Friday, January 27, 2012

Welcome Changes plus my new Vintage Denim Ruffle dress

Hello!!! I just wanted to share some exciting new changes coming to Fleur L'enfant this year.  Oh, and a look at my new dress coming to my website soon.

Keeping the business small and keeping it FUN!  This year there are many positive changes coming to Fleur L'enfant.  With our children growing up so quickly and busier than ever with school, sports and friends, I have made the decision to scale back on my sewing to spend more time with them. 

When I started sewing children's clothing 11 years ago, I was sewing up one or two dresses a month, that gradually that increased more and more over the years.  I looked into manufacturing last year to keep up with demand.  After extensive research, I realized it would take too much time away from my family and they are growing up much too fast.  Growing my business had become more than a full-time job when my true passion is taking care of my growing family.

I am focusing on my family and my love for cooking, photography and decorating. I will blog from time to time some favorite recipes, decorating ideas, and of course, my handmade clothing. 

All of my listings will be readymade and handcrafted, not manufactured (some that have been in the works for months) but will no longer be taking custom orders. Some designs will be  one-of-a-kinds that I was inspired to make ~ just once, not a dozen times.  My mailing list subscribers will be the first  to know about new listings and sales so don't forget to join.

I am really thrilled to share these changes with you and excited about my new journey :)

okay, now, here a picture of the dress my little Emma will be modeling soon for my website......we have the sweetest match leggings too!  There will only be a very limited amount of these and they are finally finished which means they will ship out right away.  The trim is imported and GORGEOUS!  layers and layers of denim, trim and ruffled fabric. I spent lots of time on each and every one of these and hope you love them!  I designed new embroidered labels, see the little crown? Love crowns!

Thank you for always supporting me in my endeavors!  I have met so many talented and wonderful people!!!! 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!! Giveaway winner announced!!!

***Winner of last weeks SURPRISE giveaway is.................Angie Alford!!!!  Congrats Angie!!!  Please email me within 48 hours to claim your surprise.   I will be away from my computer today but will get back to you tomorrow. Email***

Happy New Year everyone!!! Wishing you many blessings this year!!!!!!!!!! thank you all for your continued support in allowing me to do what I love.

My favorite gifts are always the homemade ones...........these take the most thought and time.  Don't you just love a fresh batch of cookies? homemade pie?  A dear friend of mine made a beautiful tote bag for me last year and just knowing the time that went into it was so special.  It's truly one of my favorite gifts. 

My daughter Abigail (12) created these beautiful ornaments for us this Christmas.  Mr. and Mrs. Claus.............we will treasure these forever.  She got the inspiration here, on Martha  Mrs. Clause even has ice skates :)  inspired by Abigails love for hockey maybe?

Would love for you to share your favorite homemade gifts too!!

Okay, time for the big took awhile to find the winner as I do not know how to number comments yet on blogger.

True Random Number Generator Comment number 249

Meredith said...
Wishing you a wonderful New Year's! Meredith K

December 31, 2011 9:17 AM

Please email me within 48 hours to claim your vintage denim ruffle set. I will then create the set and post a sneak peek of our new vintage denim ruffle dress and leggings for everyone to see. It may even be offered as a Spring pre-order this time around.

Since there were so many entries........I am going to pick a second winner for a "surprise" from my current stock.  The "surprise" piece chosen will depend on size needed :)
 To be included in this little surprise giveaway, simply leave one comment with your favorite handmade gift, either given or received :)  Winner to be chosen this week!!!

oh, and if anyone knows how to number comments and add the widget with winning number, please email me :)