800 Facebook Fan Giveaway!

800 Facebook Fans!  Shut the front door!!!

I’d first like to thank the Academy…wait…wrong speech.

I’d like to thank YOU!  My wonderful peeps that have shared and liked and bought to make this possible!  In return, I’m giving you the opportunity to WIN an amazing prize!

One lucky duck will win their choice of ANY Snickerdoodle Stew skirt in any fabric I currently have in my shop, as well as a custom hair accessory.  That adds up to a $50 value!

You could choose a patchwork skirt…

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The birthday skirt…
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The Nativity Matryoska Apron Skirt

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The Romance Skirt

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Lydia’s Super Twirly Skirt (that she even wears to bed!)

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Or the Signature Skirt AKA “Death By Ruffles”.

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You win, you pick!

And entering is easy peasy!  I’m using Rafflecopter and you can tweet and share and blab all over town about this giveaway!  You have 7 days (12 noon December 1st to midnight December 7th, EST) and then I pick!  The only 2 mandatory entries are that you answer the question “What is your favorite item from Snickerdoodle Stew” on the Rafflecopter entry AND be a fan on Facebook.  Everything else is just for bonus entries!

Enter on the link below!  Good luck!  And may the odds be ever in your favor!  🙂

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What is Snickerdoodle Stew?

I’m sure you all are dying to know why in the world I would call this “Snickerdoodle Stew!”  Are we talking dessert?  Or soup?  Or what?!

When I was little, I had this crazy, silk screened t-shirt that I LOVED to wear.  I don’t remember much about the exact details, other than it was lime green, it had some colorful squiggles on it and it said “snickerdoodle.”  

I’ve always loved snickerdoodle cookies, too.  I don’t know what it is.  Maybe it’s rolling them into little balls and then into cinnamon and sugar and having them come out of the oven in perfectly round, crisp cookies.  Or maybe it’s the fact that my husband would eat them by the dozen.  In fact, the last time I made them for him to take to work to share, I got a marriage proposal from one of his coworkers.  Needless to say, they are one of my favorite cookies to make AND eat.

The “Stew” part was easy.  My last name is Stewart.  I’ve always liked decorating and making things, so before my husband came into the picture, we used to joke that all I had to do was marry a man named “Stewart” and I’d be halfway on my way to Martha.  I just don’t look that good in stripes.  Maybe chevrons. 😉

So, when I was coming up with a name for my designs, it seemed like everything I thought of had been taken.  Then I came up with this combination, and it clicked!  I even designed a “signature” skirt, that I felt reflected the warm, cinnamon and sugar tones that you’d find in my favorite cookie.  My plan is to design other garments with the same colorways, but until then, I leave you with my sweet girl, Lydia, and the Snickerdoodle Stew Ruffled Skirt.

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Create Kids Couture Giveaway

Wow.  This is the motherload of giveaways, people!

I’m so excited to announce, too, that Snickerdoodle Stew is participating!  My portion of the giveaway is what I call my signature Snickerdoodle Stew Ruffled Skirt.  It’s a $40 value!  

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There are also some amazing prizes from over 100 other vendors!  And really, if you sew, you need to check out the Seamstress’ Grand Price.  It is TO DIE FOR!

So, head on over to Create Kids Couture and see all the details to enter!  The contest started today and ends on August 19th, so enter now and spread the word!!!

Pattern Testing

My favorite patterns to use these days are the gorgeous, boutique creations of Tiffany and Shannon at Create Kids Couture.  The outfits are beautiful, the instructions and pictures are easy to follow, and each time I make one, Lydia gets lots of “oohs” and “aahs.”

When they are ready to test out a pattern, they put out an all call on Facebook and I always seem to miss out!  I’m just not quick enough!  But last week, all of my stalking patient waiting paid off.  I was selected to test the pattern for Rosanna’s Corset Peasant dress!

I had a hard time choosing fabrics, but once I did, the pattern came together beautifully, if I do say so myself.  Lydia was a good sport to model it for me before church Sunday morning.  It was just after 8 a.m. and it was already 80-something degrees!

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Hamming it up for the camera.

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Front

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Back

I already have another fabric combination lined up for another version of this, only with longer, 3/4 sleeves for the fall.  It will be black and cream toile with ticking stripe and flowered accent fabrics.  I can’t wait!

Sneak Peek: Lydia’s First Modeling Gig

Yesterday we were blessed with some amazing, sunny weather here in Louisville!  We got the opportunity to meet with local photographer Amber from Foxtree Photography and show off some Snickerdoodle Stew fashions!  Lydia was a little shy at first (and sleepy!), but eventually she figured out that SHE was the star and gave us a little sass.

This is just a sneak peek…more to come!

Jingle Bell Frock

Photo by Foxtree Photography

Photos by Foxtree Photography

Photo by Foxtree Photography

Jump, Jive and Jingle Jumper

Photo by Foxtree Photography

Photo by Foxtree Photography

Photos by Foxtree Photography

There’s still time for a few Christmas orders!  Email me at snickerdoodlestew(at)gmail(dot)com and we’ll talk!

All designs, pictures and all other things fabulous (or not) are the intellectual and creative property of Snickerdoodle Stew and Jessica Stewart, unless otherwise stated.  Please do not use pictures or content without consent…and a little link love.

Snickerdoodle Stew 2011

Sneak Peek: Jump, Jive and Jingle

Just look what you can do with an old pair of overalls!

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Back detail

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Ruffles!

Jingle Bell Clip

All designs, pictures and all other things fabulous (or not) are the intellectual and creative property of Snickerdoodle Stew and Jessica Stewart, unless otherwise stated.  Please do not use pictures or content without consent…and a little link love.

Snickerdoodle Stew 2011

Sneak Peek- Dot the Halls

I’ve been a busy bee in preparation for my first photo shoot on Saturday!  I can’t wait to show you the full pics…and with professional photos!  Enjoy!

Dot the Halls- tiered skirt

Dot the Halls- bodice and sleeve

Holly and Berry Clip

Miss L, modeling the Holly and Berry Clip on an elastic headband

I’m also proud to say my first order for the clip and headband is about ready to mail to a sweet Miss Addie in Florissant, MO!

All designs, pictures and all other things fabulous (or not) are the intellectual and creative property of Snickerdoodle Stew and Jessica Stewart, unless otherwise stated.  Please do not use pictures or content without consent…and a little link love.

Snickerdoodle Stew 2011

Sneak Peek: The Maids-a-Milking Set

Headband

Skirt

Bloomers

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All designs, pictures and all other things fabulous (or not) are the intellectual and creative property of Snickerdoodle Stew and Jessica Stewart, unless otherwise stated.  Please do not use pictures or content without consent…and a little link love.

Snickerdoodle Stew 2011