I {heart} polka dots

Every once in awhile I have a stroke of genius, a brilliant idea, if you will... and I think I just had one. Maybe. Proceed to find out more...

People like choices. Right? You don't? Well, most people do. And I am all about giving people choices.

Now, for the first time, lemon drop studio has an option of choosing your own collection of penny ponytail holders, making it completely yours and completely unique.

Above is the picture of the first batch of choices. You get to pick five. I swear, sometimes I amaze myself... and stop by the shop if you want more details. You can visit the shop anytime you'd like, but how about now? Click here.


The Bella Collection

I would love to introduce another collection of penny ponytail holders to you, fresh from lemon drop studio's shop - The Bella Collection.

Lovely, right? I love the chocolate brown along with the light purple, not a color combination I thought I would enjoy until I sat the fabrics next to one another. It makes me think about Valentine's Day, which seems to be right around the corner. The Bella Collection is pleased to meet you all...

Stay tuned for more Valentine's Day goodies, coming soon!


new + lovely

My mind is already in February and thinking about Valentine's Day. So bouncing around in the old noggin are lots of hearts, swirls, scalloped circles, pinks and reds, glitter, sparkles and love.

I will be at the Jenkins Estate's Chocolate Fantasy event this year (February 13th) as a vendor, so I am getting ready now. It's a lovely event centered around Valentine's Day gifts and chocolate, and it's simply wonderful. I have gone to the event a handful of times, but never as a vendor, so I am starting now so I don't get too overwhelmed come February.

I made these heart gift tags last night and fell in love with them. You can find them in lemon drop's shop if you want to snag a few.


Giveaway Winner

Hi Friends! I am here to announce that we have a winner for the GIVEAWAY, chosen compliments of random.org - and the random number Gods chose TIFFANY of FourLittleLoves as the big winner! Congratulations, Tiffany... I am off to email you right now to give you the good news!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the giveaway, it was my biggest turnout yet, so to celebrate, I will be offering FREE SHIPPING in my etsy shop to all who entered, just enter in BLOG GIVEAWAY in the message to seller upon checkout and wait for an updated invoice before paying, or just pay and I'll refund the shipping via Paypal. The free shipping offer will end January 15, 2009.

Thanks so much, friends, you are all so wonderful and lovely! Thanks for sharing in the fun.



Custom Order for Michelle

I just finished a custom order for my dear Aunt Michelle. She wanted 3 sets of 6 cards to give away as presents to her neighbors (lucky neighbors), and told me she wanted each set to have 2 thank you cards, 2 birthday cards and 2 blank/generic cards, and then the rest was up to me. I made all 3 sets almost the same, so here is one of the sets...

Thank you, Aunt Michelle, for your custom order! Here they are all gift wrapped and ready to be gifted away! Thanks again!!


Cute Monsters by lemon drop studio

As promised, Trask and I have started designing shirts and onesies for kidlets.

Meet Parker Monster - named for my friend Marie's baby boy, Parker, who will soon be making his first appearance to the world shortly, and we can't wait! I gave Marie the first ever lemon drop studio Cute Monster onesie this weekend, and have now decided that this particular monster design will be the Parker Monster.

What do you think? Pretty cute, huh? He also comes in an orange shade, and I'll take pictures of that, soon. They will be in the etsy shop once I can get some good pictures of the shirt.

DON'T FORGET - there's still time to enter my GIVEAWAY, just click here to find out more, and hey, pass it on!!

Happy Weekend!


{It's Giveaway Time}

Hi Friends!

Well, it's December, and you know what I am thinking? A lot of things... but mostly that it's time for another lemon drop studio GIVEAWAY!

The giveaway prize is pictured below. It includes 6 fun penny ponytail holders with some of my favorite fabrics, as well as 3 fun snap clips, too.

RULES: Leave a comment on this post. To be entered, you must tell me what your favorite item is in my etsy shop, or what you would like to see in my etsy shop. (Click here to view the shop and all it's goodies!) Also, please leave your name and a way to contact you if you are the LUCKY WINNER. (Please make sure you mention something in my etsy shop or your entry will not count - it's that cut-throat around here!).

Let me know if you post about my giveaway on your blog and I'll enter you in a second time, doubling your chances of winning!!

The giveaway will end Sunday, December 14th at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time. A winner will be chosen Monday morning using random.org.

Okay, go enter, and tell your friends!!


Grateful for FREE SHIPPING

Today (Wednesday) through this Friday (ends at 11:59pm PST) I will give everyone FREE SHIPPING on everything in the shop, just be sure to enter "THANKSGIVING" in the notes to seller. I will refund your shipping through paypal. Or you can just email or convo me and tell me what you want and I'll adjust shipping costs before you buy... pass on the good word and HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you all, I am grateful for every single one of you, friends!


L O V E L Y Gift Tags

Just posted a bunch of gift tags in the shop since, oh, it's almost time to be wrapping presents and such. I thought these tags would be cute on presents, on a bottle {or box!} of wine as a hostess gift, or hanging on the tree, or even as place settings at the table, perhaps wrapped around the napkins. Maybe that's too far-fetched. Maybe.


NEW! Button Bobby Pins

Here's the latest and greatest, friends!

This set of Preppy Girl Button Bobby Pins just went up in the etsy shop this evening. I think they are so much fun! Hopefully they'll aid in the task of growing out my bangs. What a chore. Anyway, just wanted to share! What do you think? How many would you like to see in a set? 3? 5? or just 2? Let me know!!

Have a great weekend, friends!


new fabrics

Yummy Yum, I am loving these new fabrics!! Aren't they so much fun!?

Here are some new ponytail holders and hair clips that I put in the shop this morning.

And stay tuned, because button bobby pins are coming soon and I am so very excited!!

Sorry for the short post, I am not feeling well and my brain cells must be conserved, as the day is young and my kiddo is hyper!



birthday week

In celebration of my birthday coming up this Friday, I am offering all my blog readers FREE SHIPPING on their purchases from my etsy shop.
Mention 'Shauna's RAD' in the message to seller box and I will refund you back the shipping cost through paypal. Or let me know what you want first and I'll reserve it for you, and make shipping free. Sounds nice, doesn't it? It is. Try it.

Visit lemon drop studio's shop right here and have FUN and tell your friends!


Vino100's Wining Women

Good Morning, Sweet Internet...

I am back from last night's Wining Women event, put on by Vino100, conveniently just a few blocks away, and I had a blast. Everyone that I met last night was so nice, and it was wonderful to get out and mingle, sip some wine and have lemon drop's goodies out on display.

A huge thank you to Megan and Paige, owners of Vino100, for inviting me - I loved it - THANK YOU!! And also a huge THANK YOU to Summer, my sweet sister-in-law who came out and kept me company for a good portion of the night. Awesome! Thanks!

Anyway, here are some pictures of the table set up and everything. I had my crayons, button gift tags, silhouettes, magnets, cards and hair accessories there, so a bit of everything, really.

I will be posting 'left overs' on etsy very soon - so go check it out!!



first award

I was just recently given my first blogging award and I couldn't be more excited and grateful. I was given this award from one of my favorite blogs, The Children's Nest. If you haven't popped on over there for tons of fun projects and crafty ideas, you better get over there fast. This is one of my favorite blogs and I check her out daily. Thank you so much for the award!! I feel so cool. Probably cooler than I should feel!!

I need to list 6 things that I love and give the award to some other creative people out there! So lets see...

1. I love my family more than anything in the entire world. This is probably a given.

2. I love to create - whether it's decorating, making cards and gifts or taking pictures, I need to be doing something creative.

3. I love staying at home with my son, Taylor. I feel very blessed that I am able to stay at home and I love my husband for providing for our family - he's amazing.

4. I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches, and egg salad sandwiches. Yum, yum. However, I don't like making sandwiches! I could live off of cereal, that's how much I don't enjoy the kitchen.

5. I love the blogging community. How much fun is it that we can 'meet' so many cool people with similar interests, great ideas, cute kids and great advice and tips and funny reads. I heart blogging, and I never thought I would!

6. I love a good manicure and pedicure, even though I am a nail picker so they are never long. Ahhhh, it feels so good.

And now to pass on this award...

I am passing this award on to two people.

First, to WendiWinn, who never ceases to crack me up, and she's crafty, too. You must go check out her blog, she's hilarious. And she's trying to bring the word 'dude' back, so she's the inspiration behind all my 'dude' cards in my shop!

Second, I am awarding this award to my sweet friend JILL KOEHLER, who is just amazing at so many things. First, she's a terrific person inside and out, and she makes the CUTEST little boys, they are just perfect. Also she makes awesome cakes and crafts and she's just too cool for school. I love her.

Okay, back to working!

new fabrics...

I got to pick up a few new fun fabrics yesterday, so of course I had to make some ponytail holders and clips right away. They are also already up in the shop. I am busy getting ready for Vino100 this coming Thursday, so I am off creating. I'll check in every once in awhile though to make sure you guys are doing okay and to share my goodies!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.



I'm on Dooce!

So, many of you know that I am an avid fan of Heather Armstong's website, Dooce. If you didn't know that about me, or have never been to the site, get with it. And shame on you. I am mostly joking, sort of.

Well, anyway, back to the story. I have been reading her blog for over a year and have the tiniest of girl-crushes on her and her site. Well, not a crush, but I really admire Heather and her site, and she makes me laugh so hard I either pee a little or spit a bit, or tons, really, so win-win. Okay, but I digress...

Less than a month ago I decided to send Heather's daughter Leta some of the hair ponies and clips that I make and sell in my etsy shop. Okay, so I got up the courage to make them and send them. I was intimidated and scared and shaking with admiration and nerves. Am I crazy? Yes.

Well a few weeks ago I got this in the mail.

HELLO! That is Chuck, their dog, all glammed up in his Lonni costume/persona with his pink legwarmers and blue hair, awesome.

Wait?! For me?! What?! So I flipped it over, and really tried to fight the urge of smelling the postcard (sorry, I know I am totally strange!), and Heather wrote to me and said she'd feature the ponies and clips on her site. WHAT?! Pinch me. Ouch. Do it again. Okay, thanks.

So, I was all hyped up about just getting the post card. I threw Taylor's watercolor pictures off the front of the fridge, along with a card I bought for my hubs, Trask, and put the postcard up, right in the center, and threatened the men in the house that if they even bent the corner I would attack.

So here I am today, just getting home from reading at story time at Styledbaby Boutique, Cafe + Playhouse, and really was just thinking that it was a good day today so far.

I hopped on the computer to check my email and to read Dooce, and HOLY COW, OH MY GOODNESS, AM I GOING TO POOP MY PANTS?!... my hair clips and ponies were right there in the Daily Style section, the cute lemon just peeking out of the box. I knew that lemon right away!!

So anyway, I have been featured on Dooce and am now feeling pretty good. I am walking with better posture, my cold is gone, I am like 30 pounds lighter and I am no longer scared of spiders and stepping in dog poop. It's a good day. Click here if you want to see it right from Dooce's site.

Please go and check out Heather's blog, it's amazing. And keep going back there daily, because it's always a great read, and is something I look forward to daily, or hourly.

And, thank you so much Heather, for featuring lemon drop's hair ponies and clips, it truly means a lot to me. Probably more than you are comfortable with!!

Thanks for celebrating with me.


More New Product

Sometimes when I can't sleep, it's a good thing - because look at what I just came up with - button gift tags for every occasion.

The button makes the tag stand out and gives it some character (pizazz, if you will), and hemp twine is attached, ready to be tied around a package. The back of the tags have plenty of room to write a kind note. I just love these little guys.

Here are just a few samples of what is in the works. I am hoping to get them in the etsy shop, as well. I think I'll be selling them in different package sizes, some with all the same tag and others a mix of tags. What do you think?

These tags will also be making an appearance at Vino100's Wining Women Event on November 6th, where I am lucky enough to be a vendor.


a tutu for you

So I am now hooked on making tutus. This is my very first tutu I have ever made, but it will not be the last, it's too much fun to just stop at one!

Wait, you say, 'Shauna, you have a boy, he's not wearing a tutu, is he?!' The answer my friends is, he wouldn't in a million years let me get close enough to him with this tutu in my hand, so no worries there. Although he loves that he has 2 dots of fingernail polish on his nails.

I made this tutu as part of my sweet niece's Christmas present (getting things done early).

So, now lemon drop studio is now going to be making tutus, so if you are interested, please shoot me an email or leave me a comment. I will post them in the etsy shop soon - just have to find a way to photograph it a bit better, so excuse the pictures, please.

What little girl wouldn't LOVE to play in one, or three?

{lemon drop studio's tutus are made using tulle, keeping the tutu nice and airy and fluffy and full. the waistband is made from elastic, leaving your little fairy plenty of room to grow in the tummy.}
Here is Taylor's cousin, Eva, wearing a tutu made by lemon drop studio. Isn't she just precious?! She wears a tutu nicely, wouldn't you say?!

cards for Janelle

Hi Friends. I just finished up a set of 6 cards for my Aunt Janelle for her birthday. All she told me was she wanted purple, so here's what I came up with. I am sending them out to her tomorrow.

What else do I have on my plate? I need to finish up my Gram's 6 cards for her birthday, do an order of 12 cards for my Aunt Michelle, make birthday cards for upcoming birthdays and make a get well soon card for Taylor's Pampa. I am sure I am leaving something else out.

Hope everyone is having a lovely Wednesday!

Summer's Order

Good Morning!!

I just completed a card order for Summer and wanted to give a little sneak peek of her cards. Aren't they fun? I just loved making them all.
Thanks for the order, Sis.

I am always happy to do custom orders - isn't it so much fun seeing personalized Nana cards and such?! So sweet.