Tuesday, December 8, 2015

simple baby hair bows!

{photo: Caroline Wasko}
I'm not a big fan of oversized bows on my little one, but these guys are small, adorable and so simple to make I had to share with you all. I found the original tutorial through pinterest and you can see the steps outlined on how to tie the bows here: http://tinyurl.com/sayyesbows

I love that there is no sewing involved and you can use easy to source materials. I purchased my bias tape and elastic from Joann's since I just needed basic colors, but Liz links to an etsy shop where you can source pattered bias tape that would make really fun bows. If your baby has hair, the bobby pin trick will work really well, as would a small clip. 

Alas, I make babies that don't start growing hair until after their first birthday so the only modification I made on these was to attach a length of elastic so that they can fit around their bald little heads.  To determine the length of elastic I measured Emme's head and cut the elastic 1/4" smaller. I don't like the elastic to be too tight and cause a crease, so I'd rather have to pull the bow out of her eyes every once in awhile. 
Glue the elastic onto the backside of the bow and voila, you're done! Can't wait to see these two little cousins in their matching Christmas outfits and bows next week. Happy Holidays to you all!


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ordering for the holidays!

since time is of the essence in regards to getting our holiday wish lists together (HOW IS IT ALREADY MID NOVEMBER?!?!?) I decided what the heck and reused my shipping deadline outline from last year. less headache for me + quicker information to you all, my dear reader(s) = everyone stays happy. 

I did update the order/ship dates since we have been working hard (read: my digitizer is amazing!) to get our turnaround times under a month so that pretty wrapped oatmeal lace gifts can be found under the tree...  :):):) 
these dates are all based on PRIORITY MAIL shipping, so if you are willing to pay for express you have a couple days leeway on ordering. just a thought to keep in mind! you can click HERE to start shopping. happy holidays everyone! 

ps- any questions for me or if you have a logo you'd like to get quoted, email me at hello@oatmeallace.com.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

family halloween.

we really like halloween around here, and have enjoyed our family costumes since beck made his appearance back in 2011. now that he's a bit older he gets to decide the theme for the family, and this year it's star wars (you're so original, buddy!) 

he wanted a 'dark vadar' themed birthday when he turned 4 this year, so he got his costume back in august as a present from nanny & papa. :)

i've been sourcing costume pieces for the rest of us and am almost done assembling everything so that we are ready to go next week. today I finished emerson's costume and I'm pretty proud of it. what could be cuter than a baby chewbacca??? NOTHING I tell you. haha.

hopefully everyone will cooperate and we'll get a good family photo on halloween. you never know these days!!!! #herdingcats

Thursday, June 25, 2015

maternity leave & shop status

after having Beckett I took a couple of weeks 'off' and then slowly started working again, making clutches while he would sleep. turns out newborns sleep A LOT - just not always at the times you want them to. HA!

this time around I have a rambunctious almost four year old to wrangle, I'll be recovering from a c-section and in all honesty, I'm pretty nervous/anxious about how the transition from one to two is going to go. with that being said, I'm going to give myself a bit more time to ease back into work and enjoy the fleeting newborn days and the hopefully smooth introduction of big brother and baby sister.

SO, on to the information you all want to know…turnaround/response times for orders placed over the next 6 weeks. first of all, I will be answering emails while out on leave. it may take me a bit longer 
than normal to get back with you, but I'll respond, promise! 


turnaround will be close to 8 weeks from order date to shipment date.  if you would like a quote for your logo, my digitizer will be on point, so please email a large jpg/png file to hello@oatmeallace.com with 'LOGO QUOTE' in your email subject line. we will get back to you within one business week with a quote. once that is approved and the order is placed, the 8 week period starts. we will not be taking rush orders at this time.

if you need some inspiration for aprons or just want to check out some of the fabulous clients I've had the privilege of working with so far, check out my apron portfolio HERE.


you will still be able to purchase clutches in the SHOP.  any orders placed starting today through august 20, 2015 will start shipping SEPTEMBER 1, 2015.  please indicate your wedding/event/need by date when you place your order. 

[photo by Kaylyn Weir}


I'm so thankful for Shari, my wonderful assistant. she makes sure you all have perfectly embroidered aprons and bouquet wraps, and will be taking care of all the ribbon orders during this time.  
turnaround will be ONE MONTH from order to ship date on the ribbons.  please place your order through my shop HERE. if you have any questions send us an email and we will respond as quickly as we can.

wanting a custom ribbon color? you can check out the offerings HERE.

[photo by Katelyn James]

thank you all again for your continued support. every referral I receive means the world to me! supporting the fabulous small businesses & entrepreneurs out there that bust their behind day after day to bring you quality products & services is something I strongly believe in, and I'm humbled that you chose me. big, HUGE virtual hugs to you!


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

last minute valentines.

this is the first year beck has been in a class for valentines day with more than 4 kids (this year there are 24!!!). I asked beck what we should do for his friends and he said that we should give everyone 'lots and lots of candy.' um, good idea, son. let's try again. I (being the procrastinator that I am) waited until this week to get my act together, so I did a quick search on pinterest to see what was:
a. easy, 
b. inexpensive, and 
c. didn't require a lot of crafty skills.
stumbled across this idea on Delia Creates who originally adapted the design from Craftiness is not Optional. simple, cute, no candy involved AND what three year old doesn't love glow sticks?!
between the target dollar bin (15 glowsticks for $1) and office depot printing these for me on cardstock I was only out $5. score! if you use the paper cutter at office depot, or are crafty enough to have one at home, the only other tool you need is a hole punch so that you can thread the glowstick through the card. 
delia creates has a black and white printable HERE that you can use and I included one HERE in case you wanted the little pop of color in the heart. happy last minute valentine crafting, folks!
ps- i've got a happy three year old on my hands who is really glad there were some extras. :)