If you've never seen her fabulous hair candy, you really need to take a look! She has the most amazing bows, pony-o's and headbands I've ever seen! Our first collaboration for this launch is with theBarefoot Roses fabric from Free Spirit.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Summer Project! A Dollhouse!

When my daughter was 4, I built her a dollhouse. This is a picture of it. She has "rediscovered" it in the past few months and has stated that it "needs a neighbor." If anyone has made a dollhouse, then you understand the time that goes into the construction, decoration, etc. This dollhouse took me 3 months to complete. My daughter is now 8 and has said that she would love to help make a new dollhouse. Sooooo, yesterday, we headed to the hobby store and bought a new dollhouse to begin together. She didn't just want the small cottage, we're creating a very large farmhouse! I imagine it will take the entire summer to complete, but I am so thrilled to be able to do this with my daughter! How fun! We start tomorrow!

I plan to add pictures as we go through the various stages. We're going to assemble it in the unfinished basement, so the background of the pictures won't be the prettiest setting, but that's ok! I think the part she is going to enjoy the most is when it is time to go furniture shopping! I know I had a blast doing that with this dollhouse. That's the only time you can furnish an entire room for less than $50! I think the most difficult part will be picking a color for the new house. She's thinking purple, and let's just say, I'm not! So, off to the paint store in Monday morning! I'm sure we'll find a color we both love!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Definition Of A Friend

The definition of a friend sometimes seems to be lost these days. We are all busy and run short on time for those that are important to us at times. If you google the definition of a friend, this is one response that you get:

1. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
2. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
3. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
4. One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement

We have friends in different contexts and areas in our lives. I would like to thank my friends for being there for me. I would like to start by thanking my husband, daughter, and mother. Having friends in your "family" is very important, and I am blessed to have many!

I would also like to thank my "online" and "ebay" friends for all the support and help that they send my way! I would especially like to send a shout out to Jen, Sarah, Jodie, Karen, Nicole, Canela, Nomi, Andrea, Samantha, Brandi and Jeramie! You are the best!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Boutique Angels

The Boutique Angels are a charity group that has launches to help various organizations and causes. My group, PrimRoses, was honored to be able to help raise money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organizations. We banded together to create a MEGA set! We used the Poetry Collection by April Cornell and came up with a 14 piece set!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Sweet Ginger

I just did a guest launch with DQ Boutique. My friend Sarah, bella*jo*bows, and I teamed up for this one to bring you Sweet Ginger. Just search PrimRoses Boutique to find my set and Sarah's amazing bows!!!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

I Just Saw This On Gumdrop*Shop's Blog! Too Funny!

I just saw this on Melissa of Gumdrop*Shop's blog. I had to share it! I was laughing sooooo hard. I hope you don't mind Melissa! I'm still laughing!

You grew up in the 80's if....
What things do you tie to growing up in the 80's ??

You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF.

"You've ever ended a sentence with the word "SIKE."

Two words: Hammer Pants.

You wore stone washed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.

You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence.

You know all the words to Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name"

You remember when mullets were cool!L.A.Gear....need I say more?

You owned a banana clip.

You played pong, Pac Man, etc..

You remember life BEFORE MTV entered the scene

How many jelly bracelets did you have up your arm?

Don't forget Leg Warmers & fishnet stockings!

My little PonyStrawberry Shortcake & Blueberry Muffin were awesome dolls

Fraggle Rock

Smurfs- la, la, la, la, la, la

Press your Luck- Big Money, Big Money, Stop! WHAMMY!!!!

Zach was surely hot in Saved by The Bell!

We all went to the theater to see Back to The Future.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Let's Go To The Circus!

Today is the start of PrimRoses trip to the circus! We we so fortunate to have some wonderful and so talented designers join us! Be sure to search PrimRoses Boutique to find some wonderful items.

Here is a peek at one of my auctions! I have to say a HUGE, "THANK YOU!!!" to Jeramie and Sam! They are such an amazing and talented modeling team! Where would I be without you two?!?!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Summer At The Circus!

At PrimRoses, we decided to go to the circus this summer! Well, in design anyway! We invited some of our oh so talented friends to join us. The launch will premier on April 29th, and I'm sure you will find many designs that will capture your attention! I've already seen some sneak peeks, and they are STUNNING!!! I'm so excited about this launch and the talented designers that joined us for our trip to the circus!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Two Glasses of Wine

My friend Andrea, divas*duds posted this in our group, PrimRoses. I'm so happy that she did. It is a wonderful reminder of what is truly important in life!

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 glasses of wine...

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.. The pebbles rolled Into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two glasses of wine from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed. 'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things; your family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions; things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.' The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else; the small stuff. 'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you' 'Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. Do one more run down the ski slope. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first; the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the wine represented. The professor smiled. 'I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of glasses of wine with a friend.'

Thanks for sharing this with me Andrea!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

I've been taggeb by Christi, moppetsclosets! OK, here it goes:
Here are the rules:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Seven facts:
1)I have started taking piano lessons again. I started almost 2 years ago and am so happy that I did.
2) Until 6 years ago, I always lived in states that touched the ocean or a gulf and living in a land locked state makes me feel a little clostrophobic.
3) I love to travel! My family always says I'm happiest when I'm on vacation!
4) I love anything pink!
5) I really don't like birds except for flamingos (they're pink).
6) In my life, I've been attacked by 4 birds, guess that's why I don't like them
7) My daughter caught a wild baby bunny 2 years ago, and to everyone's amazement (including the vet), it's still alive. I've tried to release it, but it won't leave. My family now calls me "the rabbit whisperer"

I'm going to tag:
Sarah- Bella Jo Bows-
Mary- hoganfe-
Designing Diva- Studio Bebe-
Deanna- Birdsong Bows-
Beth- The Pink Tulip-
Tie Dye Diva-

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

And Yet Another Sneak Peek!

I had the pleasure of guesting with the wonderful ladies of Elite Bows this week. My team consisted of Deanna of birdsongbows and Bobbi Jo of sweet*magnolia*boutique. What a talented group these two are! We did a lemon collaboration. I've been saving this fabric for a while for just the right set, and WOW did these 2 designers deliver some fabulous accessories! Also, where would I be without my fabulous model/mommy teams! I want to especially thank Jeramie and her beautiful daughter. They never cease to amaze me!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Sneak Peek!

I will be listing a new set soon! Here is a sneak peek of what is coming. The set was shipped today to the model, so it should be listed soon! This set has applique and hand stitching. Unfortunately, I'm very limited on this fabric, so I'm not sure how many I will be able to offer.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Now on Etsy!!!

As many of you know, there is a strike on Ebay from February 18th-25th. I will be participating in this and pulling my fabric and boutique auctions during this time. The good news... this provides a lot of free time to get caught up on custom orders! Also, I have discovered Etsy and WiNKeLF. I will have items listed on both and have the same id as my boutique fashions on ebay- calicoflamingo.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sneak Peek!

Today is the beginning of PrimRoses Spring Launch! Here is a sneak peek of the first set I will be listing! I would like to add a huge THANK YOU to Jeramie for the beautiful pictures!!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tomorrow my wonderful group, PrimRoses, will launch "What Springs Means". It's sure to be a colorful array of beautiful clothing, bows, and jewelry as we all design items to describe what Spring means to each of us!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

My Daughter's New Project

Today, my daughter had her last quilting class for the tic-tac-toe quilt. I'm so proud of her hard work! This is the finished project with the exception of the markers (we'll be finishing those at home tonight!). She worked for 6 hours total on this- her very first quilting project. It's for playing tic-tac-toe and rolls up with ric rac ties! Adorable!

Finally Defrosting!

This is what my backyard has looked like for the past few weeks! It's a balmy 47 degress today, and the snow is melting quickly! I love the snow, but the -3 degree mornings were getting a bit cold and old!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I'm So Excited!

I'm so excited to finally have an official blog! Many thanks to Sam- twolittlewitches and Jen- barefoot*divas! I would be lost without the technical skills of Jen! I just love the fabulous art work of Sam!

I think I was most excited to make my playlist! How fun to have my own little soundtrack! My first selection was Pachabel's Canon in D. I actually managed to play this piece in a piano recital in November. Yes, at my age, I was in a piano recital! This was the first ever recital that I made it through entirely! In high school, I would get such stage fright that I never finished a song! I owe my current piano teacher (the nicest lady you'll ever meet) many thanks. She is the BEST piano teacher ever, in my opinion, and so very kind. She sat by me the entire song, and yes, for the first time ever, I played Pachabel's Canon start to finish!

I hope to have more exciting news as the days go on, however the recital was quite a victory for me!