Really grateful to live in a climate that loves roses and irises this much, even in December! Here’s a few things blooming around my yard.
I’ve decided to put some of my original drawings up for sale on ebay to help offset the cost of Christmas presents. So maybe you’d like to give one of these as a present, or just keep for yourself? I don’t sell my original drawings that often, so if you’d like one, have at!
My ebay seller name is aimee, or you should be able to click here to view the available drawings. I put them up for a short 5 day auction so that I can get them out for folks before Christmas, hopefully!
I wanted to promote a few small businesses doing fun Black Friday/Sat/Mon sales!
First off, make sure to check your favorite etsy.com sellers for sales today. If you want handmade items for Christmas, now would be the time to order them, so that they have time to be made and ship to you!
Amex is doing a Small Business Saturday $25 promotion. Basically, if you shop at a qualifying small business with your AMEX on Saturday, you get a $25 rebate from AMEX. Read about it here.
Oliver + S patterns (both children and women’s patterns) is having a sale on Saturday that allows you to get two free paper patterns for the price of shipping in conjunction with the AMEX rebate! (You can read about the sale specifics here.) I already started putting together their Teaparty children’s dress using their downloadable PDF pattern. It’s very clean and well explained! You can find a ton of cute examples of Oliver+S outfits on flickr, too.
Truly Victorian Patterns is having a 15% off sale on Saturday! I love TV patterns, they go together gorgeously. I used them for my Doctor Who Steampunk, my pink striped victorian and my peach floral stripe victorian!
I’ve been wanting to try Colette patterns for a while. They are having a 30% off patterns today! I like their clean retro style and I’ve heard really good things about their pattern instructions. There are also several “sew-a-longs” online to Colette patterns, so you can find tons of examples of their patterns on flickr as well as step-by-steps and fitting tips! (You can find the sew-a-longs for Anise, Crepe, Rooibos, Clover, Lady Grey… and more!) I think I want to make a Macaron with kittens all over it.
ChubbyBunny is having a sale. 20% Code: BUNNYFRIDAY ! Adorable puffy bows, shirts and tights by my friend Michelle.
Create Kids Couture girls patterns is having a 45% off sale! code: BLACKFRIDAY . Actually I got 55% off this morning, but that ship has passed! 45% is still pretty awesome though! Their patterns are reviewed online as being easy and fun! I liked Sophia’s Open Back Ruffled Dress, Elena’s Twirly Peasant Dress and Lucy’s Apron Halter Knot Dress.