Monday, August 22, 2016

UPDATE - 12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 2 - calicodaisy gems


UPDATE - 10/07/2016:  Goodness! I fell off the 12 Weeks of Custom Christmas wagon just two weeks in. Though I was very prepared with my list of 12 items to show off over 12 weeks, the actual preparing and processing of the post with photos and fresh samples was a little more than I could swing along with regular shop production.  I’m thinking I should have planned a 12 Months til Christmas presentation!  

As well, we had quite a bit of excitement around here in August as our daughter became engaged over the summer, and the flurry of wedding planning started immediately.  The wedding dress is checked off the list!  It’s difficult to maintain so many trains of thought and creative production at the same time ..... always a learning curve.

I will regroup and plan the 12-Weeks again next year (because, in my field, the 2017 holidays are just around the corner!).  Meanwhile, if you’ve been wondering “Where in the world is Michele and her 12-Week presentation?,” here is a coupon code good until 10/31/2016 - the last day for ordering in time for holiday delivery: Free Shipping on orders of $15.00 or more - FSOCTOBER2016   




The 12 Weeks of Custom calicodaisy handmade Christmas enters Week 2. As calicodaisy handmade has a cutoff date of 10/23/2016 this year for custom holiday orders, we are featuring beautiful items each week to pique your interest and entice you to order early!  

Check back here on Mondays to keep up with the weekly postings of trendy and traditional features now through the end of October. Each week special pricing will be listed for the featured items.

The 12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 2


This week’s feature is the calicodaisy gem.  The calicodaisy gem is a simply sweet accent pillow cover embellished with an embroidered monogram or initial in your favorite style.  The gems are offered in both 14” square and 12” x 16” lumbar sizes and both are priced at $28.00.  You can choose any color fabric you like for the cover - in general, and I’ll then coordinate with your color instructions.  

Now that there are thousands of embroidered fonts available, it is hard to show off all the hundreds I have in my library.  On the CDH Embroidery Fonts page, I’m gradually adding samples of the fonts requested most.  Any of these embroidered fonts are available for embroidery on the calicodaisy gems.  If you don’t see the one you would like, you are welcome to request a specific font, and I’ll do my best to find it or digitize it myself.   

The 12 Weeks of Christmas Week 2 Specials -  

1. The calicodaisy gems are listed in the shop.  For free domestic shipping this week on single gems, here is a coupon code:  FSAUG201

2. Bundle Special:  Four pillow covers for $100.00.

3. Gift Certificates at discounted pricing are at The Building Fund.  When you choose the amount you would like, you’ll be taken to a PayPal invoice page.  

Please come back again next Monday to see the Week 3 feature.

Monday, August 15, 2016

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 1 - Custom Pillow Wraps


The 12 Weeks of Custom calicodaisy handmade Christmas begins!  As calicodaisy handmade has a cutoff date of 10/23/2016 this year for custom holiday orders, we are featuring beautiful items each week to pique your interest and entice you to order early!  

Check back here on Mondays to keep up with the weekly postings of trendy and traditional features now through the end of October. Each week special pricing will be listed for the featured items.

The 12 Weeks of Custom Christmas - Week 1


Featured this week are the new Custom Pillow Wraps.  A marvelous and versatile twist on freshening up your decor without adding new items to the room.  Read all the details that makes CDH Custom Pillow Wraps lovely little pieces of jewelry to finish off your design strategy or freshen up with new fabrics.  

Just like our custom pillow covers, the pillow wraps can be created in nearly any color set.  Tell us your shade of color - in general, and we will do our best to coordinate with your look.  

Seasonal decorating with pillow wraps makes holiday decor so much easier.  Rather than swapping everything out with holiday pillows for the season and then having to put them all away, give your everyday look a seasonal update with a pretty pillow wrap.  

The wraps are reversible and a continuous band around the pillow.  No velcro to catch fuzzy threads and grab at your upholstery, no snaps or buttons to fiddle with.  The embroidered side of the band can be shown off, and, if the pillow gets tossed around and falls to its other side, no worries, the band is as pretty on the flip side as the embroidered side.  Love color block?  Turn the band inside out and go for a solid band around the middle for an updated look.    


See what a pretty change up the wraps make when added to a monogrammed pillow cover.  These wraps were sized to cover the original embroidered design.  January through October, let your letters shine.  In November, display Fall Harvest and Thanksgiving colors.  Put the turkey away and switch out the band to a lovely Poinsettia design, and you are ready for the Holidays.  Versatile and convenient!  

The 12 Weeks of Christmas Week 1 Specials:  

  1. Introductory Pricing on Custom Pillow Bands are already listed in the calicodaisy shop.  
  2. A Holiday Bundle - Set of Two - The “Give Thanks” and Poinsettia Spray designs together at special pricing.   
  3. Gift Certificates at discounted pricing over at The Building Fund.  The posting still features “Christmas in July,” but let’s agree that it really says “Christmas in July until the end of August.”  The GCs are actually sold from TBF page.  When you choose the amount you would like, you’ll be taken to a PayPal invoice page.  

Please come back next week to see what we have in store for you and your gift giving shopping list!  

All Wrapped Up


Your living room is decorated just as you want it.  The custom pillows are placed just so.  It all looks gorgeous and not another thing is needed …. until the holidays roll around or you have a big Game Day party coming up.  You want to dress things up for the season BUT the swapping out of pillows and putting away again can be so tedious.  I have a great solution.  


Pillow Wraps!  Have you seen these before?  I spotted decorative pillow wraps at a market a while ago and put them on my list to design a calicodaisy handmade line. This summer, I put in the time in and designed a pillow wrap I would love to have and embroidered out a number of personalized and seasonal options to get started showing them off.  


First and foremost, the wrap itself is a beautiful small piece of handmade art.  Think of it as jewelry for your existing pillows.  The wrap is tailored to fit a pillow and not slip, reversible so any side can be front and center, and is a continuous band with no messy velcro to grab at your furniture upholstery and gather threads and no snaps or buttons that kids or pets can fiddle with.   


Reversible and pretty all the way around.  The band looks great with the embroidered design showing and equally lovely turned this way or that, inside or out, offering a color-block option when you want to keep things simple.  

Customizable.  Just as for my custom pillow covers, you can choose nearly any color set you like for your pillow wrap - in general, as I like to say.  Show me the color you would like and I’ll do my best to coordinate.  Petite piping would be very sweet added around the edge of the wrap.   


Washable.  Always a good feature.  

The first set of pillow bands are listed in the calicodaisy shop.  I can’t wait to see where client requests and suggestions lead for this new line.