Welcome to my blog! I'm a stay at home of 3 beautiful children and I love to sew! I have been sewing ever since I was a little girl and my gran taught me everything from machine-sewing to cross-stitch. I started making Barbie clothes this past Christmas for my daughter and I loved it! It's so much fun to design and create fashions for the ultimate model - Barbie! I opened a shop on Etsy in May of this year and I have met a lot of talented artists that I enjoy networking with. So, take some time to look around, read my posts, and enjoy!


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Friday, April 27, 2012

Catching Up...

Oh wow I am horrible at keeping up with this!! Will I ever learn to make this blog a priority? I'm so sorry, dear readers - I will try to be more faithful to you!

Over the last 6 months, a lot has happened - business has expanded and been absolutely wonderful! I've have been very busy keeping up with a steady stream of orders and creating new and unique items. Also, I began making American Girl size clothing, like these:

Both of these outfits can be bought here, along with the matching outfits and hair candy for your daughter! A wonderful seamstress friend of mine created the hair candy and the girls' clothing.

In the coming weeks, I will be filling orders for these outfits as well as building up my shop inventory and preparing for BarbieBoutiqueBasics' first TV spot. My products will be featured on the Show Me St. Louis segment "Jennifer's Favorite Finds" (watch her latest segment here). I am too excited about this!! This will mean HUGE exposure for my shop!

I will also be preparing for an upcoming "Christmas in July" craft show that is being held by a local quilting community. This will be another exciting opportunity to reach my local market. I have a feeling I will be running a special in my shop to coincide with this event.

Well, dear reader, it is time for me to sit behind my sewing machine and get to creating! I hope to finish these orders up soon and start on a new line of boutique fashions for Barbie - I'll post photos once they are done! Until then, check out these most recent creations:


  1. Hi! I'm a new follower from the Forever Etsy Friends team. Your items are so cute! Have you been featured on the show yet? If so, how did it go?

  2. Hi Brenda! No, the show will be June 19. Thanks!! Welcome to my blog!