I love whippedSTYLE--they post several times a day with a combination of home & fashion trends, celebrity trends, and giveaways!  I think my favorite thing is how they group together ensembles featuring the latest--like today, friendship bracelets!  I love this look..

Braided Bracelet
They always feature Etsy items in their style collections, and I was so excited when they featured me in their "Seersucker Fun for Home and Wardrobe", and even more excited that they decided to feature me in their latest giveaway!  Make sure to sign up here to win your choice of a seersucker, pink damask, or leopard fabric print letter!

Dorm Room Ideas

Since this is the last week to get 20% off all dorm room orders, I thought I'd make a little list of what I think are the top 7 best tips for decorating a dorm room.  (why 7-that's when Hogan woke up-ha!)

Since your dorm room is probably your first place away from home, you definitely want it to be fun and to reflect your own personal style...which leads me to...

1.  Let the girls, not the mom, pick the style of the room!  
Too many times, the mom tries to pick what she wants for the room, only to have the girl not like it once she moves in.  Moms may go in there 10 times all year, so let the girls have fun and pick everything out!  Moms, if it's ugly, you don't have to live with it!

2.  Pick out a solid colored comforter.
The best way to start is to get a solid comforter that you can work around with fun, printed curtains, pillows, and bedskirts!  It really helps to anchor the whole room, and you can usually get a pretty good deal!  Good places to look are The Company StoreTargetBed, Bath, and Beyond, & Linen Source.  Save on the comforter so you can splurge on all of the fun stuff!  I love these how these simple white coverlets let all the colors and fabrics stand out!
3. Have at least one thing with your name on it.
Whether it's a painting or a monogrammed pillow, you gotta have something personalized in your room!  (maybe it's just a southern thing, but I love it!)  I have done a coordinating monogrammed throw for every dorm room I've done, and they really just make the room!  Fabric letters are also a fun way to personalize your room--you can get just one for your first name, or a set of 3 for your whole monogram!
$20 for one letter, $50 for set of 3

$35, $45 with ruffled edges

4. Get a big bulletin board that coordinates with your room.
You gotta have somewhere to put all of your pics of you family and high school friends you left behind--within weeks you'll be switching out the pics for ones with all your new friends!  I love to cover the corkboard in fabric with a solid frame, or leave the cork exposed and paint the frame to match your room! I have several that I'm working on that I can't wait to share pictures of! I love the way this one turned out...
$120 for 24"x36" (32"x44" with frame)

5. Under the bed storage--your new best friend
It's amazing how much stuff you will take to college, and even more so how much you will accumulate over your 9-month stay there!  Plastic shelving and drawers like these fit perfectly under the bed, and help contains things that won't fit in your closet.  Hide all of the mess with the dorm bedskirts-at 35" long, they go from the boxsprings to the floor, and easily attach with velcro so you can easily open and close them to access everything underneath!  Love them!

$100 for set of 3 panels (one for foot of bed, 2 for  long side--can order more if needed.  does not include cost of fabric)

6. Your other new best friend...a clip on fan
I don't think I would have made it in college without my clip on fan--maybe it's just me, but in those hot, stuffy dorm rooms, there's nothing better than that oscillating breeze!  

7. A Rug Pulls the Whole Room Together
Again, here, I like a solid.  You can buy those pieces of carpet, but I like a coordinating solid rug to throw down in between the beds.  Nothing expensive though, it's will be mutilated by the end of the year!  Pottery Barn Kids & Teen is a great place to look for cheap, solid rugs, as well as Target.

That's all I have!  There are so many more, but that's all I could put together for now!  Make sure and get your orders in by Thursday!  If you need any help with decisions, I can send you swatches and pictures until we figure it out!

200 Fan Giveaway!

Hello everyone!  I just finished the most adorable new room--I love it so much!  Keep in mind these pics aren't actually on the bed, but on my couch (that needs to be recovered...)--hopefully she will send us pics once she gets it all put together!!

The whole ensemble--bedskirt, 3 big euros, 2 bolsters, and one ruffled throw pillow!  Plus a little surprise...

it's all going on a daybed, she has a few more solid pillows plus a white duvet--so cute

I love this pillow--the ruffle down the middle is one of my favorite styles

I love the big wood buttons on the bolsters!

3 big euros with ruffles to go across the back of the bed
coordinating classic monogrammed throw pillow--a little thank you!

The classic monogrammed throw pillow has been on my agenda to make for a while--I love it so much!  

So...for our 200 Facebook Fans giveaway--I'm giving one of these away! You can get it just like it is above, or we can customize it to match your house!

Here's how it's gonna work--you can enter 4 different ways--

1--leave a comment here with your favorite Tootledoo Designs product--it can be anything from the blog to the Etsy store!

2--"Like" us on Facebook, and leave a comment here that you did

3--"Heart" the Etsy store, and leave a comment here that you did

4--Blog about and/or post this giveaway on your Facebook or Twitter, and leave a comment here that you did

Remember, if you don't leave a comment for each entry, I won't know you did it!

Giveaway ends Friday, June 24, at midnight CST, good luck!!

PS--check out whippedStyle--the seersucker letter was featured with amazing company!

Phone dump

So, I don't have much to say this week..I'm way behind on taking pictures of new stuff, hopefully I'll catch up this weekend.  I love when people do a "camera phone" dump post, so I thought I'd join in--I do have some projects I did to include with the randomness!

I like this picture from Fair on the Square, and never posted!

One of our customers at work made this for my boss--maybe if you're lucky I'll get her to make you one too!

Hogan a month ago, he's looks so much bigger now!  He's looking at me like I'm crazy

I really like this fabric--if anyone has a project they want to use it for, I would love it! 
a custom order--excuse the wrinkles, i just pulled them out of the bag and put inserts in really quick for a pic!  also excuse the giant mess in the background...

goes with the "s" pillows

poor John Wilson had pink eye--you can tell he's not happy!  guess who has it now?  I'll give you a hint--he's a sweet, chunky, little almost 5 month old who's name goes with Hulk----Hogan!!

custom Etsy order--turned out pretty cool!

 another custom Etsy order--not including the t-shirt pillow behind them-ha!
pink eye all better

Hogan with his sock monkey, Josh on his phone--doing their favorite things!

I texted this fabric order to Josh so he could go get it while I was at work...it's a wonder he came back with the right stuff! 
Hogan's first ride in the cart like a big boy!  He looks SUPER thrilled...at least John Wilson mustered up a smile for me!

I sent this to the Chipper Chickie to see what was going on at her blog--all these hits in a day!

That's all I got!  Hope everyone has exciting weekend plans..our 6 year wedding anniversary is Saturday and we will be spending at least part of it at a family reunion with people we don't know-YAY!

June Special--Dorms!

Hello everyone!  It's time for a new monthly special!  

All dorm room orders placed in June will be 20% off!  

This includes pillows shams, monogrammed pillows for your dorm with either your name or your school, curtains for windows and closets, bedskirts, table skirts, or anything else you can think of!  I can even do mirrors, bulletin boards, or a fun painting to match your decor!  I have lots of fabric swatches and ideas if you need help deciding what you want.  Dorm rooms are so fun to decorate because pretty much anything goes--email me today for pricing and to place your order!!

Letters & Yogurt

Well, I've been a little behind in the blogging department--it's been a busy month I guess, but I'm rebounding!  Tootledoo Tuesdays will be back, and I'll update more than once a week :)

One thing I've been doing a lot of lately is the Set of 3 Fabric Letters--here are a few of them...

Both of these sets are for weddings--such a fun idea!  I think the top set is going to hang on their chairs at the reception--I'm hoping for some pics!

This set is for a little girl's room--love the fabrics together!!

For any of y'all reading who are in Jonesboro, AR (my hometown), I am going to be doing "Art Culture" for a friends new yogurt store, Local Culture

He has a fun week planned, including Art Culture on Tuesday June 7, Youth Culture on Wednesday, Pop Culture on Thursday, and Family Culture on Friday and Saturday--we'll be out front from 1-8pm on Tuesday the 7th--come by and check out all the great vendors and get some yogurt!  I plan on having LOTS while outside in the BLAZING heat we are already having down South!

Have a great weekend!!  Thought I'd add a sweet little face to make your day!