Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Craft Link Party-what do you expect?? BEACH TOWELS!!!!

I wish that I had the time to spruce up my mantle, or decorate my front door, but alas, it is towel season people!!! and The Pickle Tree is up to her ears in time for fun around the house!

And then it hit me...I can still play! Making your own personalized beach towel is a GREAT spring why not link up at Centsational Girl for her Spring craft link up!

I have been making these towels for a couple of years now and at this time of year they TAKE OVER my shop!

I have done a tutorial in the past on how to make them...they are so simple.
They are inexpensive.
They make a great gift!

Think Easter baskets, teacher gifts, hostess gifts, birthday presents, graduation, mother's day, bridesmaids gifts, bachelorette parties....the list goes ON and ON!

GO check out the tutorial to make your own!

Or if you are not feeling so crafty...let the Pickle Tree do the work for you!

Thanks for hosting this springy linky party!
Head on over to Centsational Girl and check out all the crafts!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Forward

I have started carrying Monag shirts at The Pickle Tree. The quality is ridiculously GREAT!
They are the perfect combination of thick and soft. That my friends, is a hard balance to strike!

This little gown is my new favorite! I cannot wait until we agree on a name for Blu 2 so that I can make one for him! These letters are handcut and heat fused on, then top stitched for cuteness and extra durability. The egdes will fray up to the stitching which I think will make it even cuter!

This dress is actually a spring favorite. When I was asked to do three for sisters, I was so excited. I could not resist a picture of them all together. It is not really styled and it is on a lovely background of storage shelves and office eqipment, but it still looks like a beautiful bouquet to me!

This sweet little number is actually ready to ship! It is a size 12M and with it's sassy paisley and cute optional sash who can resist it? Check it out on etsy to see how cute it is without the sash too!
One dress, two looks- perfect for your little diva!

This design is a new twist on the classic pillowcase dress. The ruffle at the neck is a GREAT alternative for those little ladies who are not fans of the ribbons!
You know who you are!!!

This is hot off the press- the "Take me Home" dress and bloomers. It is not listed on etsy yet as I am still playing with fabrics for it. I am a HUGE fan of the Kaufman Carolina gingham. This one is NOT made of that, but I think if I list it, it will be. This is a much lighter weight gingham which I love for this particlar style, but it was a little flimsy for monogramming so I am torn?
With it's fancy monogram and ric rac trim at the cuff, it is a southern classic not to be missed!

And THIS is the much anticipated summer replacement shirt for the long sleeved one that my son wore SLAP out! I have since added his name underneath with flames fabric at his insistence!
After I finished this one, he kept saying that he did not like it. I could not figure it out. I mean, it was exactly the same as the long sleeved one. I just decided to leave his name off this one. Well, he kept insisting that it did not  have the flames. Well, there is a little flame on the side, so I was SOOO confused??? FINALLY I realized that on the last shirt, I had done his name in flames. I added his name and ta-da...he asked to wear it this morning! YAY!
He is VERY particular when it comes to his Gravedigger shirts.
I was thinking, if my son is SO into monster trucks, there must be other little guys out there who are into them too. I am thinking about listing this on etsy. I just need to get a good photo of the one with his name on it!

Well, it is going to be a long couple of days as we recover from the clocks springing forward.

But it is SOOO worth it to get those extra hours of daylight in the evening!

Happy Daylight Savings time!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Gray Skies and Sunshine

YAY!!! The Pickle Tree just got featured in a beautiful treasury on etsy.....

Remember this sweet dress?
It's the one that made the treasury list!
It has been very popular at the Pickle this spring!

Here is a gorgeous pillow from the collection

Love this poster....I might need one for blu 2's room!

How cool is this?

Thanks so much to Biddy Beads for including me in your BEAUTFUL selections!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Rock the Vote

Lately, all I can seem to muster in the way of photography are phone pictures.
Oh well, they are pictures, right?

A list:

1) Does it make me sound old that I say I rocked the vote on Super Tuesday?
2) I got a little teary when I think about how excited I was to go vote in my first presidential election at 18 with mom. I miss her.
3) Big D's bday is coming up. I asked Jack what we should get him for his birthday and he said "paint". "We can go to the paint store and get him some...he is running out".
I guess there has been a little too much painting going on at our house lately?
4) Does it make me a bad person because even though I wanted a neutral in the nursery, I am making Bid D paint over the Softer Tan in Balanced Beige?
It really is going to make a HUGE difference ( to me anyway).
The Softer Tan has WAAAY too much yellow.

Jack is getting so big!!!

My belly is getting SOOOO big!

That's all folks!

SW6141 Softer Tan

SW6141 Softer Tan
SW6141 Softer Tan