Monday, August 30, 2010

Model MONDAY!

Here's adorable miss Jilian wearing her "J" shirt I made for her on "accident". Ha!

We made an extra J shirt and I gave it to her because her momma is first off, super cool. And second, she is one of my most loyal customers and she is always sending me business left and right. It was the least I could do.

And here she is wearing our Bella dress, in the form of an A-Line jumper rather than the peasant style dress.


Is she not just precious with all that curly hair and dimple galore?!?! It kills me!


Just as Jilian's momma did, you can also choose to have any of our fabrics made into a different style than what you see on our website. Just shoot me an email and we are happy to meet the desires of your heart! :)

Happy Monday y'all!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

MAD for PLAID















Are you as mad for plaid as I am??? I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE plaid fan. And just as it figures...plaid is stinkin expensive fabric! But I couldn't resist. I am so proud to have these adorable outfits join our collection.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

An introduction looong overdue!

Well, first things first: This is not Ashley. But don't worry, Ashley is fine--I didn't tie her up with her embroidery thread and hide her in the closet. We just decided that it was high time for me to introduce myself to all you fabulous SheShe watchers!

My name is Sheila, and you may have heard Ashley mention me now and again. I'm the other half of SheShe Made. I'm the "She," or is Ashley the "She?" I guess we're both "She." Ha! Seriously, I've commented on the blog posts here and there, but wanted to finally put myself out there for you all to meet. Here I am.





I've never written a blog post before (well, except one on here), and being that the subject is to introduce myself, I'll try not to bore you with my life story. It all began in a little town in Rochester, New York, many many years ago...Ha ha! Just kidding... I did grow up in Rochester, and moved to Texas in 2005. Leaving behind a social circle that you spent your life building is NOT easy, and after a few years, I was really hungry for some consistent adult interaction.

Ashley and I met in August of 2008 when I had been blessed to be offered a job as a pre-k aide at a local elementary school. Ahsley was the teacher that I was assigned to work with. In retrospect, I can clearly see God's hand in this little part-time job of mine for many reasons, not the least of which is it started me down the road of a great friendship and business partnership! At the time, I was pregnant with this little one, my fifh and final baby, Gianna. You may have seen her modeling some of our SheShe line.



Yes, I did say fifth, as in 5. It's not a typo. But I'll share more about my brood later.

As the school year was winding down, Ashley was beginning to crank out the cutest hairbows I'd ever seen, and mentioning how she wanted to make her own kids stuff--bibs, bloomers, etc. And throughout the year, as we got to know each other, Ashley had learned that I sew. More specifically, I am a quilter, an art that requires, among other things, dedication to precision and perfection. Turns out that these qualities would come in handy! It all began with one pattern she bought and asked me to make--the Halloween pillowcase romper.

So last fall, I began making rompers and spider dresses, then Turkey Day dresses, then scores of holiday dresses that Ashley sold on Etsy. Etsy sales grew, the website came online, and things were just taking off. After Christmas, things began to really grow at SheShe Made, and Ashley offered me a partnership. In joining forces and getting my own embroidery machine, we were able to really increase the amount of adorable things we could put out there for everyone!

The chances are that if you have a SheShe dress, pants set, romper, or any other sewn item--I made it. Ashley does sew some things, as does another talented seamstress we employ, but for the most part I'm the one sitting at the sewing machine bringing Ashley's designs to reality! I can't tell you how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing your sweet little ones wearing them, and putting their little faces together with names.

That's the short, short version of how I came to be one half of SheShe Made! While I've got your attention, I'll introduce my kids to you! This is the family all together.



Here's MY other half, my husband Larry. We were high shcool sweethearts and have been married for jsut over 13 years. I just couldn't resist showing this pic which is him holding his Father's day gift. Sorry about the tighty whitey band that you can see. I don't have photoshop!



This is my oldest daughter, Paulina, who is 12. She is holding her new baby sister, not able to control the tears of joy at finally getting a sister after 3 brothers. I treasure this photo.



The best part of this picture is that if you could see it close up, you can see a lone tear sliding down her cheek.


Next is Tristin, my son who will be 10 next week. He's all decked out in his dad's scouting hat for the ride on the 4th of July float with the Cub Scout pack that my hubby leads.



Ryan is my 7 year old little surfer dude. He's actually not a surfer, but could pass for one with his blond swooshed hair and blue eyes. Before the baby came, he was my only blond!



Next is Tanner, my almost 4 year old. He's super bright, but can't start pre-k till next year because of when his birthday falls. I couldn't resist this pic--the look on his face is so very him!



And that brings us back to Gianna. Or Gi or Gigi, as we call her, who you saw before.

That's me in a nutshell. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to blog more often, if for no other reason than to give Ashley a break! I guess i'll untie her now so she can sign off on this post...I mean...uh...

Just kidding! No Ashleys were harmed during the production of this blog post. :-)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Model MONDAY!

Does this adorable little cutie look familiar?? She is one of my most favorite models (I'm "long distance" friends with her mommy...so a little biased) whose been featured before.
This is little miss precious Ellie Jo.

And her birthday theme was "angel baby" since she was baptized and had her first birthday party on the same day. So I made her some little sparkly angel wings on the back of her "1" shirt.
Such a fun party theme. Such a darling little one year old!!

And I had to add a picture of her shoes her mommy made! Aren't they adorable?!?! Her mom is very talented. I begged her to move closer and join my team. But no such luck.

Thanks for sharing pictures of your little blessing, Violet! And you guys go take a look at her amazing photography she took of Ellie for her birthday!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New for fall

What have we been up to lately???

Take a look for yourself...













































And just for fun....


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Our Fun Tuesday

Yesterday I worked my tail off.
Tomorrow, I will work my tail off again.
But today?
Today was a fun day!
We met up with one of my most favoritest bloggy/twitter buddies, Angie, and her darling kids. This is actually our second "play/meetup". In two weeks!
I love the kind of networking blogs and twitter offer!
We went for cupcakes for our lunch.
It's a wholesome nutritious meal, y'all!
Ava and Angie's little cutie, Hayden, checking out cupcakes at The Cupcake Cottage.

Angie and her daughter Layla enjoying some of Ft. Worth's finest:)

Ava eating a vanilla almond cupcake. I wanted to go to try the pina colada but THIS WAS MY FAVORITE!

Hayden ate the chocolate cupcake like it was his last meal in prison. HA!

The kids started getting wild as the sugar set in, so we braved the 500 degrees heat and took them to a local park.
We lasted about 15 minutes.
Angie and myself. She cracks me up!!

We told the littles to put their arms around eachother. This is what they interpreted. Ha!!!

All three cuties!

Layla found a salt packet on the ground. She opened it up and sprinkled salt on the ground. And what do you think my child did next????

If you guessed that she pressed her hand on the cement and then licked her hand...you were correct.
(Husband, if you are reading this blog while at work, wondering if our child needs to be taken into custody with CPS due to my poor mothering skills during the days, I promise it's not like this every day. She does far more intellectual things besides licking sugar and salt off the ground. Remember, she can spell her name for Pete's sake?!?! Don't call CPS just yet. However, you may want to go ahead and make arrangements for that short bus.)
The kids' faces were beaming red, so we called it a day!

Can't wait to hang again, Angie!
Tonight was a special treat for me as I got to go out to eat with my besties! We meet once a month for dinner, yogurt, whatever. We just enjoy catching up with eachother. We could sit in an empty room for hours and there'd never be a moment of silence between us, though!

I'm looking something aweful. It was too hot and I cooked dinner for my two loves, through my hair in a ponytail, and left home. I should have looked in the mirror and adjusted on my way out.
Oh! And I didn't get the memo that it was a "kid friendly" dinner tonight. Sorry Ava!
Closeup like the old days...adding a precious baby to the mix.

Isn't she a doll?!?!

Hope you had a great day!!!



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After having my girly girl in April of 08, and spending oodles of money on one of a kind boutique, monogrammed clothing (with hairbows to match), I decided it was time to learn this trade myself before I went broke! I learned how to sew, embroider, and make hairbows in a matter of 3 months. What started as a hobby has turned into a dream come true. I quit my job as a teacher and now work from home when the little one sleeps. My life as a mommy and a boutique clothing designer/manufacturer/monogrammer is truly the best of both worlds!! I have big dreams for the future of my family and the future of SheShe Made. Thanks for joining me as I blog about the journey. Let me know if there is a bow or outfit you'd like custom made for you! Email me at sheshebows@yahoo.com and thanks for stopping by!

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