Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Chalkboard Lettering Tutorial

I have a small craft fair coming up this weekend so I needed to fix up Lucie's Treasures business sign. After my daughter completely messed up the chalk drawing of my logo at the last event I decided to go the permanent way. So no more redoing the whole sign at the actual event. 
I used a chalkboard insert and my 16x20" Poppy Tree Frame. Go check them out, they have a great selection of beautiful frames of all shapes and sizes. 

You can download/print the full size image here.
Tutorial template by Birdesign.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Yarn Love

Wow! It has been almost two weeks and I haven't written anything. My parents were visiting so I am going to take that as an excuse.
I haven't been able to sew much lately either and I am going through a bit of a withdrawal. I have two aprons to finish (one for St. Patrick's Day, other one for Easter) and a Christmas present for a friend. No, I am not that good, I'm that bad.
If my husband finally signs me up, I will be bringing the aprons to the Craft Fair that's happening next weekend on Spangdahlem. They will be available for pre-order and since my almost three-year-old decided to stop taking naps I will be only taking a few of those. But trust me - they're adorable.
This is the only creative thing I have done during the past few days (not counting painting with my daughter). Yes. I have entered the world of crochet. After finding this yarn at a local craft shop and watching a few video tutorials online I began crocheting my first cowl. I had to start it a few times because I wasn't happy with the way it was coming out, but now it's a pretty smooth sail and I can see a few more of these in my future.

And to wrap this post up, I thought I would answer a few questions to help you know me a little better - sewing wise :)

How old were you when you began sewing?
Both my grandmother and my mom were seamstresses so I basically grew up with with pins and needles around me. I remember getting a pattern book one Christmas. So while my sister would cut a rectangle out of fabric, made a hole in the middle, put it over Barbie's head and tie it around her waist I had carefully traced out my pattern pieces and began sewing a dress for my doll. I remember it to this day. It was a long white dress with pink velvet trim, all done by hand. I loved it. Later on, my mom taught me how to sew on a real sewing machine and I remember making a top for myself. When I wasn't sewing, I was tracing out patterns for my mom or otherwise helping her in her sewing room.

Is sewing a hobby or a job for you?
Sewing definitely started out as a hobby for me. But for almost 2 years now it has been a bit of both.
When I was growing up I would never think I would follow in my mother's and grandmother's footsteps. But somehow I did and it's the most fulfilling job I could have. I am looking forward to the day when both my children go to school and I can just spend the day creating pretty things :) But that's going to take a while considering my youngest is just 5 months old.

About how many hours a week do you put into sewing?
That varies a lot. Before my youngest was born I would sew even 40 hours a week, but now with a baby and a toddler doesn't take naps any more I barely get 5.

What is your favorite thing about sewing?
I'm going to have to say fabric shopping :)

Sunday, January 20, 2013


Lucie's Treasures blog is finally here!

We're way past the first half of January so it's about time I made this New Years resolution happen.

Now I do wish I could just skip the first blog post all together and start writing what I really want to write about, but I guess a little introduction is in order :)

My name is Lucie and I am the owner of Lucie's Treasures Boutique. As if being a full time mommy of 2 wasn't enough I decided to open up a little shop with children's clothes, accessories and toys. Obviously I can't just stick with one, because there is so many cute thing to be made so much beautiful fabric to be bought.

After last year being so crazy I decided it's time to take my business (and my life) in a different direction. I'm going to go more in depth about the changes in another post, but one of them is this blog.

This is to be the place where I share with you what's going on with my life and my business, my thoughts, ideas and inspiration. I am planning on writing some tutorials as well, so if there is anything you would be interested in, let me know!

Please, don't hesitate to leave comments! Any and all feedback is appreciated :)