Monday, June 27, 2011


okay girls, you know how much i love to share cute stuff and some other momma talent. in fact, i have been referred to in the past as a bad influence for the bank account. hehe. :)

well, today is no different. i have more to share, and luckily for all of you...she is hosting a give-away.

i want you to meet erin of easely erin. this girl is uber talented. i mean, like full of talent. i don't know if you recognize her name or not...but she is the brilliance behind my new logo (well, new about a year ago). she came up with the idea of that sweet little brown goose that you see on my logos. pure genius. well, not only is she a whiz in the graphics design department...but she also sews. and she makes some fine-looking stuff. i drool over her bags daily.

i have known erin since elementary school. i knew her then as 'ubin spoon' a nickname that i still find myself calling her. we grew up in savannah together and found each other again through the wonderful world of facebook. she has become one of my good sewing buddies over time and i know that i can shoot her an email in the wee hours venting about some stupid thing my machines or doing or what-not. she is also a huge animal lover, which you all know how much i think that says about someone's character.

but, it is now time for you to meet her. here you go.

Wondering about Easely Erin? Well, it isn’t misspelled… EASELY comes from Erin’s background as an artist. Not just an artist in a specific genre of mediums either. With a BFA from the University of Georgia in painting and drawing, and then a resume full of graphic designer positions to marketing positions, Erin is now being creative at home with her two sons. Being a stay-at-home mommy to one year old Huck and two year old Elton has given her some time during naps to learn how to sew and find ways to let her creativity escape! Easely Erin was started with hand-made doggy snuggle pillows out of her love for animals and then blossomed into original handbags, totes, pouches and other goodies. She’s always brewing new ideas. Right now it’s handbags, but who knows what kind of creative goodness will eventually be shared with her loyal customers through Facebook and Etsy. For stories of how she got started and tons of fun photos of projects that she does outside of making handbags, check out her blog:

one of the things i love about this girl...her brain works like mine. she, too has a problem sleeping at night with all the ideas brewing and going on. we giggle together about sitting up in bed and grabbing a pen and paper to jot things down as they come up. it's funny in our own warped, creative way. :)

well, now on to the give-away fun! you see, she is so organized that it is all contained in one beautimus graphic.

got that? like her on facebook, if you haven't already. here, she will post updates about the give-away and what all is at stake. but, you must make haste...the first give-away will be on WEDNESDAY!! i mean, i don't know about you...but i NEED that chickadee bag. for real. or maybe that is just the bag-lady in me talking.

so, get on over to Easely Erin on facebook!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

coming soon (well...not in the near soon)

just doing some website work need to stalk the etsy! taking a breather from the machines to work with some lovely html codes. yippee. :)

but get ready and start singing...

cheer up sleepy jean,
oh what can it mean.

your welcome for getting it in your head.

Friday, June 10, 2011

support the moms!

okay, first of all...just a few 'business' things to do. fortunate for us, BG 'business' is the most fun. :)

  • there is anther give-away going on. whoop, whoop! amanda jones is hosting a give-away that includes brownie-goose AND molly blossom. remember her? she is the awesome bag-maker and earring-maker that i featured earlier in the year. she is also doing some sew-alongs for those in the area, and just happens to have her hands on my milly pattern! check out her info for more details on the sew along. AND check out amanda's blog for give-away info!
  • i am having some serious moments of pride here at BG! i keep getting photos that you awesome seamstresses out there send me of what you made with my patterns. this is an amazing feeling and it is so fun to see all of you put your own spins on it. man there are some talented folks out there!
  • i have about 3-4 patterns in the work as we speak. i am trying to divide my time between chirrens, husband, house, labradors, sewing and pattern making. TRYING to find a good balance here, but am having a ball sharing my patterns. the other fun part is having great friends and talented tailors test them for me. i LOVE a sewing bud and this just fuels my fire. the other fun thing is learning what i have been mis-spelling for eons. hehe. so far, i have learned that all my life i have been spelling the word "voila" as "viola" hehe. and also been saying the phrase, "the patience of job" and calling him jobe. hehe. awesome. think i must have missed the day in elementary school when they taught spelling. :)
  • another proud moment i had was when i let my little lou be a seamstress for a day. check out what she did here on my blog. love that child.

now, let's get down to supporting the mommas.

being a stay-at-home-working-mom myself, i decided early in the game to make a sort of pledge to try my best to support other work at home moms when i can. for instance, i don't buy fabric wholesale. i could, and i could probably save myself at least $2-$3 a yard (which adds up quick considering my addiction) but i don't. instead, i head on over to etsy and hit up mommy-run fabric stores (like my most fave, HB Fabrics) and feed my fire. those extra few dollars don't really matter to me in the long-run since i know just that little bit helps that momma stay at home with her babies. something that i wish EVERY mom could do. i also try to promote mom-run businesses when i can. there are some crazy-talented moms out there that should be showcased! anyways, this basic reasoning is why i JUMPED at the opportunity that was presented to me by another talented mom, meagan of Made-By-Meagan.

she came up with the idea behind Made By Mommies which is a facebook page devoted to all sorts of mom-run businesses. this will be a place for people to go to find mom-run fabulousness, for other moms to advertise/promote their businesses and for networking. it is FREE, no strings attached. :) this is not limited to just clothing, whatever your trade...sewing, cooking, baking, photography, stationery, etc. BRING it. if you want to be featured, email your info to:


this is gonna be the most fun, and i can only imagine what kind of trouble my paypal account is about to get into. :)

so, get your info in or get your shopping on! thanks again to meagan for the awesome idea!

and now, let's see if i can muster up the motivation to finish up this sweet pattern....