Sunday, November 29, 2009

Got the Black Friday Blues?

I See Paris full apron by Jill
This darling full apron is just perfect for the sassy baker, cook, home maker or anyone who would love to done an apron. Made from Michael Miller Eiffel Tower fabric and accented with zebra print and polka dots, anyone could find the motivation to complete any mundane chore that needed to be down around the house. Get more info here. $27

ABC Wall Hanging by Jessie
This sweet multi-color alphabet wall hanging would be perfect for your little one's room. This includes frame. The actual art is 8x10. Get more info here. $20

Cookie Monster Bath Apron
by Maren
So you just got done feeding your little monster, what next? Oh yeah. Let's bath this critter and see if the baby is under all this gunk? Thank heavens you bought this bath towel. It will not only wrap up your little one, but save you from having to change your clothes yet again today. Go here for more details. $26

Rock Star Half Apron by Christie

Feel like a rock star in this funky half apron. Take on Guitar Hero (or the dishes) with style! This lined apron has a perfectly sized pocket for your cell phone, keys, ipod, or whatever you might pick up along the way. With extra long ties, you can choose to tie in the back or the front. Get more details here! $19

Don't forget that US residents get FREE SHIPPING on their orders with discounted shipping for international customers.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Santa's Sweetheart Apron Giveaway!

We are excited to announce our newest apron giveaway...just in time for the holidays! Celebrate the magic of the season by wearing this Santa's Sweetheart apron - perfect for baking cookies, decorating the tree, and hosting parties! So, how do you win? You have three chances to enter. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
1. Leave a comment telling us your favorite holiday tradition.
2. Post about our giveaway on your blog and then come back and leave a comment telling us.
3. Check out our the Secret Stitch Shop and tell us what you like.

This giveaway will end Wednesday, December 2nd at 11:59pm. Have a very happy Thanksgiving and good luck!

One of a Kind

Today I'd like to introduce you to some pretty fun and unique gift opportunities...just in case you were looking.

You just pull your clean baby from the tub and reach for a towel, but wait... you are already wearing one... ingenious. Check out this lemony-fresh bath apron here. It's a steal at $26 and FREE SHIPPING! (Avaiable on other colors.)

Are the mundane household chores getting you down? Get an immediate boost in energy (and self-confidence) when you put on this sassy little number. Flirty, flattering, and fabulous, this lined apron is made from the Kitschy Corset apron pattern by Brassy Apple with Sandi Henderson fabric. $25 and FREE SHIPPING will put this baby right on your doorstep. Check out this Wild Thing in Turquoise apron here. (Also available in green.)

This white onesie is extra special with a handmade, stitched multi-color robot applique. It is size 0-3 months. For $9.50 and FREE SHIPPING, this would be the perfect gift for the new little one in your life. Go here for more info.

This sweet little sundress inspired apron is full of sass with large, multi-colored polka dots and hot pink pleated trim. This apron is so fun to wear around to help motivate you to do the dishes, cook, bake or just to feel pretty. For $23 and FREE SHIPPING, this sweet thing could be yours or make a great gift for that special woman in your life. Check it out here.

For these items and lots more, see the Secret Stitch Shop!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Secret Stitch Online Holiday Boutique!

Don't stand in those long lines, shivering in the dark cold on Black Friday. Shop for one of a kind items at home, in your warm PJ's, sipping hot cocoa. Our online holiday boutique is now open. I know, your dreams have now come true. :) We have so many new items added, you won't know where to start. Jessie has added some beautiful baby booties and appliqued onesies that you definitely will want to add to your list. Jill and Christie have some great holiday, hostess, everyday, and child aprons. And definitely check out the great bath aprons that Maren has listed. Here is a peek:

Great prices! Free shipping! Perfect for Christmas shopping.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Secret Stitch Club photo op

(l to r: Beka, Christie, Abbey, Jessie, Maren, Jill and Nikki)

We recently had an opportunity to have our picture taken by our good friend Jenna of Jameson Photography. She did a wonderful job and managed to take a relatively flattering picture of us (even though I begged her to airbrush 30lbs. off me or cut and paste my head on Abbey's body) - it's not too bad, the down side was we didn't have Rachel (she had to take her son to the dr.'s) and a few other ladies had prior commitments. Next time we'll get us all - the up side was we had a great time laughing at ourselves and making each other laugh. I love these ladies.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

National Tie One On Day

It's that time of year again! National Tie One One Day is coming up on November 25th. Last year I was the blessed recipient of an apron on Tie One On Day and I was very touched...and surprised! I'm excited to participate this year. Here is a little blurb from straight from EllynAnne, the apronista of all apronistas:

National Tie One On Day™ is an annual opportunity for those of us with extra to share our good fortune with someone in need of a kind gesture. I am writing to ask for your help in spreading the word on National Tie One On Day™ through your social media networks, website and regular ol' chit chat.

Participation in NTOOD is very simple: Wrap a loaf of bread or other bake offering in an apron, tuck a note of encouragement in the pocket; then "tie one on" (an apron, of course!) and deliver the bundle to someone in need of encouragement, spiritual or physical sustenance or just a bit of recognition.

National Tie One On Day is such a win-win, for participants and receivers. On my website (Tie One On Day) is an abundance of further information, including press releases, the sponsors' profiles, photography of Wrap. Write. Deliver, personal commentary, and comments by those already engaged by National Tie One On Day.

A giveaway of six over-flowing goodie bags takes place November 25th. Entry is easy – on the homepage of my site.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

finally has a home

I bought this fabric over a year ago. I didn't even know what I was going to make but I loved it so much I got it. Ironically, you can still find it at Joanns today. Instead of going back and buying more, I decided to make something with how much I got. The border is courtesy of one of you ssc girls from that basket of fabrics! The pattern is the Easy Retro Apron. But, I did the whole thing and hated the huge ruffle at the bottom, so I cut it off and made a short one, which i LOVE. This apron just makes me happy!! Suprisingly, I've never gathered before, so I learned how to do that but besides that the apron was cake!

Monday, November 9, 2009


This coming Saturday, November 14th we will have a booth at the Zootique at the Phoenix Zoo! The hours are 9am-3pm. We will be selling aprons of all kinds (holiday, hostess, bath and everyday), baby booties and blankets, hair bows, and more. Come get some early Christmas shopping done buying unique, handmade gifts and have a great time with your family as well! I just saw the vendor list and there will be a lot of awesome vendors there. Be sure to stop by The Secret Stitch booth and say hi.

From the Phoenix Zoo website:

Join us for the ultimate arts and crafts fair, raffle and silent auction, just in time for all your holiday needs!

The Phoenix Zoo's annual Volunteers' Holiday Zootique fundraiser features unique holiday gifts from pottery, jewelry, dolls, home decor, photpgraphy, wall art, Christmas cards, and much more!

Also, meet local artisans purchase raffle tickets, find a good used, book, or even bid at our auction.

Join the fun and support the Phoenix Zoo volunteers.

FREE with Zoo admission.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Courtesy of Heatherbailey blog

Arizona neighbors! You will seriously miss out if you don't make your way to downtown Mesa, AZ this weekend for Blissfest 2009, presented by my ever-fabulous friends at Domestic Bliss, Kristin & Dan Alber. Stephanie Nielson and her husband, Christian, will be there. Tara Frey will be doing a book signing with her new book, Blogging for Bliss. Jaimee Rose is coming too. There will be music, dancing, dozens of artists' booths, a stagecoach -- I mean, come on, a stagecoach!

I'll be at the Blogging Lounge on Saturday afternoon and the HB crew will be there too, with our own version of a general store: Trash Ties, fabric, felt, patterns, kits, chit chat, perhaps some chocolate to snack on. So, AZ folks, put your cotton-pickin' boots on and mosey on down to Friday night's 'Grand Fandango' and Saturday's Blissfest Market. Details on the flyer above or visit the Blissfest blog.
Happy Fall. I don't know about your neck of the woods, but, here, the weather is gorgeous. Finally.
See you there!
(Felt supply all fat & re-stocked by the way -- if you've been waiting.)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Finding Me

Just a quick thought. This week I feel like I finally feel like I am sewing for me. So many times I've felt the weight of trying to compete with so many amazing seamstresses out there. Yes, including you ssc girls. But, I feell like I'm in my groove now...finding projects that I really enjoy. making time to sew when I want. inspiring other girls to get into it. But, I think most of all is that I've realized that we all sew at our own pace, and that's okay.

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