Happy Holidays!

December 15, 2014

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Thank you all so much for your support this year! It has been truly a successful year for Susan Stange Design, (formerly Chevron and Lace). Because of you, I’ve made it to 100 sales since I began in 2012! Here are some stats from the past year.

From the year 2014:

    • Shop views – 1,838
    • Listing views – 8 ,951
  • 768 favorites
    • Shop favorites – 60
    • Listing Favorites – 708
  • 55 Orders
  • Favorite Listing – Gray Car Seat Protector
  • Most viewed item – Gray Car Seat Protector (1,466)

Here's to another year of sales and growth! Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement throughout my time as a business owner. It gets pretty stressful at times, but the joy I get from creating something special for someone near or far is pretty indescribable. You guys are the best! Thanks so much!

P.S. I'm featured in Ashley Suzanne's Holiday Gift Guide! Check it out!


Life Lately From my iPhone – December 2014

December 9, 2014

This is how we’ve felt at our house most days this month.

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Today was really great, though! Chelsea even let me sew for a while and I was able to finish this.

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And she has been getting into the Christmas spirit. She loves the toy Nativity we have and likes to share with Alexa, too!

Photo Nov 28, 9 11 49 AM

We are in the middle of a lot of change right now. Chelsea is moving back into her old room upstairs with Alexa because we’ve learned that she sleeps better and goes down easier when she can be closer to us and share a room with her favorite sister. Of course, that means that little sis sometimes has to sleep on the couch if big sis has already fallen asleep at naptime.

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We LOVE the bike trailer we got from Edith and Mark Castro at Omega bikes! I even took it to Hobby Lobby the other day for some Christmas decorations!

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I decided to make Chelsea her own felt tree since she always wanted to play with my felt Advent Calendar. It was fun, but didn’t stop her from ripping one of the numbered pockets. Oh well.

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We also tried playing “Pin the Hat on the Snowman.” She thought it was fun to put his hat on upside-down, but wasn’t too fond of the blind-fold. She chose to cover her own eyes instead.

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Have you written your letter to Santa yet?

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After an eventful two baby blessings for family this weekend in Utah Valley, this little gal crashed on my lap!

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Being a Mom is tough. Like, really hard. There are some days where I can’t help but feel completely alone, like no one understands, and “why in the heck did He send her to a lousy mom like me?” Those days… They’re not my favorite.

But then I look through the past month’s photos on my iPhone, with all of the cute, smiling faces, and I realize that if they’re both smiling, I must be doing something right.

Photo Nov 24, 9 17 05 AM ^^ Well… smiling or making a double chin ^^


Over-Sized Long Sleeve Color Bloc Tee

December 3, 2014
I’m not one to give lengthy excuses when it comes to blog posting (because really? who wants to hear them), but I will say that the past week has been B-U-S-Y! I pulled an all-nighter last week Tuesday night to get a bunch of sewing done. Followed that up with family on Wednesday, plus a 5K Turkey Trot on Thursday morning, a bunch of food that night, and various activities (including getting some great deals on Cyber Monday!) I’ve been trying really hard to add new items to my shop and get my name out there, so it has been cray cray.
I did make time for myself on Saturday to make a long sleeve color bloc tee! What do you think?
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shirt – me // necklace – H&M similar // pants – American Eagle // boots – Amazon
So I’m thinking maybe some black shirts with gray color blocs, dark green shirts with black color blocs (or leather?), gray shirts with maroon color blocs… the choices really are endless. This is for sure my favorite shirt. So light and airy, casual and comfortable, but with a pop of color to give it a little somethin’ somethin’.
So how about a tutorial? Sorry. Not tonight, but this shirt was so easy to make, I’ll for sure make another one and add a tutorial for you. How’s that?
Keep it real, friends. Happy Holidays and hope your Thanksgiving was pretty fantastic! I’ll update you on how mine went next time. Night!   
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