Saturday, June 1, 2013

Don't Worry Bee Happy!

A couple of weeks ago I had an idea for a birthday gift for Chablis.  Her new hobby is refinishing furniture and I wanted to get her something to help protect her clothes from paint and stain, yet it had to be something cute and girlie.  Enter my blogger girlfriend Cathy from over at Stitchfork Designs.

Cathy has a cool talent where she designs and embroiders, well, just about anything.  Take a look at some of her recent creations....





(above photos property of Stitchfork Designs)

I emailed Cathy and told her what I had in mind.  My specifications were as follows:  It had to be a full apron, with a pocket, in either blue or white.  Since Chablis' nickname is Bee, I wanted Cathy to embroider the name Bee along with a cute little Bee.  She asked me to give her a day or 2 to play around with a few designs and a few days later she emailed me several options. 

Let me tell you something - Cathy nailed it!  She came up with exactly what I wanted and within days I had the package in the mail.  Now here was my dilemma....  Chablis' birthday isn't until July.  The package sat on my desk for about 2 hours before I gave her the option of opening it immediately or waiting all the way until July.  I know my daughter pretty well and of course, she chose to open her gift right away. 


How adorable is this happy little Bee???


Chablis loved her gift.  She was really happy with the blue color of the apron and she especially  liked that it has 2 pockets in front.  The apron is a perfect fit and looks so cute on her.  But the real star of the show is the embroidery work.  It's simply stunning.


Cathy, I can't thank you enough for doing such a great job and making Bee a gift she will treasure for a long time.  And Chablis - don't forget you already opened your gift and don't be looking around for another one.  LOL! 

One of the things I like best about blogging is the wonderful and talented people I've gotten to know.  And I try really hard to throw a little business their way when I can.  So if you're in the market for a unique gift (Fathers Day is just around the corner...) contact Cathy and have her design something for you.  You'll be glad you did. 

Visit Stitchfork Designs and be sure to explore it a little to see photos of some of the different items she can create especially for you.

21 comments:

  1. That is adorable. I'm sure she loves it, but she better not get paint on it

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    1. Oh, I expect her to get paint on it - that's what its for!

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  2. So cute, and she really does look adorable in it! I love gifts that help keep our creative juices flowing, and I know Chablis will do a lot of cool projects while wearing it!

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  3. Thank you Kim! It was fun to work with you on the design!
    Chablis, you look stellar! Can't wait to see the next photo with the apron covered in splashes of paint and varnish and dirt! Put it to good use.
    xo
    Cathy

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  4. Very cute! And I think useful gifts are the best!

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  5. lol! Who could possibly resist the temptation of a birthday present when it's right in front of you?! I know I sure couldn't wait another two months to open it!!! :p

    That apron is beeautiful!!! What a fabulous design and such a rich hue of blue! Chablis looks great in it! :o)

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    1. I do think she looks cute, and the apron is like the topping on the cake. LOL.

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  6. That is so perfect! The only problem is that it is much too pretty to wear refinishing furniture. I seem to have a theme of bees running through my life right now. I'll share on my blog this week but right now it's still a secret! J

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    1. Oh, she's already wearing it and getting paint on it, but then, that's what it's for. :-)

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  7. Chablis looks so cute in her apron but I reckon that girl would rock a potato sack. You a nice gift.

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    1. Thanks Karen - you are always so sweet. xo

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  8. That is so cute and how thoughtful of you to get her the perfect gift! Chablis is looking precious all Beed up! :)
    Hope you've had a great weekend.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. "All Beed up!" I like that - I'm gonna have to remember that one.

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  9. What a darling apron and a darling daughter also! They look perfect together! I'll have to hop on over Stitchfork Designs and see what they have! Thanks for shsring this site!
    Have a great week!
    Hugs, Sandy

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    1. I'm always happy to showcase my blogger friends and their talents. They are all so amazing. Tell her you heard about her here!

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  10. Very cute! You'll have to show it to us in a year or two when its mess ;-)

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    1. Thats a great idea - I'll have to try to remember to do that.

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  11. That is so cute. Gifts are great but personalized gifts are really special.

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    1. I always think the personalization adds a nice touch.

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