August 18th, 2010

I know…you’re all doing your back to school shopping and wondering when the heck the new HB stuff will be online. Soon, I swear! I’ll have things in the store (monogram madness) by Friday and will be adding things online this weekend. OR maybe you’re a procrastinator like I am (I have 7 days left to find Nikolas a school bag and lunch sack and I’m sure everything is already picked over so I’m praying my poor guy won’t be stuck taking a My Little Pony school bag on his first day!!)…so maybe you haven’t noticed that the site has been lacking in the Fall department. Either way, new stuff coming soon…VERY SOON!!

I’ve already got lots booked for this Fall. Some private trunk shows and a Ladies’ Night out event in September, more trunk shows in October and two craft fairs in November.

You can book your own private trunk show by sending an email to cs@hazelbrowndesigns.com

Anyway, part of the reason I’ve been holding out is that I’m working with Puddle Jumpers Photography for the fall line. I’m soooo excited! Her work is FABULOUS! You should check out her work. But we’ll be shooting next week and I wanted to get stuff online a bit earlier so you’ll have to deal with my amateur shots for a short while ; )

I’ve also got some women items ready to unleash…I really wish I had some pics to go with this post…you’ll love them…partly because you’ve been asking for them, and also because I know how cute they are!!

Okay then…off to take some pics!

Oak Brook, IL Fine Craft Show

July 30th, 2010

Had a great time at OakBrook, as usual. Got plenty of compliments on the clothing as everyone is used to seeing purses and handbags. I was a bit nervous as it was my first clothing show, but had a great turnout, a great time and a lot of fun!

Ruffled Tote

June 14th, 2010

Finally a picture of the new HB Ruffled Tote!!

There are a few in the store so if you’re local, come in and get them while they’re H-O-T!

If you don’t catch them in time, you can always shop online at www.hazelbrowndesigns.com.

For $48, you cannot go wrong! Cutest beach bag ever…or just tote other random things around town!

Measures approximately 15″h x 19″W x 5″D…two interior pockets and magnetic snap closure.

Store opens…

May 28th, 2010

Monogram Madness in Naperville, IL opens their doors Tuesday, June 1st!!…and will carry our goodies!!

Apron Skirts $32

Rosette Tank…Emellished by Monogram Madness

Rosette Tee

Perfect Gifts!…for you or your gals…

May 24th, 2010

Custom order yours to match the color/theme of your wedding!!

Another beautiful day…another trip to the ER…

April 30th, 2010

Sounds like the same tune we sang last spring…Sophie went to the ER twice…once in April for hitting her forehead on the Power Wheels Jeep windshield, and another in June for running in her room and jumping on her bed and knocking the corner of her forehead into the corner of the sidetable. Ouch! Makes me cringe just thinking about it…big, huge, open gash…Matt has taken them everytime. And so today was Niko’s turn…his second time, as well. When he was 3 years old, the old window in his bedroom came crashing down on his hand and we thought he had broken some fingers (which he didn’t)…but Matt took him to the ER. And today, Niko decided to jump off the swing, y’know…like we all used to do back in the day, except he landed face down on his forearm/elbow.

Oh, man…he came running to the back door crying, saying he fell on his arm. I didn’t understand why he was crying because there was no blood, no bruise, no swelling, no sign of anything! So we iced it, I asked him to wave to me and life his elbow, which he did, so i thought he’d be fine once the initial shock wore off. He took a short nap and I asked him how his arm was and he said it was better. Although, I didn’t ask him to show me to move it again. So when Matt showed up from work this evening, he tried to move his arm and Niko screamed!!! Oh, man, I felt so bad for the little guy : (

It was off to the ER for Niko and daddy…and I got frequent text updates from the ER…we’re in the room and the doctor will see us in a few minutes…okay, we’re waiting to have x-rays taken because the doc thinks he broke a bone…then I got a call…”Yup, he broke the ulna and there’s still a little swelling so they can’t cast him today. He’ll get a splint and sling and then have to go back on Monday to get a cast”. My heart hurt for him…poor guy. And even hurt worse when Matt sent me these pics from the ER…

What a trooper! I couldn’t wait for him to get home. Daddy made a special trip to get Slurpees!! Every little boy who breaks his arm needs a Slurpee to make everything better. He also had me and the girls waiting for him when he arrived. Sophie was near tears just thinking about his broken arm. She said, “I don’t want Niko to have a broken arm!!” and Olivia said, “I feel bad for Niko”. They’re definitely sweet when they wanna be! When it matters, anyway, right?? : )

Well, daddy has already given him the talk on how if he plays this right, he’ll have 4 girls waiting on him for the next 6 to 8 weeks…I already had to put the kabosh on the 3rd Airheads candy of the night (AFTER bedtime!)….

Now he’s settled in bed watching Batman…oh boy…I have a feeling this kid isn’t gonna mind his cast so much after a few more days of this special treatment ; )

Garden Glam Winners!!

April 26th, 2010

Thanks everyone for sending me your messages about what you’re looking forward to this summer!

These ladies will be receiving a Garden Glam Apron skirt before they’re available online!!

Tina F. from LaGrange, IL

Susan S. from Dongola, IL

and Whitney C. from Zachary, LA

Please send me the size you’d like and a shipping address.

Thanks everyone! Be sure to visit and check the blog soon for another giveaway!!

Did somebody say…”Summer”???…

April 21st, 2010

Okay, we’re not there QUITE yet, but the sunshine and beautiful weather sure has me dreamin’ about it. Picked up some fabrics and have been sewing away…take a peek….

Pretty, summery, bright and girly! I love the blue and the silver gray…a night light and airy feel but not blah. And of course, we need a splash of pink. Here is the Garden Glam Apron Skirt…

And if you just thought your little one needed this in her wardrobe, you just might have one before everyone else!!

We’re giving away three of these skirts. Just let us know what you’re looking forward to this summer…anything, be creative…tell us a story, send us a pic…you’ve got until April 25th!! We’ll pick 3 winners.

Hungry Hungry…

April 19th, 2010

Hippo!! Remember this game?? One of my favorites…and now my kids are enjoying it, too!

Love it!

Day at the park…

April 14th, 2010

I know, I know…I need to post a few things on HBD and I SWEAR…I’m working on stuff. Just have to take pics and post them…but for now, taking pics of my kiddos at the park is much more fun…

and yes, it was about 80 degrees out today and Madi INSIST she keep the ba da man (Spiderman) hat on…

This is Livi telling us she’s hot…yep…so soon after, we left and grabbed some yummy frosties from Wendys!

oh, and the marks on her arms and legs are just markers…Madi’s way of accessorizing!

Okay…back to work…REALLY!!