Friday, June 8, 2012

Princesses Got a Makeover!

So... Here's the long talked about (o.k., so I know 24 hours isn't really THAT long, but hey. It's longer than 22.) update to the Princesses in Overalls business.

First: I'm BACK in business! January saw our house under water, putting an immediate halt to any and all sewing and/or craft things I might have wanted to do. For cryin' out loud! We live on a hill!!! All the rain we had in January should have tipped me off to possible flooding though. We were on "water watch" for three months.

And now that I'm no longer worried about water in my crafting area or in my basement, I'm ready to resume business!

Now to the Brass Tacks of it all:

Skirts are no longer going to be a "you tell me and I'll design around it" option.

You can pick from the following colors:
Blue. Green. Pink. Orange. Red. Yellow. Purple. Turquoise. Black and White.

And I'll make a skirt from there. You can still pick your own size. It seems to work better that way.

Skirt sizes still start at 6 months, but now they go all the way up to MOM! Yay! You can now match the cool kids! I still need some measurements, but Mom's can now choose from a WRAP SKIRT ($75.00) or from the Swirly Twirly Skirt ($50.00). Wraps are Wreversible. And very cool. Wraps also take a little longer to make, so they're a little more monies. Still, very worth it. I wear mine all the time.

Princesses in Overalls is now offering PAPER BAG JOURNALS! Very cool, very fun, very full of pockets to hold vacation mementos!

AND... Shake, Rattle and Roll with handmade toys by Andrew Stahr Specialty Woodworking. Custom Changing Tables and Other Furniture also available. You can see some of his work at I will PERSONALLY vouch for his work. He's A.Maz.Ing. 

I've partnered with a local author and my friend, Angie Eller to offer her amazing book in my activity kits - now your Princesses can Color in Style! We will also have Crayon Rolls at Mother Goose in Salem, Oregon.

July is shaping up to be a super busy month for me, so PLEASE get your orders to me quickly; I want to make sure you have what you need BEFORE it becomes crisis.

Questions? Please send an e-mail to
Orders? Send a message via Facebook, E-mail, or telephone.
Want Matching? Discounts available dependent on how many skirts you get!

My apologies for such a long break. I promise to break out the camera for some photos soon, and the sewing machine for some new skirts even sooner!

Until then... Happy Spinning! Linda

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

It's a WRAP!

AND, it's reversible.

New!!!! for older teens and women - wrap skirts! One pattern on one side, either solid or patterned on the other with coordinating waist and hem. Each skirt has full coverage when sitting, none of this gap stuff... I have children. They climb on me. I don't need the world to see what I've got under my skirt, and I venture to guess you feel the same way!

These divine skirts will sell for $60. That's TWO skirts in one! All I need is a waist measurement and a hip measurement and a waist to knee measurement. The beauty of THAT is I don't tell secrets on what your measurements really are, and this skirt can be adjusted if you lose (or gain) weight!

To place an order, send an e-mail to me at These skirts take 5 business days to make; including hang time to ensure an even and equal hem. Skirts to match for daughters can also be ordered; specify if you want a twirly swirly skirt or a wrap.

Orders taken NOW for Valentines day!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pick a Random Prize Winner

It's "Pick a Random Prize Winner Month!" Merry Christmas, to YOU!

Three ways to win:
1. Become a follower on the blog.
2. Become a fan on facebook.
3. Do either one or two, and PLACE AN ORDER! (Placing an order gets you three chances to win...)

Our first winner was Christy W. from Alaska! She won an Exploding Photo Box (not pictured or offered for sale).

There are two other winners, but they won't be announced until after Christmas to protect "Santa"...

So... fun prizes, fun things to win!

ALSO: Be the 100th follower, and win a prize! Both HERE and on Facebook! Two chances to win there...

It's beginning to get closer to Christmas - to ensure Christmas delivery, the final day to order without a rush (there is an additional fee for rushing things), is December 10th. (That's two days, people...)

Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 25, 2011

until noon only on 26 November 2011

Shhhhhhhhhhhh. you only get this if you order before noon... GET A FREE GIFT with your order!!! AND, get entered into a drawing to get a skirt for free! Contest ends at noon.

Send orders to

NEW STUFF for Small Business Saturday!

Wow. I hadn't realized that it's been this long since I updated! I have been busy coming up with new things!

In honor of Small Business Saturday, all skirts are 15% off. Really. Saturday, 26 November 2011, ONLY. Order now to get them in time for Christmas!!!

Available colors: Red. Blue. Pink. Purple. Green. You choose the base, I'll fill in the coordinating colors and do the rest. All sizes available starting at 6m, up to 10 years.

AND, because I'm a small business, and I think it's cool to shop handmade, I've added some new things to my line!

Things for BOYS! Because I have a boy, and he's always wondering when I'm going to make HIM something.

Saturday only, as an introduction to our new boys line, get this DOORBUSTER DEAL for $5.00!

ONLY $5 for this little Car Caddy - made especially for the little (or big) boys in your life! This caddy carries 6 cars to church, in the car, to Grandma's - wherever you travel and need to keep your boy entertained. Comes with a starter car - you supply the rest! (Regular price: $7.00)


This Boy's Entertainment Packet travels with you on all your road trips. In a handy carrying case, with colored pencils, cars (complete with a road to drive on), paper to draw with and a book to read, your boy will be entertained without electronics on a trip!

Packet comes complete with colored pencils, paper, a children's book and 1 car. (Parking slots for 4 cars).  Door Buster price valid ONLY on 26 November 2011: $15.00. Regular price - $25.00.

Girl's Entertainment Packet contains paper dolls, paper and pencils. Door Buster price: $15.00. Regular price - $25.00.

Specify initial or cars on front of packet. Order a "fill your own" packet for $15.00. Same price, all the time. I supply the packet, you supply the innards.

For the older children in your life, order a PEN PAL Packet. Same handy carrying case as the activity packets, geared for older children. Contains 3 pens, 1 book of stamps, envelopes and stationery. $25.00. They'll learn to love writing and corresponding with relatives and friends!

And if it doesn't get better, APRONS now available! Three sizes: Small, Medium and Large for children - MOMMY Size for matching! Children's aprons are $20 each, Mommy's apron is $30.  Make Mine Matching for $40.00. Available colors: Red, Purple, Pink, Blue, Green. (Pardon the photo - this particular apron is part of a matching set that my girls are getting for Christmas, so my son was the reluctant model - and he's in his pajamas.)

Also available: Crayon Caddies. Complete with Crayons. $7.00 each. Colors vary. Perfect for keeping crayons off the car floor or the bottom of your diaper bag... I mean, purse! (sorry, no photo available)

SO, if you're still reading this, here's the rundown.

Car Caddies - Doorbuster Price: $5.00, regular price: $7.00
Boy's or Girl's Entertainment Packet: Doorbuster Price: $15.00, regular price: $25.00
Fill Your Own Entertaiment Packet: $15.00, all the time.
Pen Pal Packet: $25.00, all the time.
Apron's: Child's, S - M - L :$20.00, MOMMY $30.00 - MATCH THEM for $40.00
Crayon Caddies: $7.00, all the time.

Sale Prices valid Midnight tonight, through Midnight tomorrow night. That's 24 hours of savings on Small Business Saturday! (all times Pacific Standard Time)

Send an e-mail to with your order, I'll get back within 24-hours with your total cost. And, as always, NO SALES TAX!!! E-mail needs to include: name, address, child's size (by age for skirt), phone number so I can contact you with questions. I'll send you an invoice with the total and get started on your order! You pay when you get the invoice, and I'll ship it out! Packages are in the mail within 5 business days unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Family Photo Op...

Just thought I'd share a photo of my own girls in their matching skirts. Shortly AFTER making the skirts, I gave birth to a baby girl... her skirt to match the others is on the sewing desk.

 Please note: my girls are not wearing the shirts that came with their skirts... they like to wear those with everything else they have!

As a side note: my 5 year old had to be reminded that her skirt was not a work skirt, and she could not wear it to help with the chickens today. She was disappointed that she couldn't wear her favorite skirt... just for today, Mom!


And thanks to all who played at Mother Goose here in Salem, OR! We have THREE winners! Size six winner will receive her skirt on Monday, 1 August - check back for a photo of her skirt.

Size 6 months and size nine... please contact me as soon as possible to receive your skirts!

And check back next Wednesday to see the latest trend: MATCHING COUSIN SKIRTS!