My last post was 11/9.  Eek.  Time seriously gets away from me, especially this time of year.

Some of us are just getting over a bug...I hate when the sickies hit our home.  I'm finishing up some last minute holiday orders this week.  And starting to make some gifts - finally.  I have to say I completely underestimated how crazy it would be this holiday season.  Wasn't it September like yesterday?  I learned a lot this year, at least.  Note to self - prepare for holiday fairs months in advance.  Not a couple of weeks.  It totally messed up my schedule...I had all sorts of cute holiday outfits to offer, and had no time to make them.  Not good.  So...next year will be different.  Promise.

I plan to open my customs shop back up sometime in January.  I will be limiting the number and size of orders per week.  Its for my own sanity really.  I really enjoy making new things, but I need to allow myself time to do that.

If I don't get back here before then,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!
from the Sanborn family


I know I said...

...I would choose a winner this afternoon, and its now after afternoon...time got away from me!

Congratulations, Cassie Violette!

Please email me at nellesclothing@yahoo.com with your address and I'll get this sweet little dress right out to you. :)

Thanks to all for playing!  Look for another giveaway soon!


Getting ready for the fair...

I enlisted helpers on Saturday (Elisabeth and Mom!) and we got sooo much done!  This was all in preparation for the fair on November 19. I'm seriously getting excited as I see things get put together.  Mom did all the cutting...Elisabeth punched out tags.  It was a MAJOR help.  You can see Emily tried to be a part of the craziness as well...she wasn't nearly as helpful, but a sweet little addition.  :)

 Winter Floral Knot Dresses

Dolls (YAY!) and lots of goodies all cut and ready to sew


Today, we headed over to my sister's farm to get some holiday portraits of our family. I made the girls peasants with Noel sashes, Donovan got a Noel tie (even though it had flowers on it, and "its a little weird for boys to wear flowers," he humored me), and I even wore some bright RED ruffles for some of the photos!  I cannot wait to see the end result!


Time flies...

in the blink of an eye.

I've been very busy the last few weeks.  I am happy to say that the Halloween Costume Party we planned for our kiddos was a huge success!  18 of Elisabeth & Donovan's classmates joined us two weekends ago to celebrate Halloween, eat some awesome Mummy dogs and fries (and plenty of candy), jump in the leaves (our pile was HUGE...seriously), and bob for apples!  I owe it all to the BEST Mom.  While children arrived at our door, she was busy in the kitchen making supper, cleaning up after the numerous messes (I am wishing I had taken a picture of the trail of leaves on our floors-they led from the front door, into the dining room and kitchen, down BOTH halls and into the living room.  I'm still finding leaves under the furniture!), and helping us clean up after it was all said and done.  It was a whirlwind.  I could not have done it without her!  And my husband!  Oh, yes, can't forget James in all of this...he kept me sane...and made sure the leaf pile was replenished often.  Thanks to you both. 

Here are a couple of photos of the event...
Yummy Mummy Dogs

Fries - I found these way cool cups at our local liquidation center...
they say "Boardwalk Fries" on them - perfect!

The walkway leading to a table full of goodies!
 Cupcakes (frosted by none other than MOM!)

 the Goodies


And now back to orders...lots of new ideas are being sent my way...and my Noel collection is selling well (yay!).  Keep 'em coming! :)


September Drawing Winner Announced!!!

Congratulations, Pam!!!

You will received 20% off your next order from Nelle*s!
Offer expires in 60 days.


Good things come in small packages...

My first treasury....cute stuff, right?!


Adding the Damask Ruffles to Etsy today!

I have pink/brown, cream/brown, avacado/brown, and black/white available!

One large order going out today....

Alison, I hope you love all of these sweet little outfits.  You are always wonderful to work with, Thank You!

I truly enjoyed making these!

The Dana Knot Dress

 The Laura Set

 The Oakie Knot Dress


Katie's Capes

I just have to shout out to Katie at Katie's Capes for a minute.  :)  Her capes are the absolute best!  Oh, and the crowns!  They are wonderful for encouraging imaginative play.  My kids will wear them for hours (sometimes even to bed).  :)  Her prices cannot be beat and the quality is just amazing!  I do hope you will pay her a visit.


Oh, Sarah!

I can't get over the recent batch of photos from Freckle Farm Photography!  Sarah, once again, I love them!  Thanks, Sis!!!

Thank you, Lynn from nardiesarttowear on Etsy...

She included my Oakie Knot Dress in her Autumn Treasury!  Please take a look....its a beautiful treasury!

Thank you, Lynn!


More photos from Freckle Farm Photography...

Oakie Knot Dress

Holly Knot Dress

Every little girl needs an apron...

 Thanks to Sarah at Freckle Farm Photography for working with Emily to get these amazing pics!  We love them!

This apron is one of my sample items.  That means I won't be making anymore like it.  It turned out beautiful, but I decided to change the pattern some.  Once I have the pattern tweaked, these sweet little numbers will be added to my store.

Every little girl needs an apron!

And of course, the dress is part of my "simplest" line....and is always available in my shop!
Photos Courtesy of Freckle Farm Photography