Sunday, January 29, 2012

NEWS from Dream A Little Dream!

Happy Sunday!  I hope you are having a great day :)  We are hard at work today (yes..even on Sunday) and anticipate a busy week ahead.  We have had a very, very busy month of January thanks to everyone who has bought and ordered with us.  I just wanted to share some news and reminders for the coming weeks/months. 

We shared a OOAK auction with you last week.  I want to thank all the bidders again for participating in that auction.  We hope to have more of those types of dresses/auctions soon.  I was so inspired after I did that dress that I did a Fabric Roundup and made a couple of more outfits out of the limited amount of fabric that I had.  I am not necessarily labeling these two outfits one of a kind but as far as I know I do not plan to make anymore of them.  They are both peasant style and if you liked the OOAK dress colors you will love these as well.  We will post those for sale tonight on our Facebook page.  Don't forget to check back with us later tonight.

Our next big event is our Trunk Show that we will be having March 10th at First National Bank here in Athens.  We had a great turn out last year and hope to have the same this time.  The hours of the show are 10 am to 4 pm.  With us again is our great friend Christy from Purple Treasures.  She has a huge assortment of jewelry and accessories for you!  She also has a lot of hair wear for your little ones.  Summer from Carlybug's will be joining us this year.  Carlybug's offers vinyl lettering on various gifts.  She can do anything from plates and tumblers to wall phrases and vinyl stickers for your vehicle.  Another great lady that we are excited to have join us is Beverly Russell.  Beverly has some of the prettiest jewelry around and her prices always blow my mind!  She uses all sorts of materials for her creations but I love the REAL STONES that she uses the best!!  Love it!!  We may have a couple of more vendors joining us so I will keep you posted on anything else that I think you will love. 

Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 10th!  We would love to have you be our special guest.  We will have our regular Giveaway drawing from everyone that stops by.

The dates for Homespun at Athens Bible School have been announced.  We hope to be there on May 4th and 5th.  We enjoyed that event last year so much and Athens Bible School staff, parents and students were the most gracious hosts!  A sweet group of students meet us at the door to help unload and set up everything.  Carla and I were so thankful to have everything set up in half the time.  We look forward to that event again this year.

Well it is back to work for me.  I have sparkle denim capris on the machine waiting for me :)

Friday, January 20, 2012

I've Got An Itch!

I have found that making a One Of A Kind item is like an itch that I have to scratch.  When I get the itch it absolutely consumes me and I can't sleep.  When I go to bed my mind goes to work.  My subconscious is busy with plans, placement and fabric colors.  There is simply nothing that I can do except take a break from day to day orders and put some TLC and quite a few hours into a OOAK creation.  I love it :)  I love the whole process (even though most of the time my sleep is  Me and Carla usually go back and forth with ideas, make sketches and pull fabric.  It is such fun for us! 

Most of our designs are intended for reproduction.  We try to keep in mind that we will most likely be recreating a design many times so we don't want to get to complex with it.  This limits us just a little bit when it comes to our creativity.  This is why getting to create a OOAK is so special to me.  It gives us a chance to let it all go.  No rules apply.  We can take as much time with a piece as we want and make it anything that we want.

I posted on our Facebook fan page a day or so ago that we would be offering another OOAK dress for auction. The auction will be Thursday the 26th.  I also hope to have a couple of limited edition outfits available as well.  We will be previewing these items over the weekend and into the beginning of next week.  Please check our Facebook page periodically to see these new designs and stay tuned in on Thursday if you plan to bid/purchase.

Until then here are a few of our One Of A Kind Creations that we have made in the past.  I regret not taking pictures of some of my past work.  I have always enjoyed "over the top" sewing even for myself :) 

 Here is a OOAK dress that we made for the winner of a Referral Contest.  This one was for Addi.  We met Addi and her mom, Misty through DREAM.  We have been so fortunate to have met many new friends along the way.  Misty is very special to us and we are so lucky to have her and her sweet family as friends.  Some of you may have met Misty at The Fiddler's Convention this past fall.  She was gracious enough to come and help us with our booth.  She was a big help to us and we love her so much. 

ROLL TIDE!!  This OOAK dress was made for the winner of another of our Giveaways.  Robyn won the contest for a custom OOAK.  I told her we wanted to do a themed dress so she gave me some of her ideas.  One of which was Alabama football.  Of course I jumped on the opportunity to do a BAMA themed dress.  Me and Carla got our heads together and spent several days making this dress.  It is still one of my favorite things that we have ever made :)

This is a Christmas themed OOAK dress that we auctioned off at the end of last year.  We were so happy to present it as our first ever auctioned item.

Another look with matching pants.

This was such an honor to do.  Heather who is another customer who has become a friend asked us to turn her husband's ACU into an outfit for her daughter Lily.  Lily surprised her daddy after a long deployment in this special outfit.  I am so glad Heather's husband is back and her family is reunited.

Here is a OOAK dress that we sold at a show.  We call this a Kaleidoscope Dress because of the huge assortment of colors.

The back of the dress (*modeled by Merritt of course*)

As always thanks for taking the time to look at our blog.  We appreciate you all so much.  If you have any questions you can always contact us through Facebook or email. 

 Have a great weekend!!  -Casey

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Latest News From Dream a Little Dream

Busy as always here at Dream A Little Dream! We launched our website last week and we could not be more excited :) We have gotten a great response so far and we hope everyone is enjoying looking at it and shopping there with us. We are adding items to it weekly and hopefully it will be very full in the weeks ahead. We encourage you to visit our website and browse around. While you are there please sign our guestbook.

Dream a Little Dream Online

We had a wonderful time celebrating Halloween this week. Casey spent the entire weekend making a Perry the Platypus costume for Wyatt and taking up and altering Princess Merritt's costume. We even had to do a little tweeking on Chandler's. Here are some pictures of our little monsters. We love them to pieces :)

The Best of Friends...most of the time :)

Wyatt had fun Trick OR Treating as Agent P (also known as Perry the Platypus)

Princess Merritt!

Chandler and Merritt ready to go!

With Halloween over and done with and most of the Mr and Miss Turkey tees shipped out, we are ready to start playing Christmas music in the shop. This week's Tee Shirt Tuesday special was our Gingerbread Tees. Perfect for girls and boys and guess what?? They offer another great look for those Brown&White PolkaDot Ruffle Pants and Brown Cords that you all bought for Fall! So keep those brown pants out and order your Little Dream a Gingerbread tee for the holidays.

One of the most exciting things that we have done this past week is our *Dream Girl* Logo Tee. This shirt is available on our website and looks great paired with the Pink&White PolkaDot Ruffle Pants. We are so proud of our logo and the new tee. Carla did a great job capturing the perfect expression on our little DREAM GIRL.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Fall Yall!

We hope you are enjoying the Fall season as much as we are! We have a lot going on at Dream A Little Dream. Merritt started to preschool in September. She enjoys going and is already learning to write her name.
Here she is on her first day in her Back to School Chalkboard Tee and matching Black and White PolkaDot Ruffle pants. I think this is our favorite Back to School shirt that Carla made.

We just had our largest show of the year a couple of weeks ago and we are recovering from Wyatt's 3rd Birthday Party this past weekend. Both events were a huge success :)
Happy 3rd Birthday Wyatt! We celebrated with Wyatt's favorite characters from Toy Story.

Slinky Dog Banner handmade by Casey. Casey is an avid scrapbooker who enjoys drawing and creating unique paper items. This was a fun project and everyone at the party seemed to love it.

The highlight of the party was definately the cake!! This cake was made by our dear friend Brittany Siniard. We all grew up together as neighbors but Brittany feels more like family. I (Casey) was so honored that Brittany took the time out of her VERY busy schedule to make Wyatt's cake.

Wyatt and Merritt couldn't keep their eyes off of the cake. Wyatt loves the toys and Merritt loves the cake...LOL!

With Fall in the air this year's turkey tee has been a big hit. We are currently working on and still taking orders for our very popular Mr. and Miss Turkey tee. This turkey was a big seller last year so Carla kicked it up a bit and added a bow on Miss Turkey and a necktie on Mr. Turkey. The response was unbelievable. We have sold so many and still getting orders for them. Here are a few pictures of our Turkey tees.
Miss Turkey on orange sold out quickly.

We are very excited to promote our most recent OOAK Swing Top!

This is a One of a Kind original Swing Top designed and handmade by us at Dream A Little Dream. We love making and remaking all of our pieces but it is a special treat to get our heads together and design and create a OOAK item. We hope you love our JOY Swing Top as much as we do.

It is a strap dress style which is very size friendly. This top works best on sizes 3,4 and 5. This special design will go up for auction on our Facebook page tomorrow. Please join us tomorrow and bid on our textile art :)

Thanks to all of our friends for your continued support. We are so thankful.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

"All About Merritt"

All About Merritt

      Ahhhh the things that she does! So Merritt has gotten REALLY into listening to New Kids on the Block over the past couple of months! It's my fault really. I DVRed the "Coming Home" concert and played it a couple of times.................. ok ok several times..................well........... I played it a lot. So now Merritt insist on having it or their old videos on the TV at all times. Oh and did I mention that NO ONE can be in the room with her while she watches? She wants to be able to sing and dance along. (Casey thinks I should set up a camera, stay tuned)
     So I am in the sewing room working and she is in the living room with her "sparkle shoes" on, her coat (because Jordan has one on) and Chandler's clip on tie (because Donnie has one on). The other day she told Nanny she had a boyfriend...... his name is Donnie! During the "Cover Girl" video she actually kisses the screen when he is on there! She also watches "Blue Bloods" with me every Friday night and says "Theres Donnie" like every 10 seconds!
I can say this.... she has excellent taste!!

     It is getting to the point that I need to keep a daily log of the things that she says. This morning I came out of the bedroom ready to go on a fabric run and she says "Oh no! You can't wear that. It's not cute." She walked over to my closet and looked up at the shirts, put her hand on one and said "I probably like this." That is how my day started. I was dressed by a two year old. : | 

Merritt is a very girly girl and loves to try on clothes and wear jewelry. She looks just like her Daddy, but unfortunately she has my attitude! So there is something I could write about everyday. She keeps us all in check and knows more at 2 than Eric or myself ever will!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Look Forward to Each Tuesday!

We love our tee shirts and we love seeing them on our little customers! Starting Tuesday January 25, 2011 we will start having "Tee Shirt Tuesdays!"  We will run special deals on our tee shirts every week.  Each week will bring in a new deal! You could get anything from free monogramming, 10% - 25% off, and maybe some OOAK shirts! Be sure to check with us every Tuesday to so what tee shirt deal we are running! It might be something your "Little Dream" can't live with out!

Be sure to find Dream a Little Dream on Facebook for great GIVEAWAYS!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Valentines Day is just around the corner!

We have some new things to share with you! Valentines Day is just around the corner and we have been working hard to get some new things out. I wanted to take a quick minute to get a few pics up here for the Mommies of some of our little men!

We love our little boys and we enjoy making things for them.

Wyatt is most definantly a Heart Breaker!


Merritt, on the other hand.... well lets just say that Casey and I have decided that this shirt fits her perfectly!

Merritt is quite literally the Devil in Disguise
We are so happy to be sharing all of our work with you! You can find all of these Valentines Day designs and more on our Facebook Fanpage!

Stay tuned for more from Dream A Little Dream!