Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Featured Shop: Sew Sweet Stitches

 


This weeks featured shop is Sew Sweet Stitches. This shop is so charming and precious that I can barely stand it. Melissa, the owner, is also a really special gem of a person. Here is what Melissa has to say about herself:

"Ever since my mom bought my antique sewing machine at a yard sale when I was about eight years old, I've dreamed of making crafting my full-time job. I even pretended my bedroom was my retail shop and forced my family to "buy" my creations with Monopoly money!

As I grew up, I took random jobs but never had any other career in mind than being the next Martha Stewart. Now that I'm married and have a three-year-old daughter, my goals have been downsized but satisfactory realized with the discovery of Etsy.

I've dabbled in just about every craft out there, but really got hooked on embroidery a few years ago. I'm fascinated with the unique style and unending potential of fiber jewelry. Embroidering on wool also opens up an endless variety of projects like gadget cozies, purses, and hair accessories. I could never be bored. In fact, my biggest challenge is controlling my creative urges- I never want to make the same thing twice! Add in the best benefit, staying home with my little girl, and I can't imagine my life any other way!"


Gorgeous earrings

Iphone cozy

Charming headband

Funky lemon-lime bracelet

Melissa, from Sew Sweet Stitches, also has a super blog on which she shares tons of fun crafty information. She generously agreed to let us share a tutorial. One look at this and you will certainly want to make one for your little one.

Ruffle Headband Tutorial

Materials:
woven fabric
sewing machine and thread
button or beads
hair clip or headband

You can view the rest of the tutorial here.

Because she is so sweet, Melissa sent me a set of flower clips to review. Can I just tell you that I was BLOWN AWAY?! From the moment I received her package I was in awe. I knew she was creative, but seriously, look at her packaging!

The outer package is glitter scrapbook paper that has been sewn together into an envelope. So cute!

Inside the outer package is another scrappy envelope that has been stitched together from glitter paper along with a personalized note. I love it!

The contents inside are even cuter than the packaging.


My daughter is super girly and was instantly in love with the new clippies.




On top of getting to share this precious shop with you and share a super cute tutorial, Melissa wants to give away something to you! Sew Sweet Stitches is giving away a set of 3 flower clippies in your choice of colors!





There are two opportunities to enter (use separate comments please):
Giveaway ends 8/25 at midnight.

Enjoy!

PS: Sew Sweet Stitches is offering a giveaway of a Noodles & Milk pattern here. Check it out:)
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78 comments:

Vanessa said...

Those clippies are awesome! I checked out her shop and the Pink and Blue Blossom clip is my fav.



Thanks for the giveaway :)

Randi said...

Wow, I really love Melissa's new fall colors, but my favorite item is the Retro Flowers Applique Button Necklace! The pink enameled chain is the icing on the cake :)

Randi said...

I'm now a follower of the Sew Sweet Stitches Blog...Yay!
Thanks for the chance to win some of her beautiful clips!

Tracitalynne said...

I love the fascinators! So adorable!

Sampler Village said...

I LOVE Tropical Brew Coffee Cup Cozy, so pretty and who doesn't need a cozy for their coffee :)

traci@samplervillage.com

Sampler Village said...

New blog follower of Sew Sweet Stitches (Sampler Village)

traci@samplervillage.com

GlitzGlitter said...

I love Melissa's new Autumn Berries Fascinator! In, fact, I love her whole shop! I already follow her blog, too :)

Megan said...

These are my favorite! Such lovely colors!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/30663735/cranberries-and-cream-earrings

Miss Frekkles said...

I love everything in her shop. The craftsmanship looks exceptional! I think if I had to choose it would be the Pastel Garden Cozy, love the colours.

RDority said...

I love, love, love the flower clips! Ella would die for them with her new obsession for bows. Definitely my favorite on her site...add my entry, please! ;)

RDority said...

Ok, I am now a follower of her blog, too. Please add another entry! I am obessed with those flower clips! Thanks! :)

Fae said...

Oh, everything in the shop is adorable! Especially love the sweetpea fascinator!

Heather Kent's Art said...

I love sew sweet! It was hard deciding but I think this is my favorite
http://www.etsy.com/listing/51147537/embroidered-pendant-necklace

Heather Kent's Art said...

And Following her blog! (Can't believe I wasn't already!)

Heather

Julie said...

I'm in love with Melissa's coffee cup wraps! She's even doing a special order one for me. I can't wait to get it!!

Shairbearg said...

My fav is: Double Strand Aventurine and Wool Necklace
theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

Shairbearg said...

gfc follower of sewing
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KMG said...

Well, I for one loved Sweet Stiches shop, especially the felted bead jewelry! I'd love the hair clips too!

kismet1990 said...

My favorite item in the Sew Sweet Stitches shop is this great wall hanging, in my favorite colors! :-)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/48504636/flower-collage-wall-hanging

Stephanie
boutiquekismet@gmail.com

kismet1990 said...

I am also now following the Sew Sweet Stitches blog. Awesome! :-)

Stephanie
boutiquekismet@gmail.com

CraftyGiveaways said...

I like the Sweet Pastels Scallop Hair Clip!

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CraftyGiveaways said...

following sewsweetstitches blog

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theamazingjohnsons said...

I think I would choose the embroidered pendant earrings. All of her items are amazing.
tiffdeon at yahoo dot com

theamazingjohnsons said...

I'm following her blog.
tiffdeon at yahoo dot com

Amber said...

Oh my goodness, those are gorgeous! I usually don't like felt stuff because it looks so plain or half-finished. These are so beautiful....I'm still in shock that they're felt.

I keep going through the pages of the store & I'd seriously take all of them. I think the first thing I'll get is the Heart Blossom Hair Clip to have for newborn pictures of my daughter (due 10/2/10). Thanks for the chance to win!!

Amber said...

I'm subscribed/following the Sew Sweet Stitches Blog!

Tami said...

The embroidered wall hanging is exquisite! I love it.

tamimet@gmail.com

Tami said...

I am now a follower of Sew Sweet Stitches as well.

tamimet@gmail.com

The Clines said...

My favorite is the Pastel Garden iphone ipod droid cozy. So unique and pretty!
teresacline2001(at)yahoo(dot)com

AmandaSue said...

I like the Pink and Purple Blossom Hair Clip! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.

unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

jenny said...

1 of the things i like is the pink and pearl blossom add me in for the win thanks

jenny said...

i follow s.s.s. blog on the gfc thing

Julie said...

Her work is exquisite.:) I like this
http://www.etsy.com/listing/52828622/pastel-wool-and-embroidered-lace-brooch

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Kristine said...

I'm a follower of the Sew Sweet Stitches blog!

TopHat said...

I like the turquoise and yellow blossom clip!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

Libby said...

The cranberries and cream earrings are fab!

libbylopez at hotmail dot com

Amy said...

Wow! I love everything on her site!! She does really great work! I think the pastel garden iPod cozy is my favorite...or maybe the heart ring...or maybe the strawberry hair clip! They're all awesome!

Amy said...

I'm a follower!!

thecuttingetch1 said...

Love the Retro Flowers Button Necklace!

thecuttingetch1@yahoo.com

Monica said...

I like the Bunny Blossom Head Wrap.

THanks!

Cindy said...

I wish the Lemons & Limes bracelet was a headband. I loved Midcentury Button Ring. cindyhinckley at msn.

Kacie said...

I love the Pink and Purple Blossom Hair Clip!

Kacie said...

I am following the Sew Sweet Stitches Blog

Zosai said...

I love the pink and blue blossom hair clip. Thank you!

Kendra said...

It's a toss up between the Deep Purple and Pink Blossom Hair Clip and Pastel Blossoms hair clip set. These would look adorable in my 19 mo old's hair!

mscalitx(at)yahoo(dot)com

belgd said...

Victorian Rose Necklace

(:

belgd at live dot com
thanks.

Maria D. @ DownrightDomesticity said...

Those amazing iPod cozies make me wish I owned an iPod so I could get one! ;-) The embroidery blows me away! But if I had to pick an item I could actually use, I'd have to go with the double strand adventurine and wool necklace.

maria.the.uncommon at gmail dot com

Kelly Irene said...

I love this iphone case
http://www.etsy.com/listing/53504370/green-and-pink-garden-iphone-droid-cozy
Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Kelly Irene said...

I follow sew sweet stiches!
irenedesign@ ymail.com

Lucky's Luna said...

I love the Retro Flowers Applique Button Necklace
luckysluna(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shannon said...

My favorite is the pink and pearl hair clip

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lo said...

It was seriously SO hard to pick a favorite but right now I'm loving the orange and turquoise flower hair clip! Thanks!

jhitomi said...

I love the retro flowers applique necklace, but all your items are sweet.
jhbalvin@gmail.com

jhitomi said...

I am a new blog follower.
jhbalvin@gmail.com

andrea creates said...

I love her fascinators-and just about everything in her shop :)

andrea creates said...

I'm also a follower ;)

jakiesmom said...

i love the nagenta and yellow blossom hair clips...her work is AMAZING!!!!
nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

@ByHandGiveaways said...

how to pick only one?
love
Spring Blossoms Hair Clip Set

duhnellecarter [at] yahoo . com
--Get this giveaway free exposure here!
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JollyJennifer said...

LOVE her stuff! Favorited her shop and some items, including the autumn/cranberry ring, pink flower portrait earrings, and pansy pendant :)

jollyjennifer.etsy.com
feelin_gr_8@yahoo.com

The Spears Family said...

I love the girliness of the Deep Purple and Pink Blossom Hair Clip! Thanks for the chance to win!

electrogon said...

Tropical Brew Coffee Cup Cozy!

abearmaybe at gmail dot com

Frugaluser said...

I think the .Pale and Sweet Pastel Blossoms Hair Clip Set are adorable

heleen said...

Her creativity is absolutely inspiring. It's hard to choose a favourite item from her stunning etsy shop, but I really like the colours from the Autumn Flower Fiber Ring in Burgundy.

heleen.deboever[at]hotmail.com

Elodie said...

The nautical hair clips are heavenly.

liz said...

Hi, My fav thingy there is Pink and Blue Scallops Hair Clip. So dreamy :)

Contact me dear :)
liz_crowny@yahoo.com
pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

thankies for helding this sweet giveaway and have a lovely day :)

liz said...

What a great giveaway :) I would like to participate in it.
Anw i am totally follower of SewSweetStitches through Google Friend Connect.

Contact me dear :)
liz_crowny@yahoo.com
pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

thankies for helding this sweet giveaway and have a perfect day :)

Julia said...

I love the Autumn Berries Flower Fascinator, the needlework is just amazing.

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Jullee and Fam said...

I love the Pastel Penny Ring. The colors are so fun and the button is wonderful!

jullpete(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lauren said...

love the orange and turquoise blossom

manzer001 at yahoo dot com

Lizzie said...

My favorite is the hot pink and black blossom hair clip.

smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

Lizzie said...

I'm following the Sew Sweet Stitches blog.

smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

The Silva's said...

My fav is the pink pearl cilp!!

The Silva's said...

I am also now a follower of the Sweet blog:)

Kady L. said...

I love the bunny blossom head wrap! Super cute!
kady@thebeerguy.ca

Kady L. said...

Became a follower of Sew Sweet Stitches!
kady@thebeerguy.ca

thursday said...

I adore these Red Bloom earrings. http://www.etsy.com/listing/52186050/red-bloom-portrait-earrings

Love her work so much!

thursday@mygirlthursday.com

thursday said...

I've been following her blog for a while too!

thursday@mygirlthursday.com

Kristen said...

I like the Neon Blossom Hair Clip.
kristenlaudick at yahoo dot com

 
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