Thursday, December 10, 2009

Back in the Saddle Again...

Self Portrait by roseyposeyconfections.

Hello, Friends!

It's been far too long since I've blogged and I have missed it. My life has been changing a good ways.

But I'm coming back to the blogging world, looking forward to catching up with you and all my other blog buddies. I am jumping in with both feet, not just selling fabric, but re-launching my vintage-inspired children's clothing line, "Sew Sweet."

I first started embroidering on children's clothes when my eldest daughter was a baby and she is already eight! I can't believe it's been that long! I had so much fun dressing her in beautiful boutique clothing, but my budget couldn't acomodate more than the occasional boutique purchase. So, as they say, necessity became the mother of invention and I began making my own little pieces for my daughter to wear.

After a number of people asking where I got whatever it was my daughter was wearing, therefore finding out it wasn't just me that thought the pieces I made were pretty :), I decided to go out on a limb and try selling some of what I was making. I started on eBay and then gradually moved to etsy. It was after I started selling on etsy that I found blogs and decided to try making one of my own. I was shocked when people started visiting me and leaving comments!

Over the last couple years, I have made and sold hundreds of items, but perhaps more importantly, I have many dear friends, some of which I know will be life-long friends. I have been going through a divorce, making a home for my children and I and pretty much SURVIVING.
Our First Dinner by roseyposeyconfections.

But it's time to emerge from my "cave" and get connected again. I've missed it. I think I need it.

So I'm starting by writing this post and re-opening my Sew Sweet etsy shoppe in time for Spring shopping. The pictures below are of some of the clothes I'll be custom-creating for Spring. I'm still running my website, Confections Fabric, as well as my etsy shoppe by the same name. So if you see something you like, let me know! I'm excited to fire up my sewing machine and get out my needle and embroidery thread.

But most of all, I'm excited to get re-acquainted with YOU.


Myrtle and Girdle Valentine Dress

Myrtle and Girdle Valentine Dress

Sweet Tweet PINK...custom

Sweet Tweet PINK...custom

Rose Garden

Rose Garden

Rose Garden

Funky Licious Orange Sherbert

Funky Licious Orange Sherbert

Mabel and Abel

Mabel and Abel

Amos and Aggie Layette Set

Amos and Aggie Layette Set

Gilbert and Grace Layette Set

Gilbert and Grace Layette Set


Miss Rhea said...

Funny, I was just thinking about you today, I was going through my favorite etsy sellers and wondered about you. Glad you are getting back to life !!! I know how hard it is to go through, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your embroidered clothing line is adorable !! I need Grandchildren !! ( I keep hoping if I say it enough we will get some :) ) Hugs Cheryl :) :)

The Rose Room said...

Hi Cheryl, its lovely to have you back, I was thinking about you just the other day wondering where you had gone. So sorry you are going through a divorce, understand completely having seperated from my husband early this year. Not easy. Your work as always is divine! You take care - Rachaelxo

Sugar Bear said...

Welcome back Cheryl! I've been thinking about you during this rough time and I'm so happy to see you back! You look fabulous darling.

CupcakeSugar said...

*cupcake hugs to your family* you are a good example Cheryl, your children love you to pieces. your creations are beyond beautiful and lovely.
love always, diana

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Cheryl, I have missed you and been wondering where you are. I am so glad to see you back! I am so very sorry for what you have gone through. I have been there myself and know how hard and scary it is. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful children this holiday season.
SO GLAD to see you working again and doing your passion! You have such beautiful items.
Big Hugs,

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Cheryl, I've missed you! Welcome back! I was so excited to click on your blog once again but this time see that you've posted!

Although I've never been through a divorce, I know all about those dark caves! Onward to the LIGHT, my friend! ♥

Anonymous said...

You can do this girlfriend!! I have ordered from your site and loved what I got. You have a niche and that can be very therapeutic. You should get your patterns to the International Quilt Shows at least twice a year...Fall is in Huston and Spring is different every year. Bet you would do well with them! Many Blessings to you and your kiddos!

Cheryl Miller Mosaics said...

Hi Cheryl! So sorry for what you and your kids are going through--I'll be praying for you all. Nice to get caught up with you, though. Glad you're doing well. (I've been gone from blogland, too, but glad to be back.) I hope this New Year holds many good things for you!--Cheryl

twinkleshabbystar said...

Hi sweetness! Boy do I miss you and Im THRILLED you are back in the saddle!!!! Im so sorry we've havent been able to connect via phone. Crazzy time for us all. Glad holidays are past us and we can hopefully have some time for one another to catch up!
Happy New Year sweet friend!!! I am wishing you a WONDERFUL 2010 and much love, happiness, and success!!!! :) XOXO,Jenn

Suzanne MacCrone said...

Welcome back sweet Cheryl. Happiness to you and your children in 2010. I can't wait to see your new creations.

Ciao bella,

Lori said...

welcome back Cheryl...i hope this year is a better one for you:) full of blessings and happiness for you and your sweet children!!!

She'sSewPretty said...

Wishing you all the best in the New Year Cheryl!

Victorian Lady said...

Utterly adorable! So glad you are back! :) Hugs for what you have been going through, and cheers to the new, stronger you! Not only will you survive, but you will thrive! :)


KORONKA said...

I love your work! You are very talented!

goody-goody said...

It's been so long, but I still think about those early mommy days a lot! Sending good wishes your way. xo