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Monday, November 28, 2011

CYBER MONDAY Facebook Fan Exclusive Sale

I am holding a CYBER MONDAY sale for facebook fans!  Head on over to the Charming Necessities facebook page for 15% off select knot dresses and ruffle pants!  Ends tonight at 9PM EST.

Here are the items on sale!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Charming Necessities Black Friday Sale

The biggest Charming Necessities sale of the year!  If you are  fan of Charming Necessities, now is the time to stock up on your favorite pieces.  Sales are few and far between in my shop.  Valid on both and in my Etsy shop.  Savings is automatically deducted at checkout on my main site, and orders through the Etsy shop will get a refund for the sale % through papyal.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Outfits for my Twins

Its not often that I have time before a holiday to sew for my twin girls.  And if I do happen to have time I'm so over sewing that I usually do something quick for them.  This year though, I had these gorgeous out-of-print fabrics that I purchased specifically to make them Thanksgiving outfits.

Since we have multiple family dinners during Thanksgiving, and don't do anything big for Christmas {just Christmas dinner with the 6 of us}, I wanted to make them something extra special.

I also have a bazillion ideas running through my head for spring 2012 and so it was a great opportunity for me to try out some new things!

After I cut out the peasant dress with apron and ruffle pants, I had leftover fabric.  I HATE to have small amounts of fabric left, so I used what was left to make a cute peasant shirt. 

My girls adore their new clothes, and that's really what its all about!  <3

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Charming Necessities on Celebrity Baby Scoop

Wooo hoo!  In case you missed it, or aren't a fan of Charming Necessities on Facebook - yesterday the Ma Cherie Peasant Dress was featured on the Celeb Baby Gear: Get the Look Series!  So neat!  Here's a screen shot - click the picture to follow the link to the actual article.  :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Some of you may have noticed that a lot of hair accessories that used to be available on Charming Necessities are now gone.

I wanted to update all my fans and customers on the direction Charming Necessities will be taking.  Its not a huge change - but one that is critical for CN to continue running smoothly.

I will be carrying a select amount of hair accessories from now on.  Mostly headbands made to match my collections plus a few other items that are good sellers.  There are many many places online to find basic flower headbands and hair bows, so I will continue to carry the more unique pieces and of course items to match the clothing I make.

As most of my fans on facebook know - I have four children.  I homeschool my 7 yo son - and this year I am also doing pre-school with my 4 yo son.  So during the day {when I used to use free time to make hair accessories} I am now doing school with my boys.  My nights are dedicated to sewing, and since I really have no extra time now, I needed to "de fluff" my site and focus on where I want CN to be going.

I sell much more clothing, and I think that other than the Mini Top Hats, most customers know CN for the dresses and sunsuits and so on.

I want to thank my customers for keeping me so busy!  I am so thankful that you all love Charming Necessities so much.  My current turn around time is 4 weeks for clothing, however I am happy to say that I am getting orders out about 5 days earlier than that right now. 

Lastly, I am going to *attempt* to hold a Ready to Ship event once a week.  I will try to allocate one day a week to sewing ready to ship items, since here has been such a great reception to previous ready to ship uploads!  But I say "attempt" because there will be weeks where my order load will be such that I won't be able to make ready to ship items, I will have to use that day to work on regular orders.  I will keep you up to date on my facebook page!

I will leave you with this - my sweet boys taking a trip to the post office with me.  :)