Friday, December 31, 2010

I can't believe it, the end of 2010 is here. What a year it has been!!

I am so looking forward to the year to come, I'm full of new design ideas, and can't wait to start off the year on a good foot.

No New Year's eve plans for me. My husband is working, so the little guy and I will be spending the night building forts in our living room, and I'll probably do some sewing when he falls asleep :)

Our sale is on Today and Tomorrow. Remember those coupon codes (BYE2010 and HELLO2011) for your 10 and 11% discounts!!

Looking forward to the New Year!
Blessings to all you you.

Ringing in the New Year with a SALE!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

That's right, another sale :)

On New Year's Eve Day, the code Bye2010 will give you 10% off everything in store.

On New Year's Day, the code Hello2011 will give you 11% off everything in store.

Happy New Year's Everyone!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

For today only, enter BOXING15 at checkout, and get 15% off your entire order, includes custom bedding sets!!


Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I know, it's only the 23rd, but I come from a Scandinavian background, and we celebrate the 23rd (lille jule aften), the 24th (jule aften), the 25th (jule dag) and the 26th (? we have a huge left-over smorgasbord). Christmas is a big deal in our household, and this year even moreso, as our son just turned two, and understands everything from celebrating Baby Jesus' birthday, to making sure Santa has lots to eat when he comes to visit - this year, as per Jakob's request, Santa will find soup and a salad at our mantle.

I spend all day, every day linked into the online world, it's what allows me to connect with you, my customers, and make sure that we're active and up to date on everything. I try very hard to reply to all my messages as soon as possible after you send them, but for the next couple days I'll be taking a step back from the computer, to spend time with the people I love.

I'll be back in action on the 27th, and knowing my internet addiction, I will probably be checking in once a day, but if you're trying to reach us and you don't hear anything for a couple days, please know that we'll write you back very soon.

We wish you the absolute BEST of the holiday season, and a merry Christmas. It's too soon to wish you a Happy New Year, we'll definitely be updating again before then, but if you're away, enjoy yourself, enjoy your family, your babies and everything this season has to offer.

All our love,
The SusieCues Family <3

New Fabric Choices!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I've added some new fabrics to the Fabric Options section of my site :) Will be adding a bunch more over the days to come.

Are you looking for something specific? Would LOVE to know what "the people" are looking for!!

Stats that make me happy!

We got our 170th sale yesterday :) WOW.

Reflecting on an incredible year :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

It's 1pm on the Sunday before Christmas, and I'm putting the finishing touches on my last few projects before the holidays. It's funny seeing our house all decorated, while the ironing board is in the middle of the living room, and packages are sitting on the dining table. My son has taken it upon himself to pick up the strings from the floor (yay!) and put them on the tree (?? no tinsle needed over here, people!)

I can't believe how amazing 2010 has been. I had some personal ups and downs, but SusieCues did so much better than I could ever have imagined. I consider myself truly blessed to have stumbled across Etsy, and blogging, and all the wonderful people I`ve met over the past year. All in all, it`s played out to be one of the best years in memory for me.

Running a business, when you have no idea what you`re doing, presents quite the learning curve. I know so, so much more than I did at the beginning of the year, and I`m so looking forward to the new year, to new projects, new plans, and hopefully more customers. If I can beat this year`s 168 sales (almost a sale every two days!!) I will be over the moon.

While the house is still quiet, I`m going to get back to my sewing!!

Fitted Crib Sheets

Saturday, December 18, 2010

If there's one thing you absolutely need for your nursery, it's a crib sheet. We have lots of Ready-to-Ship options (cotton, minky dot and smooth minky) as well as custom listings available. If you can dream it - hot pink cheeta print minky, maybe?- we can make it!

SusieCues Crib Sheets measure 52"x28", and accomodate a mattress depth of 6". Elastic is sewn around the entire edge of the sheet, for a secure fit.

If your crib mattress measurements are different from these dimensions, please let me know. It will be no problem at all to make a custom fit for your mattress.

All fabric is prewashed, and shrunk. I recommend machine washing on Hot/Cold, and tumble drying low. Removing from the dryer as soon as the buzzer sounds, means you probably won't have to iron.

SAFETY FIRST!! Fitted crib sheets that are too loose, or that do not fit your mattress properly pose a strangulation hazard. Please ensure the sheet fits properly before letting your child sleep on it.

Here are some of our "Ship Today" Sheets:

3-Piece Sets

So many options, it's a little mind boggling! Here are just some of the 3-Piece Sets offered in our shop:
1. Fitted Sheet, Crib Skirt, Quilt

2. Fitted Sheet, Crib Skirt, Bumper Set

3. Fitted Sheet, Crib Skirt, Blanket

4. Crib Skirt, Bumper Set, Blanket

5. Crib Skirt, Bumper Set, Quilt

4 Piece Bedding

In my shop you can buy items individually, or in any combination you can think of. Here are some examples of 4 piece sets.

These sets can include:
- four piece crib bumper, 10 " high
- in any fabric of your choice!
- I use Nu-Foam Baby Bumper Pads, which are the idea filler for baby crib bumpers. They are mildew resistant, washable and flame retardant.

-in any fabric of your choice
-Up to 17 inch drop depending on your crib's measurements
-split corners
-your choice of pleats or no pleats

-in any fabric of your choice
-with elastic all around, for safe, snug fit on mattress
-double sewn seams, serged for durability, and to ensure the sheet lasts through endless washings

-in any fabrics of your choice
-measures approx. 36"x45"
-topstitched for durability and lightly filled with polyester batting.

**Additional accessories and upgrades also available (valance, blanket/quilts, throw pillows, etc...)

Happy Holidays

My favourite time of year :) Our little boy just turned two, the house is decorated and the tree is up!

Yesterday was a crazy sewing marathon. Today is looking to be more of the same, as I try to get my orders finished and shipped by Tuesday.

We've made some adjustments to our prices, and are planning to update our listing pictures. Our Ready-to-Ship selection is bursting at the seams with crib sheets and changing pad covers.

Soon to be listed in store are Baby Swaddlers/Bundlers, based on the design from Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing for Baby:

They're going to be listed for $35 a piece, with your choice of cotton fabric on the outside, and soft minky on the inside. Simply delightful :)

So much to sew, so little time. Better get back to the real world.

Happy Holidays!

Had to Scale Back for Bit

Friday, December 10, 2010

I've been dealing with some pretty scary health issues, so we've had to scale back our production. The store is now back up and running as usual, with new custom orders shipping out at the beginning of February.