Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
More ideas to come....
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
To give you a little history, this business officially started not too long after our second son was born (he's now 5 1/2 and starting kindergarten in a week or so---sniffle, sniffle). I bought my first embroidery machine...a Brother Pacesetter 8500 off of Ebay! I had always wanted an embroidery machine, but never imagined that having one would cause me to start a little business. A simple website was launched, doing the HTML coding myself, and paying way too much for web hosting. But in February 2006, I launched what is known as www.stitchesbyapril.com today, where my customers could do all their shopping online and place an order with the ease of a key stroke. February 1, 2006 I got my first online order--Order # 001! Now we are at Order #992! Over the years, I've met some wonderful customers, stitches lots of names and initials, made many custom handbags and diaper bags, and learned a plethora of lessons along the way. For those of you who have been a customer for years, THANK YOU SO MUCH! For new friends that just found us, THANK you too! What a blessing from the Lord!
To celebrate our milestone, we'll be giving away a $25 gift certificate to our 1000th order!
Monday, July 13, 2009
I also have a love of fabrics! I love all kinds...modern, contemporary, preppy, classy & traditional. The first four I ordered with our monogrammed travel mugs & coffee sleeves in mind and the last 2 for our monogrammed sippy cups:
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Thanks to Kristy, we have a new product to tell you about! Kristy is a nurse anesthetist at a big local hospital here in the Raleigh area. She contact me months back about a cute badge reel that a friend had given her and thought it would be a nice addition to our product line. Most hospital employees have to wear a badge, so why not wear a cute badge holder/reel, right? These also make great gifts for teachers too!
Do you have a product idea for us? Please let us know...we LOVE to hear from our customers!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Watch this video to see how it works! The possibilities are now endless with one stamp body! This is a brand new technology from PSA, so all stamps purchased before July 1, 2009 will not work with the new interchangeable stamp bodies.
We are so excited about these new stamps...you'll find them all on sale now at stithesbyapril.com.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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These polka dot bags were a great deal and I love to pass along deals to my customers! I'm visualizing them monogrammed with a classy yellow monogram. (Isn't yellow the "in" color for this Summer?) What do you think? They measure 14" x 11" x 5", so they are a great purse size. Rear zippered pocket, zippered closure, open and zippered pockets on the inside. $20 w/ monogram. I will only have 2 of each color, so e-mail me if you are interested.
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We needed some boyish diaper bags to add to our collection and don't you think this is handsome diaper bag? (I think it could be used for a girl too!) This canvas houndstooth diaper bag comes with a bow tie closure, a changing pad, metal feet on the bottom, open and zippered inside pockets and measures 17"wide x 10.5" tall and 7.5" deep. $30.00 with monogram.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
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Yes, they are all monogammable and have a padded back panel & shoulder straps, interior pockets and measure: 13" x 18". These big backpacks will run around $27 plus monogramming cost. Some styles also come in a mini backpack version for pre-schoolers. Please vote on your favorite by leaving a comment! I'll be giving away a $15 gift certificate to a random commenter. Make sure to enter your vote by July 6th.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
- as an bin in the van for all the "stuff" that one must cart around
- as a beach or pool tote
- as a picnic basket
- as a sweet gift basket to fill with goodies
- as a teacher tote for all the books, notebooks, etc.
- as a fashionable toy/book/magazine holder
- as a scrapbooking tote...carry all the pages you are working on and tools to your next crop with ease
- as laundry basket for each child to put up their own clothes
- as a reusable shopping tote/bag...go green!
I'm sure you can help me thing of other uses.
There are 2 little mesh pockets on the inside for extra storage.
And did I mention the are fully collapsable? Yep... they fold down completely flat so it makes them very easy to store.