Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I just can't stop drawing...and some shop news.

We now have a new header for the adoption blog too. Yay! It was really starting to bother me that the two sites looked so different. I didn't want them to match but I did want them to "feel" like the same family. The new header tells a little story of us. On the right is our home with us dreaming of more children and on the left is an orphanage with our children dreaming of a new family. There is a whole world between us, but there is a little broken and crooked path that connects us.
I seem to have most of the kinks worked out in the shop too (all but that pesky tutorial button! Why does that button have to be so rebellious?? It will only work on the Home page..that hateful button has been driving me nuts for days!). I would love to hear some feedback from a few Mac users. The new program promises to behave nicely with my Mac friends, we shall see about that. If some of you Mac-ers could look over it and drop me a line I would really appreciate it!
Now about Miss Iris! The pattern is now in the shop up for pre-order, and EVERYTHING will be 25% off for the next couple of days. The printer promised to have the pattern sheets at my door by the end of the week and then it will probably take me a day or so to package them, so I expect to be able to send out all of the pre-orders for the printed version sometime next week and I hope to have all of the PDF pre-orders sent out by the end of the week. After that I have a little embroidery pack to debut. That's what I was working on when I made these headers, so it will have that folksy feel to it. It will be a little "map" of our home, trails, creeks, and woods. I still haven't decided what to call it yet...I thought about something like "home and hearth" or "our little homestead" I need to work on that...Any ideas??


Pomona said...

How about 'A handmade homestead' - because that what it will be - handmade by you and handmade by the purchaser!

Candace said...

AW! Pamona beat me to it....I think Handmade Homestead is a great name.

little dresses said...


Handmade Homestead...that sound much better! Thanks guys!



Nicole said...

Mac user here. The shop worked perfectly!! I am so excited! I have been wanting Miss Lily for quite a while....and I pre ordered Miss Iris too! :) (the Miss Madeline is already a staple my girl's wardrobe)

Trinity Mommy said...

I LOVE your artwork, very talented!

Mindy said...

I'm a Mac girl, and I can only get the tutorial button to work from the sewing page, but everything else is wonderful!

Goosegirl said...

Hm...the shop does not work on my mac. Not sure why, but then I don't have any money to spend so that is probably ok. But all that comes up is a page saying that the shop is all 25% off and then a view cart button. Nothing else. Oh well.

But I love the "Handmade Homestead" idea.

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog, and I LOVE it!! I have a question; how do I pause your background music so that I can hear you speak on your You Tube video on gathering? Some blogs allow one to pause the blog music to hear tutorials. I cannot find or figure out how to do so.

Thank you for your wonderful inspiration! Jen

Kim said...

i am a mac user and i cannot see the pattern shop when i use the button or the link under the header. i have been able to see the patterns in the past. the only thing i see is the 25% off banner. i would love to get the miss iris pattern how should i get my info to you?

faliciagayle said...

I'm on a Mac and while the site is infinitely better than it was (I was previously unable to see any of the patterns or add them to my cart), the initial pattern pages for sewing, crochet, embroider come up blank.

I love the drawings and of course, I love your patterns :)

little dresses said...


Hey guys! Sorry I'm late in responding to you all. I really can't figure the shop out. I've done about everything I know to do. Thanks so much for all of your feedback. It's so nice of you all to take the time to check things out for me!

I don't have any blog music. I pulled up the tutorial on You tube to see if maybe there was music on my page there, but no music there either. Maybe it was another page open at the same time?? I've done that before...maybe that's it ;)


Try this direct link http://thehandmadedress.net/Miss%20Iris.htm if that doesn't work let me know and I will invoice you through pay-pal. I'm sorry for the trouble!!!


If anyone else has trouble with the shop, just let me know. You can email me directly at mamacaffee@hotmail.com, this way I can reply to you individually :)


Susan said...

I adore the new adoption header - just so darling. Congratulation!