Friday, December 12, 2008

Last minute sewing

A few more last minute things to sew and we should be getting close to being finished. We have had fun with our machine doing things for ourselves to give, in between orders! Here are some things from this week that have been finished. Can`t believe that Christmas is coming so quickly. Seems like we just celebrated Thanksgiving!!

Children coming home from college soon, then things will pick up for sure around our houses. It will be good to have them all home, if only for a short while. Lara is coming home on Sunday, driving the whole way from Baylor by herself!! She insists that she will be fine and is actually looking forward to the drive. We will see what she says afterwards..........

Barrett and Zack will be coming home soon, in time to go to Knoxville for Christmas to be with all the Tennessee family there. Chase, Kristen and Addison will be coming for a short 4 days but it will be quality time together with them!!!

We both are looking forward to have these new grandbabies with us for Christmas. It will be a special time indeed!! We have so much to be thankful for..

Last minute presents to buy, things to wrap, meals to plan, houses to clean, food to cook, cards to be addressed and stamped, etc., etc...... so much to think about but our motto is to "stay focused". We are trying not to worry about things that we have no control over, but to stay focused on Him and how we can let His glory shine in all we do.

Have a great weekend and we`ll check back soon.

Jane and Lynn

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas sewing

We have been getting our last minute traveling done so we can concentrate on the next few weeks before Christmas and all we have left to do. We did some Christmas dresses for a friend and her grand daughters with little wreaths on the big white collars. Here are some pictures of them. We have one more show tomorrow night at Spain Park High School thn we will be selling from the basement until the last minute. Have a great week and we will be checking back soon. Jane

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


We both have so much to be thankful for this year. Have we mentioned that we both have new grandbabies?!! What a special time of year for us to be with our families and these new babies!! Lynn`s little Addison just celebrated her first birthday. She and Rick were able to go to West Virginia to be with Chase, Kristen and Addison for the long Thanksgiving weekend. What a great visit to watch Addison as she has this big birthday celebration, to watch her start walking all over the place and to just be with Chase and Kristen for Thanksgiving.

Jane and her family went to Gaga and Papa`s house for the big dinner. They had 21 for dinner but the two new grandbabies took center stage! One home from Baylor, one home from New York with a new fiance, so the family was complete if only for one night!!

We both have so much to be thankful for indeed. We are thankful for the path God has led us down as we opened our new business this year and we look forward to what He has in store for us next year. We are thankful for our families and new grandbabies. But we are thankful, most of all, for the upcoming Christmas season and the true meaning.of Christmas ............... the birthday of Jesus.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Briarwood Christmas Show

Our first big show has come and gone. We worked our little tails off getting ready for this one!! We were sewing our t-shirt dresses up until the last minute!! We were real pleased with our new outfits that we had to show and even got a new display to hang them on. There were lots of people at the show, lots of lookers!! We sold some and got some compliments and learned lots of things. We are planning our next outing to show some inventory and sell some of these little girl outfits.

Can`t believe we are down to counting in "weeks" before Christmas is here. Our goal is to finish things up in plenty of time to enjoy this special time of year with our family and friends. We both look forward to spending Christmas with our new little Grandchildren!

Here are some pictures from the show.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Christmas rush is on

We have been busy these last few weeks getting ready for the Christmas season with our new line of clothes and accessories. Several weeks ago, we went to our first fabric market here in Birmingham. It was a bit overwhelming with all that fabric in one huge room. We could have spent hours at any one of the fabric sample tables! We had decisions to make and decisions that had to be made then and there. Our motto was to "Stay focused"!! We moved quickly from table to table and found exactly what we were looking for, after much thought and discussion with vendors. We made our decisions, purchased our fabric and were very energized as we left. Then, reality sank in.......... All this fabric would be coming in soon and we needed to be organized and ready for it. Well, some has come and a few are still on the way but we busy moving ahead with what we have. Here is a picture of one of the outfits that we will have available in several sizes. We are starting small this year with only a few outfits available for fall but we already have our spring dress in our minds that we will have. If you like brown, hot pink and lime then you will want to check back to see what this dress will look like!! One thing we are excited about this year is our screen printed white long sleeve t-shirts ,available in youth and adult sizes. It is a simple, hand drawn picture of the manger with baby Jesus, a little sheep and one single star above with simply "the gift", written on the bottom. It is our reminder of what Christmas is all about!! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Christmas in September?

Can you believe Christmas in September? Well, we are busy getting our inventory ready in our minds first, then in our physical office space so we will be ready for you to start shopping for Christmas!

This has been a busy summer for us. Grandbabies for both of us in 8 months, kids going back to college, starting law school, in medical school and did we mention that we both have new grandbabies?!!!!

We hope you will check back frequently on our blog to see what new things we are working on. If you need a birthday present, wedding gift, baby gift or just something for yourself, come see us or give us a call. We have a wide variety of gifts for all ages.