Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Blinging in the New Year!

I am in LOVE with this new design! Blinged out and in my favorite colors - pink and pink.
I have very limited sizes left on this and it is only $15 shipped ~ yes, you read that right.
To order, click here!/photo.php?fbid=479301048775384&set=a.159858957386263.26680.156922371013255&type=1&theater


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

And Just Like That...Poof! Another Year Gone!

Where did 2012 go?
It seems like the whole year just disappeared when I wasn't looking. It might have something to do with having a baby, moving to a new home, and adding a family member.

If you've been wondering where I've been, this year has been a whirlwind of adjustments - our baby girl was born the day after Christmas and then in October, we moved yet again. If you're keeping track (well of course you are, right?) that's our third move in two years. We also felt the calling to add another family member to our brood ~ only we didn't go the typical route of baby or pet. Nope, we added a Grandma! Little Grandma as she's know around these parts. My grandmother came to live with us this month and we couldn't be happier to have her with us. She's a young 92 this year and the inspiration behind Teeny Tiny Fashions. I'm excited to have her physically close again after living in separate states for nearly ten years.

All that said, the time for sewing and embroidering has been hard to come by. Rather than accept orders that I wasn't certain I'd be able to fill in a timely manner, I took a "vacation" and closed shop while we worked our way through these changes.

I'm ready to start back to taking orders, but on a limited basis. I'm still accepting orders for birthday shirts. To place an order for a special occassion or birthday shirt, click this link and follow the instructions found there.

I know many of you have emailed about holiday orders. I'm posting designs on my Facebook page and will take Christmas orders until DECEMBER 3rd. Please check there if you're looking for holiday designs and make sure to LIKE the page so you can stay updated on the happenings of TTF.  

Finally, I just listed the cutest red and white dress, perfect for holiday parties or Christmas photos ~ I'm in love with this fabric and I think you will be too! I have just enough left for a few more of these so hurry! You'll find order info here!/photo.php?fbid=470923399613149&set=a.470481529657336.102314.156922371013255&type=1&theater&notif_t=photo_comment 


Monday, May 14, 2012

Ruffled Ribbon Ric Rac Tutorial

Ruffled ric rac is popular for its use as an
adornment in applique and sewing.
You can purchase it already made, but I prefer to make my own.
It saves me money and I can use any ribbon of my choosing.

To make ruffled ribbon ric rac, all you need is ribbon, a sewing machine, thread, and a little bit of patience.

This is grosgrain ribbon ~ I prefer to use grosgrain because it holds up well when laundered
but you can experiment with other types of ribbon.
This is 7/8" ribbon I am using but other widths will work as well.
This is how you will start sewing your ribbon. Increase the stitch length on your sewing machine to as long as it will go (mine is 5.0) and start sewing from the top corner towards the opposite side. Do not back stitch at the beginning and make sure you do not stitch off the other side of the ribbon.
When you reach the opposite side (without stitching off of the ribbon) stop your machine, raise the presser foot, and turn your ribbon (with the needle still down in the ribbon) so that the ribbon is angled in the opposite direction. Lower the presser foot and start stitching again. In this manner, you will stitch the length of your ribbon, making a zig zag pattern.
This is what your ribbon should look like when you are finished. Note the zig zag pattern the length of the ribbon - this is what will make our ribbon gather in the desired manner when we start pulling the thread.

Find your top thread at the end of your ribbon. Holding the top thread, you will gently pull the ribbon towards the opposite end (where you originally started sewing), causing the ribbon to start gathering (in the same way you gather fabric when making ruffles) ~ work your way the length of the ribbon, gently sliding the ribbon along the thread. It may take a little trial and error until you have the gathering to your liking.
The finished product! I sewed mine using white thread so it would be visible for this tutorial, however you can use matching thread if you don't want the thread to be as visible.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

June Pre-Sale on Smocked Clothing

I've had the June Pre-Sale listed on the Teeny Tiny Fashions Facebook page but just realized it ~ it wasn't posted here! I'm excited to announce there is still time to get in on this sale of adorable smocked outfits. There's something for both the Teeny Tiny girls AND the Teeny Tiny boys! Dresses, bubble rompers, boys jon jons, and even a few swim suits are up for grabs, all of which are perfect for the coming summer months.

All of these will ship mid to late June and are being offered at discounted Pre-Sale pricing so you don't want to miss this opportunity. I also love that I'm able to offer several options for coordinating siblings, including matching dress and jon jons for brothers and sisters (these are hard to come by!)
I'm down to very limited availability on the dresses and the Flip Flop bubble romper so if you want one of those, don't delay. Shipping is FREE on the items shown here AND I'm including a coordinating hair bow for the dresses and girls ladybug two piece outfit!

$30 Two Piece Ruffle Set with ladybug smocked panel
18mo, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6T
These run big
$29 shipped AND includes coordinating hair bow!
Limited availability
6mo, 9mo, 12mo, 18mo, 2T, 3T, 4T

Fits true to size
Matches the Flip Flop Smocked Dress shown below ~ perfect for dressing Sisters! 
$30 shipped AND includes coordinating hair bow!
Limited availability
18mo, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6T 

Matches the Flip Flop Bubble Romper shown above - Perfect for dressing sisters! 
$30 Shipped
Anchor Jon Jon
Coordinates with Anchor Dress ~ Perfect for brother and sister
Anchor smocked dress ~ $30 Shipped AND includes coordinating hair bow
12mo, 2T, 3T, 4T, 6T
$30 Shipped includes FREE coordinating hair bow
9mo, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6T 

Coordinates with the boys Jon Jon!
$30 Jon Jon with smocked panel
9mo, 12mo, 18mo, 2T
Runs a little big
Coordinates with the girls dress 
$19 swim trunks with smocked panel
9mo, 12mo, 18mo, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6T

These run small ~ consider ordering a size up
Check out the coordinating girls swim suit as well! 
There are TWO ways to order:
Follow the link to the Teeny Tiny Fashions Facebook page and comment under the picture there with the size and email address (for invoicing) OR
Send me an email at

Payment to be made through Paypal ~ invoices will be sent within 24 hours and require payment within 24 hours. Shipment will be sent to the address you have verified with Paypal.

Sale ends Monday the 23rd!

Our blessing

Those that follow me will remember I've been on maternity leave since late last year. I'm so happy to announce that we welcomed our baby girl into the world the day after Christmas. This is our Eden Rose and her proud big brother, Eli.


I'm slowly getting back to sewing and have started taking orders on a limited basis. After not having a baby in the house for eight years, I've forgotten how much work is involved! So I'm started out slow and adding as I go. I'll also be offering some ready to ship items and pre-sales in the future in addition to the custom creations that I've always made.

You can still reach me by email or via Facebook