Monday, November 28, 2011

T-Shirt Refashioning

My husband had a shirt that was now too small for him. I had always loved this shirt. I couldn't bring myself to giving it away. So I decided to do a little refashioning. This was the XL button up:
These were the cuts I made to make the shirt work for me. I made sure to leave about 1/2" for seam allowance. I also removed the pocket.  
I sewed in the sides, re-hemmed the bottom, took in the sleeves, and sewed the sleeves back on. I used the strip of fabric I cut off the bottom of the shirt as my ruffle.  
 Viola! Good as new. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday

Selected styles will be on sale for Black Friday!! If you're not out with the crazy shoppers, you can stay home and be on you computer and still be a crazy shopper. 

Sale will be on selected styles and until supplies last. 

The Reward

I had one of my customers email me this cute photo of her little girl sporting my Millie boots. I just think she is the cutest thing ever.
(Photo used with permission)
Even though some days I feel like all I do is boots boots boots - I have absolutely loved having this little business. I have an amazingly supportive husband - who probably wouldn't want me posting about how he even helps cut out fabric for me!! And I definitely wouldn't be able to do this all without my mother - who would take pride in me posting about the many boots she's cut out, and buttons she's sewn on. A big thanks to all of my customers - I couldn't do this without you! Bring on Christmas rush!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

White Bean Chicken Chili

This is one of my new favorite dishes. It does have a little heat - but I like to think the spicier the better! It's great for the winter months. Enjoy!

White Bean Chicken Chili
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
1-1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cans (15-1/2 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Chicken Broth
2 cans (4 oz. each) Chopped Green Chilies
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
3/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1/2 cup skim milk (recipe calls for whipping cream, but who needs the extra calories!?)

In a large skillet, saute chicken, onion and garlic powder in the olive oil until the chicken is no longer pink. Add the beans, broth, chilies and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream and milk. Serve immediately. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Come One, Come All

The Bijou Market starts tomorrow morning at 10 and goes until 8. Then Saturday from 10-5. Come check out all of the cute and fun handmade goods. Just in time for Christmas gift shopping! 

Make sure to find my little baby boots!

Friday, November 11, 2011

100th Sale Discount

Believe it or not, I just made my 100th sale! And I want to celebrate by giving all of my friends and family a big ole' discount. For 100 hours (starting tonight at Midnight...and going through Wednesday morning at 4:00 am), I am selling these boots for only $14!!! That's a savings of $8!

 If you live in Utah and would like to pick them up and save on shipping cost, then email me and I'll give you a coupon code so shipping won't be included. 

Promotion will end on Wednesday morning, or while supplies last. Promotion will end when the boots have been sold out.