Monday, September 13, 2010

and the winners are...

okay - wow is all i can say at first. i had a TON of people enter into the BG lottery and i think that is awesome, but it also makes me sad that i cannot sew for each and every one of you. i had to pick only 50 names - since with a max of 4 items a piece this makes 200 articles of clothing and i think that is going to be a good number for me. i do not want to be tied to my sewing machines all fall, and so i think this is a good number for BG.

so, i printed out a list of all of the emails (all 9 pages) and sat and assigned numbers to each email, i numbered just like i was counting one all the way up to, know the drill. then, i set off to for some serious number picking. so, this was all rando - and if your name is on this list - thank for picking your number. :)

thanks again for EVERYONE that entered, all of your support is what keeps me going. as for all of the comments and positive feedback on the few sneak peeks (aren't the pictures just amazing???) of BG Get Your Fall On on Facebook - you girls rock my house. THIS is why I do this. THIS is what makes BG brownie-goose. Thanks again...and here we go, in no particular order.

1. Morgan Wigley
2. Michelle Peyton
3. Leslie Ezelle
4. Amy Harrison
5. Rachel S. Fortner
6. Suzie Stephens Burns
7. Leslie Petro
8. Kristen Blair
9. Annie Painter
10. Breckynn Dunn
11. Angie Drennan
12. Jenna Kroger
13. Dawn Coletta
14. Alicia Hall
15. Courtney Goolsby
16. Dawn Errington
17. Brook Allen
18. Kelley Ross
19. Jessica Fortner
20. Kim Kosek
21. Callie Parker
22. Nicole Hindman
23. Jennifer Townsend
24. Brenna Trout
25. Amanda Jones
26. Debbie Smith
27. Mary Elizabeth Weber
28. Nancy Ellis
29. Heather Kaney
30. Angela Fratesi
31. Karen Akins
32. Gayle Hill
33. Lyndsey McDonald
34. Courtney Brien
35. Shannon Steedley
36. Robin Ellis
37. Nikki Grafton
38. Amber Simmons
39. Shana Foster
40. Jennifer Moeller
41. Kate Hitt
42. Brittney Strong
43. Meg Harris
44. Mandy Smith
45. Janet Montgomery
46. Angel Jeff
47. Dana Smith
48. Katie Puckett
49. Sarah Beth Gary
50. Laura S. Null

okay, so congrats to all the names above and for those that didn't get picked - i am sorry, but thank you so much for participating. brownie-goose actually has some other exciting things up my sleeve for this fall that just might make you smile. :)

for those that can order - please wait until i put up all the fall items, info, sizing and pricing. that will be put on the blog when i have all information and photos together. if you decide that you do not want to order, please just let me know in an email and i may grab another person off the lottery list. thanks again to all my wonderful customers - you rock it out!

remember me posting that i had a girl that was going to be custom-making hair bows to match the BG fall line? well, she is rocking it out as well and will make you whatever size, colors, etc. you need! check her out, she has an album on Facebook called "BG bows." her name is Sarah Purser and her email is srp4309 (at) windstream (dot) net. she has some seeerous fabulousness going on in her house!

thank you for Getting Your Fall On and grooving it up with a funkier line than ever!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

how to win the lottery

okay, i know the post title is a bit deceiving since i cannot guarantee it...shoot, i still am trying to win the "real" lottery. :)

okay, brownie-goose's Get Your Fall On is fast-approaching (finally, i know) and will be photographed on sunday by the amazing Mary Moment Photography. so, it wont be long until you all get to see what i have been up to lately!

Get Your Fall On has a vintage, retro and almost boho inspiration. i was sewing on the spring line and pandora'ing one day when this song came on and it hit me. i knew what i wanted the line to look like. i had an idea, and i knew that no one else would be going in that direction (or at least, i hoped not). as i listened to melanie sing:

"i rode my bicycle past your window last night, i roller skated to your door at daylight..."

i knew....the wheels started to turn, and then she wailed,

"well, i got a brand new pair of roller skates and you got a brand new key"

and the rest was history. my poor husband and child had to listen to the song play over and again, and me trying my best to impersonate it as i worked on designs that took me back to the beat, sound and feel of the song. okay, i am not the hippie that i am starting to sound like - but music speaks to me in a way that moves me. and that song did just that.

so, get you eyes ready to be full of some serious retro prints, colors and feel. the ruffle pants have transformed and are fuller and have a ruffle that just might bring you back (well, depending on generations here...not me, but i remember looking at pictures hehe) to the 60's and 70's. when you see the little girls walking around sporting their PRECIOUS and brownie-goose ORIGINAL lola bells, you will be looking for a flower headband and maybe slowing yourself down a bit. the colors in the fabrics are all so rich and the tones just prove to be eye-candy. the appliques have their own vintage spin as well - as i am going back in time and grabbing ideas from the way-back-whens and pulling it off with straight-edged appliques. i don't think you will be disappointed...and your child will definitely NOT be blending in to the crowd, the whole reason i started BG in the first place. i am very proud of this line as i have worked hard coming up with just the right feel and designing many of the patterns myself. if you want to get in the mood....try this out for yourself. turn it can't help but make you smile, and watch out - you just might get your dance on too.

now, for the more important task at hand. the lottery system. this is an idea that i came up with with help from some of my fantastic customers. the whole opening and closing of orders worked well for ME last season, but not so much for others. so - i wanted to make it as fair as i could. i need everyone to have as fair of a chance at ordering as the next person. as i say over and again...if i could sew for all of you - i WOULD. but, i am a mommy, wife and home-maker first and refuse to lose myself in my sewing room and neglect what is important in life.

so - starting now and ending midnight of this coming sunday, shoot me an email with the word "lottery" as the subject. DO NOT PUT ANY MATERIAL IN THE EMAIL other than your name. i will not be reading these emails, but simply applying a number to your name and email and then will use a website to pick a certain numbers that will in turn be the "lottery winners." another thing new this year - i will be putting a cap on orders. only 4 items allowed to lottery winners. sounds easy enough...right? we shall see, i sure hope so. as i said...please do not put any material in the emails such as sizing questions, ordering info, etc. also, you can only enter ONCE. please don't get sneaky and give me a few email addys, that wouldn't be fair.

as for the "winners" i will announce it maybe next monday or tuesday...depending on how the week goes - and i am guessing i will just post every one's names - or would that offend people if their name is on the internet?? just trying to get a feel.

so, shoot me an email at browniegoose (at) hotmail (dot) com with lottery as the subject and your name as the email. you have until midnight of this sunday. happy emailing!

thanks again for the continuous support, understanding, encouraging words and everything that you do. i am so fortunate to have some of the most amazing customers out there!