The last post.
April 27, 2009

This will be my last post in this blog.  I’m going to be moving everything from the site back to my Etsy shop. As much as I love having my own site, I do so much better on Etsy! The site will still be up until next month when my hosting expires, then http://lemonade-accessories.com will take you to my Etsy shop.

Thank you for all of your support! xo

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Oh man.
April 20, 2009

As in, “Oh man, am I behind with my blogging!”

There won’t be any new items added to the shop today…hopefully a few tomorrow or later on in the week. I have some new bags in the works! I’m going to start introducing things to Lemonade Accessories that are similar to the things that I’ll be carrying in Olive and Jude so that everyone can get a feel for the new shop.

Three new eyeglass cases were added last week…perfectly Spring!

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Elizabeth Eyeglass Case – $8

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Jelly Bean Eyeglass Case – $7

Catch-up
April 3, 2009

This week was crazy! I started working 5 days a week in the coffee shop because my boss is about to pop. (No really. I think if someone were to poke her belly, she’d pop.) 4:00 mornings left me drained! On Thursday morning I realized that  I didn’t do my Inspire Me Wednesday. And I had something to share, something good…

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I found out about Kindred through decor8. It’s a collection of free, gorgeous wallpaper backgrounds. It’s pure eye candy! I’m currently using this one as my background. I love it!

More catch-up…

Later this year, I’ll be closing Lemonade Accessories. I’m still going to be sewing, I’ll just be under a new name, making new things. You can bookmark or heart my new Etsy shop here. More on when the change will happen later. Right now, I’m looking at anywhere between June-August. If you want something in Lemonade, grab it! Olive and Jude will have different items and I’ll be focusing on vintage and eco-friendly fabrics.

Have a great weekend!

I can’t use the volcano as an excuse for everything…
March 29, 2009

but this time, I’m going to.

We’ve been getting volcanic ash from Mt. Redoubt. Doesn’t that sound crazy? A volcano! But I’m being totally serious.

This is actually no excuse for why I have no sneak peek this week. (And why new items may be added later than Monday.) I have a few make-up bags and a custom order to add to the shop. Hopefully I can get a few more things sewn up and photographed for this week, though. My goal is usually 3-5 things and I’m just barely making the 3-item goal.

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Thank you, Dell!
March 21, 2009

I finally got myself a new laptop cord! Yay! I ordered it on Wednesday and got it Thursday. How awesome is that? I only asked for regular shipping. Kyle said that he thinks we get things shipped to us super fast (this isn’t the first thing that’s come before we expected) because people see that we’re military so they ship it fast. I say it’s because it takes forever to get stuff up here and we have to pay an arm and a leg so they say, “hey. we’re totally ripping this girl off by charging her $16 for regular shipping to Alaska. I think I’ll bump her up to 2nd day air (or next day) for free.” Either way, thank you Dell. (And Alienware and Victoria’s Secret. Pajamas. Get your head on straight.)

So now that  have access to my own computer, I can finally add some things to the shop that have been hanging around for weeks. Want a sneak peek? I know you do.

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These three things, along with another wristlet and a make-up bag, will be added to the shop on Monday. I’m also going to be retaking a LOT of pictures tomorrow. The site is going to look fresh for Spring!

Also, if you’d like to join my new mailing list, just send an email to Megan@LemonadeAccessories.com with the subject line “Mailing List.” Please be sure to tell me which email address you’d like the newsletters sent to! They will go out once a week and include (even more) sneak peeks, looks behind the scenes of Lemonade Accessories, and discounts that only mailing listers will get!

Newsy news
March 16, 2009

I totally just made that phrase up.

Anyway, some changes coming to the shop. Good changes. Changes that will make things easier for me and (hopefully) easier for you. It’s actually only one change: new items will be added on Mondays. That’s typically my day off at the coffee shop so that leaves my day wide open to add new lovelies for everyone. Another reason I decided on this is the fact that I can make things during the weekend and have them up in the shop (sunlight permitting, photographing the items, you know) on Monday. To preview what will be added, I’m going to blog them (or most of them) on Sunday.

And I know I’ve totally been slacking on the Inspire me Wednesday posts but I don’t have my laptop. I mean, I have it but it’s dead, therefore, I cannot access my cute graphic that I made. Also, I can’t pinpoint what’s been inspiring me lately. I honestly think it’s the fact that I feel our house is too cluttered and if I make things out of my supplies, they will sell and then the house will be less cluttered and we’ll have some extra money. How do I put that into a picture for you? I could take pics of my house but then I would realize that it’s actually not cluttered at all. Anyway. I’ll be back with them this Wedneday for real.

So this week only two things will be added to the shop because I just came up with this idea yesterday. I can sew fast but not that fast.

Elizabeth Make-Up Bag – $10


Jordy Pleated Pouch – $9

 

I hope you’ll stop by the shop tomorrow!

Excuses, excuses
March 4, 2009

There was no Inspire me Wednesday last week because…I really couldn’t pinpoint what was inspiring me. (Bad excuse, right?)

Well, there’s no IMW this week either. For the same reason.

Also, my laptop is dead. Totally KO. The powercord that I just bought 6 months ago no longer works (hey, thanks Olive!)  Kyle and I both messed with it last night to no avail. I have pictures of new things for the shop on there and, obviously, I can’t get to them so I don’t know when I’ll be able to add new things. (Which totally sucks.) I’ve been working from Kyle’s computer the past few days so I can still respond to emails and ship orders.

Just wanted to let you all know what’s going on and that I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth!

Until I can add new things to the shop, you can check out some new things at Lemon Loves Paper and shop the headband sale!

Gifts and Swaps and Snow, oh my!
February 17, 2009

I haven’t been updating the shop with new things lately…not because I haven’t been making things. Oh no. Remember that thing called the Superbowl? Remember how I don’t like football that much? Yea? Well, while Kyle and friends were downstairs watching the game, I was upstairs cutting like a crazy lady. I seriously cut out about 5 or 6 pleated pouches and 3 or 4 wristlets. Over the next week, I sewed up two of those wristlets and 3 of the pouches. The other ones have yet to be sewn because I don’t have the right zippers for them. Note to sef: order more zippers.

So anyway, I have yet to put the things I did sew in the shop because the weather lately has been so gloomy. It’s snowed some days and just been cloudy others. Of course, when I have to work at the coffee shop, the sun comes out and it’s a beautiful day. I can’t wait until this summer when it’s daylight all the time!

So since I can’t sew up those other items and I can’t photograph the things I did finish, I decided to get started on the baby gifts I planned to make. My boss, Heidi, is due March 31st and my cousin, Kristen, is due June 22nd. I’m not going to post Kristen’s gifts here until after she’s opened them. 😉

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These are Heidi’s. I made her two burp cloths, two wash cloths, and a blanket. I’m really pleased with how the blanket (the one with yellow trim) turned out! She’s having a girl and I was afraid this wasn’t girly enough but then I remembered that Heidi herself isn’t very girly.

Another thing keeping me away are a few swaps. I’m doing a grocery tote swap over on Craftster and a few ATC swaps on SISTV. I’ve finished my cards for the first ATC swap but I’m gonna wait a bit to do the cards for the second because they’re not due until late March. My next focus will be the grocery tote!

Quick Post
February 10, 2009

Just a quick post to say that the Valentine’s giveaways are over. There should be a new one today but I’m working on things for a few swaps as well as planning out some baby gifts. I’ll be sure to share pictures when I’m all done!

Look for a new Inspire me Wednesday tomorrow, though. I’m compiling those images right now!

Valentine Winner #3
February 8, 2009

Nineteen entries! Thanks to everyone for joining in!

I asked you all what you love and I got a lot of different answers. Things that I love include: Cheerios (all kinds), tea, espresso drinks, my husband, and my cats. I could go on but I know you just want to know who won.

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Congrats to Kat C.! I’ll email you to get your info. Thanks again to everyone who played along this week!