Have you visited The Pop-Up Emporium yet? This cute little pop-up shop is happening at 1119 S. St Mary’s St in San Antonio, Texas, and it’s a great place to pick up some local art, antiques, and unique furniture pieces. Best of all, 10% of all proceeds benefit benefit Contemporary Art Month!
The Pop-Up Emporium is in it’s final days, though. Be sure to stop by before it closes this Sunday, March 10, 2013.
I have all of my ready made items displayed there, and I just dropped of two new Essentials bags (pictured below), and a handful of flannel cloth diapers/burp rags. I have to give a huge thank you to my friend Greg Mannino, for letting me know about this wonderful event. It’s wonderful to have had so many people view my work!
Visit the Southtown area this weekend, enjoy Luminaria on Saturday night, and check out this great pop up shop.
I just wanted to post a big thanks to my sister Morena, at Morena’s Corner, for letting me model her fun photo booth frames she designed! You can check out her DIY using David Tutera products here.
I felt so honored to have Grumpy Cat join us for the shoot. You know, he’s going to be making an appearance at SXSW. He’s pretty much A-List, I’m glad he squeezed in some time for us!
I’ve been selling these for a few months now, but I thought it was time to officially introduce my newest style: The “Barlow Bag”! This convertible bag is available as a cross body, but the strap quickly shortens to purse length to be carried on the shoulder. Ready made items are currently available in my Etsy shop, and of course you can always custom order by visiting the Contact tab above.
Tapered at the top, with a pleated, curved bottom to accommodate a full bag, it holds a lot but stays flat against your body.
Size wise, it falls between the smaller “Pennsylvanian” and the “Essentials” bag.
The “Barlow” stands 14″ tall and 4″ deep. The top measures 12″ across, while the wider bottom is 14″. It contains 2 inner pleated pockets, but can be upgraded to 4 pleated, or 2 pleated and one flat. The cotton belting strap adjusts up to 50″ in length (longer lengths available by custom order).
The “Barlow Bag” is available with a messenger flap closure (with magnetic snap), or with a zippered top (pictured below).
To order, please contact me, and I’ll send you my current fabric choices. The “Barlow” bag is available for $55. Embroidery, monogramming, and appliqués are available for an additional fee.
The “Barlow” can also be ordered in a purse length with a matching fabric strap for an additional $8.
It’s Small Business Saturday! Just in case there weren’t enough shopping “holidays” this weekend! This is one to embrace, however, as it’s goal is to stimulate small business and local economies.
If you are in the San Antonio or South Texas area, and would like to shop local, please visit my Freee Rose Studio Etsy Shop and peruse the goods, or email me at Susie@FreeRoseStudio.com to inquire about or place a custom order. I am so grateful and thankful for all the support I have received this year. I am looking forward to 2013 and the new experiences and opportunities it will bring.
Still not sure what Free Rose Studio has to offer? Besides costume design and wardrobe consultations, I enjoy creating durable, unique accessories to add a little handmade to your everyday life. Messenger bags, totes, backpacks, iPad and tablet cases, wet bags, kids backpacks, and personalized embroidered and appliqued items are just the beginning!
Earlier this year I decided to enter the world of home embroidery, so that I could be more creative when personalizing bags, and to add a new element to my other design projects. While getting to know my machine, I started experimenting with making the appliqued and embroidered kids shirt that seem to be everywhere right now. It’s become a fun hobby, and my toddler is really into and likes to take charge of the designs of his shirts. How lucky am I that my 2 year old wants to design with me?!
I’ve been hesitant to put too much focus on this in regards to my Etsy, because this is SUCH a saturated market…but I really like doing these! So, I’ve decided to add a few of my designs that my son and I have created, because there doesn’t seem to be many unique options when it comes to personalized shirts for boys. I hope to start adding these during the next two weeks.
In the meantime, I’m happy to present my first offering: personalized sibling shirts!
My first design features two appliqued birdies, singing a joyful tune to each other. They are stitched with red thread and black detailing; while modern in style, the raw jersey edges add texture and give it a little bit of grit. The Big and Lil’ sister phrasing can be traded out for brothers, and your child’s name will carefully be incorporated into the design.
Check it out in my Etsy shop, and order early for the holidays! While you are there, take a look at my new “Toddler Tote”, with a personalized patch featuring your child’s name and a tag line of your choice. Thanks for browsing, see you again soon!
I know-it’s itchy.
But it’s also durable, affordable, and has a great texture perfect for home decor gifts! Don’t you want to run out and get some right now? Once you do, here are 3 themes for projects with burlap, with examples for each one. I hope you’ll share what you create on my Facebook wall.
-Idea # 1: Table Linens
Easy No-Sew Monogrammed Table Runner from Emmaline Bride
DIY Inspired has some great No-Sew Stenciled Placemats
If you are in the San Antonio area, then Oct 13 could be your lucky day!
You could win THIS Essentials Tote Bag by attending San Antonio’s International Babywearing Week Celebration at The Cove.
This bag showcases KAS premium heavyweight fabric in the Cavallo Marble print, and a classic contrasting stipe on the side gussets creates a modern contrast. Black rick rack trim finishes the top edge. Woven cotton straps in black are secured attached, reinforced, and 14″ drop. A divided interior full of large pockets gives everything a place, and keeps the large space organized and functional. Read more about it here.
I attended this event last year, and we had such a good time. Lots of great people, information on many types of carriers, snacks, and great prizes! And if you would like to participate in the contests but need the equipment, there are still a few clearance ring slings at http://www.FreeRoseStudio.etsy.com.
If you love the bag and aren’t in the SA area (or don’t want to take a gamble), never fear: this bag is available in my Etsy shop as well. I hope to see you at The Cove on October 13, 2012 to support this great celebration!