Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a GREAT 2012! 
What is YOUR New Year's resolution?  One of mine is to blog at least once a week . . . LOL!

Pictured is one of my newest items for 2012 - great for all ocassions  . . . and can also be worn for Valentine's Day.  100% cotton fabrics - skirt is very full with a dropped elasticized waistband for easy fit and comfort.  Top features a heart with monogrammed intial.  Personalization is always free at Auburn Rose!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Auburn Rose - After Christmas Sale Begins Now!

Yes, I'm starting this year's sale a little early - to give everyone a little extra time to grab up some real bargains!  Finish out your little one's wardrobe, or stash some must have items back for next year!

Merry Christmas!

The Christmas season is a time to reflect - to remember the reason that we celebrate Christmas in the first place.  The roots of Christmas are apparent in it's title - CHRISTmas - the celebration of the birth of Christ, Our Saviour.  So, be sure to set an extra place for Him, amidst the gift exchanges (a reminder of the gifts of the Magi) and the business of the holiday!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Santa Knot Dresses!

Introducing - girls knot dresses from Auburn Rose!  Straps attached to the back bodice thread through buttonholes at the front, and can be tied into knots at the front, and tied into a bow!  Great over a t-shirt, turtleneck or blouse - and with tights or leggings!

Choose from sizes from 6M to size 6!  And, they are on SALE now!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

NOW at Auburn Rose! Heirloom Christening Gowns!

Now available at Auburn Rose - handmade heirloom christening gowns, rompers, bubble and suits under the CH Heirlooms label!  Created from swiss cottons, silks, batistes and linens - fabrics that, stored correctly, will be family heirlooms for future generations of babies.

The family christening gowns are called so because they can be used for both boys and girls.  These sets come complete with caps and separate slips.  Monogramming of name, initials and dates is available.

Check out our selection!  And order early, as these items are in high demand, and very labor intensive to create.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fireman Daygown for Boys - Remember 9/11!

In memory of the brave firefighters of 9/11, I'm offering this little boys firefighter daygown.  The onesie top is embroidered with the words "Firefighter in Training".  Print bottom shows firetrucks, dalmation puppies and the word "Fire!"  Makes a perfect gift for a baby shower or newborn - available in sizes NB and 3M - with or without matching knotted cap.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Baby Girls Halloween Bloomer Set

Bloomers are back for little girls!  Fun little a-line top and long bloomers for Halloween - jack-o-lantern applique on front.  Top snaps at shoulders with low lead snaps.  Top is fully lined.  Bloomers are elasticized at waist and leg openings.  Available in sizes from 3M to 4T.  Trick or treat!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bloomers, anyone?

Diaper covers on a baby are the perfect way to cover up those disposable diapers - and so cute!  I just LOVE ruffled diaper covers - my favorite!

Absolutely perfect under tops, dresses or alone!  And adorable for photos!

And, we must not leave out the boys . . . machine applique is perfect for these sectioned diaper covers, or just request an appliqued name or initial for a personal touch!  An intial can even be added with the applique . . .

And, don't forget the matching onesies!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

New for Fall 2011 - The Pretty Bird Collection

New for fall - in dark rich colors for girls and baby girls in sizes ranging from 6M to 6!  100% cotton fabrics.  Order now, while selection is good!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

My Baby Graduates

So, my baby graduated from high school yesterday.  Well, okay - my oldest baby, LOL.  She looked beautiful walking across stage along with the other 400 graduates from her school.  What an incredible day!  My best heartfelt wishes for the class of 2011.  My prayers follow you all.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Wait - wasn't my baby girl just running around in ruffled pjs last week . . . or wait . . . maybe it was last week that she started kindergarten . . .

BUT, she will be graduating in 3 more days.  How is that possible?  Am I really THAT old?

My sympathy to all the parents whose kids are graduating high school this week . . . and my congratulations to all of the  graduates!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Custom Girls Halter Sundresses - Now Available!

Now offering . . . custom-made sundresses!  Pick your size, your fabrics and in 7-10 days your little girl's sundress will be on its way!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Sale on Girls Pillowcase Dresses and Mom's Matching Tops!


Yes, it's time for the pillowcase dresses again . . . and at Auburn, they're on sale!  Little girls dresses and mom matching tops - t-shirt tops or pillowcase tops.  What a  fun way to dress for a photo or outing!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fishing, Anyone?

Okay.  The weather is warm
and the kids want to go fishing with Dad or Grandpa . . . now they have the perfect outfit!  These little outfits are created from 100% top quality cotton twill (lightweight for summer) and completely lined with cool, ivory batiste.  An A-Line dress for the  girls . . . a matching shortall for the boys.  Can be worn alone, or with a tank or tee underneath!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011

Yesterday, we celebrated the most Holy Day of the year  - and recognized the resurrection of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Apparently, 11 year old boys have a funny way of celebrating.

Most of you have heard of the new rage - microwaving Peeps.  So, I turn around and notice that my son AND HIS FATHER are standing in the kitchen in front of the microwave, and when I turn to see what they're doing, I find that they are nuking an innocent marshmallow chick. 

Interestingly enough, the little chick does swell to an alarming size before it implodes.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.  And guard your microwaves.

Friday, April 22, 2011

You've Gotta Love It!

Okay, first of all, I really do edit these pictures before I post them.  For some reason, my iPhone pictures always turn sideways on the blog (sigh).  My apologies.  Maybe looking sideways will adjust your neck.  LOL.

Just another quirkey day with Izzie.  This dog seldom sits in a "normal" doggie manner.  She is either sitting "side saddle" like she is in this picture, or laying flat out with her back legs folded out backwards.  We call it her turkey leg position.  Snicker.  If she's sitting on the stairs, she sits with her fanny on one stair and her legs positioned on the next below.

I like quirkey.  Darned good thing!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fabric Hoarding 101

Okay.  I admit it.  I have a problem.  A Big problem.  I love fabric.  No, I mean I REALLY LOVE FABRIC!

I have bolts and bolts of fabric, besides the nice, flat cuts I have stored in my pull-out Ikea bins.  Sigh.

Some of it was purchased for Market and never used . . . some for bazaars that was either never used, or is leftover on the bolt . . . and some awesome lengths from Kay Fabrics when they went out last year.  (Major drool). 

So, I decided to list some of it on Etsy so that other fabric lovers could have a chance at it at a reduced rate.  I mean, let's face it - good fabric is not cheap.

And believe it or not, you CAN'T take it with you.  Although I hold onto the hope that my job in Heaven will have something to do with sewing. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Japan's Tsunami

Picture of a boat resting on a building after the Japan tsunami

As we sit in our homes or offices, bored or complaining about overwork . . . one look at this one photo is enough to make us feel thankful for what we have - shelter, food, clean water . . . and realize that the things we "want" are not truly "needs".

So, take a moment today to pray for the Japanese people and the country of Japan as they try to work through this devastating disaster.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Heirloom, Anyone?

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to make this little heirloom daygown for a client for Easter!  I just LOVE heirloom sewing, with it's fine Swiss cotton fabrics, ecru lace edgings, beadings, entredeux . . .

This daygown was made for a little boy . . . so I used french lace with a tiny dot pattern, and featherstitched between the pintucks at the bodice . . .

I love using beading at the wrists so that the sleeves can be pulled up with silk satin ribbons to  stay up on the arms . . .

This item is also listed on website as a boy option for heirloom.  Have a great day!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Izzie the Bird Dog - Or So She Thinks!

Before you start quaking in your shoes at the ferocious dog pictured, remember that this dog is horrified of EVERYTHING.  If you come to my door, she will try to bite or nip, but mainly in the name of self-preservation.  I thought she was trying to protect me.  Turns out, she's worried about HERSELF.  And, along with being crazy, she's is extremely paranoid.  AND, an Affenpinscher.  Enough said?

Yesterday was an exciting day in the Harkins household.  I left the patio door slightly open, so that Miss I'm-Afraid-To-Be-Outside-By-Myself-Without-The-Door-Open could get in from her potty break.  That was a mistake. 

Because, it seems Izzie's Mockingbird decided to fly in for a play date.  GREAT.  Let's just say after bird and dog flying back and forth across the downstairs, I managed to coax it onto the end of a broom and usher it outstairs.

I have witnesses.  LOL!  Have a great day!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Signs of the Times?

This was LAST week.  Gase was .12 higher today when I filled up my mini van - $55.25.  And I didn't exactly top it off as I have been asked to do "cough".

I've been reading a book titled, Can America Survive? by John Hagee.  In it he writes about the economic state of our country, and outlines the signs of the end of times.  This a Christian book written by a well-known pastor.  And, an good read!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring is in the air . . .

And who says babies have to wear long-sleeved daygowns?  This sweet little knit daygown is perfect for spring and summer weather and comes complete with a little knit cap.  Makes a great baby shower gift!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Baby Gift Sets from Auburn Rose!

These little cards so SO cute!  They are available in sets of 6, and are blank inside to allow plenty of room for your personal message.  Great for use as baby shower invitations, thank you notes, announcements, birthday invitations - you name it!  A new feature - clear enveleopes.  You simply attach a mailing label and mail it as you normally do.  $14.95

Also new - gift sets for baby - great shower gifts!

Comes complete with appliqued onesie and coordinating cap (in this case, embroidered with the word "tweet"), as well as a congratulations card.  Tissue is folded at the bottom of the box.  Set sells for $38.00

Friday, February 18, 2011

Giddy Up Baby Girls Ruffled Diaper Pants

Well, after two weeks of snow and ice IN TEXAS (yes, hard to believe), it has warmed up and feels like spring!  So, I'm showcasing more items from the Giddy Up line - a ruffled diaper pant and embroidered onesie - 100% fabrics, embroidery backed with interfacing to avoid scratchiness.  Available in sizes from NB to 18/24M.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Where I'll Be Today - Dallas Children's Apparel Market!

Yes, I will be at Market today!  My clothing is represented by Diane Doss & Assoc. on the 8th floor, showroom 8050.  If you happen to be there, stop by!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hmmm . . . 50's in Texas

You've got to love the weather in Texas . . . 50 degree temps this week and forecasted snow next week?  I've seen it hit the 80's in January . . . people sunbathing next to their pools . . . and then a big ice storm that keeps everyone locked in for days . . .

BUT, for now it almost feels like spring, and the bright colors in this aline dress will make any day a little brighter!  Completely lined in a stripe in the same colors - great with a top or without - for any time of year!

Monday, January 24, 2011

My Baby Goes to MORP

I can't believe she is old enough for this . . . where did the years go?  Oh, and by the way - MORP is prom spelled backwards, and is open to different grade levels. 

Monday, Monday

Isn't this cute?  Top quality knit daygown for babies - in sizes NB and 3M.  Comes complete with knit cap.  Hemline is gently elasticized to enclose babies tiny feet.  Great as a shower gift!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Today,  I'm featuring another set from the Meadow Charm Collection, for Spring 2011.  I just LOVE this print . . . banded skirt has elasticized waistline, and matching tee is appliqued with just a bit of "bling" in the center, from golden crystals.  All CPSIA compliant, 100% cottons.  Sizing starts at 6 months and goes up to an 8.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snow in Texas

The flakes were big, it was beautiful, and it still hasn't melted off of our yard - LOL.  It seems that the weather patterns are changing in Texas, if not everywhere.  Hmmmm. . . wonder if the Dallas area cities will have to invest in snowplows?  What a thought!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Okay, Enough With the Snow . . .

Yes, believe it or not, it snowed in North Texas this weekend.  Around 5 inches at our house . . . this is so NOT normal, although the area kids loved it.

Me?  I'm ready for Spring!  Bring on the bright colors, warmer weather, road trips . . . the little outfit pictured above is a wrap dress - reversible - for baby, in sizes starting at NB and going up to 18-24M.  100% cotton and sooo cute!

So, while the snow keeps falling around the country, I'll keep thinking warm weather thoughts . . . and posting upcoming styles.  :)