Friday, November 23, 2012

giving thanks

We are making a last BIG push to get our house ready enough to move in, hopefully before Christmas. That means Husband has been going from his day job to what has become his second job at the house almost daily, and I am pulling solo-parenting duty. I know a lot of you can relate to how draining taking care of kids with no break can's just harder, so I haven't had much time for this space lately. Nor have I had time for much creativity. I don't want to sound ungrateful though! We are surviving just fine and I can handle some loneliness knowing this short life phase will bring us a HOME. Good grief, I have everything to be grateful for, really. 

And YOU are a part of what I have to be thankful for.... I appreciate every single comment and friendship I have made through this space. You are all awesome, really, truly!

I wanted to let you know that this weekend I am running a 25% off sale in the shop with the code BLACK25. All proceeds will be donated to The Children's Justice Center, an organization devoted to helping abused children feel safe and loved. Also, today is the last day to enter the $50 shop giveaway, on the blog or instagram. I will be announcing the winner on that post later today.

Have a lovely weekend!

Monday, November 19, 2012

shop update: holiday collection 2012 + a GIVEAWAY (closed)

The 2012 Holiday Collection is in the shop! I am proud to offer many darling options to dress your little one this holiday season... and as a THANK YOU for your support and all around awesomeness I am offering a $50 shop credit to one of you! For a chance to win simply repost the picture above on your blog and leave a comment here with a link, or on your instagram with the hashtag #hsvintageholiday. If you follow me on instagram (@stacyhartsew) I will be posting the picture there, so you can take a screenshot. The winner will be announced on Black Friday. Good luck!

UPDATE: Congratulations to @katiesgrasso, winner of the $50 shop credit! Thanks to everyone who entered.

In the meantime, you can use coupon code: HSVINTAGEHOLIDAY for 15% off! 

Oh, and also somewhere in the middle of those pictures down there is, ahem... underwear. Yep, the dreaded vintage underwear. It was bound to happen eventually, right? I thought I may as well throw them in for the holidays. I promise they were not, shall we say, well used - they really are cute! ha ha... Sometimes I don't even know how I end up with these things ;)

Petticoat 2//Petticoat 3

Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

coming soon...

I am coming up for air to give you a sneak peek at the big holiday 2012 collection I have been busily working on all week. There is a lot of good stuff here, folks. It will all be ready to go on Monday, so make sure to check back and also find out how you can snag yourself some store credit. See you then!

Friday, November 2, 2012

happy halloweeeeen!

We found a spooky black cat and a little garden gnome in a field and decided to bring them home for Halloween this year. After all, they were pretty cute.

Or, maybe we just stopped to take pictures in a field next to dad's work before any candy-induced crankiness set in... ;) 

My goal this year was to spend as little money as possible on their costumes, so we kept them simple and the only part I ended up having to buy was the black cat tail. We already had the cat ears from the animal ear headbands I made a couple of years ago (although they are not pictured in that post because I hadn't glued them onto a headband yet), and I borrowed the cute gnome hat from my friend Danielle. Everything else we had in our closets or costume box, including my very last minute pirate duds. I made the dress Lark wore when LM was Little Red Riding Hood, and I discovered that sweet red Swiss dirndl in my stash. Around Halloween it really pays off to be a collector/seller (hoarder) of vintage children's clothing!

The girls loved trick-or-treating and we have all been eating too much candy... Happy Halloween!!! And, Happy Weekend!