Thursday, June 16, 2011

What I Do ( wait a minute...what do I do?) The Pickle Tree


What I make and sell are handmade gifts for children and adults in my Etsy shop, The Pickle Tree.


Getting to this shop has been an evolution of art and different loves and interests combined with neccessity!



I started mostly painting. I did murals, canvas and letter art for kids, hair bow holders....

I always sewed a little too. Mostly home decor stuff for myself, but occasionally for other people.




This is my son's nursery. I made the curtains and I slipcovered the swivel rocker!


 It was when I started the ornaments that the Pickle Tree started taking shape.

 The ornament thing started small and them grew and grew.

I had to start figuring out how to ship them all over the country!

I figured if I could master shipping all that glass, I could handle an etsy shop!



I made this set of owls and canvas name art for one of my girlfriends' babies, and it was one of the first items that I listed in my etsy shop!

I started trying to take better pictures for the shop ( with help from my faithful sidekick)

Then, in November 2010, I got my embroidery machine.


I went crazy after that. The Pickle Tree morphed more into clothing. I still do some painting...

but it is mostly sewing.




Crayon keepers for the boys...

Half ruffle aprons for the big girls....

Then came the full outfits....I am loving it!



The pillowcase dress...a staple in every little girls wardrobe!

Coordinating sibling clothes....

The ever popular reversible pinafore!


Of course my twin nieces get pillowcase dresses- made to coordinate with my sons seersucker shorts and matching t-shirt!


I love working with Amy Butler fabrics and doing custom orders!

This is a Pickle Tree original, designed by me! The ribbon knot halter dress!


Then, a friend of mine asked if I would do these towels. She sent me a picture of one she had seen in a shop.

Boy do I owe her one....The build your own towel was born and The Pickle Tree has not come up for air since!

As with everything else, I can customize to fit your needs!

Team spirit....




bridesmaids.....
It has been a wild fun ride. Thanks for all of your support. I look forward to The Pickle Tree's continuing success!
I am taking a week off in June and one week in July, so if you hit my shop during that time, never fear! I will be back.....

There is lots to see in my etsy shop, but I am not limited to what you see there...need something? Ask me!

Go "like" the Pickle Tree on facebook to see all of the latest pictures and ideas! Coming, soon, ready to ship deals will be seen ONLY on facebook!

Thanks to Kelly's Korner for allowing us to "show you our life! what we make/sell" today! I cannot wait to see all of the cool things!










1 comment:

vicki haley said...

Found your blog through Kelly's. Love all of your work! Looking forward to visiting your shop!