Sweet Melody Designs

Are You Dreaming of Decals?

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    Hello Friends!

   I'm so excited to share with you the new decals that will be coming soon to the shop!  These are sure to make a statement in your nursery and you'll be on your way to making your nursery beautiful for your little one.  

Come take a look at our growing wall decal selection and pick out your favorite! 

http://www.sweetmelodydesigns.com/shop-wall-decals/


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Swaddles are Here!!!

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 so soft, so breathable, so sweet.....

so soft, so breathable, so sweet.....


We're so excited to share these swaddles with you!  With adorable design and oh so soft fabric, this is the perfect baby item for your little one.  Along with swaddling, these blankets can be used as a play mat, carseat cover, nursing cover, stroller cover, or just a blanket to snuggle with as your child grows.  

The swaddle packs are available now in three different designs - Pink Stars, Blue Stars, and Away We Go.  These make great baby shower gifts!

Get your swaddle pack TODAY on our website:

www.sweetmelodydesigns.com


 

 

"Just Imagine" fabric line!

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Hello friends!  I'm very excited to share with you the newest Sweet Melody news!  After teaming up with Shannon Fabrics, I have just finished launching my new fabric line entitled "Just Imagine" and wanted to give you a few glimpses of what is going to be coming out this summer.

I've just returned from the 2016 Spring Quilt Market, which took place in Salt Lake City, Utah this year.  This is a bi-annual event where all the big fabric companies show off what's new, and is the place to be when you want your new fabric line to be seen.  We met with lots of manufacturers, retailers, and sewing enthusiasts.  The "Just Imagine" fabric line was very well-received, all with positive feedback.  

Within this design line, there are 18 different designs.  Some of them will be in a soft Cuddle fabric (similar to minky), and others will be in the Embrace double gauze fabric.  So what does that mean for you? Shannon Fabrics will be selling to a lot of fabric retailers as well as online fabric stores.  You can find out if a store near you carries some of the fabric and check it out for yourself, I'll leave the info for that at the end of this blog post.  

Another big thing that I am super excited about are the new Sweet Melody Swaddle Packs!  They will be coming out soon (hopefully July 2016) and will be available to purchase here on the Sweet Melody Designs website!  Swaddle blankets were by far my favorite baby item when I had both my children, and were very versatile in their uses besides just to wrap them up snug.  This can be used as a stroller cover, carseat cover, play mat, or just a blanket to hold and snuggle with as they get older.  

There will be three different styles initially available, and each swaddle pack will be a pack of 3 swaddle blankets. These soft and adorable blankets are made from Embrace double gauze fabric, and will be warm and breathable for your little one.  These make the perfect addition to your baby necessities, or also the perfect baby shower gift! Here are a couple sneak peeks of the swaddle packs, the first showing a neutral woodland hot air balloons, along with arrows.  This one will also come with a solid Aruba Teal swaddle.  The other image shows our sweet elephants with the Little One, and shooting stars.  This will be available in baby pink or baby blue, along with a solid as well.

Thanks for tuning in! I hope you are just as excited as I am, and I'd love to hear your comments!

* You can find Shannon Fabrics at many local quilt shops and fabric stores, and online at fabric.com, theminkyboutique.com, and fabricdepot.com. You can also view their NEW Store Locator to find shops near you: Store Locator.  Just remember to call ahead to ensure product availability.

my inspiration...

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    There are quite a few things that inspire me, and motivate me to work better and draw more creatively.  My faith and trust in God, and seeing how much He's blessed this little business, inspires me to keep working at it.  My husband inspires me through his support and encouragement.  Our business wouldn't be where it is without our brainstorming sessions.  

     And then there's this little girl - my daughter, Melody.  I feel like overnight her creativity has taken off, and more often than not you can find her here, at our dining room table coloring or drawing.  Lately I've had a lot of fun working on sketches at the table next to her.  I love being able to hear her thoughts on what I'm drawing.  I inspire her, which in turn inspires me.  

     My son, Shane, also loves sharing his opinion.  Sometimes I'll ask him "What should mom draw next?"  And more often than not his answer is "A fox!"  My kids inspire me to draw creative art that will make them smile.  

     Another big part of my inspiration comes from the people I interact with through convos and emails that purchase my art.  I love to be a friend and hear about their story, and learn how I can help them create their little one's world.  They inspire my to keep creating things that are "nursery-worthy."  

     And just for fun, I'll throw in my go-to music inspiration.  The soundtrack to Chronicles of Narnia, and Plumb's albums - Blink and Need You Now, those are my top musical background noises that I prefer.  

    Thank you to all of my inspirations!

a few of my favorites...

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      I thought I'd share with you just a few of my favorites of pieces I have drawn.  It's impossible to pick an absolute favorite, but there have been plenty of moments when I have finished a sketch and say "this is my new favorite."

First up in the line-up is the adorable Princess Mischief.  If there were any of my characters that I've drawn that I wish could come to life and hang out in my office with me and help me work, it would be this little gal.  


These next couple I just absolutely adore, because this boy and this girl are both on an amazing adventure that any kid would love to go on, and they are inspirational to the imagination.  A smile automatically comes to my face whenever I look at them.  


And the last one I'll include, but certainly not the least, is my Elephant Moon Dream art.  This was one of the first drawings I had done when I was working on a new style for my shop.  I remember sketching this on the floor of our living room on a cold night in March about two years ago (2013).  I never would have guessed that this would become my number one seller, and play such a huge part in the success of this business.  It's just such a fun thought to me, to know that this sleepy little elephant is hanging in nurseries all over the world, bringing smiles to little ones.