Thursday, January 29, 2009

Girl's Night Out Saturday January 31st, 2009

If you are in the Des Moines, Iowa area please check out Girl's Night Out.

Saturday evening is sure to be filled with all the fun and frills of being a GIRL!!

A chance to win lots of $$$ in giveaways including $50 gift certificate to Maggie's Rose Garden and tons of other prizes like a hotel stay or a spa day! There will be manicures and pedicures, a chocolate fountain, lattes, lots of shopping opportunities.

Come to listen to live music and to find some fun ideas for Valentine gifts or to just get away for the night.

Kristen Schroeder from Indulgent Moments will also be sharing cake decorating tips.

You can see some of her awesome skills in the photo. The cupcakes were a huge hit at the bridal show we went to.

Check out my website for more wonderful tutus and hair bow designs.
This tutu is inspired by the E.E. Cummings poem "I Carry Your Heart In My Heart"

Maggie's Rose Garden Boutique

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The weather is my bones' foe these days, and I've been a bit of a bear; hibernating and gaining a few pounds of extra blubber.

So today was a perfect day for Magpie and I to put on the puppet show of the century. She dressed in her best formal attire for the occassion, a lovely yellow tutu dress adorned with blue mums and satin ribbon streamers.

She enjoyed her part as the giraffe and courtsied and she said, "Thank you very much, thank you." Sadly we couldn't find the fairy princess so we'll have to save her act for another dreary day. I would like to find a couple of patterns to make our own puppets.

I've started working on Valentine items for the store. I have been busy making hair bows and tutus galore so stop by. I think I will be having a season of love sale in the next couple of weeks. Not sure yet what that will entail, but I think I will be trying to cater to brides as the wedding season is starting right now. I have a wedding show to do towards the end of January. That should be a great experience.

I know I'm kind of rambling. I think I could really just go to bed right now and sleep until my husband tells me its time to get up. Maybe he'll let me sleep in and get the kids ready for school....maybe : )