Thursday, July 31, 2008

luscious new pj line in

New pj line, called Dreamwear, just in! We are stocking three really pretty colors; pale blue, champagne, and a soft amber brown. This line is so silky soft and delicately colored, I feel like it was custom made for Sweet Petula. All items are made in the USA.
In stock now; long pant, short, tank, scoop neck top and cardigan jacket

look at how happy this lady is in her new pj's!

Dreamwear is made by PJ Harlow...this is a picture of Jean Harlow...they may or may not be related.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Big Winner! Tanya Miller!

Our Girl's Night Out Drawing Winner is...Tanya Miller! Tanya won $125 worth of Sweet Petula Pj's

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Avie Designs!

I came home last week to find the most delightful surprise EVER in my mailbox. A few months ago, I had purchased some lovely personalized mailing labels from Avie Designs. Well, my purchase must have landed me on their mailing list, because a few weeks ago I was asked to participate in a survey about their products....and for filling out the survey, I was sent a box of stationary. It was so exciting! Everything about the package they sent me was delightful. Now don't get me wrong, the product has to be amazing (and their paper products are wonderful), but oh how I love good packaging. Even they way they address your package is pretty.
Treat yourself to some of their personalized mailing labels. For a mere $15.00 you get 64 labels. They make paying bills almost fun. Shop now.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

i do not love a parade

I am being held hostage by the Seafair Torchlight Parade. Today is technically my day off, after preparing all week for Girl's Night Out (more on that later...I left my camera at the shop). I had a relaxing wonderful facial at The Wax Bar this afternoon, then decided to pop into manufacturing to check on a few things. The people lining the sidewalks in their lawn chairs as I was parking did not tip me off to the fact that something was up. It was little Sarah H. at the shop who informed me what was brewing. I should have fled when I had the chance. So now, my car is parked in the middle of the parade and I'm stuck.

Oh great...the pirates are coming. Fake pirates are creepy.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

100th post! & Big Winner Patti W!

this is my 100th exciting! Even more exciting? Patti W. won 2 free tickets to our Girl's Night Out!
Yea Patti!

Monday, July 21, 2008

one of the best parts of my day....

Surely your all wondering what the heck is going on with our new Pioneer Square shop? Well, it's coming along...a little slowly...but surely. We had hoped to be open sometime in July, but now it looks more like the end of August.
The wholesale portion has been up and running since June, and I'm down here all the time working on products and new orders. It is sweltering hot in here and fortunately, there is a metal screen door I can leave locked, but open. I'm often in back, where passersby cannot see me, but I can hear them. The best part of my day...and it just happened, is when people walk by and I can hear them excitedly talking about the new Sweet Petula! And how excited they are that we are coming to the neighborhood. It makes me happy.
(the other best part of my day in Pioneer Square? Subway Sandwiches...I've just discoved them! They are delicious! Do not tell Tom B. aka: SnootyMcFancyFoodPants)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Free Tickets To Girl's Night Out

Have you gotten your tickets for Girl's Night Out yet? Well here is your chance to win 2 for FREE!

Post your answers to the following questions and we will pick a winner on Wednesday the 23rd.

*Would you rather have beauty, brains or personality?
*If you had one week by yourself at home what would you do?
*What would you wear if you didn't worry about what people thought?
*What's your favorite beauty tip?
*What do you most enjoy or miss about being single?

Friday, July 18, 2008

what I'm loving right this very minute

At our last trunk show I bought this embossed leather card case and matching clutch. I absolutely love it! I love it so much, we starting carring the line at the shop full time. Come check it out. Currently we have about 4 pieces in stock, but a full ring swatch of all the leather choices is available for custom orders. Made by SidneyAnnDesigns.

Card Cases $19.00 Clutches $78.00 (slightly lower for smooth leather colors)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

i bought a pink poodle mold.....

Well, actually, it is just a poodle mold. Not a PINK poodle mold. But i found this funny vintage mold (for candlemaking i think), that I am going to use to make a gigantic bar of pink poodle soap. I can hardly wait. In fact I'm finding it difficult to get my normal daily projects done with this baby sitting on my desk.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

new jewelry just in

Eau de Lavande
One of a kind necklace built around the large goldtone, arabesque-embossed medallion.
Nana - one of a kind vermeil earrings in smoky topaz, rose quartz and citrine

Mille Fiori - one of a kind baroque charm bracelet. This is my favorite favorite piece. There are so many interesting vintage charms on this piece. So pretty!
by NY jewelry designer, Anca, we only got in 5 pieces total, so stop in to see! I had posted a photo last week of her work, and now here is more!
A little bit about Anca....."I was born in Romania, in Eastern Europe and now, many years afterwards, I live in New York. I had fine arts training in my childhood and youth, but then I took a detour for a while, when I busied myself with some exact science and some business. As they say wisdom and maybe self-understanding come with age, and in my fourth decade I went back to what I love doing: painting and making jewelry. I am happy to have traveled all this way and to have finally understood what makes me who I am: my creativity."

Friday, July 11, 2008

At Home Oxygen Facial

This oxygen treatment can be prepared easily and inexpensively at home. Make fresh and use right away.

1/8 cup oatmeal

1 T. almonds

1 T. clay (green or white)

1 t. dried lavender

1 T. hydrogen peroxide

3 T. water

1. In a blender or coffee grinder blend the oatmeal into a fine powder

2. grind the almonds

3. Combine all dried ingredients in a large bowl, using wire whisk to mix

4. In a small bowl, combine the oatmeal/dry mix with the hydrogen peroxide and water and mix into a paste

5. Apply to face using gentle circular motions

6. Allow to set for 5 minutes

7. rinse with cool water

8. look and feel pretty

Thursday, July 10, 2008

pure bliss

One of the most amazing beauty products ever is the Bliss Spa's Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask
(tomorrow I am going to post how you make your own oxygen facial home!)

It is this super nifty "science project" like face treatment that turns all frothy and fizzy on contact while releasing oxygen into the skin. When I'm using it, I like to pretend that I'm driving through a car wash.....with my face sticking right out the window. It gets that bubbly....very fun. The best part is your instantly brighter, fresher, and younger-looking complexion. And who doesn't need a little of that? This little beauty *costs $52.00 a bottle and is worth every penny.
*or as I like to say $100, because every time I go to Sephora to buy it, I buy at least two other little things I must have.

My last purchases.....

High Brow by Benefit. I love, love, love this under brow pencil. With one quick stroke directly under the arch of your brow, this soft, oyster-pink pencil instantly adds lift and sparkle to the entire eye area. You could wear nothing but this on your face and look great.

Another little lovely, A lip gloss from Bare Escentuals called, Buxom Lips. It is one of those lip plumping products that actually does work...but without the irritants most lip plumpers use. I believe they use peppermint oil as the "plumper", since it tastes pretty minty and makes your lips feel all tingly. The only downside of this product is that it makes your lips pretty glossy and not too kissable. In fact, I've noticed that Tom B. stays far away from my lips when I have it on. The shiny intense glossy-ness frightens him.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

super secret new product alert.....

I've been working on a super secret new Sweet Petula Product...little hint here to the left.

It is for the bath and special tub times.

This new super secret product will be unveiled at Girl's Night Out and given away FREE in all of the goody bags. In the meantime, I am obsessed with working on this super secret project. It is so much fun.

oh..and the goody bags for Girl's Night Out? A M A Z I N G will feel like a presenter at some fancy Le'Shmancy awards show. (execpt we won't make fun of your outfit or talk about your ass the next day)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

best of craigslist

This afternoon I was listing something for FREE on Craiglist, and had to peruse the "Best Of" is one of my favorite weekly reads. The most entertaining part is that many of the ads nominated for the Best of Craigslist are not intended to be funny. Here's a little gem from today.
Oh and just FYI: if you are looking for PG and below reading, you may want to skip following the link to read more. Or you may want to live a little.
three pink plastic lawn flamingos, the momma, the daddy and two babies. in good shape except the momma has a bullet hole. will trade for a good dog or weed eater, will also consider any kind of alcohol as long as it ain't been opened up."

Thursday, July 3, 2008

I heart gin

I was in Ballard yesterday and happened to stop by the Dish D'Lish for a little lunch. I had the most refreshing summer drink called a Ginger Hibiscus Cooler (or something), that I will have to somehow duplicate for our Girl's Night Out. This particularly lovely little concoction was non- alcoholic, but I'm going to add some gin to zest things up a bit. It is a true fact that girls like gin.

I really love Redheart13's work. She seems very complicated in that there are super girly sweet feminine pieces, then really surprisingly bad-ass girl pieces. Nice! And if you love this necklace...please buy it here.

click on the photo to be taken to her blog