Friday, October 22, 2010

pretty things...

I've had fun using some of my new fabrics lately  :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Weekend in Marble Falls

Ben & I spent a grand, extra long weekend in Marble Falls with Jim & Idie.  We were so thankful for the time spent with them & for the restful visit that it was.

Check out the AMAZING pumpkin patch that we visited at Sweet Berry Farms.  If you are in the MF area--you have to visit!

 They had lots great of photo ops with pumpkins, trailers, bails of hay, etc...

jim :) 

jim & idie (resisting my attempt to take their picture..haha) in front of the "stuff a scarecrow" barn!  How cool is that!?

behind ben & jim is a pumpkin painting area, a petting zoo, a field to pick fresh flowers in, and the list of wonderful fall attractions goes on.  they even had a corn maze!

in the spring this farm is a strawberry & blackberry picking farm.  these are rows of strawberry plants.

and i couldn't resist this one.  since we didn't have any cute little kids to take photos w/ at the pumpkin patch, ben was forced to be the stand in model.   you can tell he's loving it, right?

photo credit

Oh and after all our pumpkin farm fun, I did actually get a pumpkin....a Fairytale pumpkin.  
Look's like it's straight out of Cinderella, no?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Little Sunshine Spotlighted On....

yellow songbird

Thanks Kim!

Go here to check out her blog & the spotlight!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Little Sunshine Blog

Hey there friends,

Thanks again for those who participated in the giveaway!

Just wanted to let you know that I am starting a blog specifically for My Little Sunshine:

I'll be doing most of my craft posts, shop promotions & such over on that blog & will keep this one for real "Carter" updates.

My Little Sunshine also has a twitter account (although, I am not exactly sure how to use it) so be sure to check that out on the new blog as well!


 to everyone who participated in the giveaway!

I had a lot of fun doing my first giveaway & if you weren't the winner, don't worry, there will be more to come!

Ok, onto announcing the WINNER!!!!!!

This person will win 2 yards from my shop of their choice in fabric!

All the entries shuffled up in my cute little anthro hat:

a terrible picture of me blindfolded (just wanted to make sure you knew that i wasn't peeking!)

and finally, the winner is:


Here's how you claim your prize:

Email me at with:

Your desired fabric choice(s)

Your mailing address

Thanks again to everyone for participating!!  :)  much love!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fabric Giveaway!!!

As part of the grand opening of my new shop, I am going to be giving away 2 YARDS (your choice!) of beautiful Anna Maria Horner fabric on this blog!  

There are three possible ways to enter:

1)  Leave a comment below with a description of your favorite fabric from my shop

2) Tweet about the giveaway, and leave another comment letting me know you tweeted


3) Facebook the giveaway link and again leave a comment letting me know you have done so

The winner will be revealed on Tuesday, October 12th, so get to work---You have THREE chances to win your choice of 2 yards of fabric from My Little Sunshine Fabric!

Ready, Set, Go!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

a new venture....

So.... some of you know this, and probably most of you don't. So here I am, spilling my desire & my new venture all at once. For about two years, or really ever since I started sewing and creating handmade purses and other crafty things, I have had this  huge desire to start a fabric shop.  Ben & I have tossed  around the idea for the past year and a half, prayed about it, let it sit and marinade, and have waited.  When we moved to San Angelo, we both decided it would be a good time to turn these dreams into a reality.  I have been working on the logistics ever since we moved, to get things in order for starting this venture & I AM SOOOO EXCITED because the day is finally here & my shop is up an RUNNING!!!


My Sunshine Fabric, or My Little Sunshine, however you wish to call it---was birthed out of my love for creating.  A love, which can be largely credited to my grandmothers, Sunshine & Mary Ruth.  They both spent countless and fondly remembered hours with me, teaching me to to sew and to paint.  I grew up wanting to become an artist, largely due to their influence & time spent with me creating things.  My grandmother, Sunshine, opened up her own home decor shop in her younger years, to share her creative juices with others & now I am doing the same.  In a way, it's my little piece of her, my Sunshine, who is now with Jesus.

Check out the shop here:

We are starting out small, but are excited for the opportunity!  I am basking in the thrill of having bolts of fabric in my home!  Enjoy & feel free to share with others!