Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cyber Monday 2012

Personalized gifts for $12 & $20?!? 
 I must have bumped my head!
Hope to see you in the Basement tomorrow!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

'Tis the season ?

Favorite customer, Gina {also known as Isaac's grandmother!} ordered this precious reindeer alphabet tee for him and the onesie for his new baby sister, Natalie.  Really cute and such fun to make! Makes it feel like 'tis the season'  really is just around the corner.   

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Gift Idea

Just finished this shoe bag and matching jewelry case for a customer....what a great gift idea! As you can see, my photography skills have not improved. Hope you will check out the Basement when shopping for holiday gifts. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Soooo {too} long...

Fall 2012
It's been so long since the last post, hope I remember how to do this! I get so frustrated with fellow bloggers who go for long periods without posting, and now I'm one of them! If anyone is still checking in, I hope to do better, but no does seem to get in the way. It's finally cooling down some in NC and  Fall is absolutely my favorite season!
Customers are already placing holiday orders so it's time to take inventory, shop my vendors & place orders. Trying to decide what to offer is always tough, but hopefully I've made some choices that you will love!  Of course,customer input is always appreciated, so if there is something you'd like to see added,...Let me know!  Here are some new items available  in the Basement,  please check them out and add some to your shopping list!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

New products

Beach Bag
I just added two fun new products to the website. The first is a fabulous beach bag ...spacious, stylish and so affordable. Add  beach/pool stuff {towel, suntan lotion, water bottle, magazine/book, sunglasses} and ...WOW!!!...what a specular gift for a bridal shower, graduation or Mother's Day. This is going to be a popular item, sold four within minutes!  The other newbie is a tablet case ...perfect for I-Pad and most readers...lots of pockets, padding and a removable wristlet. Hope you will check the website for more details, colors & monogram options. As always, the price INCLUDES embroidery.

Tablet Case

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Just minutes

Took about 40 minutes to see nurse practitioner, get a diagnosis {sinus & ear infection} and have prescription filled. What a great concept! I was completely satisfied with the experience and will 'shop' here again.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring Break & a New Toy

Bernina Sewing Machines

Been away so long...all is well, but nothing really blog worty happening...until today. I am uber happy about two things right now...Spring Break this week and my new sewing machine! In 1987, Santa brought me a Bernina 1130. It was their first computerized model and a fabulous machine. Would love to know how many hours are on that motor. It's still a great machine and I'm definitely an 'if it ain't broke..." kinda girl, but it was just time. Been thinking about a new machine for a couple of years, but honestly, I don't like change and I'm cheap frugal. Finally bought a B530 yesterday {where's Santa when you really need him?!?!}. OMG! what an amazing machine! perfect stitches and so quiet & smooth was time. My equally amazing husband made a custom insert so the new machine fits in the old cabinet...I am such a lucky girl. No doubt how I'll be spending most of my Spring Break!

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Yep, MIA again. Been crazy busy doing nothing worth posting about. Just marked down medium & large quilted totes ... lots of fabrics to choose from - solid colors/patterns ... lots of monogram options too. These totes are best sellers in the Basement and make the best gifts {you can buy gifts for yourself too!} And I promise not to scream 'Nooooo' like that obnoxious JC Penney's commercial. Would love to stitch YOUR initials on one! Check them out here's%20on%20sale.htm.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Trash or treasure?

So here is an excellent opportunity to test that 'one man's trash is another ones treasure' theory. Sometimes I mess up, but never twice on the same order. Until this. It was a really bad day in the Basement. Now I'm stuck with these two adorable Child's Totes with the wrong initials...well, the wrong initials for the person who placed the order anyway. Could anyone out there use either of these bags? If so, please email me. I'm talking real sweet deal here!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Respite over

Didn't really plan to take a break from blogging, just not much to tell, then all of a sudden a month had passed since the last post...where does the time go? Still not much to talk about but just in case anyone is still reading...all is well here in the Basement. Did you make New Year's Resolutions? I would like to feel better, have more energy, sleep well, and have a more positive attitude...hmmm, turning into a pretty tall order...might as well admit that I'd also like to win the lottery, retire and live the life of leisure that was meant for me!!! ;) Anyway, my goal for 2012 is to just make healthier choices. Started the day with a Green Monster Smoothie, looks kinda gross, but actually tastes good. Check Pinterest for that site addictive or what?!?!? Probably the real reason I've neglected the blog. Unfortunately, like many others, more time is spent 'Pinterest dreaming' than 'doing'.
Maybe a fun Giveaway will get me back into the swing of things. Check back in a day or two for details!