Sew Priddy 1000 Fan Giveaway Winners Are…

Our sincerest thanks to everyone that entered into our 1,000 fan giveaway! We are so thankful for each and everyone of you!

Sew Priddy Winner
So without further ado the winners are:

1. Tanya Essary #105 with a size 6 girlie dress
2. Emily Daffern #70 with a size 2/3 Olivia dress

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Please don’t be discouraged if you didn’t win this time. We will have many more giveaways! Also, we have printed off everyone’s dream dress list and we will be giving it our all to make as many of these dreams a reality over the coming months and focus many of our ready-to-ship listings based on this list. 🙂

We will be taking photos of many of our tees and posting a new t-shirt vault album in the coming weeks. Details to follow.  We’ll also have lots of ready-to-ship items in the upcoming launches on the 19th and the 26th of this month.

Thanks again everyone!

We appreciate each of you Sew MUCH!!!

-Katie & Jennifer

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Sew Priddy’s 1000 Fan GIVEAWAY is here!!

We can’t believe how fast we made it to 1,000 fans! We essentially kicked off this business six short months ago, and we have never been happier. We are thankful every day for our wonderful fans, and we are excited to give back! SincSew Priddy Custome my favorite number is 2, we will give away TWO custom dress spots, and since 8 is Jennifer’s favorite number, we will give everyone 8 ways to get extra entries. Also, in the coming weeks, we will crack open our t-shirt vault and list several shirts onto our facebook page at www.facebook.com/sewpriddy.  We have hundreds and hundreds of adorable tees, so we are excited to crack open the vault again soon. We will do the vault portion a little different this time, so please stay tuned for details.

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:
Comment on this blog below and include your email address, dress size, and character/theme for your dream custom dress. That’s it, and you are entered.

HOW TO GET EXTRA ENTRIES: (Note: these are all completely optional and not required to enter and win the giveaway)

 FB share
+1 extra entry for sharing our giveaway announcement listed on www.facebook.com/sewpriddy with your friends
 
+1 extra entry for following us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SewPriddyTweets
 
+1 extra entry for following us on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/sewpriddy/
 
+1 extra entry for following this blog at https://sewpriddy.wordpress.com/
 FB like
+1 extra entry for “liking” us directly on our www.sewpriddy.com page (click “like” near the top right of our home page). Note liking us here is separate from liking our FB page.
 Sew Priddy mailing list
+1 extra entry for subscribing to our mailing list on www.sewpriddy.com (form is on the right-hand side if you scroll down below the categories)
+1 extra entry if you tag Sew Priddy in a Facebook post this week
+1 extra entry if you Tweet about Sew Priddy this week

IMPORTANT: Once you have completed any of the above actions for your extra entries, please comment again below on this blog with your email address, dress size, and character/theme for your dream custom dress and let us know which extra action was completed. (Many fans completed these actions for the 500 fan giveaway, so if you are already a follower, you can comment that below that you did it). You can have 9 comments below in total. 🙂

Winners will be randomly selected from the comments below, so every extra entry increases your chances to win a FREE custom dress by Sew Priddy. Winners will be announced Sunday July 15th at 9pm CST.

CRACKING OPEN THE T-SHIRT VAULT:
We will be creating a special photo album on www.facebook.com/sewpriddy that will list several of our t-shirts we have stashed away in our t-shirt vault (this album will be posted in the coming weeks). Details to follow soon.

Legal mumbo jumbo required to comply with Facebook’s terms and conditions: Please note this giveaway is being held by Sew Priddy and is in no way sponsored or endorsed or associated by the company Facebook.com or any other company. By entering the contest you release the company Facebook from any liability regarding this giveaway. When you leave your information below, you are providing that information to Sew Priddy and not to Facebook. Sew Priddy will not sell or give out this information. This information will only be used to contact the winners of the giveaway. Completing any optional extra actions for additional entries is voluntary; you are under no obligation to provide any Facebook content, “like,” or other action through Facebook in order to enter and win this giveaway.

We wish you all good luck, and thanks so much again for being our fan!

Supermoon and Cupcakes

I hope everyone had a wonderful Cinco de Mayo! We got our Mexican food fix a day early, and Victoria enjoyed her flan on the 4th.  For Cinco de Mayo we hit up a local cupcakery called Sugar Queen in hopes they may be serving something special (and sweet and spicy) for Cinco de Mayo. I am not big on sweets personally and every time I eat something sweet I have to eat something not sweet after it – I call it my “sweet kill.”  So if I know I am ordering dessert at a restaurant, I save off some bread or other savory item to kill that sweet taste. However, I do love a great cake or cupcake, and I love to promote local businesses that serve delicious treats! I look forward to sharing a couple others soon too.

Pancake and Eggs Cupcake from Sugar QueenI digress. At Sugar Queen on Saturday, to our delight we discovered their new “pancake and eggs” cupcake. It was a rich maple flavored cake with candied bacon inside, topped with maple icing, a piece of candied bacon and a gummy egg. It really tasted like a cupcake form of a sweet maple pancake with bacon. I highly recommend it! Sugar Queen said they will be offering them on Saturdays. When we got home of course we had to have a cupcake photoshoot. 🙂  Victoria highly recommends this flavor of cupcake as well. When the pancake and eggs cupcake was gone, we tried to give her some of a different flavor, but she scrunched up her face and exclaimed “other cake…other CUPcake!”

VIP Cinco De Mayo 2011We didn’t get any new photos of VIP on Cinco de Mayo this year, so we will share this one from last year for those that haven’t seen it. It still makes me smile. She looks so different now, though. It is amazing how much little ones change in just a year (she still LOVES maracas, though).

Victoria is fascinated with the moon. We ended our evening looking up at the supermoon. It was so big and bright and beautiful. We were all in awe.

Well, the serger is calling to me. I best get back to cutting and sewing. I hope everyone is having a great weekend, and we wish you a wonderful week!

Sew Priddy 500 Fan Giveaway Winners Are…

Our sincerest thanks to everyone that entered into our first of many giveaways! In fact, we are SO excited and inspired by all the wonderful entries that we decided to draw THREE names instead of just two!!

Sew Priddy Winner
So without further ado the winners are:

1. Amy Whittard #102 for a size 12 mo Hello Kitty dress
2. Shelby Covington #14 with a custom 2T Tiff’s Treats dress
3. Vicki Key #7 with a 3/4T Cinderella/Curious George/ My Little Pony dress

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Please don’t be discouraged if you didn’t win this time. It looks like we will be having a 1,000 fan giveaway soon! Also, we have printed off everyone’s dream dress list and we will be giving it our all to make as many of these dreams a reality over the coming months and focus many of our ready-to-ship listings based on this list. 🙂

We will be closing the comments for the first set of shirts from our 500 Fan t-shirt vault, and we will be listing the 2nd set tonight. We’ll close comments on the 2nd set as soon as we finish up the orders on the 1st set.

Thanks again everyone!

We appreciate each of you Sew MUCH!!!

-Katie & Jennifer

Sew Priddy’s 500 Fan GIVEAWAY is here!!

We are so grateful for all of our wonderful fans, and we are excited to give back! I’ve been thinking about it all night, and I decided that sincSew Priddy Custome my favorite number is 2, that we should give away TWO custom dress spots, and since 8 is Jennifer’s favorite number, we should give everyone 8 ways to get extra entries. Also, this weekend we will crack open our t-shirt vault and list several shirts onto our facebook page at www.facebook.com/sewpriddy.

HOW TO ENTER:
Comment on this blog below and include your email address, dress size, and character/theme for your dream custom dress. That’s it, and you are entered.

HOW TO GET EXTRA ENTRIES: (Note: these are all completely optional and not required to enter and win the giveaway)

 FB share
+1 extra entry for sharing our giveaway announcement listed on www.facebook.com/sewpriddy with your friends
 
+1 extra entry for following us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SewPriddyTweets
 
+1 extra entry for following us on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/sewpriddy/
 
+1 extra entry for following this blog at https://sewpriddy.wordpress.com/
 FB like
+1 extra entry for “liking” us directly on our www.sewpriddy.com page (click “like” near the top right of our home page). Note liking us here is separate from liking our FB page.
 Sew Priddy mailing list
+1 extra entry for subscribing to our mailing list on www.sewpriddy.com (form is on the right-hand side if you scroll down below the categories)
+1 extra entry if you tag Sew Priddy in a Facebook post this week
+1 extra entry if you Tweet about Sew Priddy this week

IMPORTANT: Once you have completed any of the above actions for your extra entries, please comment again below on this blog with your email address, dress size, and character/theme for your dream custom dress and let us know which extra action was completed. You can have 9 comments below in total. 🙂

Winners will be randomly selected from the comments below, so every extra entry increases your chances to win a FREE custom dress by Sew Priddy. Winners will be announced May 2nd at 7pm CST.

CRACKING OPEN THE T-SHIRT VAULT:
We will be creating a special photo album on www.facebook.com/sewpriddy that will list several of our t-shirts we have stashed away in our t-shirt vault (this album will be posted this weekend). We will make a custom creation at a discount for all listings in this special folder. If you would like a dress or skirt made with one of the shirts listed, please comment under the photo with your email, size, and note dress or skirt. We will randomly select the winner for each shirt and email you the link to checkout on May 2nd.

Legal mumbo jumbo required to comply with Facebook’s terms and conditions: Please note this giveaway is being held by Sew Priddy and is in no way sponsored or endorsed or associated by the company Facebook.com or any other company. By entering the contest you release the company Facebook from any liability regarding this giveaway. When you leave your information below, you are providing that information to Sew Priddy and not to Facebook. Sew Priddy will not sell or give out this information. This information will only be used to contact the winners of the giveaway. Completing any optional extra actions for additional entries is voluntary; you are under no obligation to provide any Facebook content, “like,” or other action through Facebook in order to enter and win this giveaway.

We wish you all good luck, and thanks so much again for being our fan!

Shark Bride

What better to commemorate our daughter turning 22 months old today than a blog entry including sharks, brides, and a Cadbury bunny tryout!?

Our little one’s name is Victoria Ireland and we often call her V.I.P. (as those are her initials), and she is indeed our little V.I.P.  Being the silly family that we are, we started a tradition last year of having her do a Cadbury bunny tryout.  Here is her 8 second video from this year:

Video:

It is amazing how much she has changed since last year:    

She loves animals and makes sounds for every animal we could think of a sound for…and for the animals that don’t have sounds (like a shark), we often substitute a song.  Hence, the other day we were at dinner with my grandparents and brother and sister and my brother said, “Is Victoria singing the Jaws theme song!?”  I had to reply, “yes.” Funny things like this may make people wonder how we spend our days with her… Well, her favorite things to play with right now are these finger puppets.

V.I.P.'s finger puppets

Her most revered puppet, you guessed it, the shark! V.I.P.’s preferred game is for us to put the shark on our finger, sing the Jaws Shark Bride Puppetstheme song, and try to catch her. When we eventually get to her, we are supposed to say, “shark attack!”  She then proceeds to hunch down with the shark on her finger and sneak up to you for a “shark attack” and she laughs and laughs.  Her second favorite puppet is the bride whose song is “Here Comes the Bride.”  So needless-to-say, I prefer chasing her around with the shark. Ha ha! We do of course have songs for most of the other puppets too.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend.

The tutorial about a fun, creative way to give cash that has always been a crowd pleaser will be coming soon as promised. 🙂

Star Power!

Randomness shall continue on my blog. Today I aim to tackle a subject all parents have to inevitably go through, and I’m including a free template download. The subject … potty training.

Our little one is just now 21 months old, so I didn’t think that she could be motivated by something like a sticker yet, but I was terribly wrong. She LOVES stickers and REALLY wants to earn them. We started off just giving her a sticker if she successfully went in her potty. However, it quickly became clear this was not the best plan because she would go sit on her potty several times a day and try really hard to go, and it just seemed really cruel to not give her any stickers for her efforts. Hence, this chart was born. (Click below to download the PDF template).

 Sew Priddy Star Potty Chart

You can use whatever stickers you like and put as many as you want per row. I made a big star at the end of the line, so if you want, you can do something special if they fill up the row and make it to the big star. What we do is give our little one a sticker on her hand if she goes potty in the toilet in addition to a sticker on her chart. If she does any of the other tasks, she gets a sticker only on the chart. This way, if she tries she can still earn a sticker, and we can reward her for trying, but she won’t get the coveted sticker on her hand unless she actually successfully goes potty on her toilet. It has been working like a charm. I hope you find it helpful too. If anyone has any training tips, feel free to post a comment here.

I am going to try to post more stories, crafts, recipes, and randomness more often.  Stay tuned for my next blog entry. It will be a tutorial about how to make a unique and creative way to give money as a gift — it has always been a crowd pleaser. 🙂